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Tub-to-Shower Conversion: Is it Right for You?

Last Updated on May 14, 2019

Today’s homeowners are going “tub-less,” and for a variety of reasons. Although a bathtub provides the same purpose, not everyone feels the same way about them. Busy lifestyles and safety concerns are just two reasons homeowners are ditching their bathtub for a tub-to-shower conversion.

Not sure if a tub-to-shower conversion is right for you? Check out our top four reasons why homeowners like you are soaking up the benefits of going “tub-less”:

  1. Bathroom safety

Do you or a family member avoid the bathtub for fear of falling? If you’re a senior or live with someone with limited mobility, then you know climbing in and out of the bathtub can be challenging and poses a danger of slipping or falling. A tub-to-shower conversion can free you of that fear. Here are some of the safety benefits of a tub-to-shower conversion that can keep seniors safer:

  • Low shower lip provides easier accessibility and reduces possibility of slips, falls, and loss of balance
  • Easier on the legs
  • Gives seniors and the disabled more freedom and independence
  • Roll-in access for wheelchair accessibility is available

Helpful tips:

  • Install grab bars for added security
  • Include built-in tiled corner seat or shower chair for added convenience
  • Install natural stone or textured tile to minimize slipping
  • Use a hand-held shower head
  1. Increased home value

Did you know a bathroom remodel can return about 56-percent of your investment when you sell your home? Real estate experts agree to keep at least one bathtub in your home for resale value. That leaves the question: “Do you have an additional bathtub that’s taking up valuable space?” A tub-to-shower conversion can not only put cash in your pocket down the road, but also give you the beauty and-benefits you and your family can enjoy now. Here are some things to consider if a tub-to-shower conversion is right for you:

  • Is the additional bathtub a standard alcove bathtub or free-standing? (Free standing tubs may require reconfiguring the space and moving some pipes.)
  • Do you have the space for a tub-to-shower conversion? (Building codes require specific measurements.)

Benefits of a tub-to-shower conversion:

  • Cost-effective when compared to a complete bathroom remodel
  • Significant return on investment
  1. Convenience

Who likes cleaning their bathtub? Exactly. No takers here and for good reason. Here are some top reasons why a tub-to-shower conversion will make a believer out of you:

  • Eliminates the need to lean over the bathtub for back-breaking scrubbing
  • Eliminates unsightly soap scum
  • Frees up valuable time to do what you love
  1. Open spa-like space

Have you ever imagined what creating an open spa-like feel in your bathroom would be like? Before you say you don’t have the space, think about this: Your bathtub may be the one obstacle standing in your way of having the bathroom of your dreams. A tub-to-shower conversion can turn dead bathtub space into a bathroom oasis. Here’s how:

  • Removing the bathtub opens the space
  • Allows creative color and tile options
  • Upgrades the space to a more modern and stylish design

Is a tub-to-shower conversion right for you?

Contact Granite and Trend Transformations to schedule your free in-home design consultation and learn how you can add a touch of beauty with a tub-to-shower conversion.



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