Tub-to-Shower Conversion Ideas
October 28, 2022
Thinking about bathroom renovations brings to mind torn pipes and a mess that can last for days, if not weeks? You don't have to go through all that to turn your bathroom into an oasis of relaxation.
Tub-to-shower conversions are a great way to fall in love with your bathroom again without the hassle of a full-on renovation project. And if you install shower liner panels to replace your tub, the job will go even more smoothly and be done faster.
Plus, you'll be waterproofing your shower and enjoying the many benefits that come with shower liner panels. By the way, the ones made of acrylic are among the best. To learn more about them, check out the five benefits of acrylic shower liner panels
Now, let's get down to business and show you three great tub-to-shower conversion ideas drawn from previous projects that you can consider for your bathroom.
3 Tub-to-Shower Conversion Ideas
Our company has over 20 years of experience in the home services space. And during that time, we've encountered many problems resulting from bathrooms with tubs and came up with great ideas to fix them, transforming them into showers. Here are some of those ideas.
Idea #1: Mobility With Style
If you know a person with limited mobility, you know that tubs are a nightmare. One of our clients needed one bathroom in his house transformed to make life easier for a parent with limited mobility. We immediately recommended a tub-to-shower conversion and an acrylic shower liner panel to provide a non-slippery surface to the shower.
Our client was thrilled when he discovered that he would also be gaining about 36 inches of space. You see, most tubs are usually around 60 inches long, 30 inches wide, and 14 to 16 inches high. But, standard shower sizes
are 36 x 36 inches to comply with the accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
. Having more space added to his bathroom without tearing any walls and doing so in style earned us a five-star review.
Idea #2: Upgrading to the 21st Century
Three things reduce the value of a property: the kitchen, the number of rooms, and the bathroom. Better Homes and Gardens, in their article about 2022 Bathroom Trends
, explained that modern designs these days follow the universal design principles. These include designs that anticipate the owners changing needs. We definitely agree; it's what happens to many clients who have tubs. They or some family member ages, and their needs change.
Plus, having a modern trending bathroom can improve the value of your property. One client of ours that needed to sell her apartment in Brooklyn was well aware of that, more so when her real estate agent took a peak at the bathroom and valued the apartment much less than she expected.
After all, modern, 21st-century trending, and disability-friendly bathrooms sell better. However, she wanted to sell the apartment, not invest a fortune in a bathroom renovation. Still, she did her due diligence and called us to get the job done at a budget-friendly price. Once she realized she could save up to 60% with our tub-to-shower conversion services, she started exploring a couple more things to get her modern bathroom, including updating her old cabinets.
Since we have a sister company called Cabinet Reface Direct
, and she was so happy with our work, she called us. She raised the selling price of her apartment by a lot after showing her real estate agent a fully renovated bathroom.
Idea #3: Waterproof Aesthetics
Most of our clients want to remove old tubs because they are a magnet for leaks. Home Angels
, a plumbing and emergency leak repairs company, says that "the worst leaks in the bathroom are linked to the bathtub." They also explain that people usually don't even realize there's a leak until severe damage has been done to their homes.
So, as you can see, replacing your old tub with a shower goes beyond getting more bathroom space, easy access for people with disabilities, and modern design. Installing a shower liner panel in place of your old tub will save you headaches for years to come because they are almost 100% waterproof.
Why almost? Because it depends on the installation. The leaks we have seen from shower liner panels come from homeowners who decided to install them themselves. They took far longer to do so, and in the end, they paid more to fix the leak and install the panels right.
Save time and money from the start and call a specialist like Shower Panels Direct that can turn your tub into a shower in record time. We provide a quick and clean installation for a seamless bathroom that will be problem free for many years to come.
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