Tub-to-Shower Bathroom Remodel: Is a Conversion Right for You?

Jul 21, 2022

Did you know that a midrange bathroom remodel has an average return on investment of more than 56% here in the Long Island area? The most important thing to consider when planning your renovation is what to do with your bathing area. For example, have you considered a tub-to-shower bathroom remodel? 

Replacing an outdated tub with a beautiful new shower is a perfect way to instantly refresh your space and make it more functional. But, is it the right choice for you? Keep reading to learn if you’re a good candidate for a tub-to-shower conversion. 

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You Want to Make Your Bathroom Safer

One of the most common household accidents is tripping and falling when climbing in and out of the tub. This is especially true for seniors. By replacing your tub with a shower, you can eliminate the need to step over a ledge every time you bathe, reducing the risk of falling. 

Beyond that, you can also add safety features to your new shower like grab bars and comfortable seating, particularly if you’re planning to age in place. 

You Want to Maximize Space in a Small Bathroom

If you have a small bathroom, you might feel limited in the upgrades you can make. Well, converting your bathtub to a shower is a perfect solution. Since most showers have a much smaller footprint than tubs, you can upgrade your bathing area while better utilizing the space in your bathroom in the process. 

Then, you can use that extra space for storage and decor or keep it open so you have more room to move around. 

You Want to Make Your Bathroom Look More Modern

If you’re planning to sell your home any time in the near future, it’s worth it to remodel your bathroom. After all, the kitchen and bathrooms are what buyers tend to pay the most attention to when shopping around for a new home. 

The simple fact of the matter is that an outdated bathroom won’t appeal to buyers. By replacing your old tub with a stunning new shower, you can turn your bathroom into a Pinterest-worthy space that buyers will love and that you can also enjoy should you decide not to move.


You Want to Save Money on Your Water Bill

These days, we’re all looking for ways to cut down on our bills. As relaxing as a nice, hot soak in a bathtub can be, it puts a strain on your wallet to fill your tub. Showering instead of taking a bath requires much less water, helping you to save money on your monthly utility bill. 

If you have a large family, just think of how much you could save if everyone switched from baths to showers!

You Want Your Bathroom to Appear Bigger

As we mentioned above, replacing your tub with a shower can physically take up less space in your bathroom. But, even if you want a large, luxurious shower that has the same footprint as your tub, it can still visually make your bathroom look bigger. 

If you choose a shower with glass walls and doors, it will make your bathroom appear to be larger, even if you don’t actually open up more space in the process. This trick of the eye can visually make it seem like you have more space in your bathroom than you actually do, making it look more open and less cramped. 

Trust Our Team for Your Tub-to-Shower Bathroom Remodel

Now that you’ve read more about what makes a good candidate for a tub-to-shower bathroom remodel, it’s time to start planning your project. Whether you opt for a tub-to-shower conversion, you want to replace your tub with a new one, or anything in between, the Bathroom Buddy Remodeling team is here to make the process easy for you. 

Reach out to our team today to request a free quote for your project and get one step closer to designing the bathroom of your dreams. 

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