Do you often use your bathtub? If not, what good does it bring, then? Many people like the thought of soaking in a hot bubble with candlelight. However, it’s a luxury for everyone to have the time and draw a bath. As people get old, mobility issues may arise as the high walls of the bathtub can cause danger of a fall.
For homeowners who are looking for a way to allow more bathroom space with a safer alternative, converting the bathtub is an excellent idea.
Converting your tub into a shower reinvents the bathroom. It’s quite simple – exchange the bathtub that fits the space better; thus, opening the floor plan and reducing the risk of slipping and sliding. Besides, there’s no need to step over a slippery tub side or to deal with stubborn drainage issues.
Unlike the bathtub, a shower doesn’t require much maintenance. Not to mention, they are resistant to mold and mildew; hence, there’s no need to worry about s spraying down the walls and floors when you’re done or setting aside time on a weekend to scrub the shower clean.
A bathtub confines you to a small area; thus, providing less freedom of movement. On the other hand, showers offer more space – it feels like a room within a room. Plus, there’s no need to step over the wall of the tub to get inside; or deal with an annoying shower curtain as you shampoo.
Moreover, a shower with glass doors will allow the entire bathroom to appear more open and spacious; compared to what it did with a tub-and-curtain combo.
Other than opening your bathing space, converting the bathtub to a shower gives a safer bathing experience – stepping over the wall is not necessary, which is one of the most common causes of falls in the bathroom. Furthermore, by adding a seat and grab bars, bathing space can be even more comfortable than a standard bathtub – you will be spared from having to sit all the way down to floor level.
A new shower allows more options for a customized bathing experience as well. Flush-mount soap dishes and shelves make it easy to store the bathing supplies and accessories. Plus, a corner bench can be relaxing while running the steamer.
If you have a decision to convert your tub into a shower, here’s an infographic to help you make this renovation project a success, brought to you by Duracare Baths!