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Should I Replace My Bathtub with a Shower?

Are you thinking about re-doing or renovating your bathroom? Small touches like decorative DIY mirrors, new faucets, upgraded hardware or updated flooring can make a big impact on a small budget. But if you’re going big, you might be doing a complete overhaul including replacing sinks, vanities, the toilet and bathtub or shower.  

You may even consider swapping your bathtub for a shower. A large, open shower is visually stunning and highly functional. It may even add value to your home to have a big master shower. But before you take the leap and tear out the tub, take a look at some factors you should consider pre-renovation:

Do You Really Need a Tub?

If you plan to live in your home forever and you never care about taking a bath, it’s totally okay to go without a bathtub. However, if you plan to sell your home eventually, “no bathtub” may be a deal-breaker for potential buyers. This is especially true for families with small children. If you have more than one bathtub, you can be fairly certain taking one out is a reasonable choice and won’t impact the potential future sale of your home.

What Are the Benefits of a Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion?

If you’re considering a bathtub-to-shower conversion, think about the pros of replacing your cramped bath with a beautiful shower. These benefits including:

  • The ease of entering and exiting a shower.
  • The potential resale value of a new shower.
  • The water savings your household will experience by swapping baths with showers.
  • Bathroom space savings.

Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion Plan

The design of your bathtub-to-shower conversion is critical to the success of the project. Things to consider include:

  • The size of the space where the shower will replace the tub.
  • Whether or not there’s a window to work around.
  • The condition and location of the drains and pipes.
  • The style and materials you have in mind.
  • Your budget.

Whether you custom-build the entire shower from the floor up or you use a shower stall kit, the outcome of the transition from tub to shower is dependent on your design choices.

Choosing the right pan, the best tile and the perfect glass shower doors will all impact the look and feel of the new bathroom.

Choose Glass Doctor for All Your Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion Glass Needs

When you’re ready to replace your bathtub with a shower, make sure you choose the best materials and workmanship.

The qualified experts at Glass Doctor® can give you a free in-home estimate on bathroom and shower glass that will complement your design and complete your bathtub-to-shower conversion. Call 833-974-0209 or schedule an appointment online to begin your bathtub to shower conversion.

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