Are you tired of hiding your old and rusted tub behind a generic shower curtain? Is it impossible to get the stains out of your tub and tile no matter how hard you scrub? Instead of getting a new tub, just ditch the thing all together and upgrade to a modern shower. Tub to shower conversions do not have to be a tedious process if you know what you’re doing.
More and more modern bathroom designs are showing an open floor plan with a walk in shower. A tub takes up a rather large amount of room in your bathroom so when you remove it you are left with a sizable space for a shower. This space usually ends up being about two and a half feet wide and about five feet long, which is a perfect size for a shower. If you want a place to sit in your shower, do it wisely. Instead of installing a bench or chair to the structure of your shower, opt for a foldable shower chair. You don’t have to compromise on space or function this way.
If you are going to pay for a tub to shower conversion you’ll want to make sure you are factoring in the latest trends and designs to keep your home feeling modern. One of the major pushes in shower design is eliminating the small curb or ledge to get into the shower. Instead the floor from your bathroom flows seamlessly into the shower, which not only makes your bathroom appear bigger but is also a big plus for potential buyers.
Having a modern bathroom and shower, means getting rid of all clunky shower doors and ugly, tattered shower curtains. Replace these outdated designs with seamless and frameless glass doors. Unobstructed glass doors will give your new shower a modern feel and it won’t feel as though the shower doors are making your bathroom smaller. For more privacy you can always choose to get the glass doors ‘frosted’ so you cannot see directly into the shower.
A major thing to remember when turning your tub into a shower is the difference in pipe size. Tubs use smaller pipes than showers because they do not need as much water pressure. Be sure to factor this in when designing your new shower conversion. Additionally, go for a high-end shower head. Having modern appliances in the bathroom increases the overall value of your home. Also, if you are going to be using this shower daily don’t you deserve to treat yourself a little? Don’t skimp on a quality shower head because you’ll only end up regretting it and replacing it in the long run.
Since you are already going through a tub to shower conversion why not get rid of the most annoying thing to clean in your bathroom – the tile. You’re going to have to replace some tile anyway as part of the renovation, so why not replace it all with materials that require less maintenance. Installing acrylic wall surrounds can elevate the entire aesthetic of your bathroom while also saving you time spent on scrubbing tiles.
If you are interested in a tub to shower conversion for your Denver home, then schedule a consultation with Matrix Bath today.