You may be thinking about changing the entire layout of your bathroom. One of the most popular bathroom renovations we see is replacing a tub with a walk-in shower. The main reason is that the tub takes up a lot of space.
If you don’t use your tub very often, then it might be time to consider converting to a walk-in shower. It’s perfect for those with mobility issues and it frees up a considerable amount of floor space.
Bathtub vs. Walk-in Shower
Removing an old bathtub might be the breath of fresh air your old bathroom needs. They can take up a lot of room and maybe old, stained, and unsightly. If you have a stand-alone tub or a jacuzzi tub, you don’t need your old rectangle tub.
A walk-in shower is much more convenient than an old bathtub, especially for people who are worried about getting in and out of it. It’s much more accessible and you can build a bench inside the walk-in shower.
Pros of Walk-in Shower
If you’re considering replacing a tub with a walk in shower, there are many reasons why you should. Besides the ease of getting in, they look gorgeous and use much less water than filling up a tub several times a day.
Many bathrooms lack storage space and to convert a tub to walk in shower will free up a lot of floor space. The possibilities are endless – you can add storage, a new toilet, or even a bidet.
Cons of Walk-in Shower
You may want to reconsider your tub-to-shower conversion if you have small children. You will likely need the bathtub to run the kids a bath, and it’s much easier to get them cleaned when they are in a tub. A shower might not be the easiest for small children.
If you only have one tub in your home, it can be inconvenient to replace a tub with a walk-in shower. Washing the kids, and the dog or the luxury of an evening soak disappears with the removal of an old tub.
Steps to Converting Tub to Walk-In Shower
You may be worried that replacing your tub with a walk-in shower might be a big job, but it doesn’t have to be. This is not a job for the DIY handyman. You need to call a professional contractor like the ones at Refined Renos.
Here are the steps required to convert your tub to a walk-in shower:
- Inspect the bathroom
- Remove the old tub
- Upgrade the plumbing
- Build the base
- Tile the walls and floor
- Add finishing touches
You will have to decide if you want the walk-in shower stall to take up the same amount of space as the tub, or if you want it a bit smaller. It’s nice to have a larger space where you can turn around, access all your shower tools, and even sit down.
Refined Renos has been the preferred choice for bathroom renos in the GTA for many years. We have professional and experienced contractors that deliver high-quality work to every project we take on.
Contact Refined Renos today for a free quote on your next tub-to-shower conversion.