Three Reasons to Undertake a Tub-to-Shower Conversion

Jul 02, 2020

Tub-to-Shower ConversionAt one point, your bathtub served as a spot to either enjoy a soak or get small children and pets clean while containing their soapy messes. These days, however, your tub sees very little use. In fact, its primary purpose seems to be to trip you up during your morning shower. So, why not replace your outdated or dysfunctional tub with a stylish new shower enclosure? A tub-to-shower conversion is an incredibly popular bathroom remodeling project, especially amongst those with limited mobility or who intend to age in place. That’s because these bathing enclosures come with a plethora of benefits, including the fact that they improve your bathroom’s:


Many bathrooms possess alcove tub-shower combinations which, while functional in the most literal sense of the word, don’t necessarily lend themselves to an enjoyable showering experience. After you climb over high bathtub barriers in order to enter your shower, you find yourself left with very little room to move around as you attempt to shave your legs or scrub between your toes.

After a tub-to-shower conversion, you’ll get to enjoy a spacious, barrier-free bathing enclosure. With plenty of room to stretch, bend, and move, getting clean will become much simpler. And, since most walk-in showers boast more useable square footage, you can finish your enclosure with a showerhead featuring a wide spray pattern that offers optimal coverage.


Safety concerns are one of the primary motivating factors for those looking to replace their tub with a shower. After all, your daily wash shouldn’t mimic a hurdling exercise, where you struggle to maintain your balance on a slick surface while you clamber into or out of your tub. Most walk-in showers possess a low- or no-barrier design, making them easy to enter or exit. Additionally, during your tub-to-shower conversion, you can opt to integrate safety features like grab bars in order to make you’re your daily shower that much safer. Walk-in showers also have more room for inset shower seating or a shaving stand, giving you a stable spot to recline while you get clean.


While a tub-to-shower conversion offers a plethora of functional benefits, don’t underestimate how this improvement can boost the style of your bathroom. A walk-in shower will give your space an elegant and modern look, especially when outfitted with stylish surrounds and finished with statement-making glass doors. A walk-in shower can also make your bathroom look bigger than it is, since a barrier-free entry increases the visible square footage of your room. This means that, after you replace your tub with a shower, you’ll get to enjoy spending time in a luxurious bathroom retreat where you can start and end your day on the right foot.

With features like this, investing in a tub-to-shower conversion just makes sense. For those living in the Tampa Bay area, there’s no better remodeler to turn to than Bath Planet of Tampa. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about replacing your tub with a shower.


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Kelley was our installer and he did an excellent job. Everyone from sales trailer at the Home Show, the salesman, the scheduler and the installer were all very professional and helpful. Very happy with the work and will definitely recommend you in the future. No more tub!
The quality of the glass shower was way above expectations. I had never seen a shower this good or well made. It has a barn door principle. We love our new bathroom. They did everything. We bought tiles and a new vanity which they installed. We really loved that and they did a wonderful job.
Very happy with my experience! Extremely professional and the project was done ahead of schedule!
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