If you are thinking of transforming your bathroom, there’s a lot to consider. Logistically, how will you accommodate your plans to the space you have? Here are some things to consider before a tub to shower conversion.
Shower vs Tub
There are advantages to both a shower and a tub. With a tub, installation is less expensive than a typical walk-in shower. Tubs are also an asset to the resale value of a home. On the other hand, showers take up less space and are more convenient and accessible. Showers are also a safe option for the elderly or those who have trouble climbing in and out of a bathtub. The features you can include to ensure the accessibility of a shower are varied, making a shower the safer and best option.
Planning The Space
First, you need to measure your bathroom space before making the leap to the tub to shower conversion. A tub conversion means a change in the modeling of the bathroom, depending on where you place the shower in relation to where the tub was. Also, checking the existing pipes and their locations is important in deciding how to build your shower.
Next, you want to make sure that you are allotting ample space for your toilet and sink. Nothing should be cramped. You can always consider moving the toilet, but this will increase the complexity of the remodeling process.
Types of Showers
Depending on the space in the bathroom, you have options for what type of shower you can install. The easiest installation would be a shower stall. This option is convenient for simply replacing your tub with a shower without remodeling the entire bathroom.
You also have the option of a curbless shower. This type of shower is best for the elderly or disabled as it does not have a lip to contain the water, making it easier to get in and out of. This option can also save space if you are working with a small bathroom area.
Lastly, there is the tiled shower, making a curb from the wall space that would enclose the water from the shower with the use of a door. The curb should be easy enough to step over and tall enough to keep in the moisture and water.