As time goes on, it’s natural for homeowners’ needs to change. If you had small children when you moved into your home, you probably used your bathtub every night. But now, your kids have grown into high schoolers and the bathtub never gets used. If that is the case, you may find yourself wondering if it’s a good idea to convert your bathtub into a stand alone shower. This is a common question asked of the professionals at Booher Remodeling Company, so today we are lending our expert opinion.
Consider Resale Value
Typically, the second full bathroom is considered the children’s bathroom, so prospective home buyers will expect it to have a bathtub. Therefore, if you have plans to sell your home in the near future, eliminating the bathtub might not be the best idea. However, if you plan to remain in your home for some time and you need the space for comfort or storage, prioritizing your needs makes sense.
Consider Your Budget
Converting a bathtub to a stand-alone shower is more expensive and complicated than it sounds. Drains and water pipes will need to be altered to accommodate your new shower, and you will need to purchase glass shower doors as well. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly way to update your bathroom, replacing your current tub with a more modern look and feel is going to be the better choice.
Consider Safety and Functionality
Finally, is your current bathtub setup meeting your safety and functionality needs? As homeowners age, stepping in and out of the shower becomes a safety concern. Converting your bathtub into a walk-in shower can considerably lower your chances of slipping and falling while climbing in and out of the bathtub. If safety and ease of use is your primary concern rather than resale value, you have a valid reason to do a tub to shower conversion.
For tub to shower conversions or any other bathroom remodeling plans, trust the design team at Booher Remodeling Company in Indianapolis to put your plans into action. Contact us today at (317) 852-5546 to set up an appointment or request a free consultation online anytime.