In today’s fast-paced world, fewer people seem to be taking baths. Showers are the go-to option when it comes time to clean yourself. Baths are more about relaxation. While that’s certainly not a bad thing, many people just aren’t into that option. They are the ones who would be much more interested in converting their tub into a shower. If you’re considering converting your tub, here are some benefits to making the switch.
Much Easier To Use
Even though most bathtubs are more than equipped to give people the option to shower, they’re not quite as easy to use as a dedicated shower. Bathtub showers always have some sort of switch you or your guests will need to flip in order to activate shower mode. Plus, the drainage spouts usually aren’t too big, meaning the water might back up in the tub.
Standalone showers fix both of these issues. When the water is on, it goes straight through the shower head, and the drains are much larger since they never need to be plugged up like ones in a tub.
Safer Experience Overall
On top of being easier to use, showers are much safer. No matter the design, bathtubs have to have an edge to keep water inside. Even though younger people tend not to have an issue with this, older folks do. Plus, if the ground is wet enough, anyone can slip while stepping out of the tub.
While a person could still slip when exiting a shower, the chances are much lower. Not having to shift your weight to clear a high edge will help you keep your balance upon exiting. On top of that, many showers have more textured floors since people don’t usually sit on them.
Takes Up Less Room
One big upside to a tub-to-shower conversion is the fact that you will have a lot more space to work with after the bathroom remodel. Bathtubs inherently take up a lot of room since they’re designed for people to sit in them or even lie down. Most of the time, they take up an entire bathroom wall.
When it comes to showers if there’s enough room for you to stand, you’re all set. That means you will have a bunch of extra space to fill. If you’re doing a full bathroom remodel, your options are nearly endless.
Increases Your Home’s Value
The final benefit of converting your tub into a shower isn’t one that everyone will care about, but it’s good to know nonetheless. Dedicated showers can add more value to your home, especially if you get one with all the bells and whistles. If you live in your “forever home,” maybe this won’t matter as much to you. However, if you decide to sell your house, at least you’ll know that you’ll get some more money out of the deal.
However, this won’t be the case if you convert the last tub in your home to a shower. Tubs are great for kids, and many people still like to utilize them when possible, so be sure to keep at least one tub in your home at all times.