Should You Replace Your Tub With a Walk-In Shower?

Jan 05, 2021

Tub-to-Shower Conversion

If you’ve ever searched the internet for “stylish bathroom” inspiration pictures, you’ve likely seen plenty of images of walk-in showers. Pristine glass barriers, low or non-existent enclosure barriers, and a lack of doors make for an unquestionably stunning bathing enclosure. However, odds are that investing in a walk-in shower at your home will necessitate a tub-to-shower conversion. Such a project requires an investment, which is why you may find yourself wondering whether you should replace your tub with a walk-in shower.

While you won’t find a one-size-fits-all answer to this query, there are several scenarios in which a tub-to-shower conversion would provide you with unquestionable value. For example, it may be worth investing in a walk-in shower for your bathroom if you:

Don’t Regularly Use Your Tub

Be honest: when was the last time you settled into your bathtub for a long soak? If you can’t remember—or if the thought of marinating in a dingy, damaged tub makes you cringe—then swapping out a bathing enclosure you never use with one designed specifically for the way you use it is a no-brainer.

When you replace your tub with a walk-in shower, you’ll get to enjoy a larger bathing space on a daily basis. What’s more, you can personalize your new shower to by incorporating storage accessories or grab bars for enhanced safety. By making your new shower yours, you’re laying the groundwork for a refreshing daily bathing experience.

Have Mobility Concerns

Clambering over high bathtub barriers in order to enter or exit your daily shower is a hassle under the best of circumstances. When mobility concerns make it difficult to maintain your balance or swing your leg over these barriers, bathing can become downright dangerous.

Walk-in showers have numerous benefits over traditional bathing enclosures, including:

  • Low-or no-barrier thresholds, which make entering and exiting your shower as simple as stepping forward
  • A roomier layout, giving you plenty of room to navigate your space
  • The option to integrate shower seating, shaving stands, or other support accessories

For these reasons, tub-to-shower conversions are one of the most popular bathroom remodeling projects amongst aging or otherwise mobility-impaired homeowners.

Want to Give Your Bathroom an Updated Look

There’s no doubt about it: a walk-in shower will give any bathroom a stylish edge. Pristine glass walls possess an unquestionable sheen that lends itself to modern décor styles. However, they also put your shower surrounds and hardware on full display. This means that no matter your favorite décor style, your attention-grabbing showerhead, intricately tiled walls, or warm wooden seating unit all have the potential to become your bathroom’s statement peace after we replace your tub with a shower.

Create the Illusion of Spaciousness

Unless you plan on expanding into other parts of your house, you probably won’t be able to make your bathroom much bigger than it is right now. You can, however, make your space feel larger than life when you invest in a tub-to-shower conversion. Due to their lack of barriers and curtains, a walk-in shower will extend the visible square footage of your bathroom. This, coupled with the sense of airy spaciousness created by walls of glass, makes these enclosures perfect if you want to turn your cramped bathroom into a luxurious retreat.

Want to learn more about the benefits of a tub-to-shower conversion? Let Michigan’s premier remodeler help! Contact HWC Home Works Corp. today to discuss the walk-in shower we can install in your home.