Bathroom remodeling projects don’t have to involve adding something or expanding on the current space. Converting a specific area is enough to increase the bathroom’s functionality. If you are looking for a remodeling idea that will impact how you use the whole space, a tub-to-shower conversion might be just for you.
As one of the leading bathroom and kitchen design specialists, we provide these tips to consider if you are planning to convert your tub into a shower.
Consider the Number of Bathtubs
We often tell customers to reconsider removing their bathtub to make way for a shower, especially if they only have one. After all, doing so will only decrease the overall value of their homes. The project will only proceed if there’s more than one bathtub or the homeowner decides on an aging-in-place remodel.
A tub-to-shower conversion might be problematic if the tub has a window directly above it. Apart from letting in drafts and presenting issues of privacy, a window opening will allow water to seep into your walls. This can lead to structural damage as well as the proliferation of mold in your bathroom. Talk to your bathroom design contractor to find a workaround for this plan.
Take the Right Measurements
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recommends taking measurements to check whether the space of an existing tub can be converted into a shower. The shower floor must be 36 x 36 inches wide, with a minimum height of 80 inches or six feet from the base to the ceiling. The distance between the shower wall and the center of the toilet must be at least 15 to 18 inches. To ensure proper drainage, the shower pan must have proper sloping.
Concept Bath Systems, Inc. does quality tub-and-shower conversions for homeowners in the local area. Regardless of why you want to tackle this project, we will help you find the best products to meet your particular needs. We carry bathroom products in many styles, colors and materials, making it easy for you to completely customize the shower.
Count on us for your kitchen remodeling needs, as well, including the installation of kitchen countertops. Call (563) 344-9138 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.