If you are like the majority of the population, you would much rather just take a shower and be on with the rest of your day instead of taking a soak in a bathtub, so it may seem logical during a remodel to replace that old tub with a new shower. However advantageous shower conversion can be as a homeowner, it is important that you look at the bigger picture before you jump on the idea and make the change. Otherwise, you could end up making a costly mistake. Here are a handful of questions you should ask before opting for shower conversion.
Do you have another bathroom in the house with a tub?
You may be partial to the idea of having a shower in your home instead of a tub, but if you decide to sell, having a bathtub and a shower will be considered a plus. Most real estate agents will recommend you only replace a tub with a shower if you still have a bathtub in another room. Even if the bathtub for you would rarely be used, a tub could be looked at as a necessity for a buyer if you do decide to sell your home in the future.
Is your current bathtub in a logical location for a shower?
Most of the time, bathtubs are tucked into a corner of the room. However, if your home is not the usual setup, you could just as easily have a freestanding bathtub in the middle of the room or protruding out from a wall with space on either side. In these scenarios, shower conversions can happen, but they will take a lot more work, planning, and construction to complete. Therefore, even though the project may not be impossible, it is one that you will likely want to think about a bit before you begin.
Will the shower you have in mind fit into the current bathtub space?
Modern showers are far from a basic square stall in the corner of the room. You can go with massively sized showers with all kinds of features and perks. When considering a shower conversion, make sure the idea you have in mind for your dream shower actually lines up with the amount of floor space you have available. In a lot of cases, the bathroom is the smallest room in the house so it doesn't leave a lot of extra floor space to play around with during a shower conversion. Understanding limitations before you start will ensure you don't end up disappointed with the outcome. To learn more, contact a company like Herl's Bath Solutions.