Considering Shower Conversion? Make Sure You Do It Right By Answering These Questions First

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Considering Shower Conversion? Make Sure You Do It Right By Answering These Questions First

Considering Shower Conversion? Make Sure You Do It Right By Answering These Questions First

16 November 2016
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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.

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