Many people are interested in converting a bathtub into a shower, and for good reason. While many newer homes are built with showers instead of (or in addition to) tubs, older homes often have bathrooms with tubs that must double as showers. Since most people take more showers than baths, there's no need for multiple bathtubs in the average house.
Statistics show that converting a bathtub to a shower could prevent some serious accidents. In the U.S., over 25,000 accidents occur in and around bathtubs every year. Many of these mishaps occur as older people try to step over the high front apron or wall of the tub. Making a tub-to-shower conversion eliminates this tripping and falling hazard.
If you have a bathtub that you wish was a shower, keep reading. There are ways to make this wish come true without major demolition and reconstruction. With the right contractor, a tub-to-shower conversion can be completed from start to finish in just one or two days. Here are two different options to consider:
To complete any tub to shower conversion, it's worth adding in a few extras that will enhance safety, convenience your overall enjoyment of this transformed space. Adding grab bars in your new shower space will make it safer and more user friendly for people of all ages. It's also a good idea to install a new mixing valve for the shower. The valve and its temperature control handle can be located at a convenient height on the shower wall. Finally, celebrate your new shower by upgrading to a full-featured showerhead.
If you're looking for a walk-in tub or shower enclosure option with additional safety features, Klein Bath Systems is happy to be your local resource. Learn more about the benefits of installing a walk-in shower enclosure in your home.
Give us a call or contact Klein Bath Systems online for a FREE quote for a tub to shower conversion. We have been providing quality bathroom and shower products to Erie, Jamestown, Ashtabula as well as Geneva, Dunkirk, Meadville, Conneaut, Fredonia, Edinboro, North East since 1982.