Bathrooms with only a shower are becoming more popular. The American Institute of Architects conducted a survey in 2013 finding that more than 60 percent of homeowners preferred a stall shower without a tub. This is good news if you’re thinking about doing a tub to shower conversion.
If the bathtub you’re wanting to remove is in an alcove in the bathroom, then you already have the perfect spot to put the shower. Although, you must make sure the ceiling height is 80 inches and the shower is 30 by 30 inches to comply with the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s guidelines.
Then comes decisions, such as what type of door you’re going to install. Or if you even plan on having a door at all. Should you install a curbless shower or put in a shower pan with curbs. When thinking about the conversion, try to make sure the toilet area isn’t going to be too crowded. You wouldn’t want the shower door to swing into the toilet or vanity. You could opt for a sliding door if you have a smaller bathroom. Installing a shower with curbs is easier and cheaper than going curbless.
You can also convert your bathtub into a walk-in bathtub. This is a great option for homes with children or elderly residents. It can reduce the number of accidents in the bathroom.
Refinish First can answer any questions you may have about converting your bathtub into a walk-in or shower.