One of the most popular remodeling projects for a bathroom is the shower conversion. A lot of people enjoy baths; however, tub conversion may be a wise investment. On the other hand, a shower does not just improve efficiency and save time and money, but also, modern shower construction materials and accessories increase the overall value of a home.
According to a report from the American Institute of Architects, more than 60% of home architects reported an increased interest in walk-in showers and stalled showers without tubs; thus, reflecting the busier lifestyles that allow for less preparation time.
Typically, when people get older, they decide to replace their tubs with showers – to get in and out of the tub can be strenuous, if not dangerous for the elderly. Also, it’s possible to design your shower to have fixed seating or other accommodations, like including a folding-style fixed seating. Moreover, showers can reduce the risk of falling that is prone to bathtubs. For people who are getting older, or living with an older family member, the shower is the safe option – putting the family members’ minds at ease.
Generally, bathtubs involve more cleaning and maintaining time. Not to mention, as the water splashes out of a tub onto the floor, moisture can seep under the flooring and into walls spaces; hence, it can result in expensive repairs and mold remediation efforts.
For homeowners who are hoping to take back some physical space and reduce water usage, a tub to shower conversion may be the right choice. By using a handheld or dual showerhead, it’s possible to direct the water flow at an area to soothe painful muscles or joints.