Thousands of people visit the hospital every year due to serious bathroom injuries, as reported by the CDC. Most of these injuries happen while getting in or out of a bathtub. While bathtubs are a luxurious addition that can turn a bland bathroom into a relaxing, spa-like retreat, they might not be the right choice for every home.
There are several factors to consider before converting your tub to a shower, from practicality and safety to your family’s needs.
Here are some reasons why you should consider a tub to shower conversion for your bathroom:
You’re more likely to slip and fall in a tub
Slips and falls are more likely to happen in the bathroom than in any other room in the house. Most of these accidents occur while people are attempting to enter or exit the tub. Although this is more common among older family members, this can also affect children.
One way to minimize these slips and falls is by replacing your bathtub with a shower. Adding a grab bar to the shower can improve safety by allowing for easier entry and exit. And scald-proof faucets will prevent any accidental overheating.
The tub takes up a lot of room
There will be more room in the bathroom for you to move around once you replace your tub with a shower. A shower gives you more area to stretch out and soak in the warm water pouring down from above. The increased legroom will also make showers more efficient and enhance space in a small bathroom. Many of our clients love how convenient converted showers are for bathing their pets (and children).
Showers require less cleaning and upkeep
Bathtubs call for a lot of cleaning and care. You need to scrub out unsightly and sometimes harmful gunk and grime that builds up daily. On the other hand, showers require much less upkeep. In contrast to older models, today’s showers require far less effort and time to keep clean.
You have to shower either way
Something that no one talks about owning a bathtub is how you need to shower once you’re done with a relaxing soak. You probably already have a shower attached to the tub to wash off all the dirty water you were marinating in. Converting your tub to a shower is a practical and cost-effective decision for people who love a quick shower to kick-start their day or end their long day on a good note.
Professional bathroom renovation in Boca Raton, FL
Consider working with a professional bathroom renovation company like Florida Luxury Cabinets for your next bathroom remodel. We’ll help you determine whether a tub to shower conversion is the right step forward for your bathroom.
Give us a call right away to learn more about our bathroom remodeling services in Boca Raton.