Do you know how much time you actually spend bathing in your lifetime? On average, it’s about 190 days. That’s more than half a year! Here at D&C Bath, we believe that time spent bathing should be enjoyable. When renovating their bathrooms, many of our customers ask us “Should I replace my tub with a shower?”
If you’ve been wondering the same thing, you’ve come to the right place for guidance. Below, we have some tips to help you make the right choice for your family’s needs.
Think About How Many Bathtubs Are in Your Home
First things first, evaluate the rest of your home. In terms of resale value, most buyers will expect to buy a home with at least one bathtub in it. If you’re thinking of replacing your home’s only tub, you may want to think again, especially if you plan to sell your home in the next few years.
Since buyers with small children will need a bathtub for their kids, you could eliminate potential buyers if you only have showers in your home.
Consider Your Mobility Needs
Next, think about your family’s mobility needs and how long you plan to stay in your home. For many of us, the idea of staying in our homes as we get older is very appealing. Unfortunately, as you age, climbing in and out of your bathtub can pose more of a tripping hazard, especially as your mobility gets worse.
By replacing your bathtub with a shower, you can create a safer space in your home. Many of our showers have barrier-free entries, so you won’t have to worry about stepping over a dangerous lip every time you bathe. If you want to age-in-place in your home, converting your tub to a shower is a great idea.
Take Space Into Account
How cramped is your bathroom currently? If it’s pretty small, replacing your bathtub with a shower is a great way to maximize space to make the room look and feel larger. A light, bright shower with a glass door can give the illusion of more space and make your bathroom look more modern in the process.
As a bonus, it can boost resale value because buyers love open, modern bathroom spaces and the look of luxurious showers.
Don’t Forget About Energy Efficiency
One final thing to consider is your home’s energy efficiency. If you are looking for ways to be more sustainable and save some money on your utility bills in the process, converting your bathtub to a shower is a great way to do it.
Bathtubs require you to use more water and they use more energy to heat all that water, leading to higher bills. Replacing your bathtub with a shower can help you save on water and heating costs. Take it a step further by installing a water-saving showerhead!
Should I Replace My Tub?
Now, after reading this post, we hope you have an easier time answering the question, “Should I replace my tub with a shower?” If you decide that it’s the right choice for your family’s needs, the D&C Bath team is here to make it happen.
Schedule a free consultation with our team today to talk through the pros and cons of a tub-to-shower conversion, look through material samples, and get one step closer to the bathroom of your dreams.