Tub to Shower Conversion Project – Read This Before Doing It
Many homeowners consider a tub to shower conversion as one of the most exciting bathroom remodeling projects. Why won’t they? It gives them plenty of extra space. It gives the bathroom a minimalist and modern look. And it cuts through the hassles that come with owning and maintain a bathtub.
But as exciting as it sounds, it is also an extensive task that should be handled with care and planning. That is why, whenever you are about to convert your bathtub into a shower, you need to keep a few points in mind.
To help you prepare and take on this task with everything you need, here’s what you need to know about tub to shower conversion.
Measurements Are Your Friend
The first step in a bathtub to shower conversion is to take measurements of your current bathtub and space where you want your shower to be installed.
This gives you an idea of the extra space that you would be working with, where you would also need to lay down the flooring and adjust the plumbing.
If your bathtub is set against the walls like most, then this would also let you know what extent of wall treatments you would need.
Don’t Forget the Drain
In order to avoid excessive drilling and rerouting of your plumbing, you will also need to make sure that you remember the spot of the drain. Since that is the place where your shower is to be installed, you will need to plan your project accordingly.
Doing so makes sure that your tub to shower conversion goes smoothly. If you decide to go with the same spot as the drain, then it saves your funds in terms of labor costs and cuts the total time that it would take for the conversion to take place. But if you don’t like the spot for some reason, then you can have it moved. Just keep in mind that it would increase your project’s total duration as well as its costs.
Decide on the Type of Shower You Want
Some people simply like to install showerheads and nothing else during a tub to shower conversion. Whereas, others like the shower stalls to be turned into elaborate spaces.
Deciding what you want is completely dependent upon your personal taste and the space you have. If your bathroom is small and you want more space, then having a showerhead would suffice. But if you have a larger bathroom, then you could have a shower compartment.
Speaking of which, if you do decide to go with separate shower space, then you would have two options. You could either install a pre-built shower with glass encasing, or you could have it built from scratch for a larger and customized shower space. This choice again depends upon you – but it is also where the cost factor comes into play.
The key is to determine what works best for you from the perspectives of style, space, and budget. Then, whichever option suits you the best is the one that you should go with for your conversion project.
Find an Experienced Contractor
Doing your tub to shower conversion yourself may be a very enticing idea, but the work that is involved with it may have you question your decision once you have taken it up. That is why it is important to seek professional help and have experienced contractors perform the tasks for you.
Doing so doesn’t only save you time, but ensures that the project gets completed with a certain finesse. It also helps you save costs on numerous levels such as optimal usage of materials and approach to processes. This means that even after paying the contractor’s costs for finer work than you could have performed, you are still saving some funds in the long run.
Whether you want to run a conversion project of your own or have any questions about the process, don’t hesitate from reaching out to us today. We will be glad to help you with converting your bathtub into an attractive shower space while keeping your style, space, and budget in mind.