A trend that has been picking up lately is walk-in showers. Most people don’t have the time to kickback and relax in a bathtub anymore. 99% of the time, people are taking quick showers before they head out the door to work. It is not a very difficult project to take on but it does not have all favorable outcomes. Let’s take a look at what situational factors makes or breaks the idea of going tubless.
Reasons AGAINST Going Tubless
Even though you might not use the bathtub for yourself, a bathtub for other reasons. A bathtub comes in handy with small children that are not old enough to handle it by themselves yet. If you live in an area with young couples who have children, you might want to hold on to the bathtub in the case of selling your home. No bathtub in a home might deter families with small children from putting in an offer. The same is true for home buyers who bathe their pets in the bathtub. You are taking a risk when you live in a community that leans more towards young families, especially if you plan to move in the near future.
Reasons FOR Going Tubless
If your home has more than one bathtub, all of the problems above go away. There is no reason to have more than one bathtub in the house. When was the last time people were fighting over who was going to take a bath first in your home? Most likely never. A walk-in shower makes your life quicker and easier in the mornings so you can head to work on-time. It is highly recommended for the elderly to have access to a walk-in shower because it is safer for getting in and out of the shower. For many people, a walk-in shower gives the bathroom a more appealing look. If you live in an area that is more populated with either singles or seniors, it will possibly add value to your home.
Before you dive right into removing your bathtub, you will want to have the situation inspected with a professional plumber. Not all bathtub to walk-in shower conversions are as black and white as you would think. We would be able to tell you if your situation is ideal for a conversion and define what your bathroom can support in regards to the size of the maximum shower stall. Contact us below to start your walk-in shower dream today!