Remodeling the bathroom requires a number of decisions to be made. One of those decisions may be to convert your current shower into a bath tub. If a tub to shower conversion conversion is a potential decision, it should be considered thoroughly before finalizing the decision. Here are some of the reasons for a shower to tub conversion.
The number one reason to convert a shower into a bathtub is safety. If you suffer from limited mobility or you are disabled, a shower can be a struggle. However, creating the right bathtub can make it much easier to get in and out safely.
Maybe you moved into the home and it didn’t have a tub. This makes it hard to relax and soak sore muscles and joints. If relaxing in a hot bath is something you enjoy, a shower to tub conversion can make it possible.
This type of conversion can take a bathroom with just a shower and turn it into a beautiful and relaxing room with a great bathtub. You can even add a spa system to the bathtub for even more relaxation.
Those suffering from specific medical issues, such as arthritis, can gain the benefit of warm water therapy with a tub. With a shower, you don’t the same hot water therapy and it can be difficult to sit while showering. A warm water bath provides an easier way to get clean and the advantage of therapy for joint aches and pains, arthritis and many other medical issues.
Considering a Walk-in Tub for the Conversion
If you want to take your remodeling project a little bit further, you can make the tub a walk-in tub. This type of bathtub makes it easier to get in and out of the tub safely. Since it’s made with a door on the side, you don’t have to step over onto a slick surface. You can easily enter the tub without the worry of slipping and falling.
Walk-in tubs tend to be much deeper than a traditional bathtub, too. This allows for more water and it’s much easier to submerge your entire body. Some traditional bathtubs are not very deep and if you are a larger or taller person, it can be difficult to find a tub allowing for full submersion. However, with a walk-in tub, you will have plenty of depth to submerge your entire body.
Another benefit gained from choosing a walk-in tub for your conversion is the built-in spa system. Many walk-in tubs come with jets you can use to add even more relaxation and therapy every time you take a warm water bath. This is a great benefit for those with poor circulation. The jets will help with circulation and can also help alleviate aches and pains.
There are many reasons to convert a shower into a bathtub. If you’re a Walnut Creek home owner and plan to remodel your bathroom and this is a potential option, make sure you consider all the options and get the right tub for your specific needs.
Many Walnut Creek home owners have already discovered ReBath by Schicker, located right next door in Concord. At our showroom our design experts can walk you through the entire process of both shower to tub conversion or tub to shower conversion.