One of the most common types of bathroom remodeling projects is a tub-to-shower conversion. If you’re not familiar with this type of project, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Professional contractors remove your current bathtub and, in its place, install a modern shower system.
Opting for a shower over a bathtub has significant benefits for homeowners. While bathtubs are notoriously time-consuming to clean, showers typically offer easier, flat cleaning surfaces and require less bending than it takes to scrub a tub. Additionally, removing a bulky tub from your bathroom will open up the available space, making the room appear less cluttered.
When choosing the type of shower you want, there are certain factors you should take into consideration, including:
- Style Preferences
- Accessibility Needs
Each type of shower discussed below has a distinct set of qualities, and homeowners should consider all of their choices before making a selection.
Shower kits offer homeowners a basic shower without any extra fills or modifications. A simple shower kit typically comes equipped with a glass door that slides for easy opening, panels, and a shower pan. This option is perfect for a homeowner that wants a standard shower stall that is easy on the budget and fairly effortless to clean.
Walk-in showers are especially appropriate options for homeowners that have limited mobility. These wide, spacious showers eliminate the need to bend and stoop, like tubs typically require. Walk-in showers from a quality company like Genie Bath Systems will have:
- Built-In Shower Seating (Extra Comfort)
- Guard Rails (Fall Prevention)
- Grab Bars (ADA Compliant)
- Weighted Shower Curtains (Safer Products)
Barrier-free showers, also known as curb-less showers, are another great option for homeowners that need an easy access shower. Many traditional showers have a raised “curb” or “lip” in the shower pan, which presents an obstacle to a homeowner using a mobility device.
Choosing a barrier-free shower for your bathtub replacement makes it easier for people who use wheelchairs or walkers to assist them with getting into the shower. Additionally, our showers can be equipped with specialized doors that make entering the area easier.
Tiled Shower Curbs
A tiled shower curb is used to keep the water from spreading into other areas of the bathroom. The “curb” refers to the low, raised edge that is found at the bottom of some showers. This edge provides a barrier for the water and prevents it from spilling out of the shower area. Instead, the curb helps redirect the water to the drain.
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Call Genie Bath Systems for your tub-to-shower conversion and start enjoying the extra space in your bathroom. Your showering routine will be safer and more enjoyable thanks to our expert shower installation specialists. With our 100% financing options and lifetime warranties, your investment is more affordable than ever. Let us help you renovate your bathroom today!
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