Converting an old, run-down bathtub into a beautiful modern shower is all the rage these days in the bathroom remodel space. Think about it. When was the last time you took a bath? While they may have been useful in the past, now unused bathtubs take up valuable bathroom space.
If you’re thinking about making the tub-to-shower conversion, here are some pros and cons to consider:
We take more showers – Although the idea of a long, luxurious bath may sound delightful, most people just don’t have the time. Taking a quick shower is a much more efficient and convenient way to get clean.
It can be water efficient – If you keep your showers shorter than ten minutes, you’ll use less water than you would when filling up an entire bathtub.
It frees up space – Replacing your bathtub with a shower opens up the bathroom and creates more space. You’ll also no longer need to step over the bathtub wall when you’re going to take a shower.
It may lower your property value – If you convert your only bathtub into a shower, your property value may decrease. For example, many families with young children find that a bathtub is a necessity. But as long as you keep one tub, adding a shower is typically a value booster.
You could end up using more water – If you or anyone in your family frequently takes long showers, you may use more water than a tub. However, the average person spends about eight minutes in the shower, according to Home Water Works.
Converting your shower into a tub may sound practical, but remember to take the time to make the decision that works best for your home.