Tub to Shower Conversions are a Hot Trend

Homeowners in Central Texas that want to spruce up and older bathroom are following the latest trend with a tub to shower conversion.  The conversion makes your bathroom seem larger, is safer and is a beautiful design feature in a bathroom remodel. 

If you follow any of the flipping shows on television, you’ll see that most of the designers choose to convert an old-fashioned tub/shower combination to a walk-in shower in at least one bathroom, sometimes in more than one.  Realtors will tell you that kitchens and baths sell houses and that having a walk-in shower is a selling point because it is more up to date and works for all ages of home buyers.  More than 60% of homeowners prefer walk-in showers to tubs!
Another benefit to a walk-in shower is the safety feature.  Our Baby Boomers are aging gracefully and that includes “aging in place” with safer showers.  Climbing in and out of a tub can be difficult for someone with mobility issues, joint pain, or balance problems.  A walk-in shower is the better option here – making it easier to get in and reducing the risk of falling.  Grab bars, shower seats, hand-held shower heads and open doorways are also a great addition to a walk-in shower to help make showering safe. 

Walk-in showers provide so many design opportunities for the homeowner’s personal design taste and needs.  From modern looks with large format tiles and frameless doors, to traditional stone look tiles with a decorative accent and even a rustic look using wood look tile.  And for those who prefer an easy to clean and mold resistant shower, we have lower cost acrylic panels that provide no grout lines with a seamless look.

For ideas on a tub to shower conversion for your home, come by Surface Source Design Center and see the showroom displays.  Our staff can help you choose the perfect style for your bathroom remodel.