Tub-to-Shower Conversion: Makeover Your Bathroom With an Accessible Design

17 May 2021
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If you want to have a more accessible design for your bathroom, a tub-to-shower conversion is a good investment. There are various options to consider for your shower project. You may want to add features like seating, niches, and custom doors to the shower. The following tub-to-shower conversion information will help  give your bathroom a more accessible design:

Shower Size and Layout

The shower size and layout are some of the first things that you want to consider. The layout of your bathroom may have a small footprint. There are options for prefabricated shower units and custom-built corner units that can save space in your bathroom. If you want a larger shower and space is not an issue — the new shower can occupy the space where the tub is now.

Custom-Built Shower Features

There are custom-built features that can also be added to the design of your bathroom. Some of the built-in features you may want to consider for your shower conversion include things like seats, niches, and decorative details. If you add seats, they can have built-in storage features, contoured shapes, and other custom features you may need in your shower.

Niches and Grab Bars

The shower can also have some prefabricated components, such as the niches for storage and hand bars. The niches are the recessed features that provide storage for soap, shampoo, and other products. The bars are an important detail in an accessible shower design, and they can be located anywhere according to your specific needs. In addition, you also want to consider the showerheads. The showerheads can have easy-to-use controls and be located overhead and on the wall with a removable design.

Shower Doors

The shower doors are another option that you may want to consider for the shower design. If you are trying to make the bathroom more accessible, frameless doors are often a better option. This is because they don't have the frame at the entrance to the shower. You may also want to consider a design that eliminates the curb for the shower. This will reduce hazards and make the shower more accessible. You may also want to consider a tile floor for the bathroom and an open shower design without doors.

The tub-to-shower project can be a great way to prepare your home when you need more accessible design features. Contact a professional remodeling service to discuss a tub-to-shower conversion for your bathroom.