Tub-to-shower conversions are one of the most popular bathroom remodeling projects in the world. The reasons for undertaking such a project are many, but it’s usually a case of a homeowner wanting to modernize their bathroom or reduce the space taken up by the main bathing fixture. If you are considering this remodel, you’ll want to take some time to think about the pros and cons in advance. This article from Jacuzzi Bath Remodel offers some useful thoughts for those who are considering a tub-to-shower conversion.
Showers vs. Baths: The Great Debate
The preference for showers versus bathtubs has long divided the human race, with strong feelings on both sides of the argument. Here are the pros and cons of each:
Pros and Cons of Bathtubs
The winning feature of a bathtub is the bathing experience. Bathtubs can offer a range of hydrotherapy benefits whether you have a deep soaker, jetted model, or something else. The cons of bathtubs are that they take up more space and use more water than a shower. Also, older homeowners or those with mobility issues may find using a bathtub to be more dangerous.
Pros and Cons of Showers
Showers have become popular in part because modern homeowners feel that life is just too busy to indulge in a relaxing bath. There’s no doubt that hopping in the shower is a fast and easy way to get clean. However, even with a premium Jacuzzi® shower system, you will not be able to soak the stress of the day away in the same way you can with a bathtub. A shower is more efficient than a bath both in terms of time and water usage, but it’s a completely different experience, which may not work for everyone.
Consider a Bathtub-Shower Combo, the Best of Both Worlds
If you find yourself torn between keeping your bathtub or ripping it out to install a new shower system, you may want to consider a bathtub-shower combination instead. A bathtub can be upgraded to a combination simply by adding new knobs and a showerhead, which is an easy job for any bathroom remodeling contractor. If your primary reason for wanting to install a shower was the space it would save, this won’t be a good option for you, but the main pro of a bathtub-shower combo is a big one: you’ll have the option to either take a quick shower or enjoy a long soak. If there are some days when you need to bathe quickly and others when you’d like to relax, this can be the perfect solution. It’s also a great option for multiple residents with different preferences.
Elevate Your Bathroom With Jacuzzi Bath Remodel
Whatever you decide to do, you’ll need to have the right partner on your side to help you plan and carry out your remodel. That’s where Jacuzzi Bath Remodel comes in. Our network of authorized dealers installs genuine Jacuzzi® products throughout the nation in as little as one day. Nothing will elevate your bathroom aesthetic like a beautiful new Jacuzzi® system, whether you choose to install a Jacuzzi® bathtub-shower combination or replace your old bath with a Jacuzzi® shower. Contact us today to learn about your options and start designing the sanctuary of your dreams.