Deciding between a tub, a walk-in shower, or a shower and tub combination can be a tricky question for those who are remodeling their bathroom. Each style has benefits, and in the end, it comes down to preference, as well as how you answer a few questions. We’ve put together this list of questions and answers to help you decide which fixture you should consider placing in your newly renovated bathroom.
Questions to Ask Before Remodeling Your Bathroom
- Is There Another Tub in The House? – Removing all the tubs in your home and replacing them with showers may seem like a good idea when you’re in the midst of remodeling, but it’s not recommended. Keeping at least one bathtub not only benefits you in case the mood ever strikes for a nice soak, but it also keeps your home open as an option to more potential buyers. Without any bathtubs, expectant couples or those with young children can’t adequately care for their family, thus discouraging them from purchasing your home.
- How Much Space Is Available? – If the worry of another tub is taken care of already, you can next consider space. Most bathrooms are relatively small, and bathtubs take up more space than a shower stall. The extra space you save by choosing a shower instead of a tub can make quite a difference when you see it laid out.
- Who Uses This Bathroom? – If you’re a younger individual, odds are you likely prefer a shower instead of a tub. The same applies to the elderly, as showers are easier to get in and out of. However, couples who are looking to start a family, or those with children already will need a tub. Working adults may also prefer a tub in their master suite to relax at the end of a busy day. There are a wide variety of both showers and tubs to meet the needs of whoever will be using this bathroom the most.
- How Important Is Energy Efficiency to You? – Modern shower heads are designed to save water in comparison to tubs. This not only helps you to save money but also can make your home more desirable to potential home buyers as energy efficient features appeal to those looking to purchase homes for themselves.
- What Is in The Bathroom Now? – Swapping out a tub for a tub is a much simpler and less expensive task than converting a tub into a shower or vice versa. Depending on your budget, you may want to take into account the cost of conversion compared to the cost of replacing or upgrading your existing feature.
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– Article written by Sam Beninato