Tub to Shower Conversions
When it comes to a bathroom remodel, a tub to shower conversion can do wonders when it comes to incorporating more space and giving your bathroom a modern and upgraded feel.
The typical price range can vary greatly with a ballpark average of $6,000. The amounts can vary from the low-end ($3k) to high-end ($8k) due to the different design options available, such as a cost-effective one-piece stall or custom designs as seen with tile work.
What Goes Into A Tub to shower conversion?
Most professional tub-to-shower conversions can be finished in a few days but this can depend on how difficult it is to remove your old tub unit.
The biggest (messiest and dare we say most fun!) part of the remodel comes with demolition by removing the wall surfaces around the tub. After demolition it’s time to disconnect the plumbing and remove the bath tub. Once the tub is removed, the subfloor will be exposed which is a great opportunity to assess and fix any hidden damage.
Now begins the remodeling magic —the rough-in and install! Once the faucet, showerhead, shower drain and shower pan are installed, it’s time to place finishing touches with the shower surround panels or tiles.
Considering design Option costs
Shower tiles are typically easy to clean, so long as you use tackle soap scum often with shower cleaning products like a sponge and natural cleaning spray. There are a multitude of shower tile choices available making tiling a popular choice. The most sought after and timeless shower tiles are glazed ceramic, glazed porcelain, natural stone and glass. Depending on the climate of where you live and the airflow in your bathroom, glazed tiles are best at keeping moisture out and the glaze seals porous parts of the tile that usually are subject to mold and mildew.
Looking for somewhere to place your products? A built-in shower storage space might be a great solution! It can be custom built to be framed within the wall or can be pre-fabricated and properly fastened with studs. Having this shower storage space can be a great way to remove shower floor clutter and have a dedicated spot to place items.
If you’re looking to move away from installing a shower niche or looking to incorporate even more storage space, having a built-in shower bench or adding a removable stool can help expand the use of your bathroom. Shower benches (or seats) can not only provide an additional space to hold your toiletries but they also double as a space to rest or balance on.
Are you looking for a spa-like experience at home? Of course you are! Investing in a rainfall shower-head can truly level up your shower experience. Unlike regular shower-heads which direct water towards your face, rainfall shower-heads distribute the water from above, cascading over your head.
Calling a professional
While embarking on DIY’s can be fun, replacing your bathtub with a shower is a remodeling undertaking. This type of project requires a number of elements that, without professional help, can pose challenges and take longer than anticipated. From demolition, carpentry, plumbing and finishing skills, it’s advisable to call in a professional team to have your remodeling process go smoothly and in a fraction of the time!
At Parkview Property Services, we are licensed, bonded and insured and backed by 30 years’ worth of experience specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, fencing and decks. Prior to any project, we offer a free consultation with you in your home. Our team is here to talk through any questions or concerns you may have, review your design ideas and strategize a plan.
Ready to remodel your bathroom? Give us a call today! (206) 542-6601