If you’re planning to replace your old, grimy bathtub during your bathroom renovation, you have two options. One, you can replace it with a better model, or two, swap it out completely with a brand-new shower. Before you make your decision, you need to determine the pros and cons of each option. After all, you have to make sure your choice is worth the investment and fits your bathroom’s overall needs.
A bathtub replacement is simply replacing your outdated tub with a better, more efficient one. If you look forward to having your hot baths after a long day, this could be the best option for your bathroom space. Many bathtubs today come with a wide range of features, including jets that push water out to help you relieve aching muscles or joints.
Getting a new bathtub is also a good idea if you have kids. With a bathtub, many parents find it easier to keep an eye on their young children during bathing times until they can clean themselves in a shower. Also, having a bathtub makes it easier for you to sell your home in the future, as young families are among your potential home buyers.
If you want to try something new and truly upgrade your bathroom, consider a tub-to-shower conversion. This is especially true if you don’t often have time for a long, relaxing bath. If quick showers are more suitable for your lifestyle, converting your bathtub to a shower is a great option. At the end of a long day, you can still relax since a hot shower can soothe your sore muscles as well. Extra-large walk-in showers with rain shower heads and water jets can even elevate the showering experience and give a spa-like feel.
Furthermore, taking a shower also helps you save water. In fact, it only uses two-thirds the amount of water used in baths. However, the amount of water used can vary depending on the type of fixture you use as well as the length of your showers. For example, a 10-minute shower using a low-flow shower head only uses 20 gallons of water. If you can reduce your shower time, you save even more water.
If you’re still not sure what to get, turn to the pros at South Shore Dream Bath! Our experts can help you decide whether a bathroom replacement or a tub-to-shower conversion best fits your situation. Call us today at (781) 733-5405, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.