If you’re planning to turn your bath into a shower, you’ll need to consider its advantages and drawbacks. Some may be good, especially for children, for your family members but it can be difficult for the elderly.
In converting your shower into a bathtub, freestanding units can be placed anywhere as they are finished on all sides. There is also a wide range of design, style, material, and tile surrounds. Aside from these, there are also lots of special features like air jets, and whirlpool versions.
However, getting in and out can be difficult for the elderly and those with injuries. Apart from that, it consumes a lot of space and demands a lot of water. It needs a water heater with a sufficient capacity to fill the tub with hot water. Filling a tub and bathing can be time-consuming, too.
On the other hand, converting your shower into a bathtub can lessen water consumptionIt also gives easy access to people with mobility problems. It can be configured using grab bars, non-slip tiles and benches. Most importantly, multiple high-end features are available, such as rain showers, jets, and steam options.
In contrast, converting your shower into a bathtub is not ideal for a household with children. Cleaning and maintenance of the shower doors is required to keep them from visible lime and calcium stains. Leaks can be a pain to resolve. They must be properly set, properly glued, and allowed to dry for the proper amount of time-do not cause a long time to bathe.
And for more information about the pros and cons of converting your bathtub into a shower, check out this infographic.