Many people are interested in converting a bathtub into a shower, and for good reason. While many newer homes are built with showers instead of (or in addition to) tubs, older homes often have bathrooms with tubs that double as showers. Since most people take more showers than baths, there’s no need for multiple bathtubs in the average house.
Statistics show that converting a bathtub to a shower could prevent some serious accidents. In the U.S., over 25,000 accidents occur in and around bathtubs every year. Many of these mishaps occur as older people try to step over the high front apron or wall of the tub. Making a tub-to-shower conversion eliminates this tripping and falling hazard.
If you are interested in converting to a walk-in shower in your home, Great Lakes Home Renovations can help. We can transform your bathroom into a safer, more comfortable space that allows you easier use. Call us today at 952-891-3400 to get a free estimate!
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Converting a tub to a walk-in shower is easier than you think
Safety features are a smart addition
To complete any tub to shower conversion, it’s worth adding in a few extras that will enhance safety, convenience, and your overall enjoyment of this transformed space. Adding grab bars in your new shower space will make safer and more user-friendly for people of all ages.
It’s also a good idea to install a new mixing valve for the shower. The valve and its temperature control handle can be located at a convenient height on the shower wall. We always install a newer and safer temperature control valve when installing a new shower. Finally, don’t forget to upgrade to a full-featured showerhead.
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