Tub to Shower Conversions with ReBath Houston, Part II

Imagine a starting the day in a beautiful shower!

We have already shown you the reasons why having a walk-in shower can be an aesthetically pleasing choice. However, we have yet to touch upon the big elephant in the room: How will having a walk-in shower only affect your home’s value? We’re so used to having a bathtub in every bathroom that it almost seems taboo to consider doing the opposite. I’m pleased to tell you that having a walk-in shower can actually add value to your home! Consider the reasons touched upon previously about bathroom shower remodels:
-Ease of use
-Creating more space
-Spa-like possibilities
-Elegance of shower doors
-Walk-in showers
-Shower benches, jets, body sprayers, teak accessories



 

Another beautiful tub to shower conversion by ReBath of Houston!

Creating a more pleasurable showering experience should be enough of a reason to remodel. When making the decision about a bathroom shower remodel, you want to be sure you are remodeling your bath for you and not some hypothetical future tenant. However, home value is an ever present concern to most homeowners. Fortunately, bath and shower remodels are always a safe bet. Consider HGTV’s suggestion:

Upgrade your bath area. With an 85 percent return, install a shower with body sprays and stone surround tile. If you are not selling right away, you will feel like you are in a Zen garden every time you step into your bathroom.



 

bathtub shower teak
Consider a teak base for your new shower to get the spa feel.

 

Even Realtor.com, the Official Site of the National Association of REALTORS, agrees about bathroom shower remodels:

Adding a shower to a bathroom makes your whole house more attractive to potential buyers, as well as making environmental and economic sense. Since a shower with a water saving head uses approximately 2.5 gallons of water per minute while a normal bath consumes 40 to 50 gallons, you can readily see how having even a ten minute shower instead of taking a bath will save you both water and money.



 

Removing your current tub and shower combo can result an amazing custom walk in shower!

So no worries, remodeling from a tub to shower is not only a fiscally sound decision, it’s a worthy investment in your home too! If anything, the biggest factor in tub to shower conversions is where to have the bathroom shower remodel; and even that isn’t too hard – The master bath seems to be the most popular choice. Showers are generally the preferred bathing method of adults and so having a functional yet stylish option in the master bath makes sense. And when it comes to home value, we again look to Realtor.com for their advice “real estate agents and designers say that as long as you have at least one bathtub in the home, a missing, massive tub in the master suite won’t likely dampen your chances at resale.”



 
 
 
Small bathtub
This new shower base is much easier to step over than a bathtub.

Consider what a bathtub is generally used for: bathing children, washing pets; maybe even cleaning awkward shaped items (The last time I used the bathtub was to clean my shower curtain). Having a bathtub as an option in a guest room while having the beautiful shower you want in the master bath can make sure you’re covered on both ends of the spectrum.

So, now you have the whole truth! A bathroom shower remodel is a viable option for the new bathroom you really want. I suggest you take a look at our tub to shower conversion examples and then give us a call at (281) 894-4600 to set your free, in-home appointment. Why wait!?

julia

12 comments

  1. I’ve always preferred shower stalls over bath tubs, but that’s just me :)

    1. Thanks for the post, here in Houston we have seen a lot of folks remodeling bathtubs into showers.

  2. The master bath seems to be the most popular choice. Showers are generally the preferred bathing method of adults and so having a functional yet stylish option in the master bath makes sense.

    1. We have a fixture style for everybody! Right now people are loving our Brushed Nickel options.

  3. We have already shown you the reasons why having a walkin shower can be an aesthetically pleasing choice. However, we have yet to touch upon the big elephant in the room: How will having a walk-in shower only affect your home’s value? We’re so used to having a bathtub in every bathroom that it almost seems taboo to consider doing the opposite. I’m pleased to tell you that having a walk-in shower can actually add value to your home! Consider the reasons touched upon previously about bathroom shower …

    1. You have made some excellent points regarding home resell value and turning your tub into a shower. I have asked our experts and here are a couple responses:

      Despite the “old school” thinking that homeowners need a bathtub to resell their house, tub-to-shower conversions remain our number one bestselling remodels for a very basic and obvious reason: which is that the vast, vast majority of people nowadays prefer standing up to take a shower vs sitting in a bathtub.
      So it’s important to remember that for every one homebuyer who may be turned off, several others will be thrilled by the idea of not having to step over a tub every morning. Throw in the added bonus of a transferable lifetime warranty and a grout-free system that’s cinch to clean and you’re sure to move your home faster than anyone else in the neighborhood. -Jason -Real Estate agent and Design Consultant for Re-Bath of Houston.

      In recent years, many of the “rules” of bathroom design have changed. Today, homeowners are much more interested in having an amazing shower in place of their old builder grade garden tub in the master bath. On average, we now use the showers in our homes 20 times more often than our bathtubs, which is why our showers are no longer the tiny 3′ by 3′ stalls of old. Our customers are now looking for larger showers with many more options such as body jets, steam showers, seating, and amazing custom glass enclosures. Along with being much more practical and sanitary, showers now offer much more comfort and flexibility in the design. -Kyle -Design Consultant for Re-Bath of Houston

  4. Excellent post. I hope many people will get advantage from this post.

  5. Super post. I hope within a short time we will get more post like this nice post.

    1. Thanks, let us know if you need a deep soaker walk in tub or a tub to shower conversion!

  6. Cool pics! I love walk in bath tubs as I prefer it and love to recommend it to everyone. Keeps sharing!

    1. Thanks! We will keep posting bathroom remodeling pictures.

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