Tub to Shower Conversions. Hickory NC

Tub and Shower Conversions, Hickory NC

Your decision to go from a bathtub to a shower has been almost finalized. Considering how rarely you bathe, it seems pointless to keep it. You are concerned that your partner would hurt themselves if they try to climb into your shower or tub. Your tub enclosure and tub have seen better days, and that was a long time ago.

The tub has to be replaced, but you’re not quite ready to make the plunge. You need answers concerning the budget. You’re worried that the home’s worth may drop because of the renovation. You may be thinking about how to plan the shower so that it serves your needs both now and in the future.

You have likely been ‘pitched’ by numerous bathroom renovation company websites offering to convert your tub to a shower. Big savings and financing promotions are available if you “sign up today,” but you still have questions. You aren’t being helped by these “pitch-driven” websites. They are just concerned with making a quick sale of their (claimed) once-in-a-lifetime offers.

You want to stop these sites and say, “Whoa Nellie, I have a few questions first.” You won’t move forward with a tub-to-shower conversion until you get your questions answered. And it is precisely the topic covered here.

Years of experience running a national shower wholesaler and a division that converts tubs to showers in Hickory, North Carolina have taught me that there is a lot to learn before committing to a conversion.

Hence, I hope to provide you with the “straight scoop” you need to make an informed decision (one that saves you time, money, and frustration) regarding tub-to-shower conversions.

Increase Home Value by Conversion of Tub to Shower

You know that the “age-old” realtor maxim is that a bathtub is necessary for the “resale” of a home. It is safer, I’ll give you that, to have at least one bathroom equipped with a tub so that you can mark off the “house has a tub” box on the selling form. However, I will add that it is highly dependent on the demographics of the people who will be purchasing your home. A tub is essential if your target demographic includes families with young children. However, the converse holds true if your target audience consists of married individuals aged 50 and up. The shower is the one that will win out.

True to what your dad always told you, you were never “made of money.” It’s not worth your time to look into a “Hickory NC tub to shower conversion” (or any other city) if you can’t afford to have one done.

The installed costs of a tub-to-shower conversion project depend on many factors (such as the materials you choose, local labor rates, and whether or not you need to make significant changes to the plumbing), so I could give you the ‘cop-out’ answer that “it depends,” but that wouldn’t help you one iota (whatever the heck an iota is).

That being said, allow me to share the following information with you. One of the regions we serve is North Carolina, where the average cost to convert a bathtub into a shower is between $6,000 and $10,000. (including a new valve, shower head, shower pan, and shower wall surrounds). DIYing this project is a great way to slash these costs in half. The best way to save money on a tub-to-shower conversion without sacrificing aesthetics is to look into high-quality shower kits. Quality shower kits, such as those shown below, include a stone (or acrylic) shower pan, shower wall panels 3/8 inches thick, and glass shower doors that are also 3/8 inches thick.

Tub to Shower Conversion, More Accessible

The conversion of a bathtub into a shower can improve the security of the bathroom significantly for those with mobility issues. Everyone, but especially the disabled, young children, and the elderly, should avoid stepping over the tub wall onto the slick porcelain surface. With the addition of grab bars, low seating, and other amenities, a walk-in shower can be adapted to fit the needs of anyone in the home who may have trouble with mobility.

Traditional tubs typically feature tiled grout and other difficult-to-clean surfaces that necessitate regular scrubbing and care to maintain looking good. The best showers available today are constructed from long-lasting materials like high-quality acrylic that seldom ever need cleaning. Surfaces may be kept spotless and shiny with little to no effort because of the antimicrobial and fungistatic properties of the technology included within them. If your bathroom still has an antique tub, it will likely dominate the room. Even after using strong chemicals and cleaners, if the tub still looks soiled, moldy, or dirty, it’s probably an eyesore. Perhaps now is the time to install a state-of-the-art, low-maintenance shower.

The shower of your dreams is more within reach than you would believe. Our skilled technicians at Carolina Custom Tub and Shower can assist you in removing your old tub and installing a modern shower in its place.

. Pick up the phone right now and give us a ring if you want to talk about your next home improvement project with our crew. If you’d rather, you can also fill out our online form to arrange a free in-home estimate with one of our specialists.