So, you want to remodel your bathroom and get rid of the tub, but you may now be having second thoughts. Here are a few items to consider before making the transition.
A typical bathtub uses approximately 13 square feet of space. If you have only a small space for your bathroom, you might want to forgo the tub for that extra room. A shower stall unit occupies 30% less space.
If you are concerned about water use, a short shower is better than a full bath. A five-minute shower will consume 12.5 gallons of water while you will need 25 to 45 gallons of water to fill a bathtub. This will also increase your water heater’s energy efficiency.
For older people or for those with a disability, getting into a bathtub can be a challenge. In this case, it will be better to have a shower instead.
If you have small children or are expecting, consider if a bathtub is essential for you. Many people feel that their kids are safer in the tub than in a shower. Although this can be remedied by some products like an inflatable tub.
Preference and Lifestyle
Does anyone in your family really enjoy taking a full bath? Do you or anyone in your family really have time for a bath?
If you and everyone in your home don’t really have time for baths, then you can go ahead, and call the shower contractors to free up that space for something that will be more useful for your family.
If you plan to grow old in your home, then you should do what you want with your bathroom. However, if you think you might have to resell in the future, consider that some potential buyers might want a bathtub. If you have two bathrooms, maybe consider leaving a bathtub in one of them. But this is really up to you. If your priority is to enjoy your home now than think about its resale value later, then you can go ahead with your remodel.