The Process Of Converting A Bathtub Into A Shower

Converting a bathtub into a shower can be a very exciting project. You might realize that you don't like using your bathtub and would prefer to simply have a shower. The final result will completely transform your bathroom and your home will feel new again. Before you get started, you'll need to know what to expect from the process.

Preparing to Replace Your Bathtub

Before removing the bathtub, you'll want to consider whether you really want to do this. It's a good idea to have at least one bathtub in your home because removing all of the bathtubs can reduce the value of your home. However, if you have two bathtubs, converting one into a shower can be very convenient.

For example, you might have a loved one who is elderly and struggles to get into and out of a bathtub. Many homeowners prefer the look of a shower because it is sleeker. They also find that a shower is easier to clean because it does not have as many nooks and crannies. 

Installing the New Shower

Before the installation of the new shower, the professional will assess the layout of the bathroom. The installation of a new shower begins with the contractor demolishing and removing the old bathtub. The debris left behind after the bathtub has been removed then needs to be extracted from the bathroom. 

Adjusting the Fixtures

The plumbing fixtures should be adjusted after the bathtub has been removed. Drains might need to be moved so they are compatible with your new shower.

Installing the New Shower

Next, you will need to install a shower pan system and will then need a waterproofing system put in place. A shower door is then installed and your bathroom will now have a shower. In some cases, you might want to have your bathroom further modified to accommodate the new bathroom. 

Hiring Professional Contractors

While some homeowners install their own showers, it's better to hire professional contractors to do it for you. If the shower is not installed correctly and begins to leak, this can cause your home to become damaged.

For some homes, the installation of a shower can be very complex and might require new plumbing. You might think that you will save money by doing it yourself, but you are more likely to save money by having the installation carried out the right way the first time.

For more information about professional bathtub to shower conversion, reach out to a contractor.