The fast pace of life in NYC means most of us don’t have the time to sit and soak in a tub. So, it’s no surprise that a tub to shower conversion has become a hot trend in 2017. One of the most popular requests we get from our New York City clients is transforming their unused tubs into a luxurious shower.
To tub or not to tub? This is a question most clients face when designing their bathroom renovations. In addition to its convenience, switching out your tub to a shower will lower cost compared to a traditional bath (tub) renovation.
Three Examples to Inspire Your Tub to Shower Conversion
Whether motivated by the lack of time to actually sit and take a bath or an interest in lowering costs, swapping your a tub to shower conversion is the perfect solution. By remodeling your tub into a shower, you’ll open up a world of possibilities to customize your design. From tiles to shower benches, and a wide variety of hardware the options are endless.
With additional options to tailor your design, you can install storage which will make your bathroom more functional. Converting a tub to shower will also require less parts than a typical tub would. Fewer parts equals fewer chances for things to break. Using a shower, you will actually be using less water and therefore, your water bill will be lower too.
Below, find three examples of bath to shower renovations done by MyHome.
Tub to Shower Conversion Example #1:
Dated to Delightful
The bathroom had a neutral tile floor, out-of-date his and her vanity, and the step up was not a good use of the floor plan and layout. The dated green subway tile, the tub that the clients barely used and the shower not shown stood in a separate area off to the right were in desperate need of updating. Also, despite the amount of square footage in this bathroom there was inadequate storage.
The bathroom was torn down to the studs and remodeled. The designer converted the tub area into a beautifully stunning walk-in shower and the shower area was converted into a vanity and makeup area. The client added recessed lights in the shower for improved lighting. A new his and hers vanity was installed with plenty of storage. The new shower features a rain head shower fixtures, a bench, and three niches for storage.
Tub to Shower Conversion Example #2: Outdated to Oasis
The client’s bathroom was cramped and outdated. The purple paint on the walls and old flooring made the space feel particularly small. The pink tub was decades old and too small to comfortably fit an adult. Our before photos are from mid-remodel, but you can still get a feel for the space.
MyHome designer Andrew Rooney tore down this bathroom and transformed the blank space into a modern oasis. Everything existing was removed and redone from the ground up; a new walk in shower, shower fixtures, new wall and floor tiles were installed. By keeping the bath’s original layout the homeowner avoided expensive plumbing repairs.
The finished results are stunning. Rooney installed ceramic black glossy wall tiles and satin brites ceramic black glossy floor tiles. The shower contains two Kohler master shower fixtures; one wall mounted, and one handheld.
Tub to Shower Conversion Example #3: Odd to Outstanding
This existing master bathroom had a neutral tile floor and an outdated sink with a very unique fixture. The space is small and felt cramped with the bath. There was also a moldy ring around the tub.
MyHome designer Ben Pitt created a gorgeous modern, elegant bathroom for his client. A spacious shower lined with subway tile replaced the outdated tiles and mold. This shower also includes two Hansgrohe rain dance shower heads, one hand held and one wall mounted.
A modern bench and niche with Carrara marble tops gave this bathroom renovation functionality, as well as beauty. Basket weave Carrara tiles cover the shower floor, adding pattern and contrast to the subway tiles on the shower walls.
You can convert your bath to a spacious shower and create more storage, more design and less costs. Use these three examples as inspiration for your bath to shower renovation.
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We hope you found this bit of information helpful, inspiring, and motivating toward renovating your kitchen and bathroom.