Tub to Shower Conversion

A bathtub to shower conversion (replacing a bathtub with a walk-in shower) is the most popular bathroom remodeling option for many reasons. Most people prefer a shower to a bath. Easier and safer to enter and exit, a walk-in shower has more space, and can be designed with accessories to make your showering experience more personal.

People are not only interested in a safer and more comfortable shower, but also in making their bathrooms more accessible so they can stay in their homes as they age. A shower equipped with the proper safety features allows for safe showering as our physical abilities change.

Aside from being safe, a properly designed walk-in shower offers a more comfortable and relaxing shower experience. Here are some design considerations when converting a tub to a shower.

Fortunately, a tub to shower conversion doesn’t require expensive construction work. Standard shower bases are made to fit in the same space as a bathtub and come with left or right drains to minimize plumbing work.

Tub to Shower Conversion

The demolition required for a bathtub to shower conversion will require a new wall surround. This is the perfect time to get rid of those hard-to-clean tiles walls. Re-Bath’s easy-to-clean grout-free DuraBath wall system reaches seamlessly from the floor to an 8′ ceiling. Add a ceiling panel and you’ll never worry about peeling paint and mold above your shower.

A standard shower base is about 6” tall, but you can get a shower base with a lower threshold, which is easier to step over. A barrier-free shower base has no curb, which allows a wheelchair to roll into the shower, or gives a person with limited leg mobility easier access. Also, a shower base has a flatter surface than the bottom of a bathtub providing you with safer footing.

David D. in Wilmington, NC

The Re-Bath experience from the initial visit by Reed Heitman, until the completed project was everything I expected. The bathroom design was very well explained... read more

Henry W. in Greensboro, NC

The contractor and his helpers who came into the house were outstanding. We would have them do anything for us at all. The people on... read more

Renee F. in Raleigh, NC

Be careful what you say yes to.
read more