It is common for most homeowners to expand their bathrooms to include a bathtub. If you have enough space and you can really use the comfort that a good soak in a tub can give, then a bathtub as an addition sounds like a great idea. However, not all spaces can accommodate bathtubs. You may be too busy to take baths all the time, and your existing tub can turn into just another fixture that makes an already cramped bathroom feel even smaller.
However, to some, sometimes this decision isn’t easy and it can feel a little overwhelming. In fact, there are cases where some homeowners replace their bathtub with a shower and regret it later on for one reason or another. Robinson Plumbing is here to offer some advice on the reasons that might justify a bathtub replacement so you don’t find yourself in the same predicament.
In this article, we will cover some ideas that are good to think about before you go ahead with a bathtub replacement. If you do indeed believe that you want to get rid of the bathtub, then Robinson Plumbing offers affordable and skilled plumbing services for your bathtub replacement. Here’s how you know that it’s time to swap that bathtub with a shower.
You’re Not A Bath Person
If you do not have small kids or the family is not just big on baths…
losing the tub may not be a big deal. Unless you have small children or elderly family members living in the house, quick showers may prove to be a better alternative.
Free Up Bathroom Space
You also free up bathroom space…
if you decide to get rid of the tub and choose a shower instead. Most showers now come in space-saving designs and partitions that give the illusion of extra room.
You Want To Save On Water
A quick shower obviously uses up less water than what it takes to fill up your tub.
If you want lower water bills…
and just want to be more conscious about water consumption, going for a shower is the better option. A bath uses a lot more water than you might realize. This is especially true when you implement water-saving methods into your shower.
You Already Have An Outdoor Hot Tub
Having an outdoor hot tub gives you an extra place where you can enjoy hot, relaxing soaks, so it’s definitely easier and more economical to convert your indoor bathroom tub into a shower.
You Are Not Planning On Selling Your Home Anytime Soon
Most real estate experts will tell you…
that having a bath can make your home more attractive to prospective buyers and can increase the resale value of your home. If you have no plans of selling your home in the near future, losing your bathtub in favor of the advantages it brings may be the better decision to make.
Why Work With A Professional Plumber?
Making the decision to turn your bathtub into a shower can be easy especially if you know what you want and you are working with a professional plumbing expert. A shower that is spacious and made of quality materials can be just as good as an investment in any bathtub. So, you want to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth.
Can A Bathtub Replacement Be A DIY Project?
Installing a shower by yourself may seem like a better option if you want to save on costs. However, the lack of experience and skills can actually end up costing you much more than expected. A professional plumber knows the ins and outs of a shower installation. They also know what systems work best for your space and what materials are best for the kind of shower you want. A professional can also offer design ideas that no weekend warrior can, according to the type of materials that you have in mind.
Your plumber can help you with permit requirements especially if the installation requires the relocation of water pipes. A professional plumber is also bonded and insured so you have the peace of mind knowing that if anything goes wrong, you are financially covered.
Bathtub Replacement Bethlehem PA
Robinson Plumbing offers free estimates for your bathtub replacement or any fixture installation.
For top notch professional plumbing services throughout the Lehigh Valley, be sure to give us a call. All of our certified plumbers have extensive training and experience in the plumbing industry. When hiring us to conduct a plumbing repair, maintenance, or shower installation, you will receive a Robinson Plumbing plumber who exhibits the knowledge and professionalism to address your plumbing needs properly. If you have any plumbing-related questions, be sure to give is a call. For a list of our plumbing services, click here.
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