The economy has had a few unexpected side effects on us all.One of the biggest involves the housing market. Some families simply can not afford to sell their home and move to a new and larger place. Instead, families are choosing to stay where they are and make the necessary repairs and improvements in order to transform their current home into the one they always wanted.
This is actually not a bad thing. Most of the time, when we invest in a property that we own in order to improve it in some way, we get that money back eventually. Your home will be worth a lot more if you remodel your kitchen or bath. Adding additional space such as a bedroom or porch can make the home even more valuable, so that, when you do sell, you can ask a higher price.
Today, you’ll find more and more homeowners down at their local Lowe’s or Home Depot on the weekends searching for everything from bedding plants to solutions to organize a closet. The list of improvements you can make to your home is literally endless and only limited by your pocketbook.But the facts still remain the same in this market and economy or any other:improvements to kitchens and bathrooms will provide the best return on your investment.
You may be asking yourself why you’d want to do a conversion like this in a bathroom. There are lots of good reasons. Large walk-in showers are a desirable feature for new home buyers, especially if there’s another bathtub available in the home. Below are 5 more great reasons to do the conversion:
· Some homeowners may not be able to climb over the side of a tub. This can happen as you get older or if your legs have been injured. Lifting a leg over a tub can be dangerous when your health is compromised.
· Given the small space that a standard tub occupies, a custom walk in shower is a better choice over a 60" bathtub.
· A 60" long shower will easily accommodate 2 people. It’s a popular choice for today's busy lifestyles.
· Easy to customize for showering needs or preferences with multiple showerheads, hand sprayers, body massagers, and Rain Can shower heads.
· Easy to customize for those who are handicapped or have mobility limitations.
It goes without saying that a moldy bathtub with dirty grout can really be a turn-off. Nobody wants to bathe in a tub like this. Mold is a growing organism that can make your family sick. If you have mold in abasement, bath or other area of your home, put this project at the top of your list. The faster you deal with a problem like mold, the less damage it will do to walls and floors.
Before you begin, take some measurements of the bath room and draw a diagram of those areas that might be affected by the remodel. That will be a big help. If possible, you might start by creating a diagram of the area. Be sure to include the locations of windows and doors.
When thinking about new flooring, new lighting or any type of repair or remodeling project, there are three major things to keep in mind:
· Fashionable: Does it blend well with the other elements in the room or home?
· Comfortable: Is this something your family can use and enjoy for years?
· Budget: Can you afford it?
Keep these three areas in mind when making your product selections and it can help you narrow down your choices. With flooring, there is such a wide range of excellent choices these days. You can easily match the floor tiles to the shower tiles for a professional look.
Ceramic tile and polished porcelain tile both come in a wide range of colors and styles. You’ll find herringbone patterns, as well as hexagon and mosaic tiles. Choose colors that are somewhat neutral. That’s what most professionals recommend. There are a couple of good reasons for that. For one, if you’re trying to blend in with other, older styles and colors, staying with neutral tones makes it easier.
For another, if you ever want to sell the house, you’ll get a better price if your home has colors that are easy on the eyes. Though you may love emerald green, choosing that as a color for your new tub makeover could make it hard to sell the home.
As you consider your ideas for small bathroom design,it’s easy to eliminate the choices that don’t fit in your budget and lifestyle and narrow down the ones that do.
Kitchen and bathroom faucets can range from $100 to several hundred of dollars. The newest Rain shower heads are available in so many styles that can really make a statement. Your choices simply depend on your own personal style and your budget. However, elegant Rain shower heads are available in extended arm versions and standard shower mount versions.
Massage jets in a shower head can provide an extra benefit.They are easy to use and you can enjoy a soothing massage after a hard stressful day. The best part? They usually cost only a few dollars more. So why not go for it?
Installing the new plumbing for your new tub to shower makeover is best done a professional plumber. They have the experience to ensure that everything is done according to local codes and that there’s no leaking anywhere. Plumbing issues can become expensive so choose your plumber wisely.
If you’ve looked the project over and decided that small bathroom makeovers are not your cup of tea, then give us a call at Construction Performance. We are a full-service remodeling company specializing in home remodeling Houston projects of all sizes.
From small bathroom renovations to whole house renovations, we are here to help with all your remodeling needs. We believe our experience and attention to fine details are what set us apart from other remodeling companies.
We’ve done many tub to shower conversions in the past and have the experience and resources to make sure your Houston TX bathroom remodeling is done right. If you’d like to learn more about curbless showers or you’re ready to replace a tub with a shower,please contact us. Our designers will help you make the right selections so you’ll be pleased with the finished product. We’ll share shower design ideas so that your new shower is both beautiful and functional.
If so, you are not alone. Tub to shower conversions is a popular bathroom remodeling project.