When it comes to doing a bathroom remodel, some of your biggest decisions will revolve around what to do with the bathing area. Should you install or upgrade an existing tub? Should you remove the tub? What’s right for you?
Turns out right now more and more homeowners are opting for a walk-in shower. Here are three great reasons why so many others are getting walk-in showers, and why you may want to consider one too…
Walk-In Showers Are Safer
Provided you choose a non-slip material for the flooring, you’ll find that curbless walk-in showers are much safer than your typical tub. That’s because many accidents happen to people when they are trying to exit or enter a tub. This is incredibly hard for people who are elderly, disabled or otherwise have limited mobility. Even small children have problems getting into and out of a tub.
This problem is eliminated when you install a curbless walk-in shower, because you don’t even need to step over a ledge. In fact, it’s a great option if you or someone in your household uses a wheelchair or walker, as you can roll into this shower stall since there is no ledge to obstruct passage.
Walk-In Showers Are Easy to Clean
Your typical shower or tub set-up has plenty of components and corners to clean, including a glass door. Walk-in showers are much more minimalist and simple, which makes them easier to clean. If you opt for a door-less and curtain-less shower, then you don’t even have to deal with the typical grime and mildew that builds up on these components.
Walk-In Showers Open Up a Room
Tubs can make even a bigger bathroom seemed cramped. Shower stalls and tubs separated from the rest of the room by a door or curtain can also close off a room and make it seem smaller. On the other hand, a walk-in shower really opens up a room due to its seamless design. If you do opt for a shower door, then choose frameless glass so that the shower stall doesn't cut the room in half.
There was a time when people thought having a tub was absolutely necessary in a full bath. Today, more homeowners are opting for the safety, convenience and great look of a walk-in shower.
Regardless of whether you ultimately choose a walk-in shower, a traditional shower or a tub, your next step is to get in contact with the friendly and experienced design and remodeling team at Todd Whittaker Drywall, Inc. They have nearly 20 years of experience helping people create the bathroom of their dreams, and they’d love to help you too. To find out more about what TWD can do for you, get in touch today at https://www.twdaz.com/contact-us.