7 Bathtub to Shower Conversions for High Style and Open Space
In smaller bathrooms, a bathtub-to-shower conversion saves space
If you love walk-in showers, you’re not alone. A larger showering area, ease of entry, and a streamlined look make walk-in showers an attractive choice. Shower conversions are closely connected to lifestyle. For example, a family with small children may want to keep a bathtub if there is a limited footprint, or if they don’t have room for a separate tup and shower.
See how the following Sweeten renovators converted bathtubs to showers, and how much it transforms their spaces.
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1. From an impractical tub to modern oasis
Without a second bathroom in their Upper East Side co-op, Laura and Randy had to maximize their one bath. They removed the pretty, but impractical, bathtub. And they installed a modern a walk-in shower—with three different shower heads and a seat!
2. Taking back space from the tub
Charon and Lex knew when they first moved into their Gramercy apartment bathroom that the bathtub in had to go. It took up almost the whole room. The new shower with the glass door makes the room feel huge in comparison.
3. From cramped to complete
When Sharon and Laurence decided to remodel their bathroom, they knew it needed a complete overhaul. They considered keeping the bathtub, since tubs can be a selling point for future buyers. But in the end, they opted for a walk-in-shower, since it fit their lifestyle and the room’s small footprint.
4. A standing shower sanctuary
Inspired by her own parent’s accessibility updates, Megan and Zak decided to follow suit when renovating their guest bathroom. They converted the old bathtub to a standing shower, complete with a hand shower fixture.
5. Shower and sink overhaul
Removing the small, pink tub in Giulia’s bath was the best way to get more space for a larger sink. She designed an open shower that’s shorter than the original tub, making more room for a vanity and mirror.
6. Safety first
For Elaine, safety was paramount. When undergoing bathtub to shower conversion, she tasked her contractor with building a walk-in shower with accessible features: a hand bar and shower, plus a rough stone floor for traction.
7. Clean and clear
Tara and Mike already had a tub in the master bathroom, so they removed the tub from their guest bath when gut-renovating. The subway-tile and glass shower reflects light from the window on the opposite end of the room, making the space look almost twice as big!
Thanks to these Sweeten homeowners-turned-renovators for sharing your stories with us!
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