When you renovate your bathroom, there are a lot of decisions to make. One of the more tricky choices will be whether to install a walk-in shower, a bathtub, or a shower and tub combo. Each option comes with benefits, but the final decision will depend on what’s most important to you. If you are confused about which style would be best for your bathroom, we can help. Below, Merit Kitchen and Bath listed some tips on how to choose a fixture that best serves your needs.
Consider Your Current Bathroom Layout
Think about the current layout of the bathroom. Replacing one tub with another is less costly than converting a shower space into a tub space or vice versa. We recommend considering how much you want to spend for your bathroom conversion before settling on any major changes to your plumbing and fixtures.
Are There Other Bathtubs in the House?
It may seem like a good idea to ditch all of the tubs in your home and install showers instead. However, we never recommend this. Try to keep at least one tub in the house in case it is ever needed. It also will help to keep the value of your property up in the event you choose to sell it later. Most potential homeowners will want to have at least one tub in any home they consider purchasing.
Is There Enough Room?
For homes that already have a spare tub, you will now need to consider available space. If your bathroom area is very small, your renovation efforts may benefit most from the installation of a shower stall instead of a bathtub. Your extra space could then be used for storage or a large vanity.
Be Energy Efficient
If you are looking to save on energy, then low use shower heads are a good idea. Not only will you save water, but you will also make your home a more attractive option to potential buyers who are worried about the environment. Tubs, in general, will use much more water than a shower, so keep that in mind during your renovation.
Be Mindful of Who Uses the Space
There is more to a bathroom renovation than just creating a beautiful space. Think about who will be using the bathroom most often and create a space that fits their needs. If you are older, then a shower with support handles is a good idea. For couples with children, a tub may be best. There are even options that can accommodate both if you have space and room in your budget.
How We Can Help
When you have considered all of your needs and are ready to remodel your bathroom, Merit Kitchen and Bath will be there help. Our highly trained renovation professionals are standing, ready to complete your bathroom project on time and according to budget. If you are interested in more information or if you just want to discuss your Richmond Hill bathroom renovation options, give us a call at (416) 562-1068 today.