It wasn't all that long ago that a bathtub-shower combination was a popular solution for homes with small bathrooms. It may have made sense at the time, but it is estimated that a third of all household accidents happen in the bathroom. Is it any wonder that this statistic is so high when you need to maneuveryourself over a wet tub and stand on a slippery, wet tiled floor?Let's face it, as time goes on and we get a little older, the prospect of completing this feat gets a little scarier. If you're tired of risking your family's safety in your practically prehistoric old bathroom, why not consider getting rid of that old tub and installing a modern shower instead?
Out With The Old
The first thing you need to decide is just how much of the old bathroom and the fittings you plan on getting rid of. Are you just getting rid of the bathtub or are you renovating the entire room? If you can afford it, this is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and to have the entire area remodeled. After all, it's not going to be a good look if you install a fantastic, modern looking shower and keep the rest of the old bathroom around it the way it is. However, if the surrounding area still look good then you can just get rid of the tub and have a new shower installed.
While You’re At It, Check The Plumbing
Renovating is the perfect opportunity to take care of any plumbing problems you may have. You can have the plumbing checked for cracks, leaks or any other problems. After they are all taken care of you can rest assured that you won't have to take your bathroom renovations apart anytime soon. In fact, you may already need to have some plumbing work done, particularly in the case of taking out the tub and replacing it with a walk in shower.
Walk-In Shower Ora Tray?
A trend that picked up speed in recent years is to construct a shower cubicle out of water-resistant opaque glass panels. The beauty of the walk-in shower is its simplicity. It is easy to keep clean and if there is no glass door, your shower is always open and ventilated so mold is less likely to be a problem. The other alternative is to tile the surrounding walls and install a shower tray. Either way, you will have a shower that is easier to use and keep clean. Contact our team at Drywall Repair & Remodeling Beverly Hills to consult with our experts on which option is best for you.