If you’re tired of the old and no longer enjoyable bathtub in your bathroom have you considered replacing the tub with a walk-in shower? This isn’t exactly the easiest project for the homeowner to complete but it’s also not the most expensive project for a professional either. A new shower in your bathroom will modernize your bathroom, give you a fresh start and allow you get more enjoyment out of this usually boring room.
If you want to convert your tub-to-a-shower then you’ll need to consider a few things.
Consider Hiring a Pro
This isn’t just self promotion either. Whenever you have water involved (ie your bathroom) there are many extra precautions and minute details that need to be taken to protect your bathroom from water intrusion. An otherwise fancy bathroom could be ruined in a matter of weeks or months, and could possibly lead to even larger repairs (think mold, damaged sub flooring, rotted framing etc…). Alone Eagle Remodeling is the local tub-to-shower pro in the Harrisburg, PA area. We’ve been serving South Central Pennsylvania since 2009 and owner, Todd Stull has been in the bathroom remodeling business for over 15 years. Many of our projects have been repairing bathrooms that were worked on by contractors who were less than qualified.
What Is Involved Converting My Tub To A Shower?
First of all, we’ll need to make sure that your tub footprint is going to be large enough for your shower plans. In some older homes it’s not uncommon to have a really small bathroom. There could be extra planning and work involved if this is the case with your home.
Determine The Specifics
These are things like your shower valve height, where you want the shower fixture to be located, the style of shower you want and any other design/build specifics for your shower. Do you want glass doors? or a linear drain? maybe you want specially tiled walls, the options are endless but you’ll need to nail them down first.
Remove The Old Bathtub
Once everything has been planned and we know it’s all going to fit within your space (it’s possible to make space if we need it!) Your old bathtub will be coming out to make room for your new shower. We’ll dispose of it properly for you as well, rather than leave it in your hallway for you to deal with.
Inspect The Plumbing
Anytime you tear into the plumbing system of a home it’s always a very wise idea to inspect everything. There may be some upgrades available to you or better ways of setting things up for your specific project. It’s likely you’ll never have the plumbing exposed again so take this opportunity for preventative maintenance.
We Install Your New Shower
There are many parts to the installation process, and we don’t need to go over every single one here. Whether it’s tile, stone, glass or ceramic your new shower will be installed as per the manufacturers specifications and with any other tricks of the trade we’ve learned over our 15 years in the business. As a professional we take the extra precautions necessary to ensure that your new shower remains water-tight and doesn’t intrude or cause damage to other parts of your home. A hastily installed shower by someone you found on Craigslist, not so much.
Alone Eagle Remodeling is a bathroom remodeling contractor serving the Harrisburg, PA area. We specialize in tub-to-shower conversions in both older and modern homes. If you have a bathroom remodeling idea, or a bathroom remodeling question give us a call, drop us an email or leave a comment on our blog. We’d love to hear from you!