For those who work outside the home, the morning rush to get ready is almost legendary. If you are not a morning person, getting ready for work in the early hours can be a major drain on your mood and energy level. But the morning rituals can be easier if you are using the right equipment. A soak in the tub, although relaxing, is quite time consuming. It is also difficult to wash long hair in a bathtub. For ease of use, many people prefer to shower in the morning before heading off to work. If you only have a bathtub in your home, consider a shower conversion. A tub to shower conversion will speed up your morning routine so that you may not be so flustered in getting ready for work, and can even get there on time for a change.
A bathtub to shower conversion is a major remodeling project, but one that will bring full functionality as well as unrivaled beauty to your bathroom. Before you begin on a tub replacement shower project, you will first need to do a bit of planning about what you want to change in the bathroom, and then go look for shower conversion parts to do so. You will certainly want to consider modern bathroom features such as a linear drain when you are going to convert tub to shower in your home. The type of drain you want to use in your tub to shower conversion will have further reaching impacts on other pieces of bathroom remodeling parts, such as bathtub replacement shower pans that will need to be purchased prior to retrofitting the bathroom.
If you go with linear drains in your bathtub replacement shower pans, you will save money over installing a traditional round drain. In order to go from tub to shower, a linear drain requires only a single slope to the shower floor so that water drains properly, whereas a round drain requires a round slope around it, and this takes much more time to construct, which adds to your labor costs.
A shower conversion that utilizes a linear drain also affords you with great interior design style. When you convert tub to shower with a linear drain placed at the doorway of the shower, you can have an easy access shower that requires no lip to hold the water in. You could even create a wet room or ADA-quality bathtub to shower conversion using the same linear drain. A tub replacement shower can also take advantage of the decorative drain covers that come with linear drains. Beautiful cover patterns, such as waves, dots or even a no-show drain, are entirely possible.
Using these ideas will result in your shower conversion project having the final result that you want, namely creating a gorgeous bathroom that also is not a hindrance to getting ready in the morning.