Guides and Tips on Replacing Your Bathtub
Your Overland Park or Olathe home may be in need of a bathroom update, but if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t know where to start. At Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling, we always suggest that our clients think about the areas of their bathroom (or any room they are remodeling) that don’t get very much use. In the bathroom, that answer is inevitably the bathtub.
If this sounds familiar, keep reading and we’ll tell you how to replace your bathtub with something a lot more functional and beautiful! Here are a few of our favorite ways to convert an unused bathtub into a really awesome bathroom feature:
Install a tub-shower combo
So maybe it’s not an original idea, but at least you’ll get some use out of that space! You can do away with your shower and make room for something else in that space – maybe extending the closet? – by simply combining your shower and tub. Ready-made insets are easy to install, or you can choose to add tile and a shower head above your existing tub.
Build a walk-in shower
A walk-in shower is an attractive feature in any bathroom, but mainly they are only seen in master bathrooms because of the amount of room they require. Many of them are a focal point in the bathroom, with intricate tile designs or ultra-modern materials and fixtures. Today’s walk-in showers feature multiple body jets, seating areas and shower heads that produce a rain-like effect, transforming your shower time into a luxurious spa experience!
Wet rooms are becoming more popular for a variety of reasons. The difference between a wet room and a walk-in shower is mainly that wet rooms do not have restricting barriers, or, if they do, only walls made of glass panels. Homeowners like wet rooms because they offer a seamless design, making them perfect for small bathrooms. They are also a really good choice for anyone who has mobility issues that make stepping in and out of the shower challenging.
If you’re dead set on having a tub, we can offer several ways to make your bathroom look better than ever with a tub as a major fixture. For example, you can choose to install a custom tub liner over your existing bathtub, or you can opt for tub refinishing to make your old one look brand new! Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling can also replace your tub with a new one quickly and affordably, depending on your specific requests.
Because your tub and shower are the two largest fixtures in the bathroom, it’s a good idea to start planning your bathroom remodel with these two things in mind. Once you have a clear idea about how you want to proceed, many of the other decisions will fall into place with the help of a pro like the ones from Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling.
With all the options available to you, there’s no reason for any Kansas City, Mission, or Roeland Park resident to hang on to an old, ugly bathtub!