We have already shown you the reasons why having a walk-in shower can be an aesthetically pleasing choice. However, we have yet to touch upon the big elephant in the room: How will having a walk-in shower only affect your home’s value? We’re so used to having a bathtub in every bathroom that it almost seems taboo to consider doing the opposite. I’m pleased to tell you that having a walk-in shower can actually add value to your home! Consider the reasons touched upon previously about bathroom shower remodels:
-Ease of use
-Creating more space
-Elegance of shower doors
-Shower benches, jets, body sprayers, teak accessories
Creating a more pleasurable showering experience should be enough of a reason to remodel. When making the decision about a bathroom shower remodel, you want to be sure you are remodeling your bath for you and not some hypothetical future tenant. However, home value is an ever present concern to most homeowners. Fortunately, bath and shower remodels are always a safe bet. Consider HGTV’s suggestion:
Upgrade your bath area. With an 85 percent return, install a shower with body sprays and stone surround tile. If you are not selling right away, you will feel like you are in a Zen garden every time you step into your bathroom.
Even Realtor.com, the Official Site of the National Association of REALTORS, agrees about bathroom shower remodels:
Adding a shower to a bathroom makes your whole house more attractive to potential buyers, as well as making environmental and economic sense. Since a shower with a water saving head uses approximately 2.5 gallons of water per minute while a normal bath consumes 40 to 50 gallons, you can readily see how having even a ten minute shower instead of taking a bath will save you both water and money.
So no worries, remodeling from a tub to shower is not only a fiscally sound decision, it’s a worthy investment in your home too! If anything, the biggest factor in tub to shower conversions is where to have the bathroom shower remodel; and even that isn’t too hard – The master bath seems to be the most popular choice. Showers are generally the preferred bathing method of adults and so having a functional yet stylish option in the master bath makes sense. And when it comes to home value, we again look to Realtor.com for their advice “real estate agents and designers say that as long as you have at least one bathtub in the home, a missing, massive tub in the master suite won’t likely dampen your chances at resale.”
Consider what a bathtub is generally used for: bathing children, washing pets; maybe even cleaning awkward shaped items (The last time I used the bathtub was to clean my shower curtain). Having a bathtub as an option in a guest room while having the beautiful shower you want in the master bath can make sure you’re covered on both ends of the spectrum.
So, now you have the whole truth! A bathroom shower remodel is a viable option for the new bathroom you really want. I suggest you take a look at our tub to shower conversion examples and then give us a call at 713-939-1744 to set your free, in-home appointment. Why wait!?