A popular project among today’s homeowners is to remove their old fiberglass tub/shower module and replace it with a solid surface or tile walk-in shower (in this case solid surface). Homeowners who are using their tub/shower module just for taking showers (most adults don’t bathe in shallow fiberglass tubs) find that stepping in and out of a tub can be a hassle and sometimes even dangerous. A practical alternative is to change it into just a shower to create a bathroom they love. This reduces frustration, is a safer alternative to stepping in and out of a tub, and increases the usable space available for showering.
For these particular retired homeowners, replacing their old cheap fiberglass bathtub was an excellent choice. They were sick of stepping in and out of a bathtub that never was used. Their new walk-in shower is not only functional, but also very attractive. They chose an affordable solid surface material called Granitex for the shower with a stylish glass tile deco band to add a unique look to the bathroom. They upgraded the plumbing by adding a new 2 headed shower fixture with the magnetic docking by Moen. This is an easy upgrade that can take a shower from simple to luxurious.
They also wanted to upgrade their glass from a sliding door to a pivoting door. Their original door was a thin cheap builder grade slider that we replaced with a beautiful and 3/8″ thick pivoting door with a fixed panel. We also added additional functionality by moving the shower valve to the opposite wall – at the entry. This simple upgrade allows the homeowner to easily turn on or off the water without having to climb inside the shower to reach the valve. Our team is always thinking of ways to improve the lives of our customers – it’s the foundation of our business.
This simple and affordable upgrade to your bathroom can not only add value to your home, but also provide ease of use in your day-to-day life. Give us a call today for your free bathroom remodeling consultation.