While a bathtub is a common feature in a traditional bathroom, they don’t always get a lot of use. In fact, according to research most people prefer a shower over using their tub for a bath. That’s why most homeowners are choosing to leave a tub out of their bathroom remodel project. The annual Home Design Trend survey revealed that as much as 65% desired a stall shower without a tub. If you’ve been considering eliminating a traditional tub from the equation, here are five reasons why it might be ideal for you.
Make Room for Your Dream Shower
If you’re thinking of building the large shower of your dreams, then you should consider going tub less. Most building codes require that the floor of a shower stall be approximately 30 by 30 inches and 36 inches wide. If you’re following these guidelines when building, then your tub will likely require modification. In a small bathroom, a tub and shower enclosure aren’t ideal. Make room for a spacious shower stall by opting out of a tub.
Increase the Space in A Small Bathroom
Does it feel like your small bathroom is crowded? This can be especially so if you have a freestanding tub. In many small bathrooms, the shower enclosure is tucked into the corner of the bathroom and hidden by a shower curtain. A bathroom occupied by a large clunky tub takes up most of the square footage. If you desire a lighter and airier space, going tub- less can help such a small space feel and look bigger than it actually is.
Tubless Shower Stalls Are Super Functional
Many homeowners choose to eliminate a tub from the bathroom for a freestanding shower because it increases functionality. In homes with elderly or disabled residents, freestanding showers are mobility friendly. Shower stalls without a tub enclosure can provide a low entry way for easier wheelchair access.
It Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive
If you’re not ready to take on an expensive full bathroom remodel project, no worries. You can go tub less without moving your shower. You can seek out contractors who have experience performing tub to shower conversions.