Replacing a tub with a shower: what are the benefits?

It’s a bit like Clash of the Titans. What equipment should be installed in your bathroom between the shower and the bathtub? Sure, both have their merits, but between the heart and the mind, it’s time to be sensible and count the points. While water is becoming more and more expensive and it’s heating too, that we often lack time and space, the shower provides serious arguments to convince us to adopt it. How do you turn your bathtub into a walk-in shower? Here is a list of the many benefits of replacing your bathtub with a shower.

Because when furnishing a bathroom, it is always important to decide between the two most important pieces of equipment: the shower and the bathtub. If you don’t have the space and budget comfortable enough to afford both, most of the time you’ll have to choose between one or the other. Surely the bathtub allows you to immerse yourself in warm and relaxing water, but is this comfort worth it? Because daily repeated use, sometimes by a large family, can cause astronomical costs for water and heating, but it can also take a very long time! The advantages of a shower over a bath are undeniable (see below), so between the two, the former certainly takes precedence over the latter. In a new building or a complete renovation, the arguments in favour of the shower will therefore be a question of common sense. But replacing a bathtub with a shower can also be considered a targeted operation, especially since it can be done in a day or two. Removing the sink and its frame takes tens of minutes while installing a shower tray only takes a few hours. With an Italian shower, on the other hand, an exposure time that can last several days must be observed.

Of course, such a replacement also involves some painting or tiling to unify the whole, so it’s wiser to include it in a broader bathroom makeover. But most of the work is neither very complicated nor necessarily very expensive. For less than 1000 euros including installation, a device replacement is possible. Especially since the operation pays off quickly due to the possible water and heating savings. In households with only one bathtub for washing, such a project is legitimate. Because by replacing your shower with your bathtub, you not only save time and money every day, but you also do something for the planet by reducing your water and heating consumption.

Then, it just makes sense that a bath lasts a lot longer than a shower. On the one hand, it takes 10 minutes to fill the bathtub and then another 5 to wash, while a shower usually takes less than 5 minutes. Again, it doesn’t seem like much, but on the scale of a lifetime, more than 10 minutes saved each day is huge. In this way, a large family can easily reduce the fluctuation in bathroom use by half an hour in the morning, which is not negligible in the early hours of the morning!


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Author: Renata Kralevska


A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.


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