When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, a tub-to-shower conversion is a great way to open up the space while also increasing the value and functionality of your bathroom.
Whatever the reason behind it, remodeling a tub into a shower involves just four main steps:
- Design Consultation with a Contractor
- Measurements and Solidifying Style/Type Decisions
- Demolition/Removal of Tub
Design Consultation with a Contractor
With any remodeling situation, the first step is figuring out what can be done with a space in the first place, so this is the time to get the creative juices flowing.
For this step in the process of a bathroom remodel, we always suggest enlisting the help of an expert. You’ll want to think through what you want to change about the space, but an expert will help ground the brainstorming to reality.
Measurements and Solidifying Style/Type Decisions
After the consultation, homeowners should have a lot of options on the table regarding shower color, height, width, stall design, fixture design, etc., so now is the time to start making an actual decision.
When working with a construction or remodeling team, the measurement phase also occurs during this step, so everything can be customized and purchased accordingly.
Demolition/Removal of Tub
While your new shower is being designed, fabricated, or purchased, the old tub needs to be removed, so this next step involves a total demolition of the current setup.
During this time, it’s recommended that homeowners not use the bathroom being remodeled as it will turn into a mini construction zone. Things like water are usually shut off to that part of the house, and whenever demolition and installation occur, for safety reasons, pets and people should avoid the area.
It’s worth noting that during the demolition construction crews will keep an eye out for any plumbing issues. If an issue like a leak, for example, is exposed now is the time to fix it or you risk a larger issue in the future.
Once the old tub is completely removed and the space is prepared, it’s time for the new shower installation.
Depending on the type of shower you choose and additional design features like new flooring, wall tiling, or lighting a tub-to-shower remodel can take up to a week to complete fully.
Installation timing is also dependent on labor availability and the arrival of parts. If something is on backorder or super customized, more time might be needed.
After the new shower is installed the construction team will test out everything, which will include hooking up your bathroom water supply. They will also check on things like hot and cold water coming out of the correct faucets, seals, and water pressure.
Your Bathroom Remodeling Contractors
If you are located in Phoenix, Arizona, or the greater metro area and are interested in remodeling your bathroom, our team at AZ Bath Masters is standing by to help with your next project.
We specialize not only in tub-to-shower conversions, but overall designs to create a totally new look and feel for your bathroom. Whether it is a tub, shower, cabinet set up, vanity, mirror, or flooring improvement, we pride ourselves on being the best bathroom remodelers in Phoenix (and we have over 30 years of experience under our belt).
Give us a call to discuss your project and schedule your free in-home consultation today.
AZ BathMasters is a locally owned and operated bathroom remodeling company specializing in Cultured Marble Tyvarian shower and tub conversions, walk-in-showers, and tub and shower side-by-sides. Our conversions produce a fresh, clean, and beautiful atmosphere and with over 200 color and design choices we know you will find just what you are looking for.
From a Full bathroom Remodel and Upgrade to a tub or shower conversion, AZ BathMasters Has Got You Covered.