AZ BathMasters

Are you wanting to remodel your bathroom to make it more accessible? Do you have a tub in a bathroom that you just do not use? Maybe you have an older or handicapped family member who needs the convenience of a shower over a tub. Whatever the reason, converting a bathtub to a shower is a great way to spruce up your bathroom while also making it extremely functional.

A tub to shower conversion can also be a fairly non-invasive renovation, and the steps are extremely straightforward:

  1. Consultation
  2. Style Decision
  3. Demolition
  4. Installation

Breaking Down the Process

With a tub to shower conversion, the renovation can simply involve the space where the tub currently is — nothing more. Homeowners do not need to touch any other part of their bathroom if they do not choose to, so this can be a very cost-effective renovation.

The first step in any renovation though is figuring out what you want to do to a space. This is where a consultation comes into play. Discussing your project with a contractor or renovation company (like us) will help provide the guidelines for the project. This is also where a homeowner can discuss budget and if other pieces of the bathroom will be included in the renovation or not.

After a homeowner decides what type of shower they want and the working space they have for the project in the bathroom, the next step is choosing the shower style. This involves, but is not limited to, the following:

  • What color
  • How high
  • How big
  • Walk-in shower vs. stall design
  • One piece vs. more custom made design
  • Bathroom floor to shower transition
  • Decisions on the fixtures
  • Safety components like handrails

After the new shower design features have been determined, demolition can happen.

Demolition involves the full removal of the tub from the bathroom space. If it is a current tub/shower combo, the whole thing will be removed. If homeowners have a construction team complete the project, proper disposal of the tub is also usually included.

The idea is to get the space as clear and open as possible. This is also when the plumbing system exposed by the demolition can be assessed. Converting a tub to a shower also involves the floor and walls of a space in the bathroom which all need to be prepped.

After the demolition of the old structure(s) and the plumbing components have been given the thumbs up, installation can occur. Depending on the type of shower design and floor and wall additions new shower installations can take up to a week to complete. With any renovations dealing with plumbing though, patience is key.

We are Bathroom Remodel Experts

If you are located in the Phoenix, Arizona, or surrounding areas, let AZ BathMasters help you with your next bathroom remodeling project. We know a thing or two about tubs and showers, so you can trust that we will be with you every step of the way. Contact us today to discuss pricing options and to schedule your free design consultation.


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.


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From a Full bathroom Remodel and Upgrade to a tub or shower conversion, AZ BathMasters Has Got You Covered.