As you prepare for your bathroom remodeling project, carefully consider whether to install a tub or walk-in-shower. Before making a decision, speak with the design services team at Tom’s Best Quality Remodeling. Our expert design team will walk you through the entire renovation to ensure you achieve the bathroom of your dreams.

Bathroom Remodel

Choosing Between a Tub and a Shower

As you remodel your bathroom, you may be struggling to decide whether to install a walk-in shower or a tub. Consider the following four questions to guide your decision:

1. Do You Have a Tub?

Having at least one bathtub is important if you ever plan to sell the home. Not having one will likely eliminate young families from the list of potential buyers. If you only have one full bathroom, a combination shower/tub will serve you and future tenants well. Alternatively, if you have more than one full bathroom, consider the size of your bathroom and how frequently you use the tub to guide your decision.

2. How Big Is the Bathroom?

Showers tend to take up less room than a bathtub. If you have a small bathroom, a walk-in shower will save space and make the bathroom feel bigger.

3. Who Uses the Bathroom?

Preferences for a shower or tub vary based on stage of life. Young adults tend to prefer showers, while families with young children prefer tubs. Elderly people and those with disabilities typically prefer walk-in showers for safety and ease of access. If you are remodeling the master bathroom, consider your needs and preferences. If space allows, consider installing a soaker tub and a walk-in shower to accommodate all of your needs and create a sense of luxury.

4. What Is Your Budget?

Your budget will dictate the scope of your remodel. Walk-in showers, for example, tend to be more expensive to install than a tub. This depends on your existing fixtures, though. Updating an existing feature is far less expensive than installing a new one. Conversely, converting from one style to another can add up quickly. 

Request a Free Consultation

To request a free consultation for your bathroom remodeling project in Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Barrington, IL, or the surrounding areas, call Tom’s Best at (847) 202-6465. We will tackle any size of remodeling project and make your renovation goals a reality. In addition to bathrooms, we also provide kitchen makeovers, basement finishing, and home additions.