In an effort to go green, more and more Bowie area homeowners are opting for bathtub to shower conversions when remodeling the bathroom. The water conservation benefit, when coupled with the ease of entering and exiting a shower compared with having to climb in and out of a bathtub, provides a compelling argument as to why a shower-only bathroom is a convenient option. In addition, most families discover that they have much more available space in the bathroom when the bathtub is replaced, thus increasing their remodeling and decorating options.
Some newer bathtubs that are meant for soaking and bubbles can hold up to 70 gallons of water. However, even an average bathtub holds 50 gallons of water. No one ever fills the tub to the brim because water is displaced when a person actually gets into the bathtub, and no one wants to clean a flooded bathroom after a soak in the tub, so the average bath uses approximately 40 gallons of water. A 10-minutes shower, on the other hand, with a low-flow showerhead, uses only 20 gallons of water. Clearly, for those wishing to save on water usage and consequently on their water bill, showers are the way to go.
Another reason that showers are a popular bathroom remodeling choice is that they provide ease of entrance and exit. This is especially helpful for those who might have difficulty getting in and out of a bathtub, but it is also convenient for anyone who wants to be able to enter and exit a shower without the hassle of climbing over the edge of a bathtub. According to injury statistics, getting in and out of a bathtub is one of the most hazardous bathroom activities.
Most families rarely use the bathtub, opting instead for the quicker and easier shower. However, the unused bathtub takes up the majority of available space in the bathroom. When remodeling, homeowners discover that they have many more decorating options available to them when they opt for a standing shower over a shower/bathtub combination. With the exception of Bowie families with small children who are bathed in the bathtub, most families discover that their tub only gets used a few times a year. When that is the case, many opt for increased space over the ability to have a seldom-used bathtub available on the off chance that someone may want to take a bath.
Those in the Bowie area who are looking at remodeling a bathroom or bathrooms in their homes should consult with a bathroom repair and remodeling company to ascertain whether they could benefit from the increased space and water savings that a bathtub to shower conversion would offer.
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