Walk-In Bath and Shower Removal
Should I replace my bath with a walk-in shower?
If you’re having issues with the accessibility of your current bathroom, changing your bath or shower may seem like the best solution. However, if you have a small bathroom or the current layout of the room doesn’t work well, the task might not be as simple as replacing what’s already there.
When it comes to deciding if you should replace your bath with walk-in showers and baths, it is best to arrange a home visit with one of our expert team members. They will be able to look at your situation and assess your needs, making suggestions for your bathroom that you may find invaluable. They will let you know if they think a walk-in shower works suits your needs and can offer guidance into how your bath or shower will be installed. For more information about how a walk-in shower or bath is installed, take a look at our guide.
If you struggle to use your existing bath, however, it may be a good time to consider swapping it for a walk-in shower. These are easier for people with mobility issues to use as they remove the need to step over the high sides of your bathtub as well as sit down, which is something that you may find difficult.
How to convert tub to walk-in shower
If you’re looking to convert your tub into a walk-in shower, you will have to have the fixture removed entirely. This is because walk-in shower units have a low threshold to make it easy to access. The removal of your bathtub can cause disruption to your bathroom, so it is important that you speak with a professional before making an investment.
The process of converting your bath into a walk-in shower will involve remodelling your bathroom. During this step, a home visit will be arranged where your bathroom measurements can be taken and your requirements for your new shower can be discussed. There are many different options for this, so a walk-in shower can work in any shape or size bathroom.
For more information on how walk-in showers and baths are installed, please take a look at our walk-in bath and shower installation guide.
Renovating any room in your home can seem like a mammoth task, especially if you’re changing up the layout of your space. Tearing out existing features, retiling and making alterations to the plumbing can be time consuming and can put your bathroom out of use for extended periods of time. None of this is particularly helpful, especially if you have low mobility.
If you’re wondering about adapting your disabled bathroom to make it more accessible, perhaps with the addition of a walk-in bath, there are a few things that you’ll need to take into consideration before making the investment. From how much damage to your bathroom the installation process can cause whether or not it is the right solution for you, find out more in this guide.
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