Should You Replace Your Bathtub with a Shower?


Most homeowners decide to remodel their outdated bathrooms at some point for sought-after and popular features such as walk-in showers. Dramatically redesigning your bathroom and getting rid of outdated and dreary designs to replace them with softer colors will bring about an inviting feeling for guests when they freshen up.

Here are some things to think about if you’re interested in replacing your bathtub with a shower:

Making the decision

Before you make any decisions take a look at your bathroom and assess the situation to see how much room you have and make sure to examine your budget.  Hiring a professional to help you remodel your bathroom will assure that the design you choose and your budget are both realistic goals.  If you already have an outdoor hot tub for relaxation then you have nothing to lose. However, if you have young children or pets then you might want to reconsider forgoing your bathtub.

If you are planning on moving in a few years consider different points of interest to appeal to a broader range of people. Updating your bathroom will be a great investment if selling your home is a possibility.


Give your local plumber in Melbourne, Florida a call before you get too invested in making the change in your home. After you have a consultation with Brevard Plumbing we will be able to help clearly define some parameters. We can help explain what the maximum shower size your bathroom can support. It depends on the layout of the bathroom for the ideal location of your new shower. The shower placement may or may not be in the existing place of your bathtub. This would require more plumbing work if your new shower is in a completely different location compared to your bathtub. After viewing your bathroom we can have a conversation with you about figuring out the impact of the overall costs for the project to stay within your budget range. The national average for remodeling a bathroom is $9,633 while the lower end of the spectrum is around $2,500.

Schedule an inspection today if you’re thinking of making a big change in your bathroom with Sun Plumbing and we can help discuss the next steps.

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