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5 New Bath to Shower Conversion Ideas

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

roll in barrier free shower for bath to shower conversion

roll in barrier free shower for bath to shower conversion

From searching the Internet you may come to the conclusion that the only option to convert a bathtub into a shower would be with an acrylic shower base and sliding shower doors – but nothing could be further from the truth! In the article below check out 5 new and unique types of entries, bases and styles of glass being used in these conversion projects.

 

New Option 1 – No threshold barrier free shower base

 

It’s now possible using a glass reinforced plastic shower base to remove an old tub in a bathroom as small as 5’ x 7’ and make a one level roll in shower and wet room that is safe and stylish.

 

a glass reinforced plastic base was used underneath this roll in shower design

a glass reinforced plastic base was used underneath this roll in shower design

New Option 2 – Walk in curved glass block shower in a 60 x 32 or 60 x 34 base

 

Using either an acrylic or ready for tile base you can have a glass block walk in shower where a tub used to be! A stylish curved wall will make it score high on the cool scale.

 

curved glass block walk in shower for a bath to shower conversion

curved glass block walk in shower for a bath to shower conversion

New Option 3 – Using a shower shield with an acrylic base

 

Shower shields are usually constructed with a stationary glass enclosure plus a pivoting door that allows larger entries at the end of a shower. They provide a contemporary upscale style while simultaneously providing a safer entry.

 

Obscure glass shower shield that converted a bathtub into a shower

Obscure glass shower shield that converted a bathtub into a shower

New Option 4 – Roll in shower with an acrylic or ready for tile base

 

For many people a bath to shower conversion is an important choice to allow them to stay in their homes longer (or “age in place” as some people call it). A roll in barrier free shower provides access for someone who uses a walker, wheelchair or other mobility devise. The great thing is these showers don’t need like your in a hospital!

 

roll in barrier free shower for bath to shower conversion

roll in barrier free shower for bath to shower conversion

New Option 5 – Curved sliding glass enclosure

 

It’s always nice to have more elbow room in a shower stall.  Using the “Bowfront” acrylic base and cost effective curved glass wall system by Fleurco – the small space previously occupied by a bathtub can become a focal point of the bathroom.

 

curved sliding glass enclosure for a bath to shower conversion

curved sliding glass enclosure for a bath to shower conversion

How many of these new 5 options were you aware of? Do you have any questions about which of these systems would provide the best option for you? Feel free to comment or provide questions below.

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for more nationwide supply or an estimate on installing one of these unique bath to shower systems visit The Bath Doctor of Cleveland (216-531-6085) or Columbus (614-252-7294). For nationwide direct product sales call Innovate Building Solutions (877-668-5888). For complete bathroom remodeling contact Cleveland Design & Remodeling (216-658-1270).

 

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Mike Foti

President of Innovate Building Solutions a nationwide supplier and regional (Cleveland and Columbus) remodeling contractors. Some of our product lines include glass counters, floors, backsplashes, glass blocks and grout free shower and tub wall panels

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