News from the Block, Innovate Building Solutions Blog
News from the Block, Innovate Building Solutions Blog
Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block
Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block

5 New Bath to Shower Conversion Ideas

roll in barrier free shower for bath to shower conversion


Updated January 20, 2019

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. Your small bathroom doesn’t need to be boring ever again!


New Bath to Shower Converstion Option 1 – The 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. With this shower base former you’ll remove the old tub, put the shower base former in and waterproof the entire room. Your bathroom will feel larger and become more stylish. Look at how fashion-forward this 5′ x 8′ bathroom looks now.

Shower Base Guide Download

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A one level bathroom with a waterproof wet room system


New Bath to Shower Conversion Option 2 – Walk in curved glass block shower using a shower base which will fit where your tub used to be (with no door!) 

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. It’s also fun that you’ll be able to blow up the maintenance of your nasty builders-grade cheap shower door.

Curved glass block walk in shower wall and base in a Columbus Ohio home | Innovate Building Solutions
Curved shower curb for a glass block shower


New Bath to Shower Conversion Option 3 – Using a shower shield with a reinforced acrylic shower pan 

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. It’s also nice to know these acrylic shower pans are reinforced with a multi-density fiberboard underneath them so they’re sturdy and won’t squeek or move when you walk on them.

shower shield or screen for a small walk in shower
This shower shield is used on a 60″ wide opening for a walk in shower in a space formerly occupied by a tub


New Bath to Shower Conversion 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!

acrylic roll in shower pan with a water barrier strip | Innovate Building Solutions
Acrylic roll in shower pan with a water barrier strip


New Bath to Shower Conversion Option 5 – Curved sliding glass enclosure with elbow room to spare! 

It’s always nice to have more elbow room in a shower stall.  Using this curved acrylic shower pan and glass enclosure – the small space previously occupied by a bathtub can become a focal point of the bathroom. Since they’re made in standard sizes they won’t set you back an arm and a leg to own them.

Curved glass enclosure with a curved shower pan in Cleveland Ohio | Innovate Building Solutions
Curved and reinforced acrylic shower pan with a standard curved glass enclosure


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. Give us a call if you’re looking for materials (factory direct on a nationwide wholesale basis) or a qualified remodeling contractor in Cleveland or Columbus Ohio.

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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