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Things to Consider before Starting a Tub-to-Shower Conversion

Whether you need more space or desire a more efficient bathroom, a tub-to-shower conversion can be a huge undertaking. Before conducting a search for “bathroom remodelling contractors near me”, there are a few things to consider, such as the space available and your budget. For such a major renovation, it can take time, which may become an inconvenience especially if it is the only bathroom in the house.

Tub-to-Shower Conversions

Consider the Costs and Your Available Budget

First, as with any home project, a budget should be set in stone. Planning a bathroom remodelling project can easily get out of hand without a particular budget. Think about what you expect to accomplish with the tub-to-shower conversion.

Is it the only work you plan on having done in the bathroom? Perhaps the faucets, sink, toilet, or counter need to be updated. Don’t forget that you may need to factor in work or repairs to the surrounding walls and flooring after the renovation is complete.

Weigh Value vs. Convenience

Depending on your reasoning for the remodel, you may want to decide if the work is worth the time, effort, and money. Is this a valid investment? Do you use your tub often or would you benefit from a larger shower instead?

Many people renovate their bathrooms before they attempt to sell their homes but don’t always get the money back out of the sale. Keep in mind that what’s practical for you may not be practical for someone else. Talk to a real estate agent to determine whether a tub-to-shower conversion can improve your property value.

Be Realistic about How Long the Conversion Will Take

A remodelling job of any kind can take up to several weeks. A tub-to-shower conversion will require the bathroom to be cordoned off so it’s important to make another arrangement if there are no other facilities in the home. Remember to take into consideration if you are having other work done in the bathroom at the same time as this will lengthen the renovation time.

Be Willing to Hire Professionals

Unless you are a qualified plumber, carpenter, and possibly an electrician, a bathroom conversion is not the type of job you want to make into a DYI project. With everything that is needed to perform a tub-to-shower conversion, there are many things that can go wrong.

For your next bathroom remodelling project in the GTA, contact the knowledgeable team at Lampert Renovations. Our family has been in the renovation business for nearly a century, expanding our services to meet various renovation needs. We offer free in-home consultations for your kitchen or bathroom renovation, including tub-to-shower conversions. Contact us today to visit our showroom or get a free consultation.

About Lawrence Lampert

Lawrence Lampert is the third generation running Lampert Renovations with over 45 years’ experience in the family business. He first started working for his father at the age of 15.  In 1980, Lawrence began running the retail end of the business, gaining experience in selling products and designing showrooms. Lawrence began running Lampert Renovations in 1995 and started up Lampert Bath Liners Plus in 2004, providing customers with acrylic bath liner systems as a grout-free and budget-friendly solution.

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