Bathroom Remodel Ideas: Tub or No Tub?

When was the last time you took a long luxurious bubble bath? Sure, it always sounds like a great idea to soak in the tub with a book and a glass of wine. But the truth is, most of us just don’t have the luxury of that much time. When homeowners are ready for a bathroom remodel, they’re eyeing shower tile designs and no threshold showers, not large jet jacuzzi tubs. While years ago, tubs may have been all the rage, they are disappearing quicker than ever. Larger and more luxurious showers are taking their place, as well as more counter space, storage, and breathing room.


Here are some things to consider before taking out the tub in your master bathroom remodel:

  • Do you have time? In the amount of time that you have lived in your house, how often has anyone used the tub? It takes time to fill the tub and soak. Jumping in the shower may not sound luxurious now, but with some new bathroom remodel ideas, a shower can feel just as relaxing, but more efficient.

  • Do you need more space? Is your bathtub full of dust? Or even worse, laundry or cleaning supplies? That is a sure sign that the space the currently holds your unused tub could be put to better use.

  • Do you have a tub in another bathroom? Maybe you have a tub in your guest bathroom or other bathrooms in the home. You want your master bathroom to truly suit your current wants and needs. For resale value, it may be wise to have a bathtub in at least one bathroom. Parents with small children who may be looking at your home will definitely need a tub in at least one bathroom.

  • Is safety becoming an issue? Low threshold showers are a beautiful design for your bathroom because they can make a space look much larger and create a nice flow to your bathroom. But they are also much safer than a tub. Stepping in and out of a slippery tub at any age can be risky. A no threshold shower takes away most of the danger of slipping in the bathroom.

Ideas for bathroom remodeling will come and go, so stay true to what works for you and your family. At New Life Bath and Kitchen, we are here for all of your bathroom remodeling needs in Santa Maria, CA and surrounding Central Coast areas. Whether you want to keep that tub and upgrade your bathroom, or tear it out and create a luxurious new shower, we can help you with your remodeling needs.