Walk-in Shower vs. Tub-Shower Combo – Which Is Right for You?

Walk-in Shower vs. Tub-Shower Conversion

One question that perplexes many homeowners who are considering a bathroom remodel—or perhaps have already begun one—is whether to install a walk-in shower or a tub-shower combo. While the differences between the two may not be far-flung, each has its own advantages and drawbacks that should be considered in light of your specific situation. The following are some common scenarios that may prove helpful when weighing your options.


Consider what you currently have in your bathroom. If you have a shower, especially one with a smaller footprint, installing a tub-shower combo might require extensive floor and wall construction work as you’ll need to create enough space to accommodate a tub. Also, consider how losing some of your square footage might affect your bathroom’s functionality.


If you or a loved one have limited mobility and you’re remodeling primarily to make your bathroom more accessible, a walk-in shower is preferable as it eliminates the need to step over a high ledge and into a potentially slippery tub. If this is a concern of yours, or if standing for even a short amount of time is challenging, it may be worthwhile to investigate walk-in tubs as another option.

Resale Potential

Are you planning to sell your home in the future? If so, then it’s probably a good idea to go with a tub-shower combo as having a bathroom capable of accommodating shower-takers as well as those who prefer to take baths will help your home appeal to a larger share of the house-buying market.


You should also consider who will be using the bathroom the most. If we’re talking about your master bathroom, and you mainly take showers but love the occasional bubble bath, the tub-shower combo is a no-brainer. However, if the bathroom in question is a guest bathroom, a walk-in shower might be a better bet as it will be easier for your guests to access and few guests, if any, will have the time or inclination to take a leisurely soak in the tub while visiting.

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For all your bathroom remodeling needs in the Nashville, Tennessee, area, you can turn with confidence to the experts at American Home Design. We’ve been serving homeowners since 1977 providing top-of-the-line bath and shower replacement products such as walk-in tubs, showers, bath liners, tub-shower combos, and more. If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, our experienced team will be happy to discuss your project with you and help you choose the bath, shower, or combination unit that would work best for you and your family.

To learn more about partnering with American Home Design, contact us today to schedule a consultation at your Nashville-area home.

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