Shower baths are on-demand home improvements that can help you increase the total value of your house. This combination gives your bathtub superior versatility, functionality, and overall safety.

However, adding a shower to your walk-in bathtub is not an easy process. It can also be quite expensive, depending on the final result you want.

We’ll help you update your old walk-in bathtub by adding a shower. We’ll also give you some excellent tips on doing it without spending too much.

How to Add a Shower to a Bathtub

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You already have a walk-in tub in your home. It is useful and safe, especially for kids and the elderly. However, your bathtub can be improved, and installing a shower in it is an excellent way to do it.

Use a Rain Shower Trim Kit for Walk-In Bathtubs

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At Bath Planet, our rain shower trim kits can add shower functionality. They feature slide bar hand showers you can fully adjust for optimal height and an overall better experience. Additionally, all shower kits are made with high-quality stainless steel for superior durability.

These are the benefits of using one of these shower kits:

  • The rain shower trim kit is easy to install and use.
  • It provides durability without compromising style and looks.
  • This kit has excellent compatibility with walk-in bathtubs.
  • Its shower head provides excellent water pressure for a soothing shower experience.
  • It was designed to fit most existing tub spouts and tub faucets.

Note: Adding a shower trim kit to your walk-in tub is a small and affordable bathroom remodel that can bring many benefits. However, if you don’t think you can install the kit by yourself, you should contact a specialist to do it for you.

Add Privacy with a Walk-In Tub Shower Curtain Kit

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When adding shower functionality to your walk-in tub, you need to consider where the water will go during the shower. For instance, most showers have enclosures made of fiberglass or other materials to keep the bathroom floor from flooding.

If adding an enclosure to your walk-in bathtub is not an option, you can consider a shower curtain kit. This kit was designed to fit walk-in tubs while preventing water from flooding your bathroom floors. It comes in different colors and shapes to match any bathroom style and feel.

Here are the benefits of using a walk-in tub shower curtain kit:

  • Each shower curtain has the ideal height to fit walk-in bathtubs.
  • The curtain rod is made of brushed nickel, stainless steel, and oil-rubbed bronze for superior durability.
  • The curtain is made of high-quality and resistant materials for a longer lifespan.
  • This shower curtain kit is easy to install and maintain.

Note: Regular shower curtains won’t fit your walk-in bathtub. They are longer and wider than what you need.

Consider the Shower Wall Style Options

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Before using your new bathtub shower combo, you need to ensure your walls are protected from moisture. Walls made for bathtubs don’t need moisture protection because bathtubs don’t generate a lot of steam. However, showers are steamy, and they can damage your bathtub walls.

At Bath Planet, we provide a wide selection of shower walls in all shapes and colors. That way, you can ensure your new walls will fit your bathroom’s style. We also offer advice for interior design if you are not sure about which option to choose.

Add a Shower to Your Walk-In Bathtub with Bath Planet in Southwest Florida

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If you are looking to update your walk-in bathtub with a shower, Bath Planet by Clear Choice USA of SWFL is here to help. We have a wide selection of rain shower trim kits and shower curtains designed to fit your walk-in bathtub. Check out our website for more information about our products and services!