|Palatine, Illinois-based Bath Planet (a BCI Acrylics company) says many homeowners don’t use their bathtubs anymore. Whether for safety reasons or because they just prefer a nice, hot, steamy shower, these customers are flocking to Bath Planet’s tub-to-shower conversions over keeping their unwanted soaker. Here, we talk with a Bath Planet representative about the benefits of this home-enhancing offering.
ZRYLW: Welcome to ZRYLW! Great to have you here today.
Bath Planet: Thank you for the invitation.
ZRYLW: Today we’d like to talk about ways to utilize unused space in the home. Do you have any suggestions?
Bath Planet: One of Bath Planet’s most popular services is our professionally installed tub-to-shower conversions.
ZRYLW: What’s that?
Bath Planet: This is where we remove an old bathtub and replace it with a liked-sized shower floor. The tubs we remove are typically ones that don’t get used.
ZRYLW: Ah, I see. So, turning the space into a shower improves the room’s functionality?
Bath Planet: Exactly. Many people simply don’t enjoy baths. Others opt for the conversion for safety reasons.
ZRYLW: It’s easier to step over a low-profile shower basin than a bathtub…
Bath Planet: That’s right, it’s also easier to keep clean than an old bathtub.
ZRYLW: Now you’ve got my attention.
Bath Planet: Our acrylic shower bases can be cleaned with a soft cloth and warm water.
ZRYLW: No chemicals?
Bath Planet: A deeper clean (which is rarely needed) can be achieved with a simple all-purpose cleaning spray.
ZRYLW: That makes it much easier than scrubbing on hands and knees.
Bath Planet: Absolutely. But that’s just one of the many benefits of converting an existing bath.
ZRYLW: Tell me more…
Bath Planet: Eliminating high sidewalls means more space to stretch out while bathing. And, since the bases are custom built, they are sealed tight to prevent water intrusion.
ZRYLW: Meaning a Bath Planet shower won’t succumb to ugly black mold and mildew?
Bath Planet: Yes!
ZRYLW: Can you tell us the difference between the tub-to-shower conversion and a barrier-free shower? Are they similar?
Bath Planet: In many ways, yes. The primary difference is that the barrier-free showers don’t have the step over. They are geared toward mobility impaired individuals who may have trouble navigating even a small obstacle.
ZRYLW: Is this a good option for wheelchair-bound older adults?
Bath Planet: Yes, and the barrier-free option can be customized with a seat and grab bars for added safety.
ZRYLW: That’s great to know. But, speaking of accessories, what options would a customer have on the conversion?
Bath Planet: We offer a full line of extras, including shower rods and doors, towel rings, corner caddies, soap dishes, and beautiful fixtures in chrome, nickel, and bronze. We even have shaving stands!
ZRYLW: Now, I suppose the big question is how much does it all cost?
Bath Planet: That’s the best part, in my opinion. Bath Planet takes pride in providing affordable bathroom solutions. We don’t use book pricing, since your bathroom and your personal wants and needs aren’t like anyone else’s. We have a team of expertly trained design consultants who make a personal house call to take measurements, answer questions, and present color and pattern options. Once that’s done, we write a custom estimate.
ZRYLW: How can our readers get started?
Bath Planet: They can go online to BathPlanet.com or call one of our knowledgeable reps at 800.459.9529.