Tub to Shower Conversion

For a truly relaxing experience, a bathroom should cater to your every need. If you’re tired of climbing in and out of a bathtub for your showers, it might be time to consider a walk-in shower.

This option not only makes showering safer, but it opens space in your bathroom, taking you from a small standing area and transporting you into the entire width of a standing shower. It might even look like a brand-new room.


Durable materials that withstand your busy life.


Safer and more comfortable showering experience without having to enter and exit the bathtub.

Many tub-to-shower conversions can be completed in about two days, and you are using your shower within 24-48 hours (this may vary depending on your bathroom’s existing layout and plumbing).


Tub to Shower Conversion

For a truly relaxing experience, a bathroom should cater to your every need. If you’re tired of climbing in and out of a bathtub for your showers, it might be time to consider a walk-in shower. This option not only makes showering safer, but it opens space in your bathroom, taking you from a small standing area and transporting you into the entire width of a standing shower. It might even look like a brand-new room.

What customers have said about Renuity

“So very satisfied”

“Before meeting with Mad City, I didn’t even know replacing my tub with a shower was an option! I am so happy Mad City helped me make the change! I am able to use my bathroom now with no limitations!”

– Nina, Madison, WI
“The install was flawless!”

“My experience was very hassle-free! My wife had a partial knee replacement, it’s easier for her to step in a shower than to step over a tub into a shower. We decided to convert our tub into a shower and upgrade to a more contemporary look.”

– Bruce J.
“Process was incredible”

“The courtesy they used to ensure that there was no damage to our home during the installation process was incredible.”

– Carol & Ron, Madison, WI


  1. Accessibility: Showers are generally more accessible than tubs, especially for individuals with mobility issues or disabilities. A walk-in shower with a low threshold can provide a safer and more convenient bathing experience.
  2. Space-saving: Showers can take up less space than tubs, which can be particularly useful in smaller bathrooms.
  3. Modernization: If your bathroom has an outdated or unappealing tub, replacing it with a stylish and modern shower can update the look and feel of the entire space.
  4. Increased home value: In many cases, converting a tub to a shower can increase the value of your home, particularly if it is done with high-quality materials and professional installation.
  5. Energy efficiency: Showers typically use less water than baths, which can help reduce your household’s water consumption and energy bills.
  6. Quick and convenient: Showers are generally faster and more convenient than baths, particularly for those with busy schedules or limited time. A quick shower can be an efficient way to start your day or freshen up after a workout.
  7. Stylish design options: Showers come in a variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, offering a range of design options to fit your preferences and needs. From sleek and modern to traditional and classic, you can choose a shower design that complements your bathroom decor.
  8. Easy to clean: Showers are generally easier to clean than tubs, particularly if you choose a low-maintenance shower material like acrylic or fiberglass. A simple wipe-down after each use can help prevent buildup and keep your shower looking clean and fresh.
  9. Improved safety: Showers can be safer than tubs, particularly for older adults or those with mobility issues. A grab bar or non-slip flooring can provide added stability and reduce the risk of slips and falls.

The cost of a tub to shower conversion can vary widely depending on a number of factors such as the size of the existing tub, the materials and fixtures used in the conversion, and the complexity of the installation. Without more specific information about the particular project, it is difficult to provide a precise estimate of the cost. However, in general, a basic tub to shower conversion can cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

Medicare coverage for the purchase and installation of a walk-in shower is dependent on each individual’s situation. Renuity customer care representatives can advise you on where to get more information.


Yes! Our local Renuity home service providers specialize in converting your existing wet area into a walk-in shower. The overall dimension of a walk-in shower depends on your current wet area space. The best way to find out what size walk-in shower you can have installed is to have your bathroom evaluated by your local Renuity home service provider.


Yes! Jetted tubs typically have some electrical components, but they’re not difficult to convert into fully functional showers.

Reasons to Replace Your Tub With a Shower

Many people opt to replace their tub with a shower for a variety of reasons. It is often seen as a more practical and affordable way to update the look of your bathroom while also freeing up more space. A shower can also be more accessible than a bathtub, especially if you have mobility issues or limited space in the bathroom. Additionally, showers generally require less water than baths, making them a more eco-friendly option.

Tub to Shower Conversion Process by Renuity

When it comes to bathroom renovations, one of the most popular projects is the tub to shower conversion. This process involves removing a bathtub and replacing it with a shower. There are many reasons why people opt for this type of renovation, such as creating more space, improving accessibility, or simply updating the look of their bathroom. In this guide, we will provide a comprehensive outline of the tub to shower conversion process, including planning and preparation, removal of the old tub, installation of the shower base, plumbing and electrical work, and wall surround and finishing touches.

Planning and Preparation

Before you begin any renovation project, it is important to plan and prepare. When it comes to tub to shower conversion, the first step is to assess your needs and the available space in your bathroom. Consider your family’s needs, including accessibility and safety concerns. You should also take into account the available space in your bathroom, as this will help determine the size and style of shower that you can install. Next, establish a budget and timeline for the project, and determine whether you will hire a contractor or do the work yourself. If you choose to hire a contractor, do your research and ask for references. It is also important to check for any permits or regulations that may be required for your specific location.

Removal of the Old Tub

Once you have completed the planning and preparation phase, the next step is to remove the old tub. This process involves removing fixtures and plumbing, disconnecting the tub from the walls and floor, and demolishing and removing the tub itself. It is important to take precautions to protect your flooring and walls during this process, such as using drop cloths and taking care not to damage any other fixtures in your bathroom. If you are not comfortable with this process, it is best to hire a professional to ensure that the job is done safely and correctly.

Installation of the Shower Base

The next step in the tub to shower conversion process is to install the shower base. This is an important step, as it will determine the size and shape of your new shower. When choosing a shower base, there are many options to consider, including size, shape, and material. The most common materials used for shower bases are acrylic, fiberglass, and tile. Consider the durability, maintenance, and cost of each option before making a decision. Once you have chosen a shower base, it is important to prepare the space for installation. This involves ensuring that the space is level and free of any debris. Then, the shower base can be installed, and any necessary adjustments can be made to ensure a proper fit.

Plumbing and Electrical Work

Relocating or updating plumbing and electrical work is a crucial step in the tub to shower conversion process. Depending on the location of your new shower and the existing plumbing and electrical work, this step may involve rerouting pipes or updating wiring. It is important to consult with a professional plumber and electrician to ensure that all work is done safely and up to code. This step may also involve the installation of a new shower head, valves, and other fixtures.

Wall Surround and Finishing Touches

The final step in the tub to shower conversion process is the installation of the wall surround and finishing touches. The wall surround is an important component of your new shower, as it provides a waterproof barrier to protect your walls and prevent leaks. There are many options for wall surrounds, including tile, fiberglass, and acrylic. Consider the durability, maintenance, and cost of each option before making a decision. Once you have chosen a wall surround, it can be installed, and any necessary adjustments can be made to ensure a proper fit. Finally, finishing touches such as shower doors, fixtures, and lighting can be added to complete the new look of your bathroom. When choosing these finishing touches, consider both form and function. For example, choose fixtures that match the style of your bathroom and are easy to use, and choose lighting that provides adequate illumination for your new shower.

Factors of Cost of Tub to Shower Conversion

The cost of a tub to shower conversion project depends on several factors, including the size of the shower, the materials used, and any additional work required. The shower base is typically one of the most expensive components of this project, as it must be able to hold up to water pressure and weight. Other materials such as wall surrounds and fixtures may also contribute significantly to the cost. Depending on the scope of the project, additional costs may include plumbing and electrical work, as well as installation fees. Before beginning a tub to shower conversion project, it is important to consider all of these factors and budget accordingly.

Other Bathroom Remodeling Services Offered By Renuity

Shower Replacement

We provide professional remodeling services to improve your shower. We specialize in walk-in showers, as well as converting a shower-tub combo into a stall model. Our installations are quick with no hassle, and include warranty protection. The products and services we provide are easy to maintain and make any bathroom more functional and beautiful.

Walk in Tubs

Traditional high-sided bathtubs can pose a risk of slipping. Accessibility and safety features such as handrails, easy entry doors, and ADA compliant designs are available and can help reduce the risk of slips. Our selection includes beautiful designs that will let you maintain your lifestyle and stay in the home you love for longer.


Want a new bathtub? Renuity makes it easy. Our range of replacement tubs can be quickly installed in your current bathroom, often taking no more than one day! Our experts will guide you through the whole process, from measuring up to choosing a tub that matches your space and budget. Plus, our team will ensure a smooth installation, so you can start using your new bathroom quickly.

Shower Doors and Enclosures

Make your shower look more than just functional. A stylish shower door and enclosure can improve the look of any bathroom renovation or remodel, with various styles and finishes to choose from. Swing doors, bypass sliders and glass wall enclosures are available through our team of local providers to help you create the ultimate shower space for your home.

Bathroom Fixtures and Accessories

Personalize your bathroom with custom-made features and accessories. Not sure what options to choose? Renuity offers assistance during the bathroom remodel process. We can provide advice on which features and accessories are suitable for your needs and desires. For instance, we can suggest the installation of a grab rail for the shower, or you may opt for a soap dish for your walk-in tub.

Renuity is Here to Help!

Tub to shower conversion is a popular bathroom renovation project that can provide many benefits, including more space, improved accessibility, and a modern and updated look. However, it is important to plan and prepare for this project, as well as to hire professionals for any work that you are not comfortable with. The process involves removing the old tub, installing the shower base, updating plumbing and electrical work, and installing the wall surround and finishing touches. By following this comprehensive guide, you can successfully complete a tub to shower conversion that will improve the functionality and aesthetic of your bathroom for years to come.


Walk-in Tubs

Your bathtub has the potential to be so much more. It can be a gateway to more comfortable and independent living. With a door and built-in seat, a walk-in bath allows you to soak the day away without fear of slip or fall.


Have an outdated bathtub that needs to be replaced, but you don’t know where to start? We can help turn your outdated and dull bathroom space into a modern oasis that offers all the amenities that will help you rest at the end of a long day.

Shower Doors & Enclosures


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We work with the biggest – and best – manufacturers in the home improvement space. We only purchase materials from brands we trust so that you can feel confident you’re getting top-notch work with materials that not only look great but are also designed to withstand everyday use.

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