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Can any tub be converted into a shower? What about transforming a shower into a bathtub?

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Growing up, our parents always said “anything is possible.” But as you grow older you start to realize that perhaps maybe not just anything is feasible when it comes to home improvement.

One common bathroom improvement we’re often asked about are tub-to-shower conversions, and the other way around, shower-to-tub. The good news is that in this case: almost anything is possible! However, there are a few parameters to think about if you’re considering converting these spaces in your dream bathroom.

Plumbing Possibilities

The best part of a tub-to-shower or shower-to-tub conversion is that our master plumbers typically do not have to move plumbing. This can be one of the biggest headaches of any bathroom remodel, and Bath Expo’s approach to conversions can be a big relief. Because you aren’t moving water supply or drain lines, we can make simple modifications to save you big money on plumbing costs.

You can rest assured that any simple issues will be completed by some of the most experienced and qualified professionals around because we only perform this work with master plumbers. The best part is it often can happen in as little as one day.

Functionality & Space

Converting a tub to a shower is can generally be done within the footprint of your existing bathtub. If you remove the tub, you are left with plentiful footprint to build a luxurious shower . If you have a free-standing tub or a window: don’t rule out the conversion. We can usually plan around these kinds of challenges.

On the other hand, converting a shower to a tub may be a bit more complex, depending upon the current dimensions of your shower. Because most building codes specify that the floor of a shower stall should at least be 30 inches square, you may end up short on space for the new tub.

Either way, don’t worry too much, our design consultants can help plan a conversion to meet your specific desires while maximizing the available space in your bathroom. Also, if you ever change your mind about the conversion, the great news is that it is incredibly easy to reverse.

Features & Fixtures

No matter the bathtub or shower, Bath Expo can personalize your new space with matching fixtures and tons of features so that it’s perfect.

If you’re considering a tub-to-shower conversion, one thing to think about is your shower door. If you have a smaller bathroom, a sliding glass door can maximize space. If you’d prefer a hinged door, we’ll plan and allocate space for the door to open and close.

Both of these kinds of conversions come with different benefits for cleaning and safety. With tons of options for seating, grab bars, shelving and more, Bath Expo can help you choose the right accessories to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable.

Curious to see if you can convert your shower or tub?

Let our experts do the hard work. Beginning with accurate measurements and a solid design plan, we guide you through the process. Don’t forget: most simple tub-to-shower conversions take as little as a day to complete. Get started today with a free quote.

Transforming Your Bathroom: A Step-By-Step Guide

Transforming Your Bathroom: A Step-By-Step Guide

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We know the feeling. You’ve spent enough time “sprucing up” the bathroom and you’re officially ready for a true transformation. Here’s what to expect when working with Bath Expo on your new dream bathroom.

Get a free bathroom remodel quote.

Now that you’re ready to make a change, the first step is a free quote created specifically for your needs. We can either visit your home or schedule a virtual consultation to review the bathroom’s biggest pain points. This consultation lasts about 60-90 minutes and our design expert will listen to your goals and recommend design options based upon your style and budget. They will also take accurate measurements of your space to ensure an accurate quote.

During the consultation, we can show you a variety of solid surface products including showers, bathtubs and walk-in tubs as well as faucets and fixtures. You may be considering a bathtub conversion that transforms an old, worn-out tub into a sparkling, new walk-in shower. If there are specific safety needs to address, we’ll work with you to find a cost-efficient and hassle-free solution.

Our experts will evaluate everything involved in your project and will provide you with an exact quote that won’t come with any pricing surprises.

Watch the transformation.

Did you know your dream shower or bath could take as little as one day to complete? Before beginning any demolition or tearing out the old stuff, we’ll go over the remodeling timeline and prepare your family for the big change. Depending on the scope of your remodel and products needed, everything could be complete in a day or just a few short weeks.

Bath Expo’s team includes certified master plumbers who take pride in their work and also undergo rigorous training. No matter the challenge, our team is fully equipped to handle it, leaving you with a safe and beautiful bathroom. They’ll properly deal with plumbing, install a vapor barrier, cement backerboard and waterproof membrane to protect your home. Our crew will carefully install the wall surround of your choosing, if needed.

Finally, we’ll haul off old material and will walk you through all the features of your new shower or bath

Relax and enjoy your new shower or bath!

Because our solutions are low-maintenance and backed by a limited lifetime warranty, your beautiful new shower or bath will last for years to come. Because solid surfaces are specially engineered for cleanliness, caring for your bathroom is a breeze. Never again will you need an abrasive product or scratchy scrubbing pad. Simply use a soft cloth and a cleaner as simple as vinegar and water to loosen any mineral deposits or soap scum. Because solid surface solutions are inherently antimicrobial, germs and bacteria will be the last thing on your mind!

Our mission is to make every client a customer for life. We know that you’ll love your new bathroom for the entire lifetime of your home. Just like Nancy, whose shower we replaced in 2017:

“Fabulous! I am very happy. The process was fairly painless, and it turned out even better than expected. We think the color should be called Cafe Au Lait, so beautiful. Those installers were very sweet and helpful – Mikey and Marvin were just wonderful. They stayed until 10:30 to finish. They are such hard workers, and I truly appreciate all their efforts. I usually worry about having people in my house and they made me feel very comfortable.”

Remember, you don’t have to wait for your dream bathroom! We’re here to help. Reach out for a free, no-commitment quote or to discuss financing options today.

Skeptical of solid surface acrylic bathrooms? Get the facts from Bath Expo.

Skeptical of solid surface acrylic bathrooms? Get the facts.

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As one of the germiest rooms in your house, the bathroom is the space where quality materials matter the most. Not only should your shower or tub provide comfort but its construction should stand the test of time while keeping your family safe. Compared to stone, tile, granite and many other materials, solid surface acrylic offers an inherently sanitary and bacteria-resistant option for bathroom remodels with minimal upkeep.

Even the most skeptical homeowners can’t argue with these surprising facts about solid surface acrylic products like showers, bathtubs and walk-in tubs:

Bacteria Proof

As a non-porous, hygienic material, solid surface acrylic creates an environment that is unfriendly to bacteria. All of our bathroom products are made from 100% virgin acrylic infused with Silver Shield™ Technology. It’s an FDA-approved, state-of-the-art technology used in hospitals and medical facilities. How does it work? Silver ions attack microbe cells by continually emitting charges that can penetrate microorganisms, preventing bacteria from growing and reproducing. With seamless installation, harmful bacteria can’t hide in gaps or crevices. You won’t have to worry about mold or mildew either since all installations are handled by our master plumbers, with a keen eye for fine craftsmanship and sanitation.

Stain Resistant

Ranging in countless textures, styles and colors, acrylic material is luxurious and beautiful in any home. It is completely customizable, so you can choose the base color, wall surround and accessories you want to create the bathroom of your dreams. Because it is naturally impermeable, stains simply can’t penetrate the surface. Acrylic is also extremely durable, resisting chipping, cracking and denting. While materials like granite need to be sealed and maintained to resist staining, with acrylic, your maintenance is simply properly cleaning surfaces.

Easy To Clean

Our solid surface products mimic the appearance of granite, marble or stone without complex cleaning routines. Disinfecting is a breeze and won’t break your back. It’s perfect for busy families and anyone with mobility concerns because you’ll never have to use an abrasive cleanser that requires scrubbing. We recommend cleaning with a soft cloth or sponge and an approved cleaner. Your bathroom remodel is protected with our limited lifetime warranty as long as you own your home. You’ll have peace of mind and a germ-free home.

Is it the best choice for your bathroom?

We’ve remodeled thousands of bathrooms throughout Texas and firmly believe that acrylic showers, bathtubs and walk-in tubs are an excellent choice for homeowners. It’s why we offer top of the line products from Jacuzzi® and BathWraps and guarantee 100% satisfaction for our customers. Read our reviews and you’ll discover the difference.

How To Choose a Bathroom Remodeling Company

How to Choose a Bathroom Remodeling Company in Dallas, TX: A Step By Step Guide

Bathroom Remodeling CompanyIt’s been on your mind for a while now—how much you’d love to transform an outdated or just plain ugly bathroom in your Dallas, Texas, home into a beautiful and functional space. Perhaps you’ve been putting off your bathroom remodel because you don’t want to deal with the hassle. Or, maybe you just feel overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing a bathroom contractor that you can trust with such a significant investment in your home. This is understandable. After all, there is no shortage of companies that would love to have your business, but there are far fewer that deserve it. If you’re struggling to choose a bathroom remodeling company, our step by step guide will help.

Step 1: Research Your Options

With so many bathroom remodeling companies serving your area, you’ll need to start by narrowing down your options. First, make sure any company you put on your shortlist provides all of the services that you need. Then, begin researching the credentials of those companies. Consider factors such as their rating with the Better Business Bureau, customer reviews, experience, and any awards that they have received. You don’t only need to rely on internet searches during this step. Ask people you trust for recommendations.

Step 2: Interview Candidates

Once you’ve narrowed down the list of bathroom remodelers, you can start reaching out to them. Pay attention to the details. When you call, are you greeted by a friendly, professional representative who answers your questions or a frustrating automated phone maze? Have a list of questions ready to ask. Some essentials include: Are you bonded and insured? How are your installers trained? Can you show me examples of your work? Do you have references available?

Step 2: Choose Your Bathroom Remodeling Company

After you’ve further narrowed down your list of choices, you can arrange consultations with the remaining candidates. Be sure to ask if there is a fee involved with this step. The best bathroom contractors will provide a free, no-obligation consultation. The consultant should be an expert who is there to help you make the best choice for your home and budget. So, if they try to pressure you into making a quick decision, consider it a red flag.

If you find a bathroom remodeling company that you think would be a good fit, you’re not done yet. Be sure to get the quoted price and payment schedule in writing, as well as the scope of the work, any warranty information, and any other details you may have discussed before signing a contract.

Consider Bath Expo for Your Remodeling Project

When researching bathroom remodeling companies, we hope you’ll consider Bath Expo. We are bathroom experts who truly care about our customers and are known for delivering personalized service and a great value. When you contact us, you’ll see right away why we maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and countless homeowners have trusted us with their remodeling projects.

We understand that it can be difficult to choose a bathroom remodeling company to take on a project at your home in Dallas, TX, and we’re committed to making your experience as enjoyable as possible. Contact Bath Expo today to learn more about our bathroom remodeling solutions.

WEBE Hopeful!

This blog post was originally posted on our sister site. To see the original post, click to www.windowexpo.com.

There’s a fun little tidbit about being Window Expo & Bath Expo.  And that is:

Window Expo = WE

Bath Expo = BE

We call ourselves “WEBE” all of the time. Which makes for some fun internal conversations!  On our internal Facebook Team page, it’s fun to see the unique usage for “WE-BE” in hashtags left by team members in their posts.  Recently I have seen:

#WEBEUnited   #WEBEStrong   #WEBEFamily   #WEBEAwesome  #WEBEaBlessing…and so on.  So fun!  It really has become part of our culture.

 

Our recent blog posts have all been focused around surrounding you, our community, with messages of hope.  We are carrying this through all of our messaging here at Window Expo & Bath Expo, in hopes that we can send more encouraging content into our community as we navigate this time of uncertainty.

 

#WEBEhopeful is the message we are leading with.  And we are asking you to join us in our endeavors!  We want to know: What has brought you hope?  How are you experiencing hope?  Who has brought you hope?  Do you have a message of hope to share?

 

We want to know!  Please send us your message or post it to your Facebook or Instagram and tag us at @windowexpoandbathexpo with the hashtag #WEBEhopeful.

 

Spread the word of hope today, and let’s encourage and support one another with #WEBEhopeful. 

Facebook screenshot with chalk rainbow drawings.

 

Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful 

A Message Full Of HOPE

The original version of this blog was posted to our sister site on March 30. To view the original post, click to www.windowexpo.com

What an amazing response to our prior blog post, “A Sign of Hope!”  Keep sending us your rainbow pictures or post to Social Media.

 

Bath Expo is a company of faith, and for over 12 years, we have had a mission to serve our fellow Texans well, by improving the lives we touch. We may provide quality bath and shower replacement solutions for your home, but YOU, the person, the family, always come first.  And it has been and is our pleasure to serve you.

 

Because of that foundation of faith, I wanted to simply give you a word of hope, found within the story of Noah. 

 

Noah’s Ark may seem like a children’s story of old, but it is a story ever so relevant today.  As we find ourselves more at home, our homes may start to feel a little like the ark Noah and his family were in for 40 days!  Although I am personally glad I only have one spoiled cat to care for, instead of hundreds! Ha!  Oh my, could you imagine?!

 

In Genesis Chapter 8 verse 1, it says, “And God Remembered Noah.” 

 

Yes, Noah was not forgotten. He was placed in that ark, the refuge God provided, to keep him and his family safe.  God didn’t just shut the door and say good luck! He had Noah, and his family, secure in His hands the entire time.

 

You may be feeling stuck in the Ark like Noah, but remember, God is there.  He loves you and is keeping you safe.  He will not leave you and will provide a way for us all, once it is safe.

 

Even when a little window in the ark is the only view we may have, God sees the bigger picture.  (Genesis 8: 6-22)  A rainbow promise is waiting for us on the other side!  Stay Strong Fellow Texans and keep hope.  Soon, we will be on dry land.

 

If we can serve you further, please call or visit us anytime.

 

Your Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful

 

P.S. – Here are some more rainbows we have received! Keep drawing rainbows as a sign of hope, and send us a photo!

 

A Sign Of Hope

The original version of this blog was posted on our sister company website on March 24. Click to www.windowexpo.com to view the original.

Although this may not be a typical post from our company, we found the more we shared this amazing story with others, the more it brought hope! And we could all use some hope right now. Pause and enjoy. #WEBEhopeful

 

Coronavirus.  COVID-19.  Terms that were not in our everyday language just a few short weeks ago.  Now our world, country and even the great state of Texas know them well.  They are terms that have stopped us in our tracks, having all of us wondering when we will take steps forward again?

Here at Bath Expo, we too have felt the impact and uncertainty of what is to come.  But last Wednesday night, a sign of hope was delivered to our company, and it all started with a text message from a previous customer of our sister company, and a painted window.

I was sitting on my couch that Wednesday night when a text message came through with this photo:

Girl painting rainbow on window with message "God has us! God has your company too! I love this window!"

 

In the midst of a difficult and uncertain week for us all, our wonderful customer sent us this sign of hope.  I cannot tell you how this encouraged our company and team.  After letting her know this, she simply texted back:

 

Go paint a rainbow.

 

So we did!  Our team returned to our offices and homes the next day, took our Expo Markers, and started drawing rainbows as a sign of hope:

At the close of the business day, storms started building here in Dallas.  I sat in my office watching the winds plow through the trees, the sky growing dark and the rain coming down in sheets.  I looked to my rainbow on my office window, and pushed through wrapping up my day.

 

At 7:20pm, I left my office and as I turned from the parking lot onto the street, sunlight hit my face, and as I turned, I saw this:

Y’all, that’s a FULL RAINBOW OVER OUR OFFICE

 

Now that’s a sign of HOPE. I just sat in awe of God’s goodness and gifts of hope to us in times of uncertainty.  It is our hope at Bath Expo that you cling to hope right now.  As a company, we’ll be focusing on bringing messages of hope and being hope in our community for the next 40 days.  It is our prayer this brings you encouragement and hope.

We encourage YOU to draw a rainbow at home!  Draw, take a pic, tag us:

@windowexpoandbathexpo with the hashtag #WEBEhopeful.

 

Your Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful

Does Remodeling a Bathroom Increase Home Value?

Bathroom Remodeling Updating a bathroom is a remodeling project that many homeowners undertake for the sole purpose of enjoying their space more. However, often times when a person is looking to sell their home, they will also undergo a bathroom remodeling project with the hope that it will increase their home’s value. But does remodeling a bathroom really increase home value? The quick answer is yes—remodeling a bathroom will usually increase a home’s overall value—but there are lots of other aspects to consider. Let’s take a deeper look into the reasons why a bathroom remodeling project is a wise project to undertake when preparing your home for the housing market.

A New Bathroom Is More Convenient for the Buyer

Many buyers who are looking at homes don’t want to invest money into a home that requires a lot of work. If your bathroom needs an upgrade when you put it on the market, you can expect low-ball offers because the new owner will have to remodel it. On the other hand, if your bathroom has just been renovated, you can increase your asking price.

It Enhances the Appearance of Your Home

There’s no debating the fact that a newly remodeled bathroom will enhance the overall appearance of your home. This will certainly catch the eye of potential buyers, making it more likely that they will place an offer on the house, which can help you not only sell your home more quickly, but also increases the chance that the offers will be much higher than if you would have left the bathroom as is.

It Provides a Good Return on Investment

A typical return on investment (ROI) for a mid-range bathroom remodel typically sits at around 60%. This is actually a pretty good return in terms of home remodeling projects, and the added benefits that come along with this type of project such as increasing the chances that your home will sell quickly make this type of remodel a great choice.

Professional Bathroom Remodeling Services Available from the Experts at Bath Expo

Since 2006, Bath Expo has been helping homeowners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, as well as throughout Central Texas remodel the bathing areas of their homes. Remodeling just the bathing area can increase the aesthetics and functionality of your bathroom at a fraction of the price when compared to a full remodel. Some of the bathroom remodeling options we offer include:

What’s more, we have highly trained technicians who perform all of our installations, so you can be sure that no matter what upgrades you decide to invest in, your new bathing area will look and function just as it was intended to. Plus, we can typically complete installations in just a day or two, minimizing the amount of time your bathroom will be under construction.

Customizable & Durable Products

When you partner with Bath Expo, you can feel confident that you’re making a wise decision because all of our products are available in a number of customizable options to meet your functional and aesthetic needs. Plus, because they are made from a sturdy acrylic that is resistant to denting, fading, and chipping, and are also infused with an antimicrobial agent that prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria growth, you can count on receiving a product that will be easy to maintain and look great for years to come.

Give Us a Call Today

If you would like to learn more about the bathroom remodeling options we have available to homeowners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, as well as throughout Central Texas, contact the professionals at Bath Expo today.

Do It Yourself vs. Professional Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling Deciding to take on a bathroom remodeling project can be an exciting yet nerve-racking time. That’s because the thought of having a brand-new bathroom that will be customized to your exact liking is a wonderful thought but the process of getting to the final outcome is not going to be easy. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, one question that you might find yourself asking is “should I perform the remodel myself, or hire professionals?” The answer to the question can be complicated and will be based on a number of factors that should be considered carefully. Let’s take a deeper look into this question to see what option will be right for you.

Do It Yourself Bathroom Remodeling

It’s no secret that a bathroom remodeling project can get expensive, so it makes sense that you would want to look for ways to minimize the cost. One idea that usually goes through people’s minds is, “I bet I could save money by doing this myself.” While in theory, yes, you can save money by performing the labor yourself, the reality is, doing it yourself will likely end up costing you more in the long run. Unless you are a contractor, you probably don’t have the skills or knowledge to perform the job correctly. This can lead to costly mistakes, including having to redo a portion of the project or breaking something that will need to be replaced. And even if you do install something correctly, it probably won’t look as nice, which is the entire point of a remodel in the first place. What’s more, unless you have a lot of skilled friends who are willing to help you for free, the project will likely take you much longer than having a professional do it, which will not only cost you your spare time but also render your bathroom unusable for a long period of time.

Hiring a Professional

While turning to a professional remodeling company to perform your bathroom renovation may cost more, you will be able to rest easy knowing that the job will be performed correctly. Professional companies have the experience and skilled employees to get the job done right. They will work hard to ensure that everything is installed correctly and operates perfectly, so your bathroom ends up looking just like it was intended to. What’s more, a good contractor will offer a guarantee, so you can count on them to fix anything that went wrong.

Upgrade Your Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank by Having Bath Expo Remodel the Bathing Area

At Bath Expo, we specialize in remodeling just the bathing areas of bathrooms. This type of remodel can give your bathroom a beautiful new look, while also providing you with a tub or shower that you’ll truly enjoy, all at just the fraction of the cost when compared to a full bathroom remodel. Plus, we only use highly trained technicians to install all of our products, so you can be sure that they will look and function just as they were designed to. We offer a variety of bathroom remodeling options, including:

What’s more, all of our options are durable, easy to clean, and customizable, allowing you to feel confident that they will last for years and blend in perfectly with the rest of your bathroom. Plus, they can typically be installed in just a day or two, minimizing the amount of time your bathroom will be under construction and allowing you to start enjoying your new bathing area as quickly as possible.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about the bathroom remodeling services we have available to homeowners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, as well as throughout Central Texas, contact the professionals at Bath Expo today.

How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Bathroom Remodel While it’s nice to have a large and spacious bathroom, not all homeowners can afford this luxury. If you have a home that has a small bathroom that you wish was larger, there are some actions you can take to at least give it the appearance of a larger one. Consider the following tips and tricks:

Choose Light Colors

Light colors such as white and yellow tend to create the illusion of a more open space. If you want to make your bathroom seem larger than it really is, consider painting your bathroom these colors, or choose a wallpaper with these colors.

Get Rid of the Clutter

Having a clean and tidy bathroom will make your bathroom appear more spacious. Put items that aren’t essential away in storage areas so that all that’s left in your bathroom are must-haves.

Utilize Mirrors

Adding mirrors to your bathroom will make it seem larger because it will reflect all of the light in the room. This effect can be achieved either with a large mirror or multiple smaller ones. One trick is to place a mirror opposite the window, if you have one. This will allow it to reflect both natural and artificial light all around the room.

Eliminate the Shower Door or Get a Clear One

If you have a shower door that is frosted or has some type of design on it, it will make your bathroom look smaller. That’s because our eyes stop at the door. Consider replacing the door with a clear one, or even better, getting rid of it altogether and replacing it with a shower curtain. By pushing the shower curtain to one side, you will be able to see all the way to the back of the wall.

Add Depth to the Walls

If you have some artistic talents, consider painting a mural on the largest open wall. Another good idea is to hang a picture that looks like a window with a nice view of the outdoors on the wall. These tips will help to expand the look of your bathroom.

Remove Items That Stick Out

Items that stick out from the wall and cut into the middle of the room can make the room feel smaller. Consider removing wall-like shelves, hanging racks, decorative accessories, and similar fixtures.

By utilizing some of those tips, you’ll be able to create the illusion of more space in your small bathroom, which will go a long way to giving it a larger feel.

Bath Expo Provides High-Quality Tubs & Showers

Whether your bathroom is large, medium, or small, having a new tub or shower is a great way to add beauty to it while also increasing the enjoyment you get from your bathing experience. If you live in the Central Texas area and are in the market for a new tub or shower, contact the professionals at Bath Expo today. We would love the opportunity to help you create the bathroom of your dreams.