Will a Walk-In Shower Increase Home Value?

by | Oct 1, 2021 | Signature Kitchen & Bath Blog | 0 comments

Bathwraps has good information on walk-in showers and the possible benefits to add value to your home.

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Investing in bathroom upgrades is a smart move if you’re looking for ways to increase home value. The trick, however, is finding bathroom improvements that answer to both your needs and the needs of future home buyers, including products that boast outstanding aesthetic appeal and functionality. That being said, one of the best ways to renovate your bathroom is by focusing on the wet area. By upgrading the bathtub and/or shower system, you can dramatically improve the room’s usability and appearance. In this article, we’ll focus on the ways that a walk-in shower system can add value to your home—helping you make a confident decision on whether or not it’s the best upgrade for you as well as any prospective homeowners should you one day decide to sell.

What Is a Walk-In Shower?

Before we get into the pros and cons of walk-in showers, let’s take a closer look at what they are. Simply put, walk-in showers—also referred to as curbless showers or roll-in showers—are contemporary shower systems with a seamless threshold. Thanks to this unique design that promotes easy accessibility and enhances the bathroom’s appearance, they make excellent investments that can potentially increase home value.

Since walk-in showers do not have a threshold or curb to step over, they help reduce the likelihood of trip-and-fall accidents—making them the ideal solution for seniors and other individuals with physical disabilities. When the time comes to sell your home, accessibility-conscious home buyers will appreciate these features.

Where the Value Lies

Most homes are designed with bathrooms that feature a tub/shower combo. While this traditional design provides the best of both worlds, it also has its fair share of limitations. If you’re someone who very rarely uses the bathtub, but has one in every bathroom, a walk-in shower remodel could be a valuable solution. In addition to improving bathroom accessibility by allowing everyone to enter and exit the shower more easily, the sleek, curbless appearance of a walk-in shower can add a modern touch to any bathroom. With no threshold to navigate and fewer corners for grime to hide, these shower replacements are also simple to clean. Before you swap out all your baths for walk-in showers, however, consider leaving at least one tub in your house. Prospective buyers with young children or pets will likely want a bathtub in their home.