4 Tub to Shower Conversion Ideas

Shower transformations are gaining significant popularity in the realm of home remodeling, and for excellent reasons. Converting a bathtub into a shower holds the potential to revolutionize your bathroom space. This conversion not only offers an efficient use of space, whether tangible or visual but can also create a sense of spaciousness even in the most compact bathrooms. Furthermore, it provides a seamless appearance while incorporating essential safety and maintenance elements. It’s truly a transformative move. If you’re contemplating this switch and seeking inspiration for your ultimate result, explore our conversion ideas listed below!


1. Rolling Frameless Shower

Introducing a rolling frameless door offers an ingenious solution for upgrading compact spaces. Its unique ability to glide effortlessly along a mounted track above eliminates the need for a swinging door that encroaches on precious room. Beyond its functional benefits, this door choice infuses a contemporary flair into the space, offering a wide array of style options. As exemplified in the bathtub-to-shower conversion mentioned earlier, the removal of the tub has effectively expanded the area around the toilet and enhanced the overall bathing space.

This bathroom transformation, emphasizing the elegance of a frameless door system, truly exemplifies its beauty. The intricate, patterned tile work can now shine without any obstructions like curtains or frames. Additionally, a warm and harmonious color scheme used throughout the remodel contributes to a cozy and unified final aesthetic.


2. Tub to Hinged Frameless Shower

Although the hinged system necessitates the door to swing inward into the bathroom, the benefits of the conversion are certainly worth it. While the bathroom showcased above highlights a frameless transformation, there’s also a framed alternative available for hinged systems. Moreover, hinged doors can serve as a single door, as demonstrated in the bathtub-to-shower conversion above, or as a dual system with hinges on both sides. Regardless of your preference, hinged systems offer much greater maneuverability compared to a traditional tub setup.

In the case of this bathtub-turned-walk-in shower, the inclusion of black fixtures brings a contemporary touch to the bathroom, harmonizing beautifully with the dark accents within the shower’s tile work. Achieving a perfect balance of light and dark elements, the walls, countertops, and wooden additions create a cohesive palette, resulting in a fresh and streamlined design.


3. Tub to Semi-Frameless Shower

Semi-frameless enclosures offer a harmonious blend of advantages. They provide added stability with their framed edges, ensuring structural integrity, while leaving the remaining edges gloriously unobstructed with pristine glass corners, delivering a seamless shower finish. The semi-frameless shower stall featured above is a prime example of efficient space utilization, effectively doubling the bathing area by eliminating the cumbersome tub.

Speaking of style, this bathtub-to-shower remodel takes a dramatic shift from a basic look to one of luxury. The transition swaps out dark neutrals for cool tones and incorporates diverse wood grains, resulting in a remarkable and stunning transformation.


4. Tub to Pivot Frameless Shower

Pivot doors, often mistaken for hinged doors, come with their own distinct advantage. Unlike hinged doors, pivot doors have the flexibility to swing both inward and outward, offering versatility tailored to your bathroom layout. Furthermore, replacing the tub with a step-up shower enhances the safety of the bathing space. In the case of the bathtub-to-shower conversion mentioned earlier, this transformation significantly reduces the risk of accidents, particularly since the previous setup included an enclosure, adding to the potential hazards.

This bathtub-to-walk-in-shower conversion serves as compelling evidence that you need not compromise style for safety. It showcases stunning marble shower walls and flooring, elevating the aesthetic to a luxurious level. Coupled with upgraded fixtures like a rainshower head and integrated storage, this transformation represents a substantial enhancement from its previous tub configuration.



Shower conversions offer an excellent means to revamp your bathroom. While there are alternative choices like Framed Shower Doors, it’s important to note that these designs tend to be older and demand additional hardware and labor to construct the frame system. In contrast, Frameless showers impart a more streamlined and contemporary aesthetic to your bathroom.

If you’re interested in discovering how a shower conversion can elevate the visual appeal of your bathroom, we invite you to reach out to D&L Builders today for a consultation. Our team collaborates closely with you, offering comprehensive examples and turning your concepts into reality.

Renovate To Get The Kitchen Of Your Dreams

Are you getting bored of your outdated countertops? Tired of your tiny sink and squeaky cabinets? Now is the perfect time to upgrade your kitchen. A kitchen is more than just a space that collects piles of dishes. It is a room to make memories, get creative, and cherish time with family and friends. Make your kitchen a space you crave to spend time in. With San Diego’s best home and remodeling service, personalize your kitchen so that it truly feels like home.

Meet Your Current Needs

A kitchen is not only useful for cooking. It doubles as a room for entertaining as well. Whether it be for hosting a cocktail party or a hangout spot where your children and their friends do their homework, the layout is crucial. Do you need more countertop space? More seating? Have you always dreamed of having an island? When renovating your kitchen it is important to create a space that works for your needs. Turn your kitchen into the room you’ve always wanted.

Improve Functionality 

Not all kitchens are the same shape and size. It may not be possible to make your kitchen bigger, but it is possible to improve the layout to create more space. Two layouts that create space are the U-shape and L-shape. The U-shape kitchen typically has more square footage and entails an island which allows for smooth movement of traffic. Smaller kitchens work well with a L-shape layout, where countertops are along two adjacent walls. This lengthens the area and creates a space for two people to work in the kitchen at once. 

But do not worry if the U-shape or L-shape is not possible in your kitchen. As long as the sink, stove, and refrigerator are properly spaced apart from each other, your kitchen will flow much better than a traditional kitchen where all appliances are crammed together. A good rule of thumb is to place your appliances no more than fine feet apart, and no less than 4 feet apart.

Increase The Value Of Your Home

A well-designed kitchen will exponentially increase your home’s value. Aside from the master bath, an impressive kitchen is one of the highest priorities for buyers on the market. While you want to create a kitchen that works for you, also think about how attractive the kitchen space would be for another buyer if you were to put your home on the market. It is less likely for a buyer to show interest in a kitchen that is extremely unique and personalized to the previous owner. Think about what countertops and cabinet colors would be attractive to the average buyer. The safest bet is to go with neutral colors. White, sand, cream, or beige cabinets are popular choices. These colors are timeless and make the space feel lighter. After deciding on the color of the cabinets, choose a countertop that compliments them. To brighten the area even more, pair the light cabinets with light countertops. For a more modern look, pair the lighter cabinets with a darker, sophisticated countertop. 

Consider these tips when renovating your kitchen:

  • Matching appliances
  • Deep kitchen sink
  • Cohesive layout 
  • Plenty of lighting 
  • Seating area (if possible)
  • A ceramic tile backsplash

Improve Energy & Water Consumption

Did you know that in most homes, the kitchen has the highest energy-using appliances in all rooms of a household? Ovens, dishwashers, stoves, and refrigerators all consume high amounts of energy to do their job. That is why it is important to consider how old your appliances are. The older they are, the less efficient they are in using energy. With a kitchen remodel, you can replace all the appliances to save money in the long run. This is also an attractive selling point to potential buyers. 

Consider lighting as well. Lights create heat and use up high amounts of energy, especially in combination with kitchen appliances. Switching to LED lights not only saves energy but also can reduce heat and risk of breakage. When remodeling your kitchen, see how you can obtain more natural light. Can you add additional windows or a skylight? A remodel can save you money in the long run.

It’s Time To Get Started

Ready to upgrade your kitchen? D&L Building is here to provide you with project controls, estimates, logistics planning, constructability reviews, safety and quality assurance, and procurement. We strive to keep customer satisfaction high at all times. Let’s get started and build your dream kitchen now!

Call (858) 522-9603 or email dandlbuilders7@gmail.com for a consultation