Here’s how the Medina-based Bath R Us can bring this exciting bathroom remodeling trend to your home—quickly and affordably

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The trend of converting traditional high-sided bathtubs into gorgeous walk-in showers is in full swing. Find out how the Medina-based Bath R Us can bring this trend to your home—fast and affordably.

By Mitch Allen

There is a major trend right now in home remodeling—converting traditional high-sided bathtubs into modern, low-profile, walk-in showers. The advantages include: more room in the shower to bathe (especially if your tub features a shower curtain); easier and safer access (no stepping over the tub wall); and a gorgeous and modern new look, featuring glass doors and advanced accessories from showerheads to stylish grab bars.

As more and more Americans move from traditional tub baths to more convenient soothing showers, there is far less concern that removing a bathtub will reduce your home’s resale value. Instead, it will likely increase. In fact, many new homes are being built without a bathtub at all in favor of a simple utility tub in the laundry room.

Bath R Us surrounds are not only modern and gorgeous, they are easy to keep clean because there are no porous grout lines.

If you’re considering your own tub-to-shower conversion, consider Chad and Stephanie Howman’s Bath R Us, which transforms bathrooms quickly and affordably using advanced surrounds that have the look of tile (including grout lines, if you desire), but without the mold, mildew, and maintenance that come with real ceramic tile.

“Never again will you have to get down on your knees and scrub mildew with a toothbrush feeling light-headed in the toxic fumes,” Chad assures. “With our new showers, those days are gone. You literally wipe it off with a little bit of soap and water.”

The company also offers roll-in showers for easy wheelchair access. But if you do want a bathtub, no worries. Bath R Us installs walk-in tubs and soaker tubs.

Bath R Us bathroom renovations also include a large selection of accessories in attractive finishes, including faucets, showerheads, and grab bars.

The grout-less surrounds from Bath R Us are not yesterday’s stamped boards. Instead, the look and functionality of the popular BCI products are gorgeous and high-tech. “We have some startling new colors and designs, including charmeuse, glacier, and lightning,” Chad says. “The hottest trends right now are definitely contemporary colors—the nice, clean, elegant look of whites and the grays. That’s what a lot of people are remodeling with and using in new construction.”

Bath R Us co-owners Chad and Stephanie Howman and their team of installers specialize in fast, affordable bathroom renovations—especially today’s popular conversions from bathtub to shower.

Expert Installation
Opening three-and-a-half years ago, Bath R Us already has 569 Google reviews (at press time) with an impressive 4.8-star average. “We’re fast, affordable and do high-quality work, so we do a lot of bathroom transformations,” Chad says. “The entire process usually takes just a few days.”

And Chad and Stephanie have the distinction of being BCI Elite dealers, meaning they can offer gorgeous, top-quality tubs, showers and other BCI products and ensure they are properly installed for long-lasting, trouble-free enjoyment. To achieve this certification, BCI inspectors sometimes visit Bath R Us job sites to ensure the company’s factory-trained installers are installing the product to the manufacturer’s expectations.

Traditional bathtubs feature a much smaller bathing area because so much of the space is dedicated to the thick tub walls and rounded bottoms. This feeling of claustrophobia is intensified when the tub features a shower curtain instead of glass doors. Old-school tubs are also prone to mold and mildew due to porous grout lines.

“Being an elite dealer allows us to offer a transferrable warranty on our products,” Chad adds. “BCI will only back that warranty for dealers that have earned its confidence. And having our own skilled installers eliminates the reliability issues that often come with subcontractors.”

We’ve all heard stories of remodels that take way too long, so Chad and Stephanie are tightly focused on schedules and deadlines. “We pride ourselves on working hard to stick to the schedule and complete your remodel on time,” Chad says. “We know you’ll be anxious to enjoy that first hot shower or bath in your brand-new bathroom.”

Vanities and Flooring, Too
There’s more to a spectacular bathroom than just the tub or shower. That’s why Bath R Us’s renovations go beyond. “Some companies will offer you an acrylic shower,” Chad says. “But we don’t stop there. We carry high-quality vanities with all different shapes, sizes and colors of vanity tops. Our vanities are constructed from furniture-grade wood and feature soft-closing doors and drawers. The drawers are dovetailed wood, not particleboard like you’ll find at home improvement stores. They come factory-stained or painted and the tops are all one-piece integrated bowl systems made from cultured marble and are available in 10 different colors.”

Plus, he says, the vanities are made in America.

“We buy them direct from the factory,” Chad adds. “That means there’s no price markup from the supply houses, so we can offer more competitive prices to our customers.” Flooring is another important part of a new bathroom. Bath R Us installs beautiful, water-resistant and low-maintenance luxury vinyl tile in six attractive colors to coordinate perfectly with your new shower or tub, vanity, and accessories.

You can upgrade to the bath of your dreams with no regrets by calling 855-592-2284, or visit, to schedule your no-cost, in-home estimate—and get $1,500 off and low-to-no monthly payments.