Why converting tub to shower is a smart decision?

In the bustling capital city of Ottawa, where the blend of historical charm meets modern convenience, homeowners are consistently seeking ways to enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of their homes. The type of bathroom renovation that has gained popularity in recent years is the tub to shower conversion service. This transformation is not just about following a trend; it’s a practical move for many households. Here’s a closer look at why converting your tub to a shower might be a smart choice for your Ottawa residence.

A tub to shower conversion is a functional, stylish, and smart investment for Ottawa homeowners. It notifies a commitment to modern living, offering a blend of aesthetic, environmental, and practical benefits. Whether you’re looking to update your home’s style, improve accessibility, or simply maximize your space, a tub to shower conversion is a service worth considering.

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Maximizing Space and Accessibility

Traditional bathtubs often occupy more floor space than necessary, and for those with mobility challenges, they can pose a significant obstacle. A tub to shower conversion opens up the bathroom, providing a more spacious and accessible environment. For smaller Ottawa homes or condos, where space is at a premium, this conversion can make a bathroom feel larger and more open.

Eco-Friendly and Cost-Efficient

Showers are typically more water-efficient than bathtubs, which aligns well with the environmentally conscious ethos prevalent in Ottawa. By opting for a shower with a low-flow showerhead, residents can reduce water usage, which not only conserves precious resources but also lowers monthly water bills.

Aesthetic and Resale Value

Modern shower designs offer sleek lines and minimalist features that can significantly boost the visual appeal of your bathroom. With a range of materials and finishes available, from glass doors to tile surrounds, homeowners can customize their new shower to complement the existing design elements of their homes. This aesthetic enhancement can also increase the resale value of the property, a crucial consideration in Ottawa’s competitive real estate market.

Safety and Comfort

For families with elderly members or those with disabilities, safety in the bathroom is paramount. Converting a tub to a shower can improve safety by reducing the risk of slips and falls. The addition of grab bars, non-slip flooring, and bench seating can enhance the comfort and safety of the shower, providing peace of mind for all users.

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The Conversion Process

The process of converting a tub to a shower in Ottawa typically involves several steps. Firstly, a professional service will assess the current bathroom setup and plumbing. They will then remove the existing bathtub and make any necessary adjustments to the plumbing to accommodate the new shower. Waterproofing is a critical step to prevent any future water damage. Finally, the installation of the new shower pan, walls, and fixtures takes place, followed by any custom finishes the homeowner has chosen.

Choosing the Right Service Provider

When considering a tub to shower conversion in Ottawa, it’s important to select a reputable service provider. Look for companies with a track record of quality workmanship, positive customer reviews, and a portfolio of completed projects. Ensure they are licensed and insured, offering warranties for their services and materials. A good provider will also help you navigate any permits that may be required by the city of Ottawa for such a renovation.

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    Discover the Benefits of Miracle Dream Homes for Converting Your Bath Tun into Shower

    Miracle Dream Homes is a reliable bathroom renovation company in the Ottawa area. We offer an extensive range of products and services, from concept development to installation, ensuring that no detail is overlooked. A renovated bathroom not only adds value but also provides many other benefits. Let’s explore some of the key reasons why MDH should be your go-to company for bathroom renovation in Ottawa:

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    Top-Quality Materials: Our bathroom products are sourced from dependable suppliers and crafted from durable materials that are designed to last a lifetime. We guarantee quality construction and reliable performance that will stand up to constant use and any natural wear and tear over time.

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    Experienced Team: Our specialized teams dedicated to bathroom renovations are hard-working, highly skilled full-time contractors, who have worked on hundreds of bathroom remodels to complex additions — making us one of the most experienced providers of bathroom renovations in all of Ottawa.

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    Seamless Installation: We understand how stressful renovating a bath or a portion of it can be — which is why we strive to make each experience as seamless as possible by providing timely project completion, excellent customer service, and professional installation from start to finish!

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    Cost Savings: Working with us means that you can enjoy cost savings through our secure relationships with high-end bathroom suppliers who provide us with top-quality materials at discounted prices. And in addition to the discount perks, we share with our clients very useful tips, which we’ve collected through many years in the renovation industry, on how to select good quality products and choose design elements for the new bathroom that will allow you to get more value out of each dollar spent without cutting corners on quality craftsmanship.

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    Makeover Transformation: Working with a professional bathroom specialist means bringing your dream design vision into reality! With a wide variety of styles, configurations, colors, textures, and finishes, we create customized bathrooms that are sure to wow! Whether it’s an ensuite bathroom, main bathroom or half bathroom, or something uniquely yours – as bathroom experts we help you transform your space into something extraordinary!

    Discover the transformation possibilities today by reaching out to Miracle Dream Homes bathroom contractors for your next bathroom renovation project in Ottawa!

    The MDH Process for Tub-to-shower conversion in Ottawa

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    Contact Us

    This step should only take you 5-10 minutes. Fill out your information and choose the details of your project in our contact us form. Add a few pictures of your project if you have them, as this will greatly help us to provide the most accurate information to you.

    At this point, you will receive a thank you email from MDH – this takes about 5 minutes to review. It will contain the information you provided us with, as well as links to videos we want you to review before we proceed to the next steps.

    Get Your Insta Quote

    Depending on the type of the project and its scope, in the next step you will receive a sample quote that would give you a fairly accurate idea of the cost and details of your project. Please review that and confirm with us if you would like to proceed to the next step.

    Phone/Video Meeting

    At this stage we will spend about an hour on the phone or video chat with you, we will answer all your questions regarding sample estimates, go over specific details of your project, and confirm all the costs and pricing with you. This will also allow you to meet us in the comfort of your home and see if we are a good match to work together.

    Home Visit

    This takes about 1-2 hours to complete. Further to the initial phone call/video call and after you have reviewed our paperwork, a home visit can be set up if you choose to proceed with the job. During this meeting, we will measure your bathroom, kitchen, or basement, review and sign off on the estimate, provide you with easy-to-follow instructions on product selection, and a list of products that you will need to choose for your specific project. We will give you all the right sizes you need and the required quantities. You will have a complete shopping list and a list of the preferred suppliers where you can choose your finished products and receive preferred special pricing on those products. You can be as involved in the process of selecting the finished products or as little as you choose. If you prefer to be less involved, we can pre-select products for you based on your requirement and you will simply confirm that selection.

    Product Selection

    We will supply all “rough materials” as part of our labor estimation. You do not need to bother yourself with buying every little screw and fastener. All plumbing, electrical, HVAC, tiling, framing, painting, carpentry, all rough materials will be supplied by us. We only use premium products and you can trust that we will not skimp on quality.

    Finish materials: These are the products where we will need a little bit of your help for final selection. Since we all have different tastes and we all like different styles, we will leave the choice of finishing products up to you. After signing the estimate/project contract we will provide you with the detailed quantity and types of finished products you will need.

    What are the finished products?

    Your floor tiles, your wall tiles, your tub and shower bases, vanities, toilet, and mixing valves. Essentially, everything that you see and need to choose for your bathroom renovations in Ottawa. We will give you a list of preferred local suppliers where you can go to make your selections. We are always happy to pass on our contractor’s discount to you.

    More details will be provided during phone call and/or meeting.


    Once all your finished materials are in stock, we will call to confirm your installation date. We usually book that date after you’ve signed up and started selecting your finished materials. It is usually tentatively booked, and we confirm that firm date a few days or a week prior to your installation. A lot depends on materials availability. If what you’ve selected is in stock, your installation can take place sooner. However, if some or all your selected products are on special order, we will need to wait for them to arrive before we can start installation.

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    Here are some additional common questions about bathroom renovations that we get from our customers:

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  • Can I use my own plumber/electrician?
    The short answer is no.We have a licensed, certified, and skilled plumber and an electrician who not only provide us with amazing pricing but are also a joy to work with. Their work is impeccable! The reason we prefer to work with our own crew is not to be difficult or restrictive, but rather, to ensure that we can stand behind our work with a warranty. We provide you with a 3-year warranty on our labor. For us to do that, we need to take control and ownership of the job site by entrusting our crew members who share our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional bathroom renovation project experience from concept to completion, and for that, we need to be the “chef in the kitchen”.
  • Can I do my demolition?
    Well, sure, maybe, but why? It is very common for customers to think that a DIY demolition will reduce the cost significantly. It does not. Depending on the size and type of bathroom being renovated, a demolition can cost us between $200 to $500. It’s not an area where you can make significant savings through a DIY effort. You can certainly get your hands dirty if that’s what you’d like. However, if you are thinking about saving money, just tell us. We will try to work in some sort of a discount into your overall bathroom renovation project costs but still provide you with a full warranty and follow our standard process.
  • Can I finance my project?
    Yes, we are affiliated with FinaceIt and we can provide the convenient option of low monthly or bi-weekly payments that are fully open and can be repaid at any time. Most of the customers who choose to finance their bathroom renovation project will either opt for low bi-weekly payments with long loan amortization but will not carry the loan to its full maturity. Instead, they use the loan as a bridge and when their mortgage is ready for renewal, they repay the loan converting it to a low-interest rate. Another option is payment deferrals for 3 to 9 months with zero interest. We post all new updates and promotions on our social media platforms, so feel free to follow us there for updates.
  • How soon can you start?

    Most often, this depends on you. If all the materials you have selected are in stock and ready to go, we usually need 4-8 weeks before we can start. We do have a short notice waiting list too. Sometimes when a product is delayed and we have an opening, we can begin another project while we wait. Many of our customers have taken advantage of that and renovated their bathroom much sooner than expected.

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  • Do you provide a warranty?

    Yes, we are proud of the work we do and stand behind our quality with a 3-year warranty on labour.

  • What is the payment schedule?

    1) With the signed accepted estimate, the contract payment structure for bathrooms is as follows:

    $500 deposit at the time of accepting the quote and 3 equal instalments for the balance when the work has started, in the middle, and at the completion.

    2)  For kitchen renovations, the initial $500 planning deposit is needed to develop the plans and the design for the exact kitchen quote (if a design and plans are needed). Paid after the home visit for initial consultation and measurements.

    Once the quote is accepted, the order of cabinets require 50% deposit for materials, then 2 equal payments upon delivery and upon installation.

    The rest of the labour costs, which is an estimate related to a general kitchen renovation work (other than cabinets order): like electrical, plumbing, drywall, tile etc., will have the initial planning deposit applied (credited) and the balance amount split into 3 equal payments paid when the work has started, in the middle, and at the completion

    3)  For basement finishing contracts, depending on the scope of the project, but normally the initial $500 planning deposit is needed to develop the plans and the design for the exact scope of work in the basement. Paid after the home visit for initial consultation and measurements.

    Once the quote is accepted, the initial planning deposit is applied (credited) and the balance amount split into 3 equal payments paid when the work has started, in the middle, and at the completion.
  • Where are you located, and do you work in my area?

    Our home-based offices are in Stittsville, Kanata, and Barrhaven and Ottawa. We prefer not to rent or own physical office space as this will add to the cost of running a business and in turn drive the overall cost of bathroom renovations higher for our clients. Our contractors live across Ottawa, some in Stittsville, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, and on the east end of Ottawa in Orleans.

    We service the entire Ottawa region. We have done bathroom, basement and kitchen renovation jobs in Carleton Place and Ashton, Arnprior, Stittsville, Kanata, Ottawa itself, and on the east end in Orleans, Rockland, and Cumberland.

  • How long will a bathroom renovation project take?

    It’s difficult to provide accurate timelines, but here are some estimates to give you an idea:

    2-piece powder room with tile will take under one week.

    3-piece bathroom with tile is likely to be completed in under two weeks.

    4-piece bathroom with tile shower and tub is usually done in under three weeks.

    These are general guidelines—please discuss your project with us for specifics that will apply to you.

    We hope we were able to answer your questions on this page. If we have missed something, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your questions using the form below. We will be glad to spend 10-15 minutes on the phone and provide you with information that is specific to your bathroom renovation project in Ottawa.