If you’re tired of looking at that out-of-date bathtub or shower and want something new or entirely different – and quickly – it can be done.
In 2019, four men with a combined total of 60 years of experience in the home improvement business founded Bath Experts. The company specializes in the transformation of residential bathtubs and showers and is the exclusive Jacuzzi Bath Remodel dealer serving Indiana and Ohio.
“We focus on the wet space because this area makes the most impact in a bathroom remodel, visually and economically, for the homeowner,” says Paul Peterson, director of marketing.
Bath Experts can also do tub-to-shower conversions and shower-to-tub conversions. The business employs their own installers, trains them, and allows them to work alone or in teams, completing most projects in just one day.
And there are no shortcuts.
“We don’t cover up the existing space,” Peterson says. “We tear out the tub or shower down to the studs, just in case there is any mold or other damage that needs to be addressed when updating, and then we customize the space based on the homeowner’s preferences.”
There are several reasons why a homeowner needs or wants a new bathtub or shower. The aging population is most concerned about safety while bathing and staying in their home for as long as possible. They often want to convert a traditional bathtub to a walk-in shower or walk-in bathtub and add additional safety features such as shelves and caddies, grab bars, built-in seating, low-profile thresholds and more.
The replacement showers are crafted from durable nonporous acrylic, which means they’ll last for many years without cracking, chipping or fading. They are also infused with silver ions into the wall system to prevent bacteria from growing and reproducing.
Others want to update the look of a shower or bathtub to better coordinate with other décor, and/or make it easier to clean by not having to combat the growth of mold and mildew and endlessly scrubbing grout. Some homeowners are looking to upgrade to something more luxurious because they want more of a spa-like experience, Peterson says.
The choices people have today are vast, with a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from, as well as smooth or textured finishes with the look of marble, stone, tile and more.
All consultations are done in the home, where the company’s bath experts meet with homeowners to talk about their personal preferences, take measurements, and allow homeowners to see and feel sample materials and view computer-aided designs, showing the effects created by the different choices and how the finished project will look. Projects can be tailored to meet almost any budget, and Bath Experts offer financing with affordable monthly payment options.
Based in Indianapolis, the Fort Wayne warehouse was the newest of five locations in Indiana and Ohio, until a sixth warehouse opened in Louisville, Ky., within the past month.
“People are always surprised at the transformation when we are finished and how quickly we can get the job done. Many of our projects are completed in as little as a day,” Peterson says.
To set a free home improvement consultation, call Bath Experts at (260) 231-1693. ❚