Getting the most bang for your bathroom remodeling bucks means being open-minded to options, says Morgan Exteriors founder Kirk Morgan. In today’s conversation, the staff at Oceans 2003 navigate the world of bathroom remodeling with Morgan Exteriors.
Oceans 2003: Thank you for joining us today.
Morgan Exteriors: It’s a pleasure.
Oceans 2003: Spring is coming up which means it’s time for many homeowners to start thinking about remodeling.
Morgan Exteriors: That’s true, for both the indoors as well as the exterior of your home.
Oceans 2003: Today, we would like to focus on inside improvements. We understand that Morgan Exteriors has recently begun offering bathroom remodeling.
Morgan Exteriors: That’s true, too. Our newest division, Bath Planet of Tampa, opened in 2015.
Oceans 2003: What, in your opinion, is the best way to remodel a bathroom: quick and easy or a complete “tear it down to the studs” renovation?
Morgan Exteriors: That depends on the home. Many bathrooms, even in older houses, are structurally sound , however in our warm humid climate mold and mildew can become an issue. Therefor a complete tear it down approach is the best solution to be assured there are no underlying issues.
Oceans 2003: That makes sense. What solutions are offered by Bath Planet of Tampa?
Morgan Exteriors: Bath Planet provides bath and shower systems, built in the USA, of the best quality, nonporous acrylic materials. We offer everything from bathtubs to shower liners to tub-to-shower conversions.
Oceans 2003: What is a tub-to-shower conversion?
Morgan Exteriors: This is a very straightforward project where we remove the home’s bathtub and replace it with a custom fitted shower base.
Oceans 2003: It sounds like you use the home’s existing space?
Morgan Exteriors: That’s exactly right. We don’t have to tear down walls or reconfigure the plumbing system.
Oceans 2003: How long does it take?
Morgan Exteriors: In most cases, we can start in the morning and have the new shower cleaned and ready to go by evening. In some cases it may take up to two days
Oceans 2003: That’s pretty impressive. What kind of homes are best suited for this type of project?
Morgan Exteriors: In our experience, this is an ideal remodeling solution for older homes with a traditional cookie-cutter 5’ x 8’ bathroom but tub-to-shower conversions are a wonderful addition to any home.
Oceans 2003: But then the home is left without a bathtub…
Morgan Exteriors: Not surprisingly, given our fast-paced society where few have the time to soak in the tub, bathtubs are becoming optional and, in some cases, are considered more of a liability than an asset.
Oceans 2003: The bathroom can be a dangerous place for some folks.
Morgan Exteriors: Especially for people who have spatial issues and can’t navigate high sidewalls. Incidentally, Bath Planet of Tampa also offers no-profile, wheelchair accessible shower conversions, too.
Oceans 2003: That’s a great idea, especially for senior adults.
Morgan Exteriors: In our opinion, a flat entry shower is the safest way to allow a mobility impaired adult his or her best chance at remaining independent as long as possible.
Oceans 2003: What do you say to those who insist on a sit-down bath?
Morgan Exteriors: Bath Planet of Tampa also offers a wide selection of luxury walk-in bathtubs for people who prefer to soak the day away.
Oceans 2003: We’re very excited that you’ve brought this service to the Tampa area. Unfortunately, we are out of time for the day. Thank you for chatting with us.
Morgan Exteriors: You’re quite welcome.