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How Transformative A Walk-In Shower Can Be

July 14, 2022
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How Transformative A Walk-In Shower Can Be

Where Every Detail Provides Functionality And Value

Bathroom remodels are a lot more than just physical changes to one of the most important rooms in your San Diego home. Functionality is important as well, as are the impacts the new space will have on your home and family environment.

As a perfect example, today we’d like to share a story with you about a woman named Jewel. Updating the bathroom was something she and her late husband always talked about before he passed away. But, for one reason or another, it just always kept getting put off until it eventually got out of reach.

Then she heard about a giveaway through the Special Liberty Project for a FREE bathroom remodel. It’s an initiative we’re proud to be part of. So, she applied, and won! You can learn more about it on our Community Service page.

To say the new walk-in shower was transformative for her and her family would be an understatement. If you’d like to hear about it in her own words, we embedded her reveal video below.


Bottom Line: Details Make All The Difference

We were replacing an old outdated tower and tub, and combining them into one walk-in shower space. Their old tub actually had a hole in it, which had been repaired and patched up a few times over the years already. It wasn’t sturdy or dependable anymore.

This is why right after revealing the new walk-in shower enclosure, one of their first questions was, “How much weight can it hold?”

The answer is the benches we install can hold about 1,200 lbs, and the bases can take 300+. Bath Planet systems are very high-quality. Best-in-the-biz quality actually, because they’re thicker. They’re stronger. They’re made of cutting-edge material. And our down-to-the-studs Shugarman’s Way ensured Jewel would be enjoying a dependable long-lasting foundation.

    Some other important details:

  • Increased Safety: Low-barrier Walk-In Showers with accessories like grab-bars, shower door handles, seating, and well-placed storage sections make cleaning yourself much safer! Jewel’s son recently underwent leg surgery, and bathing had become too risky. This solved the problem.
  • Beauty: Instead of drab and dreary, their shower enclosure now looks like high-end stone with veins of color going through it in a natural way. A huge improvement over their old bare white shower and tub. It feels luxurious!
  • Convenience: Modern studies show a good percentage of San Diego families (and across the country), don’t take as many baths these days. People tend to shower rarely and on special occasions. Walk-in showers are far more convenient.
  • Less Maintenance: Just because it’s showroom-quality doesn’t mean it’s high-maintenance. From our special non-porous BP-Cor2 material to the superior type of glass we use, it’s quite the opposite with Bath Planet systems! Despite the kids showering more than usual, it’s super easy to clean and maintain.

There Was One Small Hiccup Along The Way

Even after all the projects we’ve been through over the years, we still get surprised every once in a while. Turned out her old tub had been cemented to the floor. Or, to be more specific, there was a random blob of concrete holding the fiberglass to the floor. That caused a piece of tile to break because the concrete had seeped under it, and it broke when we pulled it up.



We put our heads together, designed a solution, and let Jewel know exactly what we were going to do. The only difficult part was finding a couple of new tiles that were a perfect match.

But, we broke it. So, we fixed it. Period.

It was quick and smooth, and everything was repaired so her foundation was absolutely rock-solid. Her vision in terms of the wall pattern, colors, glass, storage/shelving, and stylish hardware options came together fabulously!


Interested? We’ve Got Answers To Your Questions

If you’re interested in a walk-in shower or shower remodeling in general for your San Diego-area home, reach out and Contact Shugarman’s Bath today. We’re happy to answer all your questions and address any concerns you might have while considering your options.

With us, you know you’re going to be taken care of. We’re going to treat you right and bend over backward to ensure you get the perfect walk-in shower to suit your needs…and your budget. Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.