New Shower Ideas and Upgrades: What’s Right for You?

Walk-in shower

Are you getting ready to remodel your bathroom and want to know the options before you commit? A great shower can transform a space into an at-home spa.

A cramped or dirty showering experience can make getting ready in the morning a stressful time, and you may not even realize it.

Consider this: fewer people need or want a tub in their master bath and are opting out of the tub-shower combination altogether.

Ditch the Tub for More Space

Did you know tub and shower combinations take up a lot of space?

A standard combo takes up about 34 x 60 inches, but only leaves you about 18 x 34 inches to stand and take a shower. That’s a huge difference!

When you take out a tub and shower combination unit, you make room for a larger shower, or space to entirely reconfigure your bathroom. 

This trend of taking out the bathtub is gaining ground, and it’s easy to see why. Roomier design is easier to clean, and it has the potential for more storage and amenities inside the shower.

If you rarely or never take a bath in your master, why not opt for a luxurious walk-in shower with a glass enclosure?

Tile walk-in showerWalk-In Shower Options

If you have ever lived in a house with glass shower doors, you know how difficult they are to keep looking new and clean.

A walk-in shower with glass walls, a glass door, or glass panels can be much easier to clean than those sliding doors of years gone by. However, a lot of glass is still a lot of potential for more demanding cleaning ahead. 

One way to solve the cleaning issue is by creating a doorless walk-in shower.

If you can create a space with an open door and half a glass panel, you will be saving yourself the hassle of all that glass cleaning. 

Beware of Creating Too Much Space

How big of a shower is too big?

It can be tempting to supersize the space when you re-design. However, a single showerhead can only heat so much space. As a result, there will be cold spots in a large shower. 

No problem, you think, I’ll just install multiple showerheads. Of course, if you think you will use this feature, you should explore it.

Double showerheads can be very luxurious. Before you do so, however, take a look at your hot water tank’s capacity. If you install dual showerheads, will you be always frustrated with your lack of hot water? 

Colors, Colors, and More Colors

Different color combination trends have come and gone in bathrooms for decades. What you see on HGTV could be dated by the time you go to sell the house.

Now, for walk-in showers with tile walls and tile flooring, customers often choose a solid color for the walls and a different one for the floors. Solid grey or white gives a bathroom timeless appeal. 

Bringing it Home

If you are creating a new shower in your bathroom or renovating your bathroom completely, consider adding a walk-in shower. You will love the modern update and having more space.

Are you looking for someone to renovate your bathroom? If you live in Southeast Michigan, please give us a call. We would love to discuss your vision for your new bathroom.

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