Modernize the Look of Your Washroom
So you have a little extra cash and you have decided to spend it on updating your shower stall to revitalize the look of your bathroom. Ok, now what? Choosing the right shower style when remodeling your bath will not only impact the aesthetics of the room but also how effectively you will be able to use the facility. Too big a shower space will make the room seem crowded or too fancy an enclosure will just make it seem out of place.
When upgrading your shower area you have to take into consideration who will be using the bathing compartment, how much space you have, and how much money you are willing to spend on your shower modification. Time and knowledge is also important. Whether or not you should do the work yourself or get a professional bath installation company to come in and refit your shower are all valid concerns you should take into account before you make any hasty decisions you will regret later.
Ok, so when updating your shower stall, what are your remodeling options? First decide upon the conversion style that you want then choose the appropriate accessories. For the most part a shower is just three or four walls and a shower head. Should you have to customize the space , your choice of shower head design will influence the overall look and feel of your bathing area and give it a distinctive style. Fortunately, shower heads come in a variety of stylistic choices to match just about any interior scheme and bath remodeling budget.
Frameless Models Are Very Popular
Choosing a style in the process of “bringing up to date” the look of your bath, all boils down to space and bathroom usage patterns. If this is the only washroom in your home then space and privacy will be very important for multiple users. To get the right “fit”, before updating your shower stall, look around the room and take note of the angles and slopes in the room. Is your bathing area square or rectangular? What about the silhouettes and angles of your fixtures and vanity. Are there round corners throughout the room? To effectively integrate your new shower stall into your present lavatory design you need to make it blend in by choosing the right shower design so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.
One of the most confusing decisions a bath remodeler has to make is whether to choose a framed or frameless shower model. However, there is a trend among bath designers toward allowing more light into the bathing compartment, this in turn allows for the enhancement of the overall atmosphere in the bathing area and opens up the space. Frameless showers are however more expensive because they use thicker glass but this cost is offset by the more luxurious and elegant appearance.
Water Closet Trends
There is also a trend in shower design towards larger shower styles and shower stalls with seats and benches for aging homeowners so they can take a load off when cleaning up. Needless to say, multiple showerheads, full body sprayers, and steam showers are also becoming popular for those updating their shower stalls in hopes of creating a spa like atmosphere.
While replacing your shower system, repetition of colors and surface materials such as tile patterns will also help maintain consistency within the space. With bath fixtures, you either have to update all your lavatory faucets or buy a matching showerhead and faucet handle to go along with what you presently have. Whether framed or frameless, be aware that generally speaking, the thicker the glass, the better the appearance and the durability of the enclosure when updating your shower stall. The choice of an out swinging or sliding door will be determined by space restrictions within the facility.
In a smaller bath, to help make it look larger, you can replace your tub with a shower compartment to create space for storage or a second sink. When updating a bath, most professional bath designer know that a new shower and faucets are often all that is needed to transform a tired looking restroom into a beautiful bathing environment. Up until recently, replacing a bathing chamber also meant re-tiling the whole enclosure as well but with the introduction of prefabricated shower panels and enclosures, you can now reap the rewards of a technically-advanced bathroom and water-efficient shower system without the expense and inconvenience of a complete makeover.
Home Improvement Kits
You can both purchase and install these shower kits yourself or you can get professional installers from Bathfitter or Bath Solutions to retrofit a new shower system over your old one. These modern shower systems are available in a choice of designs, can be easily made to match your current plumbing arrangement and are usually installed within a day. When reconstructing your bathing compartment, the outstanding benefit of these prefabricated shower systems is that you can replace your existing shower stall without having to re-tile your bathroom.
This allows the busy homeowner to not only save money but also avoids the unnecessary upheaval and disruption of their daily bathroom tasks. So go ahead and explore your options when updating your shower stall. With the proper research you can still get that luxurious look and quality feel you have only dreamed about for your bathing habitat.