It’s More Than Just Picking A Shower Head
Ask anyone that’s never redecorated or remodeled a bathroom and they will tell you that all bathroom showers are the same. There’s a glass door that slides, a handle, a shower head, and a drain. But take another look and you will see that there are many different types of bathroom showers available and if you are going to remodel your bathroom, you have to be aware of all the possibilities before you make your decision on which one is best for you.
What Is The First Step?
The first consideration you should make, of course, is how much to spend. Sticking to a budget is key, and If you can’t afford it, don’t get it! Shower heads are available in almost any size or shape at an affordable price, although the quality or warranty may not be as high or long as on some more expensive models.
Showers are sometimes built into a tub, with existing shower doors on the side. If you currently have a tub in your and want to convert it into a shower, this may be the easiest way. With the help of a plumber or a professional tile worker, you can attach the rails and doors to the tub, put in a little pipe and the handle, and now you have a shower that you designed.
However, if you are looking at a shower that isn’t built into a bathtub, then you will likely have more options than you imagined. There are prefabricated shower inserts that can be installed in the corner of a bathroom, attached to the wall, plumbed and you’re ready to do. These come in a variety of materials, styles and colors, with features such as soap dishes or built-in seating, etc. For an affordable option, this is likely your best choice.
Tile Is The Way To Go
Of course, you can always have a tiled shower…which gives you the ultimate choice for look and feel, not to mention customization. If you have a fiberglass shower or tub shower combo that you’re looking to upgrade, it can be demolished and you can go shopping for tile, glass, etc. that would be appropriate for bathroom showers. These make for a spectacular installation that is far more luxurious than a fiberglass shower inserts, but it takes time to put it in and there is an increase in costs. However, if you are looking to add value to your home, then this is one of the best ways to do it.
Some bathroom showers are rarely used and often for show in guest areas, while others act as main shower of the home. Your priority should be to make your primary shower perfect for you and your needs. If it looks good but is too small, doesn’t have the features you like, is too slippery, or gets dirty quickly, you will never be satisfied and it’s likely you need a change.
So, spend some time before you start shopping to determine what you are actually looking for. Many women find that they like a stool or seat in the shower, which makes shaving their legs easier, while men often appreciate a soap dish that is located a little higher. Get everyone in the family in on the discussion, and you will be able to design a bathroom that is right for everyone. Once you have it in place and need some help with maintenance or cleaning, then give Groutsmith a call. You can trust us to keep your investment the shining star of your home.