A shower can make or break a bathroom. It is often the focal point of the room. So if your shower is on the subpar side, it might be time to renovate it. A shower overhaul is one of the larger projects you can do, so you should be prepared for the time and money investment that it’ll be. It is also wise to hire a plumber if you are altering any drain or water supply pipes.
Now, appearance-wise: it can be challenging to decide what type of shower will best fit the space and your personality. There are so many ways you can customize your shower to make it 100% yours!
Pre-fabricated or custom?
First things first: you have to choose between a shower that is already built or a custom one. A pre-fab one is an excellent choice if you’re on a budget, but there are fewer options for customization. If you want a custom, you can do anything with it, for a price. But, they are worth it in the long run as they add resale value, are usually eco-friendly and long-lasting.
- Thermostatic Mixer Shower
- With this shower you can set the water to your preferred temperature, and it will stay that way for every shower you take.
- Electric Shower
- Unlike other types of showers, electric showers don’t need a hot water supply. If you have access to cold water, it will work just fine. Electric showers have a built-in heating unit to heat your cold water.
- Manual Mixer Shower
- This is the type of shower you probably have right now. It mixes cold and hot water together, and if you turn it a certain way, then you get the desired temperature of water.
Shower design and style
This is where it gets fun. You get to decide on a style that you’ll love for many years to come!
- All glass
- You could do an all glass, minimalist shower. It usually has clean lines and is very modern looking.
- Rectangle enclosure
- This is a freestanding shower that can either come in a rectangle or a square. They come in different shapes and sizes so they can fit wherever you need them to be.
- Curved Enclosure
- You could be different and go for a curved shower with a rounded entryway. It is another freestanding walk-in.
- Shower tub combo
- This is a classic. They are in almost every home and are perfect if you wan t a shower and a bathtub, but don’t have enough space.
- All glass
If you chose to do a pre-fabricated shower, the walls are already built in and made of acrylic, fiberglass or another material.
Custom showers can have most any material you want to boost the style factor of your bathroom.
- Tile comes in all sorts of different colors so you can choose whichever matches the other feature in your bathroom or the one you love the most. Keep in mind; tile does require regular upkeep to keep it clean.
- You can also create any pattern you’d like.
- Stone is an elegant choice that gives off a modern vibe. It’s fairly easy to keep us, but it is the most expensive option.
- Acrylic or Fiberglass
- This is a good option even for custom showers. It’s easy, durable and the most waterproof material. One of the downsides is that it will yellow with age.
The designing process can feel as long as the building process, but it’ll be worth it in the end with you have a custom shower of your dreams! Remember, if you’re going to be altering any drain or water supply pipes, give us a call, and we can help you with your dream shower. 301-459-5888