While the little details like fixtures and other amenities can put a nice polish on the overall aesthetics of the bathroom, nothing really stands out as much as shower remodeling. In this article, our expert team at Home Concepts Custom Remodeling will offer some of our favorite tips for choosing the perfect shower for a bathroom space, to help you make the best choice you can make for your upcoming shower renovation.
What Should You Look For in a Shower?
The shower is an essential component of the bathroom for many reasons. The first and most obvious one is cleanliness and hygiene, while the next benefit of a great shower is relaxation and comfort.
While function is perhaps the most important aspect of the shower, it’s also important that any shower model is beautiful and easy to clean, as well. The right bathroom remodeling company will make sure that whichever type of shower you choose, you’re getting a product made with the highest quality materials and also the best installation services possible. They’ll also make sure that the shower you select meets your style preferences and functionality needs.
What Kinds of Showers Are There?
That said, choosing the type of shower you want for your renovation is your first step towards a better bathroom. Here are some of the most well-known types of showers available for your consideration:
- Walk-in Shower: This style is made for household members living with limited mobility issues. Walk-in showers feature a low-entry barrier making it easier and safer to access, while also providing an open design that not only optimizes the existing space but makes the bathroom seem even bigger than it is. Plus, when paired with contemporary touches such as tile or specialized fixtures you can achieve the perfect blend of style and function.
- Roll-In Shower: When it comes to safety and functionality, no other design compares to the roll-in shower for people with limited mobility. A roll-in shower has no entry barrier, making entry and exit easy for anyone who needs to get clean—even those in wheelchairs. Plus, this layout is also open, meaning that like the walk-in version, you can enjoy style and design while remaining safe.
- Neo-Angle Shower: The neo-angle shower is a type of shower enclosure that is marked by its unique diamond shape. There are usually two solid sides attached to the walls that are connected by an additional three shower glass panels. Most often, the angles of these panels are installed at 90° and 135° angles, which is what creates that diamond-like appearance we mentioned. The main benefit to this layout is its modern appearance that manages to blend a sense of timeless aesthetics making it a style that stays current for years. Plus, for those who have a small bathroom, this is a great design that will accommodate the smaller size while keeping entry and exit easy every time.
- Tub-Shower Combo: Many times, homeowners already have a bathtub and don’t necessarily want to tear it out, yet still want the benefits of a shower. That’s where the tub-shower combo comes into play. The tub-shower combination is a very popular model used in homes across the nation. It’s also the ultimate space-saving design, since the shower walls are built to wrap around the existing bathtub—which means additional space doesn’t need to be created at all. In the past, this design option has lacked in aesthetic beauty, but the good news is that clean designs and styles are being emphasized more now by some of the biggest names in the industry. There has never been a better time to have the best of both worlds in such an attractive package.
Converting the Tub
You may be asking, “what if I don’t want to keep my tub?” The good news is that most bathroom contractors have been specializing in tub-to-shower conversions for years. The main objective of this project is to replace the bathtub in a manner that saves space and offers the improved functionality of a shower. While you can choose any type of shower installation with this project, there are limitations to consider when it comes to existing plumbing and space.
That’s why we recommend the walk-in shower layout. This design opens up the bathroom, meshes beautifully with your existing plumbing, and most of all accommodates nearly any bathroom size making it easy to implement compared to other designs.
Shower Installation with Home Concepts Custom Remodeling
Homeowners should have a shower that not only helps them get clean and refreshed—but that is also beautiful, high-quality, and long-lasting. That’s why our team works hard to provide unmatched solutions for homeowners hoping to upgrade their homes, with top-quality products and superior installation services.
Since 2014, we’ve been Phoenix’s top home remodeling team—and would love to speak with you about your upcoming bathroom renovation. Give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional shower installation services, or fill out our online form to schedule your free, in-home price quote.
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