The bathroom is one of the most commonly remodeled rooms, second only to kitchens. It’s a room we use every day and a properly designed bathroom can have a big impact on your life.
One of the best ways to make a major change in the bathroom is with a new shower, and there are a wealth of options out there for homeowners these days. A new custom shower can help take your bathroom to the next level!
One popular change move is to eliminate the tub and replace it with a high-end, curbless shower. Most showers, even those without tubs, require you to step “up and in” to the shower. A curbless shower eliminates that step, bringing the shower entrance flush with the floor of the bathroom.
There are multiple benefits to this. Curbless showers can give your bathroom a sleek, modern, more open look. When it comes to functionality, they are easier to use for homeowners or guests with limited mobility. Even if that’s not an issue for you now, it’s good to remodel with the future in mind.
Design it right
It’s important to work with a qualified remodeler to be sure your curbless shower is properly designed. There are several factors that need to be considered, including the slope/drainage of the floor and proper placement of showerheads to ensure water doesn’t splash or flow outside the shower area. Your remodeler can also help you get creative with drainage by using decorative tile, metal or even wood features that hide the drains.
Frameless glass showers
One alternative to an open or doorless shower is a frameless shower. A frameless glass enclosure can help keep water and heat in, but still give you that open look by eliminating the traditional aluminum framing support.
Installing more than one fixture in your shower can help lend that luxury feeling to your bathroom. These showerheads can be fixed or handheld to give you more water and an upscale appearance. (A handheld showerhead can also give you the added benefit of making it easier to wash a pet if that’s a need.)
Another frequent choice is pairing one or more fixtures with a rain shower. A rain shower is just what it sounds like: a showerhead designed to replicate the feeling of standing in the rain. They are much larger than traditional showerheads, providing significantly more coverage. They are available in multi-function models as well to allow you to concentrate more pressure in a smaller spray if the need arises.
Body sprays are another popular option. These are wall-mounted jets that deliver water directly to the body. They are great for massaging sore muscles or other aches and pains. It’s important they be placed properly to maximize pressure and utility. The goal should be to provide coverage for the whole body, with installation of multiple sprays.
Features like bench seats, radiant heat under tile or shower floors and recessed shampoo niches are additional popular shower options. It’s all about creating the bathroom that you’re going to love! C.O.D. Home Services, LLC, is ready to guide you through the design process for your custom shower. Contact us today to start working on your dream bathroom!