If you are thinking of giving your bathroom a makeover, then get rid of your tub and invest in a walk-in shower. Why? For one, it can make the bathroom feel less cramped. Without the tub, there is a lot more space to move around. This will make showering more comfortable and refreshing. To make the most of your bathroom space, here are some walk-in shower ideas that you may want to consider.
Size and Layout
Before building the shower area, make sure you consider the size of your bathroom and the placement of the shower head. If you have a small bathroom, for example, take note that a relatively large shower would take up too much space. There would not be any room left for the rest of your bathroom fittings such as the sink and water closet. You should remember to plan the placement of the shower head to keep the water from splashing all over the place.
To avoid any issues, it is best to plan your remodeling very carefully before starting the actual work.
Do away with the traditional shower door or curtain. The ideal walk-in shower design has floor-to-ceiling glass panels with frameless glass doors installed. The glass enclosures create an illusion of space while letting some light from the other side of the room to come in.
Speaking of letting in some light, why not install a skylight over the shower area? Aside from adding a personal touch to your walk-in shower, it will also help you save on your energy bills.
To give your shower area a wider space, you may choose to get rid of the door completely. Apart from making your bath a bit more comfortable, a door-less shower is easier to clean. Since it is not totally enclosed, the tiles on the walls and floor will dry up quickly and prevent molds or mildews from growing.
Buy a soap dish with a nice finish and place it on the same side as the shower head. Doing so will create a more streamlined layout of the area. Installing grab bars near the entrance is a great idea if you need to accommodate an older or disabled relative. A corner seat is a popular design trend that you may also want to look at.
Feature tiles can also be used effectively. Feature tiles can run up the side of one wall, even using a different tile for one wall of the shower. Or, a narrow strip of feature tiles such as in the shower below can add a striking touch. If you have a small bathroom you are best choosing a plain tile such as white as this makes the room feel larger. A feature tile in the shower recess can add a nice splash of color in a small bathroom without overpowering the space.
Jazz it up
A well-designed walk-in shower offers you the elegance that is commonly found in luxurious hotels. To add a touch of style, you may want to choose a rainfall shower. This type of large shower, however, creates a stronger spray of water. So be sure to take into account the size of your shower area. For a more rejuvenating shower experience, think about installing massage jets and nozzles. Spraying water on your body at different pressure levels using these fixtures can help relax your tired muscles.
Bathroom remodeling is one of the best home improvement decisions you will ever make. With a walk-in shower, you are sure to enjoy a totally different bathing experience.