Shower Designs For Any Bathroom
The greatest challenge in bathroom renovation is often choosing the right shower. It's not an easy decision, as there are seemingly endless options. Whether you need an energizing space in which to start your day, or a relaxing home spa, choosing the right shower may be the most important decision in the renovation process. After carefully evaluating your needs for space, customization, and design, you will be well on your way to building the perfect bathroom.
In many bathrooms, space, or lack of space, is the biggest problem in choosing a shower. Whether fitting a small or large bathroom, space must be utilized wisely. It can be an especially daunting task to imaging a beautiful new bathroom in a predetermined space. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions for any space concern.
In a small bathroom, the challenge will be finding a quality shower that can fit between the toilet and sink. This usually leaves two options: a curved quadrant shower or a wet room. Curved quadrant showers are probably the smallest design available. This design can be very narrow and doesn't allow much space to move in the shower. Adding a detachable hand shower can make it easier to take a luxurious shower in this small enclosure. When adding a shower to an extremely tight space, your only option may be to turn the bathroom into a wet room by installing a drain in the bathroom floor. This option is only economical in bathrooms that already have the appropriate tile and fixtures.
In large bathrooms, the options are almost endless. Installing separate bath tubs and showers will allow you to fully customize both the bath and shower to create the ultimate home spa experience. Two of the hottest trends are door less showers and two-person showers. Regardless of current trends, combined shower and tub fixtures can be a good choice for some bathrooms.
There are a number of customizable additions that can be added create a luxurious atmosphere in a bathroom of any size. Ranging in price from very inexpensive to thousands of dollars, showerheads can change the atmosphere in any shower from ordinary to relaxing or exotic. A showerhead with multiple massage settings can help you relax after a long day. A showerhead mounted overhead can create the illusion of showering in the rain or standing under an island waterfall. Dramatic lighting can further enhance the atmosphere. When combined with music played over your bathroom speakers, lighting can help you create a soothing ambiance in the evening or an energizing the space to help you wake up in the morning.
Design and Installation
Before beginning any bathroom renovation, consult an experienced contractor. A professional will help you evaluate your lifestyle, budget, and space limitations. As with any renovation project, bathroom fixtures must be properly installed. It is advisable to hire a certified plumber to complete the more technical aspects of the renovation.
You may be surprised by the overwhelming number of options available to you. The potential design of your new bathroom is limited only by your imagination.
With some careful planning and well-chosen fixtures, you can create the luxury shower of your dreams.