Whether you wake up in the morning with a shower or take one to relax before bed, your shower space should leave you feeling good. If you’re less than thrilled with your current space, it might be time to consider a shower remodel. There are many options to think about when it comes to shower designs, from shower size, to tiling, to colors and flooring. Before starting the shower remodel, here are some important questions to ask yourself to make sure you get the perfect shower for your home:
What kind of enclosure design do I want for my new shower?
Depending on your style and needs, different enclosure designs are better than others. Curb-less or barrier-free showers are all the rage right now and great for someone with mobility limitations, but you might need to consider a step-up shower for spaces that can’t support any structural changes to the floor joints underneath the shower. If you have a small bathroom, a corner shower without a tub could help maximize bathroom space.
What kind of materials would I like?
Shower material choices are many and varied, with prices that range from economical to extravagant. Tile, stone, fiberglass and acrylic are just some of the choices, and all have their benefits. If your shower is going to have any curved walls or benches, think about going with a smaller tile or fiberglass enclosure. Looking for that wow factor? Consider slabs of marble or a complex tile design. Having a professional install these materials ensures the job is done quickly and correctly, saving you from DIY cosmetic or structural mistakes that can cause future water damage.
What material should I use for the shower floor?
The shower floor is an important part that shouldn’t be overlooked. This is an opportunity to add a bold and creative element, but it should also offer the practicality of easy cleaning and safety. For a very slip-resistant surface, a natural stone or small tiles with a lot of grout are the best options. For a unique and creative look, consider bold patterns, colors or textures.
What kinds of materials are easy-to-clean?
If easy cleaning is important to you, some materials are better options than others. Grout lines are prone to building up mold or grime in a bathroom. Using solid surfaces with few seam lines, such as glass, quartz, porcelain, natural stone slabs, fiberglass or acrylics, makes cleaning easier. Walk-in showers are also easy to clean because there aren’t doors or curtains to worry about.
With a wide spread of costs and an abundance of options, it’s helpful to consult with a professional remodeling specialist. If you’re ready to start designing a dream shower, stop in to Firenza Stone today! Transitions by Firenza, our design, construction and support services division, partners with a variety of professionals who can assist you with any of your upcoming remodeling projects. Call us today at 888.344.9168