How To Make The Most Of A Shower Remodeling Project

Posted on: 4 October 2021

Shower remodeling projects are deceptively simple-sounding jobs. However, smart homeowners understand that a shower remodel is a great opportunity to do more than replace some tiles and get a new showerhead. If you want to make the most of your renovation, you can do these four things with your home's shower.

Make Room

Even if you don't have a particularly large bathroom, there are a couple of sneaky ways to cheat a little more elbow room from a shower. Foremost, you can use thinner materials. If your house has an older shower, there's a good chance you can squeeze a little more room by using thinner tiles. Similarly, converting a shower-tub combo to a pure shower can create more room for you to maneuver.

Secondly, many showers are attached to walls that divide the bathroom. Removing this wall can open the space up. You can replace it with a frosted glass panel if privacy is still a concern.

Add Practical Features

Little features like handrails and an anti-skid base can improve a shower without a major investment. You might want to add more lighting so you can see around the shower area better, too. It's also a good idea to add slots for bars of soap, shampoo, and other items. If there's something you regret the previous shower didn't have, include it in the renovation plan.

Be Efficient

Particularly if it has been a couple of decades since anyone touched up the shower, there are probably some ways to add efficiency. A low-flow showerhead, for example, can take some of the bite out of your water bill. It's also possible to aerate the water to reduce consumption.

You can improve electrical efficiency during a shower remodel, too, by swapping the old lighting system for one with LED lights. Also, using glass panels can let in more natural light. The newer models of panels also tend to lose less heat so you can use them to reduce hot water consumption and have a cozier shower.

Upgrade the Plumbing

Old plumbing systems eventually fail. You're probably going to have the plumbing exposed as part of the shower remodeling job, so this is a good time to sneak in some upgrades. For example, you may want to replace older copper pipes with flexible ones that use modern plastics. Not only will this get rid of anything old, but it should reduce the amount of mineral collection in the lines. Also, it will deter future corrosion. 

Talk to a shower remodeling contractor for more ideas.


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