When you choose to remodel your bathroom, the main reason might be so you can change out an old tub and shower combination with a stylish walk-in shower. But even if this isn’t the primary reason for having a large renovation done for your bathroom, we strongly recommend you consider the walk-in shower as one of the centerpieces of your remodel.
Once you decide you want a new walk-in shower for your bathroom, you have other choices to make. After all, there’s no single type of walk-in shower: you can choose its shape, size, lighting, seats, storage space, and more.
Below are a few ideas to get you started thinking about installing a walk-in shower during a bathroom renovation. Your remodeling contractor can help guide you toward an ideal new installation to fit with your plans and create the new bathroom you want.
If a walk-in shower has enough space, putting in a seat is an excellent design choice that makes the shower easier to use. If people with mobility issues are going to use the shower, putting in seats is one of the best additions for a new installation.
Area and Shape
Let’s talk about space availability and the shape of the shower—something that will affect the whole room. Depending on how much space there is for the new shower, you can select several different layouts for it and shapes, such as a curved quarter circle shower in the corner, or an angled design to fit in a more odd-shaped space. There are almost too many options when it comes to shower shape, but this is why you want a professional to assist you.
It’s easy to overlook the importance of lighting when designing a new bathroom, but the difference between quality and inferior lighting is the difference between an adequate remodel and a great one. Good lighting is about both function and appearance. You can create a gentle mood that complements the material of the shower while still making it easy—and safe-to use.
Storage niches in the shower remove the need to hang racks from the showerhead. These recessed niches come in all types of sizes and shapes, so think about how much you need to store in the shower for fast access. Trust to your remodeler to create the exact niche you require.
Are you looking for a fixed showerhead, a detachable sprayer, multiple showerheads? Maybe a ceiling mounted “rainfall” showerhead? A combination of different types? Here’s another part of the walk-in shower where you have many different options.
You can find great bathroom remodeling in Woodland Hills, CA when you work with our team. We handle all steps of the remodel, from the design phase through all the construction steps. We are a licensed, insured, and A+ Rated General Contractor with a long list of satisfied clients in the L.A. area.