We all love a good shower. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average person spends about 10 minutes in the shower per day (plus another two minutes preparing for it). That’s roughly 2 hours of your life each week spent standing under running water.
You likely spend some time considering how much better life would be with a luxurious walk-in shower instead of a narrow bathtub if you’re anything like me. I’m here to tell you that your dreams have come true. The bathroom remodels ideas below will show you how to turn your current tub into a beautiful walk-in shower.
Subway tile is a durable option that will be easy to clean and available in various colors and styles. Because of this, it is an ideal choice for any bathroom remodel.
To create the subway look, you’ll need the following materials:
- A miter saw (or table saw)
- A hammer or rubber mallet
- A 4-inch grout float
Shower Glass Enclosure
Suppose you’re looking for a modern feel in your bathroom. In that case, glass enclosure showers are the way to go. Glass enclosures can be made from various materials, including tempered or laminated glass, wood and metal.
They can even be customized with various finishes, such as frosted or clear panels. If you want something more traditional, try adding an overhead skylight that will let natural light into your shower space while adding brightness to the room overall.
The best part about having a walk-in shower is that there aren’t any obstacles between yourself and getting clean. You don’t have to get out of the tub to shampoo your hair or wash behind your ears you can do it all while standing up comfortably inside the enclosure itself.
You can install a rain shower head in the same way you would any other type of showerhead. Use the right fittings to prevent damage to your walls.
Shower heads designed to simulate waterfalls are perfect for people who want a refreshing shower after exercising or for those who want to freshen up by getting wet and drying off with towels or air dryers that look like flocks of seagulls.
It may be a good idea to take a rain-style shower at the end of a busy day if all you are thinking about is relaxing and letting the water wash over you.
Those with limited mobility (such as those who have undergone leg surgery) will also find rain-style showers easier to use because there is no need to bend down while under the water stream; instead, there is plenty of room between your feet and head to prevent water from splashing into your face.
In contrast to traditional models, which allow users to customize spray patterns, etc., users have less control over the amount of pressure coming out of each nozzle.
If you’re looking for a way to make your bathroom more accessible, consider adding a shower bench. A shower bench is a great place to sit while shaving or putting on makeup and can also be used as a bench when putting on shoes. Shower benches come in many different styles, including ones with arms and those without.
If you want the option of having your own private space in the shower, consider going with an armless version so that no one else can sit there but you.
A dual showerhead allows you to enjoy a more luxurious experience, simultaneously providing two water streams.
The dual showerhead can be installed in such a way that allows them to be used at the same time. When guests come over (and they don’t want one person monopolizing all the hot water), this is an excellent option for couples who like to bathe together.
Suppose your child prefers warm showers and your partner prefers cold ones. In that case, you can install them so that each family member can use them independently.
Consider an Energy Star-qualified single-function handheld shower head with an on/off valve if you want to save energy during the summer months when temperatures are high, and resources are scarce. This type does not require any additional fittings since no extra pipes need installation beyond those already existing within your home.
Free-Standing Tub with Shower
What’s the difference between a bathtub and a shower? Well, it can be as simple as the presence of walls. Many use both terms interchangeably, but some key differences deserve consideration when you begin your bathroom remodel.
Bathtubs: A traditional bathtub is built in or placed in an alcove, with an overflow drain at the bottom to allow for easy drainage when it fills up with water. It may be made of wood, stone, or even concrete there are many options available for this piece of furniture.
Walk-in showers: These showers don’t have doors or curtains; instead, the entire end is open so you can step inside without having to step over anything (hence “walk-in”). In this type of shower, you can adjust the temperature levels quickly without being confined by side walls by standing under two faucets on opposite ends.
Another popular option is an overhead mounted rainfall shower head that allows you more flexibility when aiming at different parts of your body during use, such as shoulders/upper back versus lower back/buttocks area, depending on how close together they are standing relative distance wise while taking turns washing each other off after getting dirty playing sports like football where grass stains might show up later on clothes hanging overnight before going out again tomorrow night looking pretty hot if lucky enough not.
Barn Door Style Shower Enclosure
A barn door-style shower enclosure is a great way to add some style to your bathroom. It will also hide the shower curtain, which can be quite unsightly. Adding privacy and drama makes your bathroom not just functional but also attractive.
Frameless Shower Doors
Frameless shower doors are a good choice for a walk-in shower because they’re easy to install. Make sure the door is compatible with your tile and will fit into the space. If you want to customize your frameless shower door, you can get one with a bevelled edge or one that has extra thickness at the top, where it meets the wall.
Frameless shower doors are also a good option if you want your niche to be exposed and visible from the inside of the tub area (as opposed to being walled off). In this case, glass can be used instead of frosted glass so that light comes through more clearly.
If you want an even more luxurious experience, consider adding a bench under your window shelf so that people can sit down while they’re getting ready in front of their mirror.
- Niche soap shelves inside the shower
- Soap shelves can be built into the shower walls.
- Soap shelves can be built into the shower floor.
- Soap shelves can be built into the shower ceiling.
- Soap shelves can be built into the shower door.
As you can see, there are many options for soap storage inside your walk-in shower. Even one room could have multiple shelves for bottles and bars, while another might have hooks for sponges, loofahs, and washcloths.
Pebble Flooring in the Shower
The pebble flooring in this shower is made of cement, which is durable and easy to clean. It’s also popular in showers because it’s water-resistant.
The installation is simple: all you have to do is glue the pebbles onto an epoxy surface, then seal them with grout between each piece of stone or tile. You can use this same technique when installing other kinds of tile or stone in your home. Make sure the materials are compatible with one another before going ahead with your plans.
A walk-in shower can transform your bathroom and make it a much better place to take a daily shower or relax during a bath.
A walk-in shower can transform your bathroom and make it a much better place to take a daily shower or relax during a bath. Perhaps you already know what you want, but if not, the following ideas will help you get started.
Choose a door type that fits with your style and space: sliding, accordion or swinging doors are all popular choices for their variety in design and function. Some people prefer glass doors so they can see outside into their home while still enjoying privacy from others who might be outside watching them take showers.
If you choose metal or wooden doors, remember that they will require more maintenance than other types because metal tends to rust over time, while wood requires regular sanding in order to prevent splinters from forming on its surface, which could lead to an accident occurring during use (such as slipping).
Tile floors come in many varieties as well ceramic tiles tend to be more durable since they do not scratch easily so they would work well for areas such as bathrooms where there may be water spilt onto them frequently; however, glass tiles are often chosen because they add elegance by reflecting light off their smooth surfaces providing beautiful decorating options when used throughout rooms like kitchens which don’t contain much furniture inside them but still require functionality due towards lack having enough room available within the house itself (because houses only come small size).
I hope we have given you new ideas for your bathroom remodel. If you want even more inspiration, check out our other blog posts on this topic. We know that everyone has different tastes and preferences when it comes to design, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and get creative.