When remodeling your bathroom, what is the first thing you want to change? For many people, it’s the toilet or sink. Visually, these are typically the pieces of the room that stick out the most. It makes sense that these are the go-to remodels.
When it comes to the shower, you may think you have less options to change things up. A new curtain and new showerhead should do the trick, right? While this logic isn’t necessarily wrong, there is so much more that can be done with a shower.
When done correctly, an all-new shower can become the focal point of your bathroom. It’s a daunting task to have a shower or tub redesigned, but the remodel can be very much worth it in the end.
Unsure of what to do with the shower? Here are a few ideas to get you started.
If you are doing a complete remodel of your bathroom, this is the perfect opportunity to expand the size of your shower. Larger space means that you will feel less cramped, and much more comfortable.
More space also means that you have a little more room for storage. Run out of places to put your soap products? A little extra room can help fix that.
When redesigning a shower, you have the opportunity to play with its design a bit. Instead of just three flat walls and a curtain, you can shake things up a bit. For example, you could add a seat/ledge, giving your shower a little extra character.
In general, tile showers are more appealing than plastic. The color combination with tiles is nearly endless as well.
For some homeowners, improving the value of their home is what drives a shower remodel. Certainly, old and outdated showers can detract from your home’s overall value. When a focal point in a room is outdated, the buyer notices.
Consider examining the current market, and what is selling the best. Larger, clean, tiled showers are going to increase your home’s value. Functionality and appearance are the big players in increasing home value.
If you are remodeling your bathroom this year, don’t forget about the shower. You won’t regret the chance to add a little form and functionality to this often-overlooked aspect.