After kitchens, there’s not a more popular target for remodeling than the bathroom. And that’s no surprise. It’s a room we use every day and a properly designed bathroom can have a big impact on your life.
One of the best ways to make a major change in the bathroom is with a new shower, and there are a wealth of options out there for homeowners these days. A new custom shower can help take your bathroom to the next level!
One frequent move is to ditch the tub entirely and replace it with a high-end, curbless shower. Most showers, even those without tubs, require you to step up-and-in to the shower. A curbless shower eliminates that step, bringing the shower entrance flush with the floor of the bathroom.
This offers benefits both aesthetic and functional. Curbless showers can give your bathroom a sleek, modern, open look. For homeowners or guests with limited mobility, they are easier to use. This is especially important as we see more multi-generational homes and plan for aging in place. Fewer corners and crevices to deal with can also make cleaning easier.
Design it right
It’s important to work with a qualified remodeler to get your properly designed curbless shower. Several factors need to be considered, including the slope/drainage of the floor and proper placement of showerheads to ensure water doesn’t splash or flow outside the shower area. You can also get creative with drainage by using decorative tile, metal, or even wood features that hide the drains.
Frameless glass showers
One alternative to an open or doorless shower is a frameless shower. A frameless, glass enclosure can help keep water and heat in, but still give you that open look by eliminating the traditional aluminum framing support.
Whatever style you choose for your custom bathroom, showers are more than just a simple showerhead. Features like bench seats, radiant heat under tile in benches or shower floors and recessed shampoo niches are additional popular shower options. Atlanta Design & Build is ready to guide you through the design process for your custom shower!
Another trend is showers that can fill a variety of needs. Some of the functions we’re seeing following that trend include rain showers, body sprays, and pet washing stations.
A rain shower is just like the name implies: it’s designed to give you the feel of standing outside in the rain. They are much larger than traditional showerheads, providing significantly more coverage. They are available in multi-function models as well to allow you to concentrate more pressure in a smaller spray if the need arises.
Body sprays are another popular option. These are wall-mounted jets that deliver water directly to the body. They are great for massaging sore muscles or other aches and pains. It’s important they be placed properly to maximize pressure and utility. The goal should be to provide coverage for the whole body, with installation of multiple sprays.
Adding a pet-washing station to your shower can also be a great way to save time and money running to the groomer. It’s fairly easy to add a lower faucet and handheld showerheads to make your space more versatile. Anyone with a dog knows that giving them a bath can require plenty of hands, so you may want an attachment with features like push-button control and/or hands-free options.
There’s no right answer for every home – it’s all about finding the solution that works for you which is precisely what our HomeStyle System is designed to do. Atlanta Design & Build is ready to help you create your dream bathroom or whatever space you’re ready to revamp. Contact us today to discuss your remodeling needs and let us Transform Your Home and Enrich Your Life!