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Tips On Remodeling Bathroom Showers

Jan 1, 2008
In remodeling a bathroom, the bathroom shower and tubs dominate all decisions; they are the starting point. The bathroom shower influences the looks of the bathroom as nothing else will. Remodeling the bathroom showers requires a lot of planning and a keen eye on the budget.

Choosing A Shower Stall

In choosing the shower, your starting point will be the decision on where you will install it. It is obvious that it would be easiest to locate it where plumbing already exists; otherwise alterations in plumbing locations will certainly cost more, and make the renovation take longer. Still, if you have the time & money, and the shower or bathtub isn't where you want it, move it to where you feel it should be. Having decided on the location you ought to have a basic design in your mind with necessary details and measurements.

A popular style for showers is with frameless glass doors which give a contemporary, clean look with optimum lighting; you can also get them without doors. Large showers with decorative tiles are also very stylish and popular among new houses. Acrylic showers are a lot cheaper than the glass showers and they are also equally functional; so you'll find them to be quite common. The two major considerations when picking a style of shower is looks and price. Elegant tile and graceful glass designs you find in magazines are stunning and expensive.

Apart from the decision on the choice of shower stall and its location, there are a number of other decisions on necessary details. You need to decide on the type of showerheads to be installed from among a variety of multiple jet showerheads and massaging showerheads available. Tiles for bathroom showers flooring as well as wall area have to be selected. If you choose a premolded fiberglass unit, your work is cut down since the shower and the tub are together in this unit. If you choose luxury bathroom showers they will surely improve the appearance as well as functioning of the bathroom.

General considerations

Remodeling a bathroom requires you to think on many fronts at the same time. In a relatively small space there are other fixtures too and unless they all are chosen in a coordinated manner it will not give a cohesive appearance to the bathroom. You need to pay attention to many small details; with every item you choose you will have to see whether it will clash with other things in the bathroom. For instance, in choosing bathroom showers consider also the vanities, soaker tubs and toilets. Your bathroom fixtures and mirrors must coordinate in color and be similar in style. Tiles must blend with all other items in the bathroom. If your cabinets have brushed nickel handles, you would like the same or at least a complimentary finish on the bathroom faucets. You don't want to have gold handles on your vanity and silver finishes on faucets. Attention to these details will give you a unified appearance.

When you start your bathroom décor at the shower, and then coordinate the other accessories in the bathroom, it gives a well balanced designer quality décor and you get the satisfaction of creating it yourself.
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