Whether you’re ready for a new updated look for your bathroom or need an emergency shower replacement due to water damage or mold, choosing a new tub or shower replacement can be an overwhelming process. It’s important to remember a few key points to help you through the decision making process.
When you begin searching for the perfect tub or shower for your bathroom renovation, you will find there are a variety of different layouts and styles available. It’s important to keep in mind how you utilize your current shower or tub and what would be most beneficial for your routine. New replacement installs can feature different shelving and seating options within the unit for storage and convenience. They can also include specially designed shower doors and grab bars for handicap accessible installations. While what’s within the unit itself is important, don’t forget the entire bathroom during your decision making process, are current towel racks located within arm’s reach of the door? Do you have room for a shower door or just a curtain rod?
It’s also a good idea to take that concept one step further, outside of the bathroom. You will want to make sure that the replacement unit you choose is consistent with the style and design of the rest of the house, especially the other bathrooms. It doesn’t make sense to have one completely updated modern bathroom in an older house, unless you plan to carry that aesthetic throughout other features in the home. Most shower and tub replacements come in the standard white, but there are also variety of colors and patterns which can make the unit a focal point of the bathroom. One quick design tip to create a cohesive look through the bathrooms of a home is to install the same tile as a backsplash or accent piece in each space. This is an easy way to create a streamline look without taking on the project of renovating every bathroom within your home!
It’s easy to get distracted by the beautiful designs and upgrades available within shower and tub replacement units, but don’t forget about the not so fun part, cleaning. Isn’t cleaning the bathroom everyone’s least favorite chore? Make it easier on yourself by thinking about how each unit might collect dirt and grime or how much soap scum might show up on a particular design or pattern. Avoid units with tight spaces and darker colors to make cleaning less of a hassle!
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