Bathroom makeovers can be a daunting prospect, no matter whether you’re updating a few features or replacing all the existing facilities. It can also be an incredibly rewarding experience, adding value and style to your home for years to come.
The first thing you need to do is decide the scope of your project. Close behind that decision, you must make a list of needed bathroom supplies. Depending on the size of your redo, the list may be relatively short, or stretch on for pages. No matter the size of your list, you have two options when it comes to shopping. You can visit stores in your area and shop offline, or visit the Internet and shop online. There are pros and cons to both methods. We’ll take it step by step and help you decide the best option for your situation.
This choice allows you the opportunity to see and touch your many of your options in person. It also lets you dialogue with the experts who sell many of the fittings and fixtures. Often times they can help guide you in your choices with suggestions tailored to your specific circumstances.
Some of the drawbacks to visiting brick and mortar stores can be the time involved in the shopping process. It takes time and resources to travel to different stores, comparing prices, quality and options. It is possible that some of the items you’re searching for may not be in stock and still need to be ordered. You may also find that some of the supplies you wanted aren’t even available in your area.
Shopping online can save you time. It’s much faster to click from website to website than to get in a car and drive from store to store. You will also find that you have a wider variety of items to choose from. Just like the stores in your area, websites also have a lot of resources to help you in your decision making. There are articles as well as checklists and even how to videos.
You may find, though, that if you need to buy large items, the shipping costs can be quite high. Ordering a larger volume from one supplier could possibly earn you a discount on shipping, but that will vary from site to site.
It might be that some items you decide to buy in your area and others you order from the Internet. Whatever your decision, it’s important to weigh your options before you decide the right course of action for your situation.
In days past, taking a shower in the bathroom meant utilizing the bathtub enclosure. It often involved fighting with billowing shower curtains or cranky, glass shower doors. Not so in today’s innovative bathroom designs. One of the hottest bathroom design trends today involves separating bathing and showering. Up to date bathrooms reflect that shift in their layout and design. Even smaller floor plans can take advantage of separate bathing and showering areas.
Separate Bath and shower enclosures aren’t altogether new. Many of us have fond memories of a time at the beach, complete with an outside shower. It was often attached to the house, with a weathered wooden base and maybe a bench. Washing off the sand and salt was the perfect end to an active day, at least if the water was warm.
While today’s indoor styles bear little resemblance to those outdoor facilities, the echo of fun and freedom can still be heard. Before you integrate separate bath and shower enclosures into your bathroom, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with all the options and price points.
If a custom look is in your budget, bathroom shower stalls come in every possible shape and size, with an amazing array of luxury add-ons. Also available are prefabricated units, from the relatively inexpensive models to luxury models. These can be found in a single, seamless piece—better for new construction. Or they come with separate sides and shower pads—better suited for remodeling jobs. Prefabricated units come in standard sizes, so before choosing one of these be certain your measurements are correct and it will fit in the space you designate.
Bathroom shower stalls can be found in a variety of material. Some are made completely of glass, barely intruding into the space, while others are a symphony of stone. They can come equipped with a single shower head, or multiple heads. Many even incorporate a steam shower function, giving the ultimate spa experience at home.
A newly discovered advantage to a separate shower enclosure is its safety considerations for the older population. Equipped with a non slip surface, handrails and benches, these models replace the bathtub and shower combination. Being able to walk directly into the shower can eliminate many falls and injuries. Numerous adult communities now offer this option as part of their amenities, designed to entice new residents.