Walk in Showers
Whether you are planning to remodel an entire bathroom or are looking to upgrade an existing bathtub or shower stall, having walk in showers installed is the optimal solution for a number of reasons. No matter if your objective is to create a safer bathing area, modernize the look of your bath or simply to provide yourself a luxurious spa retreat within the privacy of your own house, you will be making a sound investment that will increase the resale value of your home for sure.
Some people put off renovating or remodeling their bathrooms because they assume that their smaller, standard bathroom leaves no room for enhancement. This couldn't be further away from the truth. Even if your bathroom's size is small, an expert can show you a variety of styles and options, working within the boundaries of your current bathtub. This is called a bathtub to shower conversion and it can offer you the choice of luxury, safety and aesthetic features that you are looking for. In addition, you might be surprised, once you meet with a professional, by the various remodeling options that you will have at your disposal, given the layout of your bathroom.
Walk In Showers Advantages
The popularity of a walk in shower cannot be dismissed. Home values increase and homes are more likely to sell with this bathroom feature that is in high demand, because of the numerous benefits it has to offer. Here are just some of the many reasons why you should choose a walk in shower or a bath to shower conversion kit:
One popular reason why homeowners are choosing walk in showers is due to the increased safety that comes from having this type of shower installed. Stepping over a high bathtub onto a wet, slippery tub floor is extremely dangerous, especially for those with physical limitations or the elderly. A walk in shower ensures your feet remain on solid ground. In addition, there are a variety of safety options available such as seats and rails to hold onto, for added security.
Whether you are remodeling a bathroom with the intention of having a large, luxurious shower professionally installed or are having your tub converted into a shower, you will be grateful for the additional space you will receive. Families with small children know that it is dangerous to try to walk around in a traditional bathtub and shower combo when showering with young children. The actual floor space, due to the walls of the bathtub, is very narrow and slippery. A step in shower, no matter how large, maximizes floor space and provides a tremendous amount of extra area to safely maneuver in.
Even the family dog can be washed without making a mess if the need should arise. You will also enjoy the added benefit of being able to dry off within the warm confines of your shower due to the additional space. Most showers give you plenty of extra elbow room so you don't have to step out into the cold air or drip on the floor, creating a slick and slippery additional safety concern.
With the installation of a walk in shower, you immediately benefit from a cleaner, healthier bathroom environment. There is no need for shower curtains that collect mold and mildew. You will have options available to replace old, traditional tiles with a sanitary shower stall or glass which will prevent bacteria build up. The older grout and tiles seen in outdated bathrooms are very hard to keep clean, and they are a breeding ground for molds and mildew, which is clearly visible in the black areas that separate the tiles.
Also, because a walk in shower is more spacious, you have easy, safe access to clean the shower thoroughly from top to bottom. You will find that cleaning is much easier too, because a quick squeegee on the walls after each shower will keep surfaces dry and clean each day.
Walk In Showers Options
When you meet with a professional, you will be amazed at the customization options that are available to you. Everyone is unique in their tastes and preferences, and walk in showers are available to please every customer.
When deciding on the type of shower they are looking for, some people are interested in having convenient features such as shelves to store bath products, a seat so that legs can be shaved conveniently or handrails for added safety. In addition, some people prefer a hinged shower door while others have always preferred a sliding door entry. Making a list of preferences in advance will guarantee your full satisfaction once your new shower is installed.
The options range all the way from a simple Tub to Shower Conversion, Traditional Tub out Shower In featuring a beautiful cultured marble shower surround or Custom Handicapped shower pans that provide wheelchair access. Some people invest in these showers in order to provide a luxurious escape from the stress of everyday life.
There is no limit to the type of spa retreats you can create in your bathroom. Some people like to create a spacious steam room, others like various jets that can spray from all directions. Others even have televisions installed, for a relaxing getaway while catching up on news, weather or their favorite programs.
Whether you would like to have a shower with additional features for convenience, pampering or a combination of the two, there are options available to help you choose a shower with your specific preferences in mind.
As stated previously, walk in showers do increase the resale value of your home and improve the likelihood of selling your home for a better price in the future. For many, just recognizing the financial benefit that this investment will pay back in the future is reason enough for having a shower of this type installed. There are other financial benefits that might not be as obvious however, which should be noted. There are shower options available in a wide price range, to accommodate individual budgets.
Converting an existing bathtub into a shower is more economical than remodeling an entire bathroom floor to make way for a larger walk in shower, and recognizing that you do have many options available can help make your dream a reality. In addition to this, these types of showers also help the homeowners financially because they provide a relaxing retreat in the home, so there is no need to pay for these retreats outside of the home. That cost savings alone can add up quickly, but many people believe that the physical and mental health benefits of a walk in shower also carry a large financial benefit.
Fast paced, stressful lives take a toll on people both physically and mentally. However, people are often too busy to give themselves a chance to relax at a spa or get a massage to relieve their tension. With a soothing, convenient and healthy environment to unwind in every day, you will revive yourself physically and mentally, plus achieve a good night's sleep. There is no way to measure the potential financial gain achieved by having daily access to a luxurious shower.
No matter what size of bathroom you currently have or what current bathtub or shower stall is in place, professionals will show you the best shower that will work well within your specifications. With so many benefits to be gained, there simply are no reasons to not start planning the walk in shower of your dreams today.
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