Far more people choose to shower each day than take a bath, which means that any bathroom remodel you might be planning should definitely include a shower of some kind.Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom on a shoestring budget or you have grand plans to upgrade the bathroom, you’ll have a staggering number of decisions to make regarding what kind of shower to buy, which materials are best and which accessories will pull the whole look together.This guide gives you all the basics to help you get informed and make the best possible decision for your bathroom remodel.
After all, the enclosure is what people will see, while the showerhead itself is a relatively small part of the equation.
The standard and most affordable option on the market will be a shower and tub enclosure.
Typically, this combination shower and tub comes already made in a single piece and merely needs to be installed and hooked up to existing plumbing.
If you want to shower regularly but still have the option of a bath in the future, this enclosure is your best bet.
A dedicated shower stall will have a completely flat surface, and these come in many sizes and shapes.
A small square shower stall with a metal-trimmed glass door, called a frame, on swinging hinges is a popular variety when space is in limited supply.
These occupy a very small footprint, making them a suitable addition to a tiny bathroom.
If space and budget permits, you may prefer to upgrade to a large shower stall with three tiled walls as a surround and a large glass panel serving as the door.
Another upscale option is to build the shower stall in the corner of the bathroom, using two tiled walls and two glass walls.
Frameless designs, where glass meets glass directly, look beautiful, modern and very luxurious.
Finally, you can choose a glass block tile, which is not completely transparent, giving the user additional privacy, and it can be shaped into a rounded design rather than the traditional square or rectangular versions.