In this hustle and bustle world, everybody needs a place where they can go to relax and recharge. A retreat within their own home, specifically, where they can renew themselves and come out feeling invigorated and refreshed. For many homeowners, a custom shower is just the thing.
Not only does a custom spa-style shower provide you with your very own space within which you can feel like you’re being luxuriously pampered, but a custom shower/bath area can help to boost your home’s value significantly. In addition, there are many wonderful features to consider incorporating into your shower remodel/renovation project in order to create the blissful oasis you’ve always dreamed of.
While it’s technically not an installed feature, space is a must-have item for most homeowners when it comes to redoing their shower area, as most wish to make their shower space larger and more comfortable. Also, consider including a built-in bench or seat of some kind. Not only is it a convenient feature when you want to simply sit and soak (or steam), but it comes in handy when washing and shaving hard-to-reach areas.
If you’re done with the thought of scrubbing and maintaining your shower walls, perhaps grout-free tile is the way to go. Available in a variety of faux finishes to match any decor, shower & tub wall panel kits are affordable, easy to maintain, and look fabulous. If grout-free surfaces don’t quite appeal to you, you could always consider larger tiles and smaller grout lines to reduce the need for upkeep and cleaning.
Built-In Shelving & Niches
Another convenient feature to consider would be a built-in shelf or niche upon which you can store your shower essentials. Place them at a height that’s easy to reach and make them so they’re easy to wipe down.
By far, the greatest recent innovation in bath/shower remodeling has to be the use of multiple shower and spray heads for that total spa experience. You can even incorporate more than one shower head for the his/hers convenience of no one being left out of the warmth of the hot water. In addition, there are also many different shower heads to choose from to suit your personal preference. From massaging shower heads to rainfall shower heads to – yes, even Bluetooth-enabled shower heads that play music, you’ll find no shortage of shower head options. When it comes to adjustable body sprayers, you can incorporate as many as you’d like in order to hit all the different parts of your body at once. Just make sure you have enough water pressure. Which brings us to…
Adequate Plumbing & Hot Water
Obviously, you’ll need to make certain that you not only have enough hot water for all the extra time you’re going to be spending in your new shower, but that you have enough pressure to push it out of all the sprayers and heads you’re adding. A professional contractor can consult with you to determine whether or not a tankless water heater is for you. Capable of providing unlimited hot water, many are adding tankless systems for the convenience of never running out of hot water. A professional can also consult with you to determine whether plumbing upgrades are necessary to provide ample water pressure for the spa-like experience you want.
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