Choosing A Design For Walk-In Showers
Replace your old walk-in shower with a beautiful and spacious walk-in shower custom designed by Re-Bath with features to make your showering experience comfortable and safe.
Modern showers are open, bright, and full of convenient features. Good walk-in shower designs consider space, comfort, flexibility, safety, and convenience. A shower should be an oasis with a spa-like feel that calms and relaxes.
Here are some walk-in shower ideas to get you started:
Walk-in Shower Designs
A redesign of an older walk-in shower can be accomplished in the same space as the existing shower. Removing walls is an easy way to redesign an older shower. Replacing a wall with a glass panel will increase the size visually.
Some bathrooms have unused space that can be used to increase the size of the shower. The size of the shower can often be increased without any structural work using creative design.
Many customers who have a tub and a shower in their master bath replace the tub with a large walk in shower. The old shower can be built into a closet for additional storage.
Walk-in Shower Access
A critical part of a walk-in shower design is accessibility. Re-Bath offers several threshold options to make a shower more accessible. A standard threshold, or shower curb, is six inches tall, a low threshold is three inches tall, and a barrier-free threshold is almost flush with the floor, which allows a wheelchair to wheel into the shower base. A small vinyl strip keeps the water in the shower while allowing the wheel chair to enter the base.
Walk-in Shower Safety
A shower should be designed so that it is safe for all ages. At least two grab bars or safety bars should be installed to assist entering the shower and rising from a shower seat. Grab bars are available in many designer finishes so your shower won’t look institutional. Grab bars must be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
Instead of a basic valve and showerhead, you can choose from a variety of shower valves, showerheads, handheld showers, and body sprays.
Either a pressure balance valve or a thermostatic control valve is a must for controlling water volume and temperature. Pressure balance valves maintain a constant temperature regardless of changes in hot and cold water supply.
A thermostatic valve has a control that keeps the temperature consistent and prevents scalding. Thermostatic valves work well if you have several showers operating at the same time. Lever control handles provide ease of use for all ages.
Design your new walk in shower with the latest showerhead. Today’s showerheads offer a variety of water patterns and pressures—all while saving water. New technology mixes air with water to give you the feel of more water.
You can choose from a soft rain to an invigorating massage pattern. Many showerheads can be adjusted to different patterns to suit individual preferences. Enjoy the feel of warm water caressing your body with the perfect water pattern.
Shower Seat Options
Shower seats offer a place to relax or to shave legs. A comfortable shower seat and a handheld showerhead offer the ultimate relaxed shower. Seat style options are corner, bench, floating, and folding (for tighter showers). These seats can be installed at a height that is most comfortable for you.
Walk-in Shower Doors/ Curtains
A low or no threshold shower will need a walk-in shower curtain, shower door, or glass panel to contain the water.You can choose from a crescent or curved shower rod and a decorative shower curtain.
Shower doors come in a variety of finishes and glass patterns. Finishes include silver, brushed nickel, polished nickel, oil rubbed bronze, black, white, and biscuit. Glass patterns include clear, obscure, hammered, antique, and rain. Shower door enclosures are available in framed, semi-frameless, and frameless styles. “Frame” refers to the metal around the glass and the metal used to support the glass.
Walk-in Shower Accessories
Personalize your walk-in shower with convenient bathroom remodel accessories such as a shower tower with enough shelves for all your soaps and shampoos and personal grooming supplies. A separate control can be added to a handheld shower for convenient control while seated. Add body sprays for the ultimate shower experience.
Walk-in Shower Costs
How much does a walk-in shower cost? As you might imagine, the cost of a walk-in shower varies by size, options, and the quality of the products. The best way to get creative walk-in shower ideas and costs is to consult a professional. A seasoned bath design pro has the experience to design the perfect walk-in shower for your needs and your budget.
Free In-Home Design Consultation and Estimate
Call us today for a FREE In-Home Design Consultation and Estimate and we’ll design a safe and beautiful walk in shower with the perfect shower system for you. One of our experienced bathroom design consultants will bring a carload of samples along with years of know-how and creativity. No high-pressure sales pitch, just good honest advice and a guaranteed price.
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