Shower And Tub Options For A Bathroom Remodel
If you are considering a bathroom remodeling project, then you need to decide upon a new shower or tub design.
The shower or tub will be the focus of the bathroom. Many of the major design considerations will depend on what shower or tub option you choose.
Some people like to have a luxurious bathtub in their bathroom, while others prefer a minimalist-inspired shower. And then there are those who want a combination of the two.
Below you'll see some ideas to help you get started on your project.
Solid Surface Shower Systems
One of the most popular options for bathroom showers is a solid surface shower system. These are prefabricated, molded shower systems that are installed directly into your bathroom. Solid surface shower systems are all one continuous piece. The shower walls and the shower floor are not separate, so there is no risk of leakage.
Also, unlike traditional shower units that require extensive caulking and tiling (in some instances) solid shower systems can be dropped directly into the bathroom.
The major benefit to a solid surface shower system is that they require very little upkeep. Because there are no tiles involved, there is no need to clean grout.
If you love to take baths, then you will want to look into a soaking tub. These can be made of a variety of materials: fiberglass, cast iron, or ceramic. A soaking tub is deeper than a classic alcove tub. These soaking tubs are designed for people who really love to take long, luxurious baths.
Shower Only Systems
If you are working with a small bathroom space, and you're someone who only takes showers, then you might opt for a shower-only system. These take up less space than a full bathtub.
There are many different types of showers you can get installed. Some have glass doors, some have frosted glass blocks, while others have the classic shower curtain design.
You might even opt for a shower with an overhead showerhead. These can be great for tight spaces where you need to have a narrow shower design.
Walk In Shower with Tub
If you enjoy taking showers, but also enjoy occasional tubs, then you should consider a walk-in shower design that incorporates a tub. These are very popular for larger bathrooms. The design requires a large space and it's frequently seen in luxury homes.
A popular design choice is to use a clawfoot tub that stands on the shower floor.
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