Bathroom remodeling is the wave of the future. New bathroom flooring, fixtures, and shower upgrades can make your old bathroom into a brand new space with modern conveniences. Walk in tubs and showers, whirlpools, whirlpool bathtubs, jetted water spas, and luxurious shower enclosures are just a few of the modern shower upgrades that are available to today’s homeowner. Modern shower features and upgrades have become even more accessible due to state of the art construction and materials that are now available for remodeling.
When it comes to shower remodeling costs, everything starts with the showerhead. Showerhead styles range widely from oval, rectangular, round, to scalloped and other shapes. They also come in a variety of sizes and finishes. A walk in shower will typically require a larger showerhead fixture, such as a showerhead with a high end rotary showerhead that features powerful suction. These are usually called “self rimming” showerheads and are becoming extremely popular due to their powerful suction. SPA showerheads are designed to fit most standard bathroom shower stall dimensions.
The next step to take when considering bathroom remodeling is to consider new fixtures and updated tile or stone work in the bathroom. Modern tile and stone work, which are now available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures, is a great way to update an outdated bathroom or make a modern transformation in a current bathroom. New fixtures and updated tile and stone work can replace worn out or outdated shower curtains, soap dishes, and shower heads. Many of the newer tile and stone designs can also be used as bathroom countertops or backsplashes.
One other remodeling tip for an outdated or tired bathroom is to add new tiling, such as mosaic tiles or slabs, to walls and even tub walls. While tiling may seem like an expensive project, it is quite labor-intensive and the end results can add tremendous value to any home. Tiling is best left to professional contractors who have experience working with this material.
Another common shower design problem area is mold growth on shower walls. Mold is not only unsightly; it can also be very harmful to your health and the health of family members. Many homeowners struggle to remove mold from shower walls because it is usually attached to the grout or cement in the shower. In some cases, simply cleaning the grout will solve the problem, but in other cases mold needs to be removed from the wall by a trained contractor. Molds are commonly found in shower curtains, so the solution to this problem could be installing new shower curtains instead of replacing the entire shower. The same idea applies to installing new tiles over moldy shower walls.
In order to prevent further water damage, many bathroom remodeling contractors recommend using non-corrosive waterproof flooring or ceramic tile in the shower. Using these methods will help prevent mold and prevent moisture damage, but in some cases it is unavoidable. In this case, it is recommended that you hire a professional contractor to do the work. Contractors are trained professionals and are well-trained to work around various plumbing issues, including fixing leaks. You should always choose a contractor with extensive training and who has a proven track record of successfully completing projects like this.