According to a study from U.S. Houzz & Home, kitchens and bathrooms are the two most commonly remodeled rooms in the house. And for homeowners tackling the bathroom, shower upgrades are typically included in the renovation.
But with so many options and features to choose from, selecting the right shower for your bathroom can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve compiled this helpful guide to popular bathroom shower designs and features to inspire your future bathroom remodel project.
Built-In Shower Shelves
Today’s modern showers are not only beautiful; they are functional as well. Homeowners are seeking creative ways to utilize shower space. Things like shower niches and shower corner shelves for added storage, to shower benches and pull down seats, are seamlessly integrated into shower surfaces and surrounds. These unique and functional features create a designer look at a fraction of the cost of high-end products.
A walk-in shower is different from traditional showers and shower/tub combinations because it does not have curtains or doors. Typically enclosed in glass (sometimes with a minimal frame), walk-in showers do not have curbs or lips to step over as you enter. You can, literally, walk right in.
The effect is a clean, streamlined look that tends to open up a bathroom space and make it appear more spacious. Because they do not require curtains or doors, they are ideal for owners who prefer a clean, minimalist aesthetic.
On the practical side, their open design and accessibility makes them easier to clean. Individuals with mobility challenges may also prefer walk-in showers because they don’t have to step over a tub edge as they enter and exit.
Aging and Accessibility Bathroom Features
To expand on the demand for shower safety features, more owners are choosing products that allow them to bathe independently for as long as possible. Aging in place is a priority and a goal for many adults, and minor home modifications can help make that possible.
In the shower, DuraGard slip-resistant surfaces, safety grab bars, and low threshold showers help to prevent falls. With Re-Bath design solutions, it’s also possible to make your bathroom wheelchair-accessible.
Walk-in bathtubs are an alternative to stand up showers that offer the comfort of bathing, with the ease of walking in and out of the tub through a watertight door. Even if you don’t require aging and accessibility features today, it’s wise to consider your future needs when investing in a project like a shower upgrade or total bathroom remodel.
Quick Bathroom Transformations
If you’ve been putting off your shower remodel because you dread the mess and inconvenience, you might be surprised at the solutions that can be completed in as little as a few days.
Products like ReBath’s DuraBath™ seamless shower and tub wall surrounds, custom-fitted shower bases, bath liners, and shower inserts provide that “wow” factor without the time or hassle of a major home renovation.
From your initial design consultation to the day of installation, we make the entire bathroom update process as convenient and efficient as possible. Depending on your design needs and goals, the average installation takes between 1-5 days.
Bathroom Spa Retreat
Beyond form and function, homeowners also want to transform their showers into relaxing spaces that allow them to forget the cares of the day. More than just a routine daily task, showering has been elevated to a rewarding self-care ritual. With features like rainfall shower heads, built-in seating, walk-in showers, and jetted tubs, you can turn your bathroom into the home spa you’ve always dreamed of.
Low-Maintenance Bathroom Materials
Homeowners are not only looking to save time and hassle during installation, they also want to spend less time cleaning their new shower. ReBath only uses and produces materials that are durable, beautiful, and easy to care for.
DuraBath™ acrylic shower wall surrounds are waterproof and mold and mildew resistant. We also offer natural stone wall surrounds that are cut and reinforced at the same time, allowing us to create larger panels for a smooth, seamless appearance.
If you prefer the look of tile, DuraBath also has tile wall surrounds in 15 patterns that do not require grout which can become dingy and is difficult to clean. To help you care for your new shower, we give you a list of recommended cleaning products and tips to protect your investment for years to come.
Transform Your Space With a ReBath Shower Update
Even if you’re not ready for a total bathroom renovation, a simple shower remodel can truly change the look and feel of your space. At ReBath, our goal is to provide a design solution that meets your needs for today—and for years to come. Whether that is a tub to shower conversion, a shower replacement, or an accessibility update, we are here to make your dream a reality.
What to Expect From a Shower Remodel
Every ReBath project starts with a design consultation. We meet you in your home to view and measure your space. From there, we discuss shower remodel ideas based on your needs, style, and budget. We provide a no-obligation quote that same day at your appointment.
Now for the fun part. It’s time to choose your shower. From traditional and transitional to rustic and contemporary, we have options to ensure your shower matches the design style in your bathroom and your home. Once you select your shower, surround, features, and fixtures, we order your products.
Once they arrive, removal and installation are scheduled at your convenience. At that time, our crew prepares the space and carefully removes your old shower. If any repairs are necessary, we handle those too. Once prep is complete, we replace your shower.
At Re-Bath we are proud to offer superior post care for your new shower. We provide warranties on our products, workmanship, and installation. And we give you a list of recommended cleaning products and maintenance tips to keep your new shower looking like new for years to come.
Schedule a free design consultation with a Re-Bath franchise near you, or give us a call at 800-216-8526 today.