Shower remodeling is big right now. More and more homeowners are remodeling their shower spaces to make them more comfortable and stylish. If your shower has old or damaged fixtures, or its appearance is no longer pleasing to you, here are five compelling reasons to consider a shower remodeling project.
Create a Spa-Like Space
Showering in an unattractive space with old fixtures can cause you stress. Shower remodeling allows you to transform that space into a spa-like environment. You can replace the traditional showerhead with a modern rainfall-style shower head. You can also add colors and textures to boost the overall look of the space. If you want to listen to cool, relaxing music as you shower, you can install a built-in music system.
Add More Space
If your bathroom has a small shower space, you may not be able to shower as comfortably as you would like. A bathroom remodeling contractor can change the configuration of your bathroom to create more space for the shower.
If your shower has framed enclosures, for example, you can switch to a frameless shower glass enclosure to create some extra space. They also allow natural light into the shower space to further open the area up.
About 234,000 people slip and fall in the bathroom each year. However, many of them could have been avoided by doing a bit of remodeling. If your shower area has a smooth floor that makes it easy to slide and fall, consider installing non-skid flooring tiles to minimize the risk of falls. If your household has an older adult, consider installing handrails or walk-in tubs so they can shower safely and with minimal hassle.
Another way to increase the safety of your shower is to make sure the drywall around your shower isn't developing mold. If it is, you need to remove it to safeguard your health.
Upon assessing your bathroom, your remodeling contractor can suggest other ways to improve safety.
Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient
Installing energy-efficient fixtures, such as low-flow showerheads and LED lights, can improve your home's energy efficiency. If you're concerned that energy-efficient systems may not serve you as well as your old systems, there's no need to worry, because the difference is very subtle and hardly noticeable. You can save water or electricity and reduce your utility costs while still having efficient systems.
Boost Your Home's Value
One thing that potential home buyers look at before buying a home is the bathroom. If your shower space has upgraded fixtures, modern tiles, and a fresh coat of paint, it will attract many buyers. And, if you decide to sell, you're more likely to recoup some or all of your investment.
Reach out to a local contractor to learn more about shower remodels.