So you're designing your dream shower and you're surprised that it's harder than you thought it would be. There are so many questions to answer and choices to make that the process becomes more overwhelming than enjoyable. If you aren't sure about what you should be considering when it comes to designing your shower, here's a quick guide to refer to.
Consider the room placement and space of your shower. You should have an ideal 3 by 3 foot standing area per person. You want a couple feet between your body and the wall for optimal comfort.
Think if you want to add recessed shelving for storage. There will be a slight increase in price and materials but this a highly desirable option. If not, make sure that you have ways of adding storage for your bath products.
Consider where the placement of the door and fixtures will be. The shower valve or volume control should be easily reached and when the water is running, it shouldn't be hitting too close to the door or entry area.
Investigate all available products on the market, including adjustable body sprays, movable rainshower heads and a large selection of massaging hand showers and unique showerheads to make sure that your dream shower includes just what you want.
Decide if you want to add a seat or small ledge to your shower. This could be for seating or just to have a spot to rest your feet for shaving.
Take a look at these bathroom shower designs to gather some inspiration for your own dream shower in your bathroom remodel.
Many showers now don't include doors but this can only be done if the space is large enough to prevent water from escaping. Even if your shower is large enough to forgo a door, you still might feel more comfortable with one. Decide if you want a glass door or a different material. Make sure you have enough room for the door to open freely.
Chose Your Perfect Showerhead:
There are countless options when it comes to showerheads. Make sure you really do some research to chose the one that's perfect for you. If you're making a shower large enough for two, each person can have their own perfect showerhead setup.
Shower For Two:
For a shower large enough for two, consider that everything will need to be doubled. You will need two showerheads and extra control valves. You will also need double the materials and need to include double the extra, like benches and recessed shelves. A shower for two is a luxurious addition to any bathroom but make sure that you know what you're getting into when constructing a much larger shower where a single stall used to be.
Shower and Bathtub Combination:
Some bathrooms won't allow you to have a separate shower and bathtub setup. If that's the case, you still have options when designing your shower. Take a look at this design, which includes a regular stand up shower in a bathtub. This gives you the best of both worlds without the traditional setup of a combined shower and bathtub.
Pre-made Custom Shower:
If you're finding yourself too overwhelmed with the idea of designing a shower, look for a fabricated designer shower. These showers come with everything that you can dream of but without the hassle. You are usually limited in shape and color if you chose this type of shower but for some, the trade off is worth it. The shower in this example has seating, a mirror, removable showerhead and plenty of spray nozzles for a luxurious showering experience.
Make The View The Main Asset:
Of course this option won't be available for everyone but if you have an amazing view like this, be sure to include it in your shower. One of the biggest complaints when it comes to shower stalls is that they are too dark and cave-like. Showering in a space like this would leave you inspired every day and could mean more than any recessed shelf or spray nozzle. If an option, always try to bring the outdoors in to your shower area.
When it comes to designing your ideal shower, the sky is the limit Remember to focus on the important features first before adding your dream elements. Always speak to a professional about your plans to make sure that there is a way to make them come true in your bathroom.