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The Advantages Of A New Walk-In Shower

Are you one of those people who are finding it harder and harder to find the time to relax in your hectic life style? This more modern style leaves people just rushing from one thing to the next with no time to have a relaxing moment for you. This just may be the reason that more people are choosing a shower instead of spending the time soaking in a bathtub

We will try to provide you with a few reasons and show you a few of the advantages of having a walk in shower or maybe even a complete wet room. While coming up with your new bathroom design ideas you may want to consult with a professional contractor in your local area for additional help in coming to a solution to your problems.

You don’t want to end up with a shower that doesn’t fit right, which is what happens with a lot of the cheaper units. They will allow water or condensation to leak out of the shower area. This leaking over time will allow for mold and mildew to form in the hard to clean areas such as in the tile grout. Not only will this cause a health risk but it will require additional time to keep clean and will take away from the time that you will be able to enjoy your bathroom.

A properly fitted shower or a properly sealed wet room will eliminate a lot of these problems. Not only is the mold and mildew a problem but leaks that are left or even condensation can get into the structure of the house which could cause the wood beams to rot or weaken and may eventually need to be replaced if they become too much of a problem. So as you can see the choices that you make here could affect the entire house.

Since we have been discussing a lot of the problems that you might see, we will now list a few of the advantages of installing a walk in shower.

A walk in shower in a remodeled bathroom can add to the value of your home, which is especially nice at resell time.

The bathroom as a whole will get less condensation due to the shower keeping it enclosed.

Because the water and condensation will be kept in the shower there will be less chance for mold and mildew in the bathroom.

Because there will be less of a chance for mold to form it will be a healthier area.

Because the shower area is more open than around a tub it will be easier to clean.

So as you can see there are a few things to consider while you are installing your walk in shower, once that it is installed correctly you will be able to enjoy the many benefits.

The Ambiance of Walk in Showers

People nowadays are paying more attention to their bathrooms. Function is not just the most important aspect when designing the bathroom as one of the key rooms in the house. Bathrooms are now created with more style and detail, changing the look and atmosphere of the room to make even a simple shower, a relaxing experience.

The toilet and the bathroom sinks are the more fixed structures in a bathroom. Although there are a variety of designs which people can choose from these basic elements for the bathroom, the way they are used remains the same. The bath is where people can truly get creative and create the type of bathroom they want.

The bath can be the tub, a simple bathroom shower, or it can be a combination of both. These types of bath have different uses a part from their common use which is for hygienic purposes. A tub for example is ideal for relaxing long soaks in warm water, while the shower is a good way to take short and quick baths when people are in a hurry.

Walk-in showers have been the latest trends in bathroom design, and is being incorporated more and more into homes, hotels, and other establishments like spas. They give the bathroom a more stylish look and create a different ambiance for people who shower in it.

One of the best things about walk in shower enclosures are that they can be made to fit the available space in the bathroom. Since unlike bathtubs where people have to bathe lying down or on a more horizontal position, people can bathe in the shower at an upright position where in less space is occupied.

This is helpful for people with finished bathrooms that decides to convert the usual tub baths with this type of shower. For those who are in the process of building their bathrooms and wish to incorporate this type of shower as the bath, they should consider the size. Since they have the choice on the size of the bathroom, they can give a little more for their shower.

Though this type of walk in shower enclosure can be created for a limited space, it is also ideal to make it a little more spacious. The reason for this is the whole spa experience. These types of showers are designed in various ways to make it more comfortable, stylish and relaxing by adding more than just a soap holder or shower caddy on the tiled walls.

These stylish showers are usually made big enough to put in benches where people can relax while enjoying the water. The bigger space also allows the shower to showcase design and décor on the tiles, or the type of shower it uses, such as steam showers. The whole idea of the space, the fixture, and the décor is to create a spa-like experience all in one shower.

Because a walk in shower is separated from the other parts of the bathroom, it gives people a private get away where they can clean up and relax in style.

How A Walk In Shower Affects You

When you remodel a bathroom, you will be affected in several ways. For starters, there’s an emotional aspect. Looking at your current bathroom probably makes you feel down; otherwise, you wouldn’t be thinking about remodeling. Maybe to you the room isn’t as spacious as you would like or perhaps you have a vision of a beautiful walk in shower. Once done with your remodel, your new space will feel wonderful. What a great place to refresh and relax. Soaking in a spa tub or standing under a rain shower head in your bathroom shower can ease tired muscles. Whether you’ve been working hard on yard work, or been busy, busy, busy at work, a new bathroom can be a great retreat.

Then, there’s the practical aspect. Your current bathroom may be configured in a way that doesn’t really work for you. During a remodel, you have the chance to redesign the flow and create a more usable space. You can take the opportunity to build in more storage space with cabinets, new shelving, or a larger bathroom vanity unit. Accessibility may be a big driving factor as well if you have an elderly person living with you. Opening up a space to put a walk in shower gives extra safety.

When it comes to finances, a remodel will definitely have its effects. The larger your plans, the larger the final bill. But, you’re not just spending the money for now, you’re also raising your home’s value. Speaking of increasing value, consider a contemporary spa theme. Dark woods and white towels make a bathroom look very upscale. If your bathroom has enough space to include a walk in shower and maybe also a spa tub they are instant selling points if you do sell your home.

While you may not think at first that a bathroom remodel has spiritual aspects, it’s not that far fetched to see that it can. Going with the spa theme mentioned above, with it’s zen feel, definitely brings a sense of peace. Those who like to meditate can find a lot to like in such a bathroom. A walk in shower with a teak bench can provide a place to spend a few minutes just being still. Of course, a spa tub will also provide a great place to meditate, especially with the addition of candles and dimming down of the bathroom lighting.

Every day, you use your bathroom. Whether you are considering a remodel for practical, financial, emotional, or even spiritual reasons, all of these contribute to a great end result. Take the time to create the most appealing space possible. You will thank yourself for it later.