Get the Restroom of Your Dreams
Close your eyes and picture having a brand-new, remodeled bathroom shower with a tidy, flawless shower pan and brilliant, gleaming walls. This is one dream that can be your truth with clever planning, optional DIY work, and obviously, some cash.
Lots of homeowners like you have actually felt the pain of dingy, non-functional showers, and they have actually effectively turned all of it around. You can, too! See what these house owners have actually done so you can get inspired for your own bathroom.
Connect a Tub and Shower Together
When you have two various services– that is, full-size tub and shower– in the exact same space, you run the risk of visual mayhem. For instance, a smooth acrylic bath tub surround might encounter a shower’s tile surround. To avoid this, try matching products.
Pearl Interiors’ design for the Chateau Beaumont job nicely pair a kindly sized wood-skirted bathtub with a surrounding shower enclosure. By using the exact same kind of natural stone for both the shower and the tub surrounds, Pearl deftly ties the two facilities together.
Do A few of the Work Yourself
Any homeowner intent on redesigning a shower is probably also searching for ways to defray costs. One reliable, surefire way to save money on a shower remodel is to destroy the area on your own.
Even if you have worked with a full-service specialist to build out the shower, this is one task that any house owner can take on. Specialists are accustomed to homeowners doing pre-construction work by themselves. Simply speak to the contractor ahead of time so that you’re preparing the location according to the project plan.
DIY home design blogger Sara and hubby Steve managed to discover time in their hectic lives to demo their shower location on their own. The advantage of this is that they had the ability to examine a decayed support beam far ahead of the arrival of the employees.
Integrate in Niches for More Storage
You currently know that massive in-shower shelving room is needed for all of your soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and scrubbers. The more, the better.
With existing showers, you can retroactively install racks by sticking them straight onto the walls with silicone caulk. However if you remain in the procedure of remodeling, you can do much better by building wall niches.
Blogging twins Kelli and Kristi sank specific niches into their farmhouse bathroom shower walls throughout the procedure of framing out the location. Two of these cubbies, one on top of the other, supply plenty of room for all of those bottles and tubes and keep whatever neat and tidy.
Upgrade Your Tile
You’ll adore your recently renovated shower even more when you supersize it and include a light-filled frameless shower enclosure. Designer Jenna Burger did simply that when she installed her own shower tile. With sufficient room for a bathing chair and lots of light cascading through the frameless glass enclosure, this shower will make you never ever desire to leave.
This raises the concern, should you do your own shower tile work? While Jenna did the tiling work by herself, this is one tiling job that requires serious thought prior to you plunge in.
Wall, backsplash, and even flooring tile are different because these locations are far less affected by water. But with showers, the tolerance for error is almost nil, as even the smallest fracture or joint can permit water to harm the home’s underlying structure.
Water resistant Your Shower
As luxe as this shower remodel might seem, property owner and Unanticipated Elegance design blogger, Angela, calls it a “budget plan makeover.” Over 80 boxes of self-installed tile entered into this beautiful development. She swears that she didn’t have to invest a lots of loan (though she confesses to splurging on the cabinet hardware).
Keeping water in the shower and far from subflooring, a significant issue with any shower remodel, is simplified when you utilize a waterproofing membrane. This includes a critical layer of defense on top of the cement board, which will not be damaged by moisture but likewise doesn’t stop it from passing through to the subfloor, if water gets behind the tile.
Similar to expert tilers do, Angela used Schluter Kerdi, a flexible plastic that can be cut with scissors and is applied to the cement board with non-modified thinset mortar.
Should You Consist of the Tub?
Lately, whenever property owners decide to redesign their shower/bathtub mixes, they decide to get rid of the tub and go shower-only. Kim and Scott at Yellow Brick House bucked the pattern and not just kept the tub but changed it with a smooth Kohler Bellwether cast-iron white enameled tub. They dialed up the retro look by adding a ceramic regulator plate from Kohler’s Antique line.
Concerns you’ll want to consider to help you choose whether to go tub-free:
- Do you in fact use the bathtub or does it simply look like an excellent concept?
- Can you reglaze your existing tub and save loan?
Do you have or expect to have children? It is easier to bathe children in tubs than in showers.
- Will senior or handicapped persons be utilizing this bathing center? With their high walls, tubs can be challenging to step into; showers are much easier.
- Are you alright with the restroom being noted as a “three-quarter” bath instead of a “complete bath,” if you ever list the home for sale? Bathrooms without tubs are thought about three-quarter even when they have a nice shower.
- Redesigned Vintage-Style Shower/Tub from Yellow Brick Home
Optimize Natural Light
Watertight, bath-rated lights exist for a factor: Showers can be dark. But there’s a much better method to eliminate shower gloom: When you can get it, natural light is best.
You’ll find no better method to do this than by combining a corner shower unit with frameless glass walls. Evolution of Design blogger Jenny remained in her buddy’s home one day and captured images of that restroom’s special three-sided corner frameless unit.
Frameless showers use thick tempered glass, attached by metal clips, to work as the walls. No wood framing is needed. If preferred, you can buy a frameless shower door only, instead of the whole enclosure. Nevertheless, frameless shower systems are usually substantially more costly than framed showers.
Complete Your Shower
When space is limited, you can’t do better than adding a corner shower. But what about when space is super-tight, as in a small house? You include a quarter-round corner shower with a moving door.
Rounded corner shower enclosures feature a wonderful function: doors that slide on tracks instead of swinging external. This prevents potential space design headaches since door obstructions are not a problem. And considering that the door is acrylic, there is no opportunity that it will shatter.
Raise the Roofing for Better Air Flow
Enclosed environments like showers trap wetness and are prone to mold and mildew. Restroom exhaust fans are one way to combat the problem. But fans use electrical power and aren’t always reliable. A much better way is to increase air circulation at ceiling level.
For this high-end residential bathroom remodel in Seattle’s Greenwood district, Malboeuf Bowie Architecture popped off the shower ceiling, exposing the space to natural light and air flow.