Whether you want to turn an ordinary master bathroom into a relaxing retreat or you are enhancing a bathroom to increase your home's resale value, remodeling a bathroom can be a great investment for your home, family, and finances. Of course, there are many updates to consider when it comes to making your selections during the design process, so it is easy to see how so many homeowners become overwhelmed.
Considering that your shower is one of the most-used areas of the bathroom, making sure it is updated in an appealing and valuable manner is smart. Here are a few trends to consider when remodeling your bathroom.
Your current bathroom probably has some area for showering. This space may consist of a tub-and-shower combination with a curtain. Or, you may have a separate shower stall with sliding doors in a channel or framed doors. While sufficient, these types of showers do not offer much in terms of appeal. In addition, they can be quite difficult to clean and maintain.
A frameless glass shower system offers many benefits. Not only will the shower seem to float inside the bathroom, but the glass design will make your bathroom look and feel larger with its open and airy style.
One of the main benefits of a glass surround and frameless glass doors is ease of maintenance. Because there are no metal frames or channels, there is less risk of soapy residue, dirt, and mold building up in and around your shower. This ensures your shower stays cleaner for longer periods of time, reducing the amount of maintenance your shower needs while keeping your bathroom beautiful.
Going green is great for your health and wellness in addition to the environment. You can go green during your bathroom remodel by incorporating a few salvaged or reclaimed materials into your shower design.
To get started, consider using recycled glass tile all thorugh your bathroom. Since they are recycled from old glass, these tiles help reduce the amount of waste in your local landfills. They can be found in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, helping you create the bathroom of your dreams.
Consider recycled glass tiles in a variety of shapes and colors to create a mosaic accent wall in your shower. Or, use the recycled glass tiles as the floor to your shower, adding a unique accent that will make your shower stand out from the rest of the bathroom.
Another way to use salvaged materials is to use antique glass doors or large windows as your shower walls or door. This may require doing extensive shopping to find the perfect size doors or window to accommodate your shower space, but it will add enormous appeal in a creative way to your bathroom remodel.
If you are hoping to add a bit of contemporary design that will stand the test of time, consider creating a wet room during the remodel.
Most people feel their bathrooms are already considered wet rooms, but a wet room actually consists of a room that is constructed entirely out of materials that are designed to get wet. For example, instead of a separate tub and shower in your bathroom, a wet room will consist of a tub inside a glass shower stall.
Wet rooms look modern and unique, and they are also more functional. If you tend to bathe your children or pets in the bathroom, there is less worry of water splashing all through the space, since bathing will be conducted entirely in the wet room.
Remodeling your bathroom does not have to be a stressful experience. With one or more of these unique shower trends, you can add style, function, and value to your bathroom.