Functional shower replacement are very popular among people who don’t have a lot of space in their bathroom. It is a more affordable alternative to building an entirely new bathroom from scratch. A functional bathroom can fit in with the theme of the house as well, so you don’t have to go overboard when putting it together. It also saves the expense of ripping out and replacing worn out tiles and fixtures in your bathroom. You will be amazed at the difference it can make to how your bathroom looks just by switching it around a little bit.
One example of a functional shower involves taking an old shower cubicle and transforming it into a shower stall. This is a very popular type of shower conversion and one that has been adapted from professional shower builders across the world. A functional shower stall can usually be put together relatively easily with the right do-it-yourself kits; there are some fairly simple ones that only require attaching the outer shell, which of course has plenty of room for the water supply plumbing.
Shower stalls often come with their own doors, which makes them even more attractive to homeowners. A shower stall door however does require plumbing work, and this will increase your costs. On the other hand, a walk in shower enclosure requires absolutely no plumbing work, and the doors slide on tracks which absorb the water and keep the door closed until you open it. The tracks even have some detergent resistant built in so the doors won’t rust after being used frequently in a wet environment.
Walk in shower doors come in various designs and materials. One popular choice for homeowners is PVC door kits. These doors are virtually maintenance free since they have an insulated lining which reduces condensation and keeps the water in. These types of doors can also be installed with a special locking system for added security. They are available in several different colors and wood finishes, which can all add charm to your bathroom.
Installing functional shower features into older bathrooms can be a challenge. Many older homes have not been updated since they were first constructed, and therefore many older shower enclosures are made out of outdated shower panes. While you might think the problem is cosmetic, you would be surprised at the functionality that comes from upgrading an older shower. There are many different things that can be done to update older showers, including installing new porcelain tiles that can be painted to match your existing bathroom fixtures.
There are a number of bathroom renovation company out there specializing in functional shower conversions. It’s a good idea to get several quotes from them before you make any decisions. Whatever style shower you choose, spending a little extra money now will pay off for years down the road as your family becomes more health conscious and the bathtub begins to accommodate the growing size of your family.