Custom walk-in showers have become increasingly popular in recent years, as people are looking for ways to create more open and spacious bathroom remodeling . Many design elements can be incorporated into a walk-in shower, including a variety of materials and construction methods. Ideal for rooms big or small, walk-in shower designs should balance the practicality of a functional bathroom and the goal of luxurious bathroom design.
One of the most important decisions when designing a walk-in shower is what type of materials to use. There are a variety of different options available, including ceramic tile, stone, glass, and metal. Each material has its unique benefits and drawbacks, so you’ll want to research and ask your contractor to make recommendations for your project and goals for your space.
Custom walk-in showers can be square or rectangular in orientation, using unique wall angles as well. To help you design the perfect bathroom with a custom walk-in shower, we’ve compiled our top ideas below.
Make it a Large Space – If your space allows for it, renovate your bathroom for a large walk-in shower. Adorn it with two shower heads, shower wall cutouts for your bathroom products, and more. You can even include Bluetooth technology for lighting, music, and so forth. If, however, you have a small bathroom, foregoing a bathtub for a walk-in shower area allows you to maximize the space you do have, so many homeowners go the walk-in shower route for this reason alone.
Utilize Corner Space & Wall Angles – Often found in the corner of the bathroom, walk-in showers are a brilliant solution to incorporate sloping ceilings or angled walls into the room’s overall design. Think about some of the more elegant walk-in showers you’ve seen. Was it a transformation of an awkward space to a beautiful new shower area?
Create a Wet Room – Blur the boundaries between the shower and the rest of the bathroom – a wet room is when the shower and bathroom space is all in one area, with no real division. The whole room becomes the shower – another trick for small bathrooms where every inch of space is critical. If you don’t want a wet room per se, consider a low-threshold shower tray to accomplish a sleek and simple entryway for that luxurious look.
Doorless Entry – More and more custom walk-in showers have a doorless entry. Shower doors are sometimes replaced by a half-sized patrician wall to conceal plumbing and a screen to divide up a large space, providing a barrier to items you want to keep dry such as towels and washcloths. The elimination of shower doors automatically makes the bathroom feel a bit more sophisticated and it’s one less item to clean.
Design Minimalism – For a uniform look throughout the entire bathroom, select wall and floor tile that compliment each other and don’t compete. The showerhead and other hardware should be simple and streamlined as well. In bathrooms, it’s best to select one statement feature to really shine, such as a unique tile pattern, tile with a pop of color, or a textured element like stone or wood. Just be sure it doesn’t make your walk-in shower and bathroom look too busy.
Incorporate Black and White Elements – Trendy with younger homebuyers are darker colors like black, charcoal, and gray. Yet, white floor and wall tile are equally as trendy and a classic choice. Both black and white are color choices that transcend time and we recommend simple, clean lines of the minimalist design as a base for your walk-in shower. Then, sprinkle in other elements like stone or wood for texture to define your theme of an “elegant” or “contemporary”bathroom for example.
Add a seat – A seat in a walk-in shower is ideal for individuals with accessibility needs or if you plan to stay in your current home as you age. Your bathroom can still be stylish with the addition of a seat for safety and comfort.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading ways to achieve a luxury walk-in shower design. If you’re ready to say ‘yes’ to a bathroom makeover with a new walk-in shower feature, look no further. Rossi Construction offers unparalleled bathroom remodeling throughout the Tampa Bay area. Our expert design and construction team handles every detail of the bathroom remodeling process, from the initial design through the last coat of paint. You will be confident and assured that all aspects of your bathroom remodeling project will be handled with the care and diligence you deserve.
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