How to Build a Low-Maintenance Bathroom
For most people, the bathroom is their least favorite room in the house to clean. Cleaning bathrooms is rarely fun, but if you’re thinking about a bathroom remodeling project anytime soon, you can use the opportunity to create a bathroom and shower that are almost effortless to keep clean and beautiful.
Choose the Right Materials
One of the biggest contributors to the time you spend cleaning your bathrooms is surface material. The materials you choose for your bathroom will determine how much time you’ll need to spend cleaning. If you love tile, you need to accept the fact that you’ll have to clean the grout regularly. Additionally, the metal fixtures in your bathroom will be magnets for residue buildup.
A frameless shower is the answer to both grout and fixture problems. While frameless showers look fantastic in tiled bathrooms, they work well with large-format tiles that require far less grouting than smaller ones. If you choose clip installation for your frameless shower, you’ll have far fewer spots for residue to accumulate. You can also opt for U-channel frames for your shower, but keep in mind that you’ll have to clean the length of it regularly, and residue may build up in the hard-to-reach crevices around the channels.
Around the Shower
One of the best materials for the walls outside your shower is vinyl wall covering. Vinyl coverings are easy to install and require little maintenance – cleaning them is as easy as wiping them down with a clean sponge. Additionally, most vinyl wall coverings are textured, creating more visual interest in the bathroom and opening the door to a variety of design options for the other surfaces in the room.
Water- and mildew-resistant paint is another great choice, especially if you hate cleaning tile and grout. If you select the right paint, you can protect your bathroom, save time on cleaning, and create stunning effects.
Ultimately, how you design your bathroom is up to you, but a frameless shower and some savvy surface material choices can drastically cut down the time you’ll need to spend cleaning. Maryland Frameless Showers has options for any project, so reach out to us to see how we can create the low-maintenance bathroom of your dreams.