Shower Remodel: Where to Start?
Just like you, many homeowners have felt the pain of dingy, sub-standard and non-functional showers in their bathrooms. What is now a haven for mold, mildew and water stains can quite easily become a source of gleaming pride.
Close your eyes and imagine having a brand-new remodeled shower with flawlessly clean walls and gleaming glass finishes. All it takes is vision, focus and a budget to make it a reality.
Perhaps your situation calls for a major “down-to-the-studs” remodel. If you are fortunate, however, a modest makeover might provide enough clean and simple fixes to drastically improve your situation.
There is a lot to sort through.
In years past, you had to use a glossy or satin paint wall finish to lock out persistent bathroom humidity. But today many manufacturers are producing specialty paints in multiple finishes
with anti-microbial additives to protect against moisture and mildew. They will be more expensive than standard latex-acrylic. Overall, the surest way to prevent mold and mildew is investing in a properly vented exhaust fan ducted to the exterior.
Focus on Fixtures First.
In most bathrooms, the sink or tub faucets are the most visible hardware in the room. When you decide on new fixtures first, all other decisions, including shower set, toilet flush lever, towels bars – flow from that design and aesthetic standard. Give some thought to the ergonomics of the faucets and consider ones that are the easiest to use for all ages.
Storage and Counter Space.
The sinks and vanities you choose will go a long way toward defining how much storage and counter space your new bathroom will offer. The choice of a pedestal sink offers a slim yet traditional impression. Ideal for smaller spaces, it offers no storage and minimal counter space. Vessel sinks, bowls that sit on top of a vanity, are gaining in popularity and can offer ample storage when mounted on sizable vanities. A more traditional single or double sink vanity offers both counter space on top and storage space below.
Get the Right Lights.
In most bathrooms, recessed or surface-mounted ceiling lights are critical for overall room lighting, but very unflattering for self-reflection. Task lighting on either side of your over-sink mirror is ideal. Fixtures should be placed at eye level (around 66 inches) and ideally spaced 36 to 40 inches apart.
Let Maryland Frameless Showers Be Your Resource.
No matter what functional and design decisions you reach, let Maryland Frameless Showers give your bathroom the elegance it deserves. A beautiful frameless glass shower door will give your new bathroom an entirely different aesthetic. Flawlessly designed, invisible glass, frameless shower doors achieve a luxurious and opulent look for your bathroom.