As you get ready to renovate your bathroom, you should learn as much as you can about the different ways you can add a little bit of luxury to your new shower enclosure. Some of our top luxury walk-in shower tips are relatively expensive, but others provide a luxurious look and feel while staying well within your budget. Find out which luxury shower design is right for you with this comprehensive guide.
1. Shower Enclosure with Marble Tile
Showers with tile walls are becoming more and more popular by the year. Some types of shower wall tiles are simple and inexpensive, but you can also choose the all-star luxury treatment by putting solid marble tiles on your walls. Even among different kinds of marble, prices vary greatly, but you’ll soon recognize that you get what you pay for when it comes to marble.
This stone shines like the sun when clean, and its beautiful, colorful whorls add texture to any bathroom decor scheme. Best of all, marble is relatively durable as a wall tile material, which means it will protect your walls and last the test of time.
Best of all, there are so many different types of marble to choose from that you’ll be able to find an option that fits in perfectly with your decor style. Whether your new bathroom will be overtly masculine or display plenty of feminine curves, you’ll be able to find a marble pattern that fits your purposes. With colors ranging from blue to black to pink, it’s even easy to build your new bathroom’s decor aesthetics around your marble wall tiles instead of the other way around.
2. Indoor/Outdoor Shower Room
If you live in a tropical or desert climate, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have the option of showering outside. Plenty of tropical resort bathrooms are outfitted with fully outdoor showers that are exposed to the open air, but it’s also possible to create a shower room that closes off with glass doors when the weather isn’t at its best.
While this walk-in shower idea wouldn't work well in climates where the winters get cold, there’s nothing more luxurious than building a shower that spans the distance between the inside and outside of your home. As a compromise, you could also build a luxurious indoor shower room and then build a smaller enclosure outside.
3. Embrace the Smart Shower Revolution
These days, every major appliance type is getting hooked up to the internet of things (IoT). While many people still don’t know what “IoT” means in 2019, remember that “iPhone” didn’t become a household term until nearly a decade ago. The IoT is the future, and these days, even showers are internet-connected.
Called “smart showers,” you can control these high-tech bathing facilities with your smartphone or tablet. You can use the waterproof panel on the wall in your smart shower enclosure to answer phone calls, change the channel on your bathroom TV, and receive notifications, and you can preset your shower temperature ahead of time to enjoy a just-right bathing experience without waiting for water to heat up.
While some might still question the utility of smart showers, it’s inevitable that everything that can be internet-connected will become internet-connected over the few years. Might as well embrace the coming revolution and reap the benefits ahead of the curve.
4. Open Shower Enclosure
At first, the idea of an open shower enclosure might seem counterintuitive - won’t you get water all over the floor? If your walk-in shower is big enough, however, you can enjoy an open showering experience without getting everything wet. Open shower enclosures work great in warmer climates, and there’s something about removing the door from your shower that evokes a feeling of opulence.
One unique way to make the open shower design work to your advantage is to build a shower with two entrances and a central wall. With the showerhead on the opposite side of the dividing wall, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh, luxurious breezes without having to worry about getting anything wet.
5. Shower Solution with Tons of Showerheads
Let’s face it: The face of luxury isn’t always pretty. Instead of refining beauty to a razor’s edge, the pursuit of luxury often requires excess. That’s not to say that having extra showerheads is a pointless indulgence; few things feel better than getting rinsed from three directions simultaneously. Even better, installing extra showerheads in your bathroom is a luxurious trick you can try without dipping too deeply into your bathroom budget.
6. Shower Enclosure in the Center of the Bathroom
Nothing shows that you have more space than you need than putting a huge shower enclosure right in the center of your bathroom. We’re sure you’ll use the space to either side, but having a big, glass enclosure right in the center of your grooming area provides a feeling of openness and comfort while you’re showering that can’t be beat. However, a centrally-located shower room wouldn’t mix well with an open shower design; make sure to keep the water where it belongs when your shower has such a prominent location.
7. Attic Shower with a Skylight
It’s possible that you’re simply renovating an existing shower somewhere in your home. If you have some attic space that you’re not using, however, there's an incredibly beautiful luxury shower trick you can try to improve your home’s value and give yourself a whole new way to bathe.
In any bathroom with a sloped ceiling, it’s possible to cut a big hole in the roof and put a skylight there instead. Skylights allow an incredible amount of ambient, natural light to enter your bathroom, and they make your home more attractive to future buyers. Combined with a minimalist shower room, a skylight will take your shower to the absolute heights of luxury.