Have you been thinking of remodeling your bathroom for 2020? Consider updating one area at a time. Start with the shower, which is possibly the most relaxing and refreshing part of your bathroom. Whether you have a tub-style shower or a standalone enclosure, you can use these shower ideas to revamp your bathroom and transform it into a sanctuary that washes away your stress.
They feature multiple water outputs that massage you while you get clean. The large shower heads emit a stream of water that feels like rainfall, and you can adjust the temperature and pressure using the knobs on the panel.
All of our shower panels also have a detachable shower head, which helps you clean hard-to-reach spaces. They’re perfect for bathing children or enjoying some “me time” after work.
Open Up Your Shower
One of the most popular trends for 2020 is the open shower. Get rid of the doors, and create a space that’s more accessible to the rest of the room. Walk-in showers can fit in just about any bathroom.
You can enclose the shower with a partial glass door. The transparent glass can make the bathroom seem bigger. Some people choose to surround the shower with a wall that hides it from you. That can be ideal for enhancing the privacy of your bathroom.
Improve the View With Glass Doors
If you don’t want to do away with your shower doors, consider replacing them. You can add doors to a tub-style shower or a stand-up stall.
Sliding doors won’t take up any additional space. They fit perfectly on most tubs and contain water better than a shower curtain. Plus, they’re easy to clean and can help prevent mold and mildew growth.
Pivoting glass doors require some room to allow them to swing open. Many of these have accessories, such as towel bars, that make showering more convenient.
Add Some Lighting
Lighting is important in the bathroom. You may have taken some time to consider the perfect light source for the main part of the bathroom. Perhaps you’ve optimized the lighting around the mirror.
Adding a light to your shower can improve visibility and make bathing safer. Install a fixture directly overhead. You might want to add a dimmer so that you can adjust the intensity of the glow. Dial it down when you want more relaxation, and make it bright to help you get energized in the morning.
Upgrade Your Faucets
Do you have the same faucets in the shower that came with the house? It might be time to upgrade them. This small change can have massive results.
Faucet designs have come a long way over the years. Newer models may help you save water. They also look sleeker and more contemporary than many of the low-end faucets that are installed when the home is built.
If you go with a minimalist look for the faucets, you can add more ornate elements to the tiles and other bathroom features. On the other hand, simple tiles and surrounds complement fancy faucets.
Heat Things Up
To make your shower feel more like a spa, you can incorporate some luxuries, such as steam or heat lamps. Steam showers work well with floor-to-ceiling doors. They fill your enclosure with steam, which can help clear your sinuses and improve your circulation.
You can usually regulate the steam with in-shower controls. A steam shower consumes only 2 gallons of water during a 20-minute period.
You’ll need to make sure that the capacity of the steam generator works with your shower size and the material of your tile. You need a bigger generator for showers with stone tiles than those with ceramic surrounds.
Hiring a professional for this job is important. They’ll make sure that the ceiling is properly sloped and the shower is water-tight to prevent leaks and water damage.
Get a Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater provides on-demand hot water that never runs out. Cold water runs through a heat exchanger and comes out hot. If your family members have to space out their showers to prevent the water from running cold, they may thank you for installing a tankless water heater.
Tankless water heaters also take up less room than traditional ones. They waste less water because you don’t have to wait for the shower to warm up. Plus, they last longer than tank-style water heaters.
Redo the Tile
One of the best ways to update your shower is to redo the surround. If you have dingy grout, chipped ceramic or outdated tiles, you can make your entire bathroom look different by installing new materials on the walls and floor.
There are so many options available for shower tiles these days. You can choose moisture-friendly materials that look like stone or wood. Terrazzo offers unlimited color and material combinations and is a long-lasting option for shower walls and floors.
Get Back to Nature
Incorporating natural elements into your bathroom and shower can make the area feel more peaceful. Add river stone to the floors. They’re smooth and soothing on your feet. Consider creating a vertical wall that’s filled with plants or succulents. Using slate, marble or granite in your shower enhances the sumptuous feel while maintaining a natural vibe.
Once you have some shower ideas for 2020, contact a professional to find out which options make the most sense for your space. At Room to Rooms, we offer a variety of products to create the shower of your dreams.