When it comes to bathroom construction or renovation, the first thing that many homeowners think of is the shower. If you’re one of them, you’ve probably already imagined how you want your bathroom to look and the vibe that you’re after. Besides, the shower is the bathroom’s heart because it’s where you prepare to face a new day. So, it’s one of the major parts of your home that you want to focus on.
If the design elements align with the luxurious bathroom you’ve always dreamed of, every day will be a great day.
Avoiding common mistakes
Homeowners often make the mistake of making decisions about the shower enclosure at the last minute. If anything, it should be the first as it takes up a huge chunk of the total budget.
More often than not, fixtures, hardware and tiles are the first things homeowners decide on, which messes up the budgeting during the early part of the project.
If you’re doing a bathroom renovation project, you may want to keep in mind that the shower enclosure is the primary design element that reflects your style and luxurious taste.
Making the choice
Glass shower cabins are becoming popular, especially with small bathrooms, because they give the optical illusion of having a bigger space. Having one installed also gives a luxury spa vibe in your home.
But what do you need to ask yourself to make an informed decision when shopping for a shower enclosure?
- How will I know it’s the right choice? The perfect shower cabin will look like it’s a natural part of your home and not like something that you put in there because it looked good in the catalogue. It should give you the feeling that it was custom-built for your bathroom. Also, while the price is a major deciding factor, you want to consider the quality and its long-term value.
- DIY or get a contractor for the job? The answer to this question is, it depends. It depends on what kind of shower cabin you buy and if it’s custom-built with the features that you want. Simple, out-of-the-box shower enclosures should be easy to install on your own. On the other hand, you may want to hire a professional for the installation of intricate designs and cabins equipped with custom features.
- Classic framed or modern frameless? The style depends entirely on the look that you’re after. The glass thickness may vary, and you can also choose the shape and size of the opening. Framed enclosures are more flexible when it comes to installation, while frameless can give you more options when it comes to customising the final look. Either way, both options will complete the look of your bathroom.
Renovating and designing your bathroom is an exciting process. But this can only be done successfully if you know the look that you want and you allocate your budget for materials correctly. Remember that the shower cabin may take up a huge part of the expenses, so it’ll be better if it’s one of the first things you decide on.
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