Designing a shower goes beyond aesthetic appeal, it’s also got a lot to do with functionality. In fact, no matter how great your shower looks if the layout is all wrong and if it lacks the necessary fixtures, you won’t be able to enjoy your daily showers much at all. There are a lot of elements that make up the perfect shower and keeping these things into consideration when undergoing bathroom remodeling will make it easier for you to design the perfect shower.
One of the very first aspects you have to consider is your shower area’s size. It has to be big enough that you’d be able to move around properly. Sure, large showers are a luxury but it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a decent-sized shower area even in a small bathroom. Most designers say that a shower should at least be 60” by 36” in size but you could always make it bigger if you have the space in your bathroom for it.
Add a Shower Bench
A shower bench might seem like a luxury but it really doesn’t cost all that much especially if you have extra tiles left over from your shower flooring. Shower benches can make all the difference when you’re trying to relax after a long day at work and it makes up for the lack of a bathtub to soak in for those who don’t have tubs at home. Ask your bathroom remodeling contractor for an estimate of shower bench installation.
While it might seem like common sense, some showers actually don’t have the right storage for things like soap, shampoo, and other toiletries. Make sure you have a rack for all these essentials or if you have the budget for it and you’re undergoing bathroom remodeling anyway, opt for shower niches instead.
Accessible Shower Controls
If you like your baths warm or hot, make sure to place the shower controls in an easy-to-reach area from the outside so you won’t have to walk all the way inside the shower and risk getting wet when the water is still freezing cold. This will make it easier for you to adjust the temperature before jumping in.
Designing the right shower can make all the difference especially when it comes to your mood. With these things in mind, there’s no reason why you can’t design the bathroom of your dreams with a comfortable shower area that you’d look forward to using everyday.