Should You Upgrade To A Walk-In Shower?
People thinking of working with bathroom remodeling companies on an upgrade can now consider changing their current shower configuration for a walk-in shower. But what is this, and why is it more popular in modern bathrooms?
Not Just A Stall
Many homeowners are probably familiar with the more traditional shower enclosure or “shower stall.” This is usually a single area devoted just to showering that is partitioned off with a door and its own tile or other surface. This way, when a shower is taken, the water is confined to the enclosure, leaving the rest of the bathroom dry.
A walk-in shower, however, has no doors or shower curtains, though sometimes a glass divider may be present to protect sink or cabinet surfaces nearby. Aside from its common form factor of not being a shower installed as part of a bathtub, a walk-in shower is a larger, more premium version of traditional shower enclosures.
Modern & Useful
Two primary reasons to consider a walk-in shower are fashion and function. Design trends change over time, and right now, especially for resale value, a walk-in shower adds a lot to a home’s appeal. People with a mind toward return on investment should consider a walk-in shower if they want to add value to their overall property.
However, beyond that, a walk-in shower is not just spacious; it can also be safer. Because a walk-in shower has no doors and doesn’t have a tub to climb over to get inside, it is easier to use. For the elderly who have mobility issues or the disabled, a walk-in shower can provide a level of access and convenience that showers in tubs and even enclosures can’t quite match. If you plan to grow old in your home, a walk-in shower may be one feature that makes it easier for you to do so.
If you’re planning a bathroom upgrade and want to work with experienced bathroom remodeling companies, contact us today, and let us help.