Many people find a bath relaxing after a stressful day. But when they are getting ready for work in the morning, they generally want to take a shower. Or, if they have a regular exercise fitness routine they do at home, they want to take a quick shower. In many homes, the bathtub does double duty and serves as a shower, too.
If you are planning a bathroom redesign, you may want to consider adding a shower cabin. Look over your bathroom to see if you can fit one into an existing space. If not, check the rooms next to the bathroom to see if you can take some space from the room to add to the bathroom.
When planning your bathroom redesign, you may be thinking about replacing your current bathtub. This is another reason to consider adding a shower enclosure. Some of the new bathtubs are not made for showers.
If you are planning a complete bathroom redesign and you are contracting the work out, your designer will help you to select the standalone shower for your bathroom.
If you plan to install the standalone shower like this yourself, you will have to determine the plumbing needs for your new shower. If you cannot determine where the water will come from, you will need to call in a plumber. The expense of adding a water line for your new shower may cause to think twice.
The first thing you need to do before choosing your new shower enclosure is to determine the space you have. If you find you can fit one into your bathroom, it is time to go shopping. You will need to visit home improvement stores to see what is available. Many will have complete kits. Some may only have parts that have to be purchased separately. The parts you need include a shower floor, shower walls, shower door, and shower head.
Standalone showers come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Remember the cash in your budget before making your purchase. Most home improvement stores sell the parts you will need. They may have one on display and if you like it, you can purchase the shower parts you see or you can look around and mix and match the items you need. You can also write down the particular items by brand name and part number and the price. When you get home, you can search the Internet to see if you can get a better price for the items.
If you are handy, you may be able to install the standalone shower as long as the plumbing you need is available. You can have a local plumber do this for you and you put the parts together.
Make your selection and enjoy your new shower !