A bathroom shower remodel is one of the focal points of any bathroom project. So here are some things to consider.
Where to start in choosing a shower?
The starting point of this site in recommending a shower within the context of a bathroom remodel is Universal Design and aging in place.
Accordingly, we are just as much concerned here with safe and comfortable function as we are with style and resale value.
If a walk-in tub is not an option, for budgetary reasons, or not even a preference, then a no-threshold or curbless shower is an excellent aging-in-place solution. At this point in life, a regular bathtub is not a good option because of the risk of falling when getting in and out of it, even with the liberal use of grab bars and benches.
An enlarged curbless shower allows for the easy use of a walker, wheelchair or transfer chair across the entrance and gives plenty of room for maneuver when in the shower.
If you have space, consider expanding the shower into a large wet room, to accommodate toilet, bidet, vanity, and shower in one (nonslip) tiled area with one or two central drains. This makes for the ultimate in accessibility and ease of cleaning.
Shower Seats and Shelves
Be sure to include a built-in shower bench or at least room for a seat. And do not forget to include grab bars, shelves for soap and shampoo, and towel rails.
Economical Walk-in Shower Enclosures
A wet room or fully tiled curbless shower is quite an expensive proposition, so we show here a great selection of ready-made walk-in shower enclosures that mostly can simply replace an existing tub.
Tub-to-Shower Conversion Kits
These tub to shower conversion kits offer an even more economical solution.
|Tub to Shower
Step-Through Tub-to-Shower Conversion Kit – Large
CleanCut Step Bathtub Accessibility Kit – Convert Existing Tub to Step-In Shower (White, Size Large)
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Bathtub to Shower Conversion Kit Step Through Tub To Shower – #1
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