One way to change the look and modernize a home is remodel the bathroom. There are many aspects to discuss about bathroom remodels, but the emphasis here will be on the shower enclosure. Many homes built in the 60’s and 70’s included tubs.
Unless you’re looking for a Jacuzzi type tub, it’s more common now to remove the tub and transform the area in to a shower. To do this, you’ll need to first remove the tub.
Once the tub is removed, there are a couple of options regarding the base. A pre-fabricated shower pan can be purchased and installed. Or, you can float the floor and create your own pan. The next decision is the walls. 4″ x 4″ tiles are outdated.
The smallest recommended tile size would be 6″ x 6″, however, to get a more modern look, 12″ x 12″ tiles, or larger, would be ideal. Travertine is a very popular material used on shower and bathroom walls.
Another option to consider for the walls is solid stones, and installing a solid piece on each wall in the shower areal. Shower fixtures are also important for color, style, and looks. Brushed nickel provides the most modern look, and overhead rain showers have become very popular.
Once you have the inside of the shower complete, you’ll need to figure out how to keep the water from coming out. Glass enclosures are very popular. 3/8″ thick clear safety glass is most common so you can show off the work you’ve done in the shower area. However, there are options for etched glass or architectural glass, if the budget can afford it.… Read the rest ...