When remodeling your bathroom, it’s worth considering a walk-in shower. This practical and attractive choice allows you to take advantage of every square foot, incorporate functional storage and introduce more dynamic lighting.
There are countless ways to customize a walk-in shower, the trick is finding one that works for your own space! Here’s a roundup of gorgeous design ideas to help you get inspired:
Fixed glass panels are one way to achieve a doorless shower to make a small bathroom more spacious. Mounting a pan-style showerhead on a curved arm helps protect the surrounding surfaces.
Full-length glass walls provide an airy look. Plus, with no tub, you can add additional features including dual showerheads, such as the wall-mount, handheld and rain-style for a spa-like flair.
Large glass-paneled doors can show off floor to ceiling subway tiles quite well. This design choice is timeless too, so you won’t regret it down the road.
Sometimes walk-in showers don’t include a tub ledge to hold your shampoo or soap. Instead of leaving them on the floor, consider a recessed wall shelf built right into your walk-in shower. It’s an attractive way to store your toiletries.
You can still have a place to sit and relax in a walk-in shower! For example, a stunning marble seat can float above the floor to serve as a spa seat, a place to prop your leg for shaving, or a nearby space for shampoo bottles and body wash.
An arched entrance can give a walk-in shower an extra sense of grandeur. In this case, the glass door would swing inward, so it doesn’t interfere with the traffic flow.
A half-wall separating the shower from the rest of the bathroom can be a unique twist. The seamless transition also eliminates the raised step into the shower, which may be a tripping hazard.
A frameless shower door and glass enclosure can help a small walk-in shower from feeling cramped. Designing the shower with simple white subway tile contributes to a sense of spaciousness.
If you’re designing a shower in a bathroom on the top floor of a home, consider adding a skylight to bring in light from above. A small window also works well. If privacy is a concern, position the window higher up on the wall or add frosted glass.
For a distinctive look, combine different types of tile on shower walls and floors. It’s a good way to add texture and contrast to the bathroom.
The secret to a nature-inspired shower is an organic color palette. Earthy tones and soft browns mimic the tranquility of the outdoors. You can opt for textured or rough-hewn stone tiles or wooden panels.
If you’re looking for something a little less polished, consider an industrial theme. Exposed pipes, dark metal finishes and concrete-looking tiles are perfect for this design. You can achieve an extremely visual juxtaposition by pairing aged steel against sleek tile or stonework.
Irish Jones Construction is a professional home remodeling company serving the needs of Western New York. With a fully licensed and insured team, we can take on renovations – both big and small – with exceptional confidence and craftsmanship. To schedule your free design consultation, call us at (716) 768-4915.