Updating the bathing area is one of the primary reasons why homeowners remodel their bathrooms. Walk-in showers are popular options for a few reasons: They offer modern visual appeal, they are safer to use than tubs or showers with step-over thresholds, and they are typically easier to clean than traditional shower systems.
Modern Visual Appeal
A walk-in shower features a contemporary design with a low threshold. This simplified vision of a bathing space is perfect for homeowners who want to bring their outdated bathroom into the modern age. Plus, because a walk-in shower does not have a bathtub, it’s a better option for homeowners who prefer to wash up in the shower rather than soak in a bath.
A Safer Option
Stepping over a high tub wall can be dangerous, especially when you’re wet, as it creates a slip-and-fall hazard. A low threshold minimizes this risk, making a walk-in shower much easier to enter and exit. This benefit is particularly appealing to homeowners who are aging in place, disabled, or otherwise limited by mobility.
Most walk-in shower systems include solid surrounds—a modern update of tile-and-grout walls, which are notoriously hard to clean. In fact, contemporary shower surrounds feature antimicrobial protection to prevent mold and mildew growth, greatly lessening the effort of cleaning the bathing space.
Learn More About Walk-In Showers
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of walk-in showers, contact the bathroom remodeling experts at Dreamstyle Remodeling today. We’ll help you design the perfect walk-in shower for your remodel so that you can enjoy your bathroom like never before.