If you’re considering replacing your bathtub-shower combination with a shower system but you’re unsure whether it’s a good idea in terms of improving functionality or appearance, a simple assessment of each feature can clarify the issue.
Tub-shower combos are the most common type of fixture you’ll see in household bathrooms. That’s because they’re eminently practical. They’re available in a wide variety of design choices, are ideal for families with young children, and give you the option of taking either a long bath or a quick shower. However, there are some cons as well. Tub-shower combos can pose difficulties for older people or those with mobility challenges. And, when was the last time you sat down for a leisurely soak? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. Most Americans prefer showers to baths; drawing a bath simply takes more time.
The open design of walk-in showers makes bathrooms feel more spacious. These systems also feature design options, like shower tiles and accent panels, that can complement almost any bathroom aesthetic. Just as importantly, walk-in showers can enhance bathroom safety because they typically feature a low threshold, which makes entering and exiting the shower space much easier and reduces the risk of accidental falls, particularly for people with mobility challenges. If you’re a homeowner thinking about bathroom accessibility as you age, consider a walk-in shower an investment in your future. But if you decide to sell your home, it will likely attract a larger share of not only elderly home buyers but also buyers in general.
A Dream Walk-In Shower System
At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we offer and install gorgeous walk-in showers that can be customized to provide the fresh new look and functionality you need, with options in stylish wall surrounds, accent panels, modern showerheads, and generous storage fixtures. Contact Dreamstyle today for more details. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.