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Home Improvement  /  August 28, 2015

The Ideal Bathroom Shower for Your Home

Have you been dreaming of getting a trendy new shower installed in your bathroom? More and more, people are opting for roomier, stylish shower stalls with exciting features such as rain or waterfall-style shower heads, frameless glass shower doors and steam generators. Finding the ideal bathroom shower isn’t as hard as you might think with help from the professional contractors with Handyman Connection of Boise nearby.

Surrounding your shower with beauty
After a long day, you look forward to unwinding at home. Perhaps one of the first things you anticipate is a refreshing shower. Why not pamper yourself further with a gorgeous, up-to-date shower stall? Think of it as your own personal spa. Trendy, eye-catching textured stone surround with correlating floors, dimmable recessed lighting and regal oil-rubbed bronze or polished nickel fixtures are some shower updates to make you feel luxurious in your own home. Of course, the style, size and materials for your new shower will depend on your taste and budget. We can familiarize you with your choices.

Space-saving showers
Perhaps your bathroom just isn’t big enough for a luxurious five-by-seven-foot shower stall. Then again, you might be wondering how to install a new shower while still holding onto your lovely, traditional tub. With a space-saving corner shower, you can have both! Corner showers look neat and give a fresh, updated appearance to the entire room. Some of the popular designs include angled, three-panel glass-enclosed shower stalls, simple walk-in stalls or single-glass enclosed shower stalls between two glass pony walls that rest atop a partial wall enclosure. Also available are etched glass shower panels, which naturally resist stains and fingerprints.

Shower designs to match your bathroom
Adding a new shower or updating an old one doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of time and money revamping your entire bathroom. Simply choose a multi-colored shower surround such as tumbled marble, granite, limestone or quartz. Then paint the rest of the room in the color that best correlates or highlights the shower surround material. You can also opt for synthetic tiles that closely resemble natural stone. They don’t cost as much as natural stone and are easier to maintain.

You can also create an equally gorgeous bathroom surround with ceramic or porcelain tile. With plenty of tile designs and colors available, you can find one that will blend in nicely with your bathroom’s present colors. This way, you can avoid repainting your bathroom walls. If properly installed, shower tiles will withstand years of use; however, grout cleaning can be tedious and difficult.

Affordable shower installations
If you want a less expensive option, choose a fiberglass one-piece unit or acrylic sheets for your shower stall. These materials feature a clean, crisp appearance, match any décor or theme in your bathroom and are a breeze to clean. However, because one-piece shower units are large and bulky, they are best installed during a new bathroom construction or if your bathroom walls are first removed. Another downside to fiberglass is that it yellows with age and can easily scratch with repeated cleaning.

Acrylic sheets, on the other hand, are easier to install and look great. Nevertheless, water can eventually seep into the seams, leading to possible significant damage from corrosion and mildew. While these types of installation materials are easy on your wallet, they won’t pay off in the long run.
If you’re looking for a professional contractor to handle your home improvement needs, whether it’s a bathroom remodel or a minor repair, trust Handyman Connection of Boise. We’re committed to providing homeowners with high quality work and excellent customer service. Request a free, no-obligation estimate and let us get started on your next project.

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