Shower in Style: Choosing the Right Shower for Your Bath

A bathroom with a beautiful Kohler shower in brilliant white. Choosing the right shower for your bath is essential to a successful remodel and a bathroom you'll enjoy for years to come.

Did you know that Americans spend upwards of $400 billion each year on home improvement? 

Fortunately, you can revitalize the decor in your home and make it feel more welcoming and luxurious with one of the most affordable remodeling projects out there — a shower makeover.

Choosing the right shower doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right tips, you can get the bathroom of your dreams.

For example, finding the optimal shower for the space and needs affects the price. When deciding on one, you have two choices: a shower and tub combo or a full shower. 

Deciding which type to go with represents just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to creating the ideal bathroom ambiance for your home. Read on to learn more about choosing the right shower for your bath.

Choosing the Right Shower for Your Bath

Should you opt for a full shower or a include a tub? This question can impact the look of the bathroom and how much you’ll spend.

In general, tub combos work best for families with small children or pets. The tub portion provides a convenient place to bathe kids and pets while allowing adults the ability to later jump in the shower.

Of course, adults often enjoy a good long soak as well. 

As for full showers, they work best for households with adults who need to clean up relatively quickly, such as before and after work. It can also be a good option for adults who have certain mobility or balance issues. For adults with more severe mobility issues, you may need to install a walk-in tub. We review the options for seniors and others with mobility issues in this previous blog.

When it comes to choosing the right shower for your bath, cost can also factor into the final decision. Though every remodel is different and the features you choose can alter prices significantly, a stand-lone unit usually costs about half as much as a tub unit.

How to Choose a Shower 

There’s more to making the correct choice than selecting the basic form. You’ll need to consider several other factors. When you start to narrow down options, you’ll want to consider factors such as design, style, and accessories. 

If you need to economize, then a prefabricated shower  is the best bet. These are self-contained units that come in a single piece. Molded from plastic, fiberglass, laminate, or another synthetic material, they contain all of the normal features you’d expect. These include shelves, grab bars, a no-slip base, and wall panels. 

Besides their low price, prefabricated units are also water tight and relatively easy to install. That said, prefabricated showers are only fabricated in a limited number of sizes. In fact, unless your previous stall is a prefab, you’ll almost certainly have to go the custom route. That can raise the price of the remodel significantly, especially if you’re DIYing or dealing with a contractor that doesn’t specialize in this field. Contractors that do often have lower material prices and can offer better financing deals.

The good news? A custom shower or shower/tub combo is built from scratch. That means you have nearly endless options when it comes to the design and layout that you’ll prefer.  

But what if you’ve already got a tub and want to do a shower and tub combination remodel?

In this case, a Luxstone Shower Wall from Kohler or other liner option may be just what you need.

More Shower Remodel Choices to Factor In

Now you’ll want to consider that take a bathroom from ordinary to extraordinary. These include choosing shower doors that provide the bathing area with extra privacy and a sense of seclusion. Shower doors give a home a sense of opulence and sophistication. The best doors can take a washroom from drab to spa-worthy. 

And don’t forget about the shower head! A great shower head creates a luxurious experience every time you set foot in the shower. You can have the best of both worlds by opting for an eco-friendly designs, which will still provide a pampering flow.

You should also carefully consider the type of fan that you’d like to install. The fan remains essential to dehumidifying the bathroom and prevents the growth of mildew and mold. 

And of course, all of these choices should fit the sense of style you want for this imp

Create a Spa-Worthy Bathroom Experience

If you take the time to do it well, choosing the right shower for your bath will pay off with a luxurious daily experience. With quality materials and expert installers, you can craft a bathroom that leads to many spa-worthy moments. That’s why we provide consultations to help you choose the bathroom remodel that will work best for you, and employ experienced, Kohler-certified technicians to perform flawless installs. 

If you’d like to explore what we can do to make your bathroom amazing, get a free consultation by filling out this brief form today!