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Transform Your Tub Into a Dream Glass Shower

For a long time, homeowners and realtors have considered a bathtub a great selling point for any home. However, the sleek and luxurious glass shower is increasingly becoming the holy grail of the modern home. Replacing that old, grungy tub with a new shower can be a smart investment, not to mention the splendor it could add to your bathroom space.

If you are looking to make space for your dream glass shower, here are a few ideas to consider.

1. Keep It Spacious

To achieve that roomy, spa-like aura, pay attention to the space dynamics in your bathroom. The standard bathroom is about 5 by 10 feet, and installing a shower can easily make the place feel overcrowded. Try to maintain a distance of at least 15-18 inches from the center of the toilet to the curb of the shower cube.

2. Make It Functional

Add functionality to your shower by incorporating shampoo niches. A shampoo niche carved out of a wall in your bathroom not only adds to the aesthetics, but it is also safer than placing shampoo bottles on the floor.

Consider also adding a shower bench. A bench can be used for storage or relaxation and will certainly give your bathroom an enviable spa appeal.

3. Forego the Curb

A curb can help to define the space around a shower cube. However, curbs are becoming less and less appealing, especially if you are looking for a light, airy, and minimalist finish for your bathroom. Curbs can also hinder accessibility for people with mobility issues.

In place of an inhibitive curb, opt for a tile-ready shower pan to create a slightly raised entrance.

Alternatively, go for the more popular option of leveling the shower floor with the rest of the bathroom. A one level bathroom is sleek, minimalist, and confers a contemporary feel.

4. Incorporate a Steam Shower

Up the ante with a steam shower. Steam showers have several benefits for the skin and your overall wellbeing. Other than that, a vaporized shower room is the epitome of luxury and relaxation, allowing you to recreate a spa experience right in the comfort of your home.

Work with a professional to identify and install suitable fixtures for vapor flashings and a steam generator. For  example, to add to the enjoyment of a steam shower, consider adding different temperature and steam volume controls.

5. Install Radiant Heating

Invest in radiant heating to warm the entire bathroom floor and the shower as well. Like a steam shower, radiant floor heating can greatly add to your shower experience. In addition to keeping the bathroom floor warm, radiant heating can also help to dry the floor.

A radiant floor heating system utilizes a network of hot water tubes installed underneath the floor to generate soothing heat. Radiant heating options include electricity-based, forced-air based, and hydronic-based heating. Hydronic or water-based heating is usually more energy efficient.

To save on costs, consider heating smaller areas such as the vanity section, around the toilet, or right next to the shower enclosure.

6. Accentuate With a Back Wall

Install a back wall to add more drama and style to your walk-in shower enclosure. Explore design options such as firestone to add an element of Zen, a tiled mosaic for a high-end look, or subway tiles for a glamorous feel.

Replacing your old bathtub with a walk-in shower enclosure can have a pleasantly dramatic effect on your bathroom's overall ambiance. Find an expert contractor to install your glass shower to achieve that well-finished, spa-like look.

Get in touch with our experts at The Glass Professionals Inc for aesthetically appealing, functional, and durable showers that will transform your bathroom into a tranquil haven.
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