Choosing a new shower sounds straight-forward. In most large bathrooms, the shower is typically one of the main focal points. If it’s a glass shower, it draws the eye to the shower walls and tile. If you are in the phases of a complete bathroom remodel, you’ve most likely have had to review several different shower options.
The type of enclosure, whether glass or frosted glass, should be considered. Have you ever heard that you should draw inspiration for your bathroom designs from your favorite hotel bathrooms? This is the time to get creative and while making your newly remodeled bathroom super functional, have fun with it and think outside the box!
Glass Enclosed Shower
Whether fully enclosed with glass or partially enclosed, the glass helps make space feel larger. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels create a seamless transition between the shower and the rest of the bathroom. Choosing a rainfall showerhead helps give the overall shower design a statement look.
Types of glass enclosures:
Hinged glass door
Folding glass door
Alcove – glass door with surrounding walls
Semi-framed – metal around the structure of the shower but the door itself does not have a frame
Bathtub door – partial door
Industrial – dark metal and frameless
Some bathrooms don’t offer natural light at all, so a glass enclosure helps brighten the space. If you have a window in the bathroom, designing around the window is a great advantage to having the natural light shine through. Choosing the right lighting and tile design can help amplify the brightness of the room, as well.
Taking your shower space to the next level by incorporating a steam environment is entirely possible. You can create a steam environment with the type of enclosure within the shower door and walls. Small windows that open help allow the air to circulate, but overall, the shower can serve two purposes- a shower and a steam room. Relaxation, right there in your home.
Maybe you have never considered a round shower or corner shower; however, if you are going for a statement design, round showers will do it! A corner shower may help save on space while still giving your overall bathroom a statement look.
Very popular in modern spaces, open showers may have a partial glass wall or no wall at all. Spacious showers that are seamless with the floor are easily accessible and safer for kids and the elderly. They are wheelchair-accessible, minimal, and simplistic in design. Open showers or walk-in showers are versatile and can be easily customized with various flooring options, configurations, and types of doors.
How can I transform my bathroom shower into a more relaxing space?
Transforming your bathroom shower into a more relaxing space is not only possible but also within your reach. Consider taking your shower experience to the next level by incorporating a steam environment. By installing a specific type of enclosure within the shower door and walls, you can create a steam room right in the comfort of your own home. To enhance the circulation of air, small windows that open can be added to the shower area. Imagine the luxury of having a shower that also functions as a soothing steam room, offering you the ultimate relaxation experience.
In addition to the steam feature, there are various other elements you can consider to elevate the tranquility of your shower space. The use of natural lighting can greatly contribute to creating a serene ambiance. Placing your freestanding or shower-combo tub strategically in front of windows or below a skylight allows for the enjoyment of gentle, natural light while you unwind. This connection to the outdoors can enhance the sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Lighting, whether natural or artificial, plays a vital role in setting the mood and enhancing the calming atmosphere of your shower. Consider incorporating additional gentle sources of light to create a more serene environment. Bright, white shower tiles mixed with clear glass walls or a shower curtain are common in many homes. However, to truly transform your shower into a personal oasis, contemplate tiling your shower with colors like tan, brushed gold, or deep blue. These soothing hues can evoke a sense of tranquility and promote a more calming experience.
One simple yet effective way to enhance your shower’s relaxation potential is by replacing your old showerhead. This straightforward plumbing change can have a significant impact on your shower experience. With various showerhead options available, you can select a model that provides a gentle rainfall effect, massaging jets, or even an adjustable steam feature. By making this small adjustment, you can immediately elevate the comfort and relaxation of your shower routine.
In conclusion, the possibilities for transforming your bathroom shower into a more relaxing space are endless. By incorporating a steam environment, embracing natural lighting, selecting soothing colors for your shower tiles, and upgrading your showerhead, you can create a haven of tranquility right in your own home. Enjoy the rejuvenating and calming effects of a shower that not only cleanses your body but also rejuvenates your mind and soul.
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