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8 Ideas for Walk-In Shower Design

There are numerous options available for the walk-in shower design. You can customize your shower with tile, niches and so much more. Are you planning a bathroom remodel in the near future? Consider building a walk-in shower into your new bathroom design. These are just eight ideas to think about; your options are virtually limitless.

1. Build niches into the walls. Niches don’t take away space from the shower because they are built into the walls. They are a great place to store shampoo, soaps and various toiletries. Plus, you can customize the niche to any size you need.

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2. Bathe in sunlight. Your small shower space doesn’t have to be dark and cramped. Let in the sunlight by installing a skylight over the space. It’s also a great way to save money on energy; when the sun is shining, you won’t need to waste electricity to light the shower area.

3. Surround yourself with tile. Tile is a great option for the walk-in shower, and for anywhere else in the bathroom. You can mix and match various colors and finishes, from glass tile to slate. Create patterns on the walls with large and small tile sizes.

4. Ensure “safety first”.
Tile can get slippery when it is wet. This is why smaller tiles work best on shower floors; the more grout lines on the floor, the more grip you will have while showering. Also, consider installing grab bars to ensure the safety of everyone.

5. Consider a glass block wall. Glass block is large blocks of glass that can be stacked together and grouted to form a shower wall. This is a great option for smaller rooms because light is filtered through the blocks, while providing adequate privacy for the person who is showering.

6. Incorporate luxurious elements. When you are designing your own walk-in shower, your imagination (and budget) is the limit. You can choose a spa-like shower head, or even multiple sprayers–and you can even turn it into a steam shower.

7. Borrow room from another. Is your existing bathroom too small for a walk-in shower? Can you “borrow” space from an adjoining room? If it is possible, simply take out part of the wall and have the necessary plumbing installed, then design your shower however you like.

8. Have a seat. A built-in bench is helpful in a walk-in shower. It can be elaborately covered with tile to match the rest of the shower, or it can be as simple as a wooden bench in the corner.

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