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Expanding Your Shower Is A Great Idea

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You probably spend a lot more time in your bathroom than you realize, so it is important to ensure that the time you spend in the space is relaxing and function friendly. If you have an old, outdated, and small shower — you probably are not working towards this goal. Learn why it is a great idea to expand your bathroom and some helpful tips to get you started.

Bigger Shower Means More Functions

When you have a larger shower, it often means that you have greater function. For example, many large luxury showers can accommodate multiple showerheads. You can choose to have a rain shower head and a handheld showerhead or choose to install two separate showerheads so that you and your partner can use the shower at the same time. You may also be able to install a bench, which will provide a great way to relax and let the hot water calm you for a moment after a long day at work.

Can Increase Your Home Value

Did you know that a larger shower can increase your home's value? Large showers often give a bathroom a spa-like appearance. A home with a spa-like bathroom will sometimes have a greater value than a home with a small shower and tub combo. Should you decide to sell your home in the future, an increase in value can help you financially.

Versatile Design Options

Often large showers are made of glass, but keep in mind that you can design your newly enlarged shower in whatever material you would like. For example, you can have the shower enclosed with stone and leave a small opening for a window or completely cover the area in stone for greater privacy. You can sit down with an installer who can discuss all the different available options. 

You Will Need a Professional

You should not perform this project without a professional. When you extend a shower, you also have to replace its shower pan. The shower pan is the perimeter barrier that keeps the water contained inside the shower. If the shower pan is not installed correctly, the water will flow outside the shower instead of draining away, which can cause costly damage. Sometimes, you also have to rearrange the plumbing fixtures when you make this addition. To ensure your new shower is functional, you should rely on a professional.

If you want to have more of a spa-like experience in your bathroom, contact an installer to learn more about your shower expansion options.