It is fair to say the average Brit showers around 48 hours in a shower, depending on how often you shower – obviously, if you are one of those rare people who shower more than this regularly then you know it is time for a replacement. Whether you are renovating, overhauling, restructuring or just replacing, it is always worth having it done right. A little bit of TLC and attention to detail can go a long way. Here we look at some of the things you should keep an eye out for when sourcing your next shower.
Firstly, when looking for a new shower replacement it is crucial to take stock of the current state of the bathroom design. If you have old fashioned shower enclosures with small shower heads and no separate hot and cold water taps, you need to think hard about whether these are still suitable for modern day bathrooms. These days, it seems almost mandatory to have a separate hot and cold water supply line. In these cases it might even be worthwhile replacing the shower units themselves, rather than the cheap and cheerful low-flow showerheads that have been so much a part of our bathroom design over the last few decades. And don’t forget to take a long hard look at the plumbing; while most installations these days use modern high-quality fittings, some of the older ones might be beyond repair.
If you are in the process of remodeling and planning to replace your existing shower with a new one, make sure that you find a company that specializes in both shower replacement and bathroom remodeling. Be warned, there are literally thousands of different options on today’s market, and some of them are going to be more suitable than others. For example, while some people might want to go ‘green’ by installing a solar-powered shower, others might be more interested in having a traditional tiled shower installed – complete with all the accessories of a regular shower. When it comes to plumbing, do not be afraid to ask for professional advice. Your local plumber or even a qualified pressure washing expert should be able to give you all the answers that you could possibly need.
Whatever type of shower replacement you plan to do, make sure that you have the dimensions of your existing walls accurately handy. Without this information, you will be unable to calculate the correct amount of space that is required for the installation of your new fixtures. There are literally hundreds of different types of showers that are available to purchase today, and it is important to ensure that you get one that matches your style and the layout of your bathroom design. In addition, don’t forget to factor in the cost of tiles that you need to purchase, as these can be quite expensive.
You might also want to consider the resale value of your property, should you ever decide to sell. Many people who are looking to replace their old shower replacement with something more modern and more stylish choose to do so because they feel that the investment is worth it. Many experts agree that people who buy old showers that are in good condition have a higher chance of selling their homes within short periods of time. This is because these individuals have invested money in maintaining the attractiveness of their home – and they are reaping the benefits every time someone uses their bathroom.
Finally, when choosing the type of shower replacement, it is a good idea to choose a material that is extremely durable and very easy to maintain. This type of material will likely be made out of porcelain – a highly durable and long-lasting material that can be easily cared for. Although porcelain is very popular, remember that it is still susceptible to breakage and stains – so be sure to ask your plumber about how to best clean your shower heads. In general, the most recommended materials for shower heads are ceramic, fiberglass and acrylic. As you can see, there are a number of things to consider when deciding on which type of bathroom design would be best for you.