Your shower is more than just a functional space; it’s a sanctuary of relaxation and renewal. If you’ve been considering a shower remodel, you’re about to embark on a journey that can greatly enhance your bathroom’s daily routine and overall aesthetic. In this guide, your friends at Booher Remodeling Company walk you through the essential steps to achieve a shower space that seamlessly combines functionality and elegance.
1. Make a Plan and Budget
Before you pick up that sledgehammer, take a moment to gather inspiration. Browse interior design magazines, websites, and social media platforms to identify styles, colors, and features that resonate with you. Once you have an idea of what you like, set a realistic budget before you get started. Consider factors like the cost of materials, labor, and unexpected contingencies. It’s also wise to set aside a buffer for unforeseen expenses that might arise during the renovation process.
2. Choose Materials and Layout
Selecting the right materials is crucial for the longevity and aesthetics of your shower. We recommend durable, water-resistant materials that can withstand the daily wear and tear of a bathroom environment. Popular choices include porcelain or ceramic tiles, natural stone, and even engineered quartz for countertops. Then, consider the design and layout of your new shower. Consider whether you want a walk-in shower, a tub-shower combo, or a spa-like rain shower. Consider placing fixtures, shelves, and niches to optimize storage and accessibility. Aim for a layout that makes the best use of available space.
3. Ventilate and Waterproof
Your new shower will need adequate ventilation to prevent mold and mildew and proper waterproofing to prevent water damage. This step is not to be underestimated, as a poorly waterproofed shower can lead to costly repairs down the line. If you’re hiring professionals, make sure they have expertise in waterproofing techniques. Additionally, ensure that plumbing connections are solid and leak-free.
If you’re ready to breathe new life into your bathroom with a shower remodel, your friends at Booher Remodeling Company are here to help. We’ve been serving the Indianapolis area since 2001, and our design team is ready to make your shower dreams a reality. Contact us today at (317) 852-5546 to schedule a consultation.