A bathroom remodeling project is never an easy task. In fact, it’s a home improvement project that requires a lot of thought to be successful. This includes your plans for a new shower enclosure. When you’re planning for a new shower enclosure for your bathroom, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself.
How Do You Plan on Getting in the Shower?
One of the questions you need to ask yourself when planning your shower enclosure is how you plan on getting into it. At this stage, ask yourself if you want to walk straight into your shower or if you’re fine with having to enter sideways. While this may seem like a silly question, experts recommend that you ask yourself this as it could dictate how wide you can make your shower enclosure.
Who Will Use the Shower Now and in the Future?
This is another vital question that you must ask yourself when you’re planning your shower enclosure with your general contractor as you’ll need to accommodate the needs and sizes of those who are living with you at home. Other than that, when planning a bathroom remodel, it’s also recommended that you plan for the future as well in case you have elderly relatives who’ll be living with you in your home since you may have to consider a few design tweaks to accommodate their needs as well.
Curbed or Curbless Shower?
Think about whether or not you want a curbed or curbless shower for your bathroom. For this, you can consider a few entry options depending on who will be using the space. Your first option is a four-inch tall step over curb, which is the preferred method for small showers. However, keep in mind that this can be hazardous for those with limited mobility.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to adjust for those whose mobility is limited, you can also pick a low profile curb that is 1 ½ inches tall for a sleeker design. Alternatively, you can also opt for a barrier-free, ramped entry to create a curb-free design for your shower enclosure.
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