When it comes to local home improvement projects, one of the most popular ways to meaningfully upgrade a home is by pursuing an effective Union City shower installation project. However, undertaking a Union City shower installation project isn’t a process that most people are closely familiar with, so it’s best to do a little research before you get started.
To help you prepare as best as possible, our home improvement plumbing experts has created this quick guide to walk you through some of the key points to consider before you start your shower installation project.
Consider style carefully
The last thing you want to do when installing a new shower is pick a style and design that don’t fit the surrounding style of your bathroom and overall home.
At the start of your project planning process, be sure to consider what style your bathroom has and what you’re aiming for, and make sure the designs you pick make sense and match the style in a complimentary way.
Also, while unique or cutting edge designs may seem appealing at first glance, it’s important to make sure that the design will be compatible for a long time to come. Some people make the mistake of choosing a very specific design popular in a very specific era, which can become outdated faster than most people expect.
Be sure to pick a shower design that is both compatible with your existing bathroom style and will persist over time without losing aesthetic value. This is particularly important if you plan to rent or sell your property at some point in the future.
Take note of the area you’re working with
In addition to the style of shower, it’s important to make sure that the shower designs you consider will fit comfortably within the area that you’re working with.
Not only does the shower itself need to fit into the area available, it should allow enough space for anyone to comfortably use the shower and navigate the surrounding area in the bathroom. For example, take note of the doors and cabinets in the surrounding area that will need to open, and make sure there is space in front of the shower for people to exit and dry off.
Consider who will use the shower long-term
After considering style and dimensions, you should also make sure you think carefully about who will be using the shower long-term.
For example, larger folks will need a larger design to shower comfortable, and elderly users may need additional fixtures to remain stable or seated.
In addition, many people prefer to also have a bathtub whenever possible, so if your space allows for it, you may want to make sure you consider shower designs that include a bathtub to give people as many options as possible for bathing.
Overall, the value of your home really depends on how well it meets the needs of the people using the home, so be sure to plan according to the needs of those who will live at the home. If you plan to sell or rent the home at some point, or it’s uncertain who will be living at the home long-term, it’s usually best to aim for the most universally useful shower design possible.
Compile a handful of examples
After you’ve got a good sense of the style, space and people involved in your shower installation project, you can hop online or go visit a physical store to get an idea of examples of what you like.
Check out popular social media platforms and websites like Pinterest and Instagram to quickly review a large number of examples, but be sure to stay away from anything too radical or unpractical.
Start with an open mind, and refine as you go until you have a handful of solid choices that you think are realistic to fit your needs.
Discuss implementation with a pro team
Once you’ve compiled a short list of examples that you like, it’s useful to review them with a team of expert plumbing professionals, like our team at Performance Plumbing. Our team of experts will be able to explain the pros and cons of each selection, including implications for budget, installation speed, durability, and other important factors. In addition, we can provide expert advice and help uncover important considerations that you may not be aware of.
If you’re ready to get answers to your questions or start with a free quote, get in touch with us today by phone or via email and our friendly staff will be happy to get you started right away!