When it comes to making your home beautiful, enjoyable and more valuable, a successful San Jose shower installation project can make one of the biggest changes for your home. To help you ensure success, we’ve put together this homeowner’s guide to San Jose shower installation.

The goal of this guide is to provide a quick, simple-to-follow set of expert tips that you can follow to get your shower installed as best as possible. Remember that if you ever need some direct advice or have specific questions you need answered, please feel welcome to call us or email us at any time and our friendly team will be happy to help you out.

Gather clear examples of what you like

Before you get too far into planning your shower installation project, it’s good to consider a wide range of options and cast a wide initial net by choosing several examples of what shower installations you like.

As you progress through the project, you’ll eliminate choices that don’t meet your needs, but in the early stages it’s good to educate yourself about all the options on the market and select several examples.

Consider your budget

The first aspect that you can approach to help you whittle down your options is your budget. Just about everyone would choose the most beautiful, expensive shower installations if money was not an issue, but few of us truly have an unlimited budget. Try to define a responsible goal for your budget based on your personal financial situation and eliminate any potential shower project plans that would clearly exceed that budget goal.

Think about the space the shower will be installed in

Another aspect that you should consider carefully is the space that the shower will be installed in. Some elaborate designs don’t work well in small spaces, while other designs don’t take advantage of large spaces when available.

Compare the examples you found with the space that you plan to install the shower into. Ask yourself if the example could fit well in that space and with the surrounding facilities like any sinks, cabinets, and other fixtures. Eliminate any examples that are clearly incompatible.

Consider the overall style of your home

A lot of people pick styles that they like in isolation from the overall home that the shower will be installed in, which can create strange mismatches and inconsistent style within the property.

Try to look at the examples and see which are most compatible with your current or desired overall home style. Take out any examples that won’t make for a smooth, coherent home design.

Avoid the temptation of DIY

A lot of people are tempted to try going the ‘do-it-yourself’ route, with lots of resources being published online, in magazines and on television these days.

However, the reality is that most people don’t have the time or experience to successfully take on such a complex plumbing project. Lack of experience usually ends to longer-than-necessary projects and can also lead to mistakes that lead to going over budget.

Do-it-yourself certainly sounds like a nice option if everything goes smoothly, but in reality it can introduce a lot of risk into the process which can lead to additional cost in avoidable areas.

Work with an expert plumbing team

The best way to avoid unexpected cost when it’s avoidable is to choose a reliable, skilled plumbing team with the proper credentials.

At Performance Plumbing, we consider ourselves the best option around for homeowners in San Jose. Not only are we fully licensed and insured, we also have a stellar reputation for our plumbing work on customer review websites to show we’re trusted by the community.

If you’re ready to get your shower installed or just want to get a few more questions answered, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll help you out right away.