Before investing the money to kick off any home improvement plumbing project, it’s always good to get familiar with the process, and Portola Valley shower installation projects are no exception. As one of your best options for Portola Valley shower installation services, our team at Performance Plumbing has put together these simple tips that you can use to educate yourself about the process and get the best result from your shower installation project.

Different situations call for different showers
When considering what type of shower to have installed, it’s often useful to start with what showering situation you’re planning to address.

Showers come in many types, ranging from showers that include bathtubs, to more compact showers without tubs, and outdoor showers that you may have seen at Airbnb rentals. Some are more focused on function, while others range into the luxurious.

Regardless of what your personal preferences are, take a moment to think about who will be using the shower and what they will need to get out of the shower. If you know who will be using the shower frequently, talk things over with them to understand what they need out of it as well.

Consider the surrounding context
With any shower installation project, it’s important to understand how the shower will interact with its surrounding environment. For example, showers with swinging doors may need extra consideration to make sure the door can swing fully open, and not create conflicts with other doors, cabinets, or other moving parts in the environment.

Also, it’s important to make sure the size of the shower is suitable to the bathroom it will be installed in. Make sure the dimensions will fit flush in the space it will be installed to, if that’s the aim of your shower installation.

Finally, when considering what shower products to choose, think about the styling of the room or surroundings of the shower. To make sure the shower you ultimately choose matches the styling of the room it is being installed into, start by first considering the style of the environment where the shower will be installed into.

Get familiar with shower products if possible
By now you’ve probably come to realize that showers come in a wide range of configurations, materials, shapes, sizes, colors and so forth. If you’ve got time, try checking out showrooms or home improvement warehouse stores to get a sense of what the products and like to interact with.

If you can’t see them in person, hop online and also tap into your previous experiences to remember showers you’ve used over the course of your lifetime, and which different types you enjoyed or did not like.

Find a reliable expert
Once you’ve got a sense of some general goals of your shower installation project, and after you’ve perhaps found some examples of what you like, be sure to talk over your ideas with a shower installation expert like our team at Performance Plumbing.

When choosing a plumbing expert to work with, make sure you pick a fully licensed and insured team, like our team. Be sure to also check for strong customer reviews on social media platforms like Yelp, and make sure the plumber is well-experienced in shower installations. Shower installations are an important investment and improvement for your home, so it’s important to get it right and choose someone who knows what they’re doing.

Request a free estimate first
Ready to get started with your shower installation project? Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free estimate up front before any commitments are made.