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Bathroom Shower


Shower installation and space and dimensions


When adding or replacing a shower in an existing finished bathroom, one of the first things to consider will be the dimensions of the shower and space.

Putting a shower in new construction is pretty simple, because it is usually done before all the walls are finished, and there is a lot of open space for manuvering. Getting a shower into a finished bathroom area during a bathroom remodel can be much more challenging.

Before you start your remodeling project do a lot of measuring and plan how you will get the shower into the house, what route it will take on it's journey to the space allotted. Measure hallways, doorways, and any space the shower will have to be taken through to make sure it will fit.

Take measurements and consider how you will get the shower into your space before you make a final selection. This could make the difference between selecting a one piece or maybe a two piece or three piece bathroom shower enclosure and saving yourself a lot of stress and inconvenience.

 Kohler K-704517-L-MX Shower enclosure

 Atlantica Jet-Steam Shower

 Swanstone SW-7060-010 Shower Enclosure
 Kohler  One Piece Three Piece

 

Once you have information about dimensions and space you can begin shower selection

Showers have gone very high-tech. There are so many options today. Showers can be purchased that have sound systems, telephones, steam, multiple jet sprays and water massage built into them. Today's showers also offer the option of thermostatic mixers which control hot and cold water for just the right mix you find confortable. With this option you don't run the risk of suddenly suffering a drastic change in water temperature if someone flushes a toilet in another bathroom.

If you opt for a shower with a number of jets or multiple shower heads, some things you want to look into first are the size of the piping coming in, and also the quantity of your water supply. You may find it necessary to upgrade your hot water tank.

Whatever your bathroom size or situation, there is a new shower out there that will work into your specific situation and space. Walk in showers are very popular, but there are also smaller shower stalls, and corner showers. If you have space limitations you may find that a shower-tub combination works best.

There are also showers that simulate the look and feel of tile in new materials. If you like the tile look but don't want the aggravation of keeping grout looking clean this is another good choice.

 

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