Remodeling Trends: 4 Shower Renovation Ideas

Posted on: January 25, 2016

rainfall focal wall in walk in showerAn updated shower is a wonderful way to get more out of the available space in your bathroom and reflect your personal style while increasing the value of your home. According to the 2015 “Cost vs. Value Report” published by Remodeling magazine, the average cost of an upscale bathroom remodel in the West South Central region (including Texas) is just over $50,000, with an average 63.8% of that cost recouped at resale. This means it pays to do this room right: most adults prefer a roomy walk-in shower over a tub, so focusing on the shower when remodeling a bathroom is vital.

Here are some trending ideas to make the shower the most sought-after area of your home.

focal wall with benchFocus on a focal wall. A new bathroom trend, the focal wall, is a feature that stands out and at the same time can be used to tie the overall design scheme together. For contemporary style, make the most visible shower wall the focal point by installing stone, tile or printed glass in a different color or pattern than the rest of the bathroom.

Color block. If a sleek white bathroom feels too sterile, use the shower to bring life to the space by adding a bold, vibrant color. Colorful tile and an array of other bath-friendly finishes in bright colors will liven up each morning.

Take a seat. A built-in shower bench creates a spa-like feel in the shower. These can run the length of the shower wall or just take up a corner. Shower seating makes showering more relaxing in general, and is also an important consideration if you’re planning to age in the home since it makes bathing easier and safer.

A clear view. After a stressful day, a shower can wash away cares by using water, music and light therapy to create the ultimate relaxation experience at home. Lighting is essential to the bathroom in general, and task, ambient and accent lighting should be carefully balanced when planning bathroom design in Dallas, TX.

In addition to adding fresh, contemporary style to your showering experience, these renovation ideas are also likely to pay off in the future. For help realizing the Plano, TX master bathroom remodel of your dreams in Dallas, Plano, Richardson or a surrounding suburb, contact Hatfield Builders & Remodelers at (214) 278-6261.Plano Master Bath Remodel with focal tile wall

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