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Shower Stalls Options: Bringing Comfort and Marketability to Your Home

Posted on Wed, Jul 15, 2015

White_Shower__Tower_Caddy_with_White_Subway_Walls_and_Chrome_IMG_1449_LR_bci-1Thinking about shower stall options in your bathroom has possibly been a dream of yours for a while, especially if you've never been happy with the way your current shower looks or operates. Many aging homes have the problem of basically combining a bathtub with a shower, which makes cleaning more of a chore. In older homes, you may not even have a shower and only an outdated bathtub constantly needing maintenance. It may even be at the point now where your bathtub is so old, you can't use it and have no choice but to upgrade.

There isn't any question that if you want to add value to your home for the future, having a shower in your home is mandatory. It only comes down to the type of shower you want, where your shower best fits, and finding easier methods to remove your old tub.

All three are easier than you think with the right remodeling company. Here at Joyce Factory Direct, we want to make your bathroom better with new showers and bathtubs. We'll provide them for you without making it outrageously expensive. Plus, we'll bring efficiency in getting the project done on time without unnecessary wait times.

Your Tub to Shower Conversion

Before you turn your old tub into a shower, you need to know if you'll have enough room for a shower after the tub gets removed. Most tubs are around five feet long, so when it's removed, you'll have the perfect shower dimensions. You obviously want your water lines and the drainage system already in place so you don't pay extra costs installing new plumbing.

This doesn't mean you still don't have a few issues to work out, especially if your bathtub was free-standing. Some tubs like this get positioned near windows, which is obviously not a good place to have a shower. In this regard, you might have to either cover up your window or move the shower in another location. You can still do this as long as you're near enough to the water lines.

Another thing to think about is the standard dimensions required for showers. The standard is usually around 36-inches deep, even if this might require some additional wall sections to pad out extra space.

With tub removal done and a high-quality shower ready to go in place, your only other option is what kind of shower you want. Many of our clients love walk-in showers and curbless shower stalls in bringing the most convenience, including for those with disabilities.

Walk-In Shower Benefits

Those with mobility issues find walk-in showers a safer alternative, especially if you have visitors who may use your shower as a guest. Customization is so easy with these type of showers as well, giving you options of seating areas, plus choosing what type of doors you want.

Considering most walk-in showers use ceramic tiles, you have a durable material that holds up for years to prevent worry about tile replacement every few years. You even have more convenience for cleaning since you don't have the tight spaces for grime to develop as you do with tub-shower combinations.

Curbless Shower Stalls

Many people prefer curbless shower stalls since you can easily go into the shower in a wheelchair without issue. There was once some trouble with this because the drainage pan required installation below the level of the bathroom floor in order for proper water drainage to take place.

The solution to this nowadays is the use of a specialized tile that fits flush with your existing floor so you won't notice any slope.

Visit us here at Joyce Factory Direct to learn more about shower stall options and why you'll make your home so much more marketable in the future whenever you decide to sell.

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