Want to change up your bathroom but can’t afford a full bathroom renovation? Why not just remodel your shower. Cheaper and simpler than a full reno, a shower remodel can update the look of your bathroom, make better use of the existing space and improve natural light flow.
Here are seven great ways to update a tire old shower space.
- Combine with a bathtub
Add a bathtub to your shower to improve your bathroom’s functionality and value. This combo is a great way to make use of space, especially if you need a bathtub for bathing children or pets.
Choose a tub style that suits your needs as well as the overall aesthetic of the bathroom. However, it’s worth remembering that freestanding tubs tend to not be very shower friendly (and they take up a lot of room).
If you have the space, you could also look into incorporating the bathtub into the shower’s wet zone rather than combining the two fixtures together. This may mean expanding your bathroom’s wet zone, but it can be a good alternative if you want both a bath and shower but don’t like the traditional combined look. It may not be a suitable plan though for smaller bathrooms or budgets.
- Add storage niches
Nothing drags down the appearance of a bathroom than a worn out and cluttered shower caddy. So, freshen up your shower with a purpose-built storage niche. You can opt to make it a feature of the bathroom, choosing statement tiles to make it stand out. Alternatively, you can blend it into the overall shower with clever placement.
Your storage niche can be a simple cut-out or you can customise it with shelves and spaces for everything you need in the shower.
- Update tiles
If you want to drastically change the look of your shower, consider retiling it. Get rid of dated or damaged tiles and opt for something modern and on trend. You can mix and match to create a statement or go for a rustic or classic look. With all the trending bathroom tiles available, you’re sure to find something you love.
Just remember to choose something that will suit the rest of your bathroom. If not, you might find yourself needing to retile the entire space to avoid styles clashing.
- Add a frameless shower screen
You can change the look of your shower and bathroom by simply updating the shower screen. Try a modern frameless shower screen for a minimalist look. It will fit with most existing bathroom styles. Plus, they’re super easy to clean.
And a frameless shower screen is also a great way to make a small bathroom feel bigger. Without the metal framing that other shower screens have, your eye will no longer register the screen as a barrier, making the space feel more open and allowing the free flow of natural light.
- Change the shower curtain
If you have a shower curtain, swap it out for something new and different. Shower curtains can get tired and dirty quickly. Also, they’re difficult to clean and often get overlooked. Spend some time finding a good-quality shower curtain in a fun or exciting pattern to breathe fresh life into your shower and bathroom.
- Switch to a rain shower head
If taking a shower is part of your relaxation or self-care routine, then you need to make sure you’re getting the best shower possible. Get rid of your standard shower head and replace it with a rain shower head.
Rain shower heads are designed with relaxation in mind. Positioned over your head, water cascades down you, helping to ease tired muscles and wake you up in the morning. The larger shower head size also means you get a more thorough cleaning experience.
Some rain shower heads also come with a range of pressure options to suit your showering style. However, if your shower is fitted with a water-saving device, you may not be able to get increased water pressure.
- Update fittings
If you’re on a tight budget, you can easily change the look and feel of your shower, and bathroom overall, by changing the fittings. Choose a new showerhead and taps and see the difference for yourself. Plus, it’s an easy DIY job you can complete in a few hours.
Shower fittings come in a range of styles, including classic, modern and minimalist. Make sure you choose a style though that complements the rest of your bathroom. Alternatively, you can update all the fittings in your bathroom to ensure consistency.
There are lots of ways you can remodel your shower to update your bathroom, no matter what your budget. Try new tiles or fittings for a small change, or you can add a bath or rain shower head if you want to improve your bathing experience.