You have a small bathroom and you want to install a shower in it but what options are there available in order for you to achieve this.
Whilst many people enjoy having a bath and being able on the odd occasion to lay in it and have along relaxing soak most people now opt for the quicker option of having a shower. Not only are they quick and refreshing but because they use less water than a bath they are more economical.
When considering having a shower installed in such a small bathroom many people are put off before they start as they think that they do not have enough space to play with in order to get the best possible out of such a confined space.
The first thing you consider is removing the bath and replace this with a shower stall instead. However, the problem with this choice is that you won’t be able to have a bath anymore. Although this might suit the kind of life you are leading now, you will need to think about what you might need in a few years time or should you decide to move home and sell your property. A lot of people when looking to buy a home would like to have the option of being able to have either a shower or a bath, plus not having a bath could actually cause the value of your property to drop.
However an option that more and more people look at doing when they have a small bathroom is to install a shower over the bath. Not only is this a much easier option if there is no other alternative for you to add a shower but it saves a lot on remodeling costs and this is something that should be considered. You will need to replace the taps on the bath with a set that has an integral showerhead and you will also need to include a shower curtain or splashguard in order to protect the area around the bath.
Another alternative is to have a wet room installed. But this is not only difficult but is quite an ambitious solution to having a shower installed in a small bathroom. Not only will you need to carry out extensive modifications to the bathroom but in all events it is quite an expensive option to choose. The benefit of this type of shower is that it enables you to place the shower almost anywhere you want even in the smallest of bathrooms as long as you have ample space. Unfortunately the downside to this type of shower is that everything within the room will get wet whenever you take a shower and this kind of shower should be thought about seriously prior to make any decisions on choosing this option.
The final type of shower you could install is a curved quadrant shower cubicle which allows you to get even the smallest shower cubicle into a confined space and is probably one of the best options available. This type of shower cubicle can be either free standing or installed along a wall or in a corner of the room.
Even having a small shower enclosure is better than having nothing at all and by checking the available sizes of stalls available you will be able to determine which size of enclosure will suit you best. Remember you can always increase the size of the stall you install if you able to produce a design which provides you with enough space for such an option.
If you want you can look at installing very small and narrow toilets and wash hand basins in order to free up the additional space for the installation of your shower.
A great way of designing a bathroom makeover is to get some graph paper and cut out paper shapes of toilets, showers, bath etc and them moving them around the graph paper in order to find the most effective way of using the space that is available to you.
Just by taking your time and looking at what space you have available and what types of bathroom accessories you can get you should be able to redesign your bathroom space and have a shower installed as well.