When Susan Tow (also know as “Susie Vila” by her friends for her passion for remodeling) began her yearly (and not very much fun) task of cleaning the grout in her master bathroom she didn’t realize the problems she was about to encounter. When she started scrubbing the grout joint – and then the tile – fell out to reveal a sopping wet backer board system. Then Susan noticed the tiled shower pan had also become waterlogged she came to the conclusion the time was right to upgrade and transform the bathroom into a low maintenance, high style black and white design she always dreamed of.
In this article I’ll look at Susan’s three goals and the products and construction steps she took to turn her vision into reality.
Custom home building or remodeling is about more than just creating a unique space – it also requires choosing products which don’t break the bank, are straightforward to install and products that will last. This article profiles 5 shower base ideas which meet this criterion and also make a distinctive high quality finished project.
Frameless pivot shower door & enclosure with intelligent heavy duty hardware Fleurco line
Choosing a shower door is not the easiest task. Is it better to go with a pivot door, a sliding door – or get rid of the door entirely and do a walk in shower? In the article below learn what a pivoting door is, it’s advantages, disadvantages and options.
Curved shower base with curved glass shower enclosure slice design
Are you looking for an easy to install, uniquely styled shower base system that doesn’t require customization and won’t cost a lot of money? If so you may want to consider the new shaped acrylic shower base and enclosure systems available on the market. You’re no longer limited to square, rectangular and NEO angle shaped standard premade shower bases. Read below to learn how to use round, arc, bowed and a curved shower base that can offer high style at affordable prices.
To increase safety and improve the function of small bathroom spaces typical in many 5 foot by 7 foot bathrooms homeowners are choosing to convert a bathtub into a shower. Since most of these bathtubs are 60” x 32” there is not as much elbow room for a shower as some would like. In the past many customer’s have opted for curved shower rods and curtains to gain some extra room in a shower conversion project – but often shower curtains can get stained and need to be replaced too often.
A new solution has come into the market with a line of curved shower basesand curved shower doorsystems. The “Bowfront” acrylic shower bases made by Fleurco are only 32” at the at the sides of the two walls for shower alcove but it curves (or bows) out to 36” in the middle of the shower for extra elbow room in the shower. The bases come in white and biscuit colors with drains located on the left and right sides.
The curved showerdoors are available with clear glass (for someone who wants to keep a view for intricate tile work or plumbing fixtures) and with obscure glass (called Paris Point) for a higher level of privacy. The systems are available in framed or semi-frameless designs with chrome or brushed nickel finishes.
To add more safety to these showers consider a decorative grab bar for the entry and to increase the inside space use recessed niches to hold soap and shampoo.
What do you think of the design and function of these curved shower walls? Please comment below.
If you’re looking for more information or an estimate on curved shower wall enclosure and base system call or visit Bath Doctorof Cleveland (216-531-6085) and Columbus (614-252-7294) or for a more extensive bathroom remodeling project visit Cleveland Design & Remodeling (216-658-1270). If you’re looking for nationwide supply on this item call Innovate Building Solutions at 877-668-5888.
Glass block shower wall on granite covered bench seat
Brazilian walnut fold down shower seat
In baseball being asked to take the bench is not a good thing – but in shower remodeling selecting the right shower seat will not only add comfort and luxury but can make your space safe and functional as well. Cover these bases to make a winning shower seat selection: