If you are thinking about a new bathroom for your home, one of the first things that probably comes to mind is a complete Shower Remodel. Whether it’s just the bathtub or all of the bathtubs, toilets, sinks, and water features, replacing them with brand new units can give your bathroom a whole new look. However, there are a few aspects of bathroom remodeling that often get overlooked when the project is smaller and more logical, such as replacing the shower doors, rather than the entire shower stall. Although a full renovation may be more expensive and take longer than a do-it-yourself project, the long-term savings and peace of mind in knowing your shower doors are in good condition and in good working order to make the cost of a complete Seattle Shower Remodel more worth it.
Replacing the shower door isn’t something most people want to tackle solo, so if you don’t feel comfortable replacing it yourself, consider hiring a professional plumber or contracting with a reputable Seattle plumbing company to install the new doors and other components. One of the first items you will notice when you take a look at your shower is that the shower pan is no longer attached to the flooring but rather hangs on a separate pivot rod. This is what allows the entire shower to open and close as well as fully surround the person using the shower. To remedy this problem, the new door can be attached to the opening by sewing a plastic drop elastomeric cover onto the base of the old door.
Close your eyes and picture the old shower heads. If you remember how they looked, you will notice the brass handles turn, then snap into place when the shower head reaches its peak. In order to maintain this type of functionality, a new flushter valve needs to be installed in the shower heads. A flutter valve is a small chrome tube attached to the wall, then a handle rotates the valve open and closed, allowing the water to flow from the tub and flow into the shower heads.
Another part of the bathroom remodel you may need help with is the installation of the rain shower head fixtures. It’s not a difficult project, but the installation process can be a bit complicated. There are basically three different types of fixtures to consider; the old style fixtures, the new style fixtures, and the rain shower head fixtures. You have to decide between the three options, depending on the look you want to accomplish.
If you are simply replacing the basic shower fixtures, such as the soap dish and the water fixture, you won’t necessarily need a contractor to come in and do the work. However, if you want to upgrade to more contemporary styles, such as a hand shower valve or a double shower bar, you will have to employ a contractor. When it comes to installing the new fixtures, it’s recommended that the contractor also install a slip bar. The slide bar allows the person who uses the shower to have a place to stand while they are bathing.
Installing a tile and shower remodel doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be fun and exciting! Your bathroom renovation can become a space where you and your family can feel comfortable, as well as a room where you can see right into your home.