Add a New Shower Base During a Remodel
Are you considering upgrading or remodeling your bathroom? This is one of the best returns on investment that you can experience, especially if you are considering putting your house on the market.
A little history about the toilet may interest you as you consider the new fixtures you wish to install such as a new shower base that can match other furnishings. An ancestor of the modern flush toilet was installed at Richmond Palace around 1600, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. However, the Queen refused to use it because she thought it was too noisy. Today, modern toilets are much quieter, and high efficiency toilets combine minimum water usage with maximum flushing power.
Do you have a Jack and Jill bathroom that you are remodeling to include a new shower base or tub? These bathrooms are very convenient because they are accessible from two separate bedrooms through two different doors.
You may be looking at installing a corner bathtub, with a separate shower and shower base facility. A corner tub has a different shape from more traditional tubs, and is typically deeper than a regular bathtub.
You may also be considering compact walk in tubs, along with that new shower base fixture to provide more bathing options. These walk in tubs usually take up less space, while providing more safety and convenience. These are a great option for people who may have problems stepping into a regular tub.
Additionally, if you are remodeling to accommodate someone with special needs such as wheelchair use, you can find a shower base that will allow easy access for the person and his or her wheel chair. These shower bases often include a chair for additional convenience.
Combining new shower bases and tubs is essentially an easy process. Whether you have an all in one tub and shower unit, or a separate shower base and faucet, you can find plenty of great options for your space. You may want a heated shower base so you can enjoy the comforts of a warm shower without having to step on a cold shower base.
Check with your local contractor on all these options to get started on your remodeling project.