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3 Things To Consider When It Comes To Walk-In Showers

by Camila Holland

When it comes to home updates, the bathroom is often one of the first rooms that homeowners consider. Old showers and tubs are often unsightly and can make showering and bathing difficult. Many homeowners even decide to completely do away with their bathtubs and install walk-in showers. Walk-in showers can make a bathroom feel more spacious and lead to a spa-like feel. Today's walk-in showers can feel luxurious with multiple shower heads and high-end tiles. If you are considering installing a walk-in shower, here are three things to consider. 

Your Options

When it comes to walk-in shower installation, there are a variety of options to choose from. Choices include prefabricated showers that can be installed quickly to custom options that take a little longer to be completed. Typically prefabricated walk-in showers are the most budget friendly while custom designs can quickly become pricey. The design you choose, of course, will be highly dependent on how much space there is in your bathroom and your budget. One of the advantages of walk-in showers is that they can maximize space in a small bathroom and work well with unusual floor plans.

Your Budget

With any home remodeling project, your budget is important. When it comes to walk-in showers, there are options that can fit nearly any budget. On average most homeowners spend between $1,191 and $5,589 on walk-in shower installation. Prefabricated walk-in showers can cost as little as a few hundred dollars while custom showers can cost thousands. It's also important to consider the cost of walk-in shower installation services also when making your decision. Getting quotes from more than one remodeling contractor can help you find an option that works with your budget.

Your Timeline

If you are having a walk-in shower installed, it's also very important to consider your timeline as well. The time it takes to install a walk-in shower can vary; however, you may not be able to use your bathroom for a few days. This may be an issue if you only have one bathroom. It's important to have an estimated timeline for the construction and installation of your new shower. Changing up the floor plan of your bathroom can also add to your timeline. Adjusting or adding plumbing can add days and sometimes even weeks to a walk-in shower installation.

If you are thinking about adding a walk-in shower to your bathroom, there are a few things that you should consider. First, it's important to take a look at your options. Walk-in showers range from basic pre-fabricated options that can be installed quickly to custom options that can take days or even weeks to finish. It's also very important to consider your budget and your timeline when making your decisions.