How to Get a Larger Shower in the Same Space

January 10, 2018

Are you unsatisfied with your bathroom’s size but unable to tear down walls for a full-scale renovation? Fear not–there are quite a few solutions to the problem that is a cramped bathroom. Whether you consider your bathroom a place of relaxation and peace, or simply a functional room you use day-to-day, it can only help to create as much space as possible.  Let’s explore how you can upgrade your bathroom, creating a larger shower without having to do any heavy renovation.

How to Get a Larger Shower in the Same Space

Transform Your Tub into a Shower

A traditional bathtub has bulky walls that take up space. It closes a decent portion of the bathroom away and makes the whole atmosphere seem cramped and dark. If you don’t take baths, you’re allowing your bathroom to feel small when it doesn’t have to. Consider transforming your bathroom by having a tub to shower conversion completed. With glass doors on your shower, the room will feel very open and inviting. It adds to the functionality of the room, and doesn’t require tearing down any walls.

Materials Matter

For solid wall surrounds, you’ll want to choose a material that compliments an open concept bathroom. For instance, using solid wall surrounds that appear grout-free and tile-free give an extra ‘umph’ to the style you’re chasing. It’s even more popular, these days, to use material that looks as natural as possible. Solid wall surrounds made to look like stone, wood, or any other natural material compliments an open concept bathroom nicely.

Glass Block Shower Space

Looking for a way to spice up the concept of a walk-in shower? Glass block shower designs are getting more popular. They’re easy to install if you’re transforming a tub into a shower. While they do have some pesky grouting to clean, they provide privacy without risking the feel of a larger bathroom. It can make your shower seem spacious and roomy without having to change much about the actual architecture of the room.

Rearrange Counters and Storage Space

By rearranging other aspects of your bathroom, you can easily find a perfectly sized place for your shower. Storage can be condensed, and counters can be shortened in order to make space for a larger shower. During the renovation process, why not consider adding some storage shelves into the walls of your bathroom? These won’t take up space and are becoming a stylish interior design trend.

Transforming the aesthetic of your bathroom is no easy task–that’s why you need to contact The Bath Doctor. As a highly respected remodeling company in Baltimore, MD, The Bath Doctor seeks to show you that creating a beautiful bathroom is not as unreachable as it seems. We specialize in getting the job done quickly and efficiently, all while providing you with the highest caliber of customer service. If you find yourself wanting to expand the space of your shower, call The Bath Doctor today!

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