Low Barrier Showers Are In

August 11, 2017

Home trends are constantly evolving, and one area where trends have a huge impact is in bathrooms. Generally when home-buyers evaluate a home they weigh the bathrooms and kitchen heavily in their decision making. For this reason, you should consider a new trend: low barrier showers.

As homeowners consider remodels and renovations, they would be wise to take recent trends into account as they may have an impact on the sellability of their home in the future. One trend which has taken off in recent years is low or no barrier showers. Low barrier showers are minimalist, ADA friendly, and aren’t going anywhere soon. Let’s take a closer look at what makes these showers so popular.

Why Low Barrier Showers?

Low barrier showers are designed in a way which grants them the ability to now have a lip at the entrance in the shower. This lack of a lip makes them a handicap accessible shower, allowing walkers and wheelchairs to roll into them easily without catching on the edge. Even if a handicap accessible shower isn’t necessarily something you need now, it may become useful for you or a loved one in the future.

Additionally, no barrier or low barrier showers have a minimalist look, making bathrooms feel more open and spacious. These showers are even more complimentary in a very small bathroom space, creating the feel of openness in a small area. The minimalist trend is in, and with hectic busy lives it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Renovation Considerations

If you are in the process of renovating your home or bathroom, consider installing a low barrier or curbless shower for an updated and functional bathroom. Not only will it potentially increase the resale value of your home, it will also allow you to be prepared for the future should your accessibility needs change.

One major consideration, however, is the other bathrooms in your home. It is always a good idea to have at least one bathtub in the house. Young families will be looking for a tub for the kids, so eliminating it entirely in exchange for a low barrier shower isn’t always a good idea. If you’ve only got one bathroom to work with, but plenty of space, consider adding a shower separate from the tub, so that you still maintain the ability to use the bathtub.

Bathrooms are an important space in your home, and they will be a major consideration for any potential buyers when the time comes for you to sell. By adding a low barrier shower to your bathroom, you can make the space more functional and modern for yourself, while also making your home more appealing to potential buyers.

If you are ready to discuss your bathroom renovation and learn more about low barrier showers, give the professional bathroom remodeling experts at The Bath Doctor a call today!

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