Shower Replacement – What You Should Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

Bathroom and shower replacement is a growing segment of the home improvement industry. Bathroom fixtures can be anything from basic units such as showers and tubs to high-end luxury products like whirlpool bathtubs. And, as always, there are a wide variety of choices when it comes to brand name and manufacturer. But which brand name is right for your new bathroom fixtures and fittings?


As the shower replacement market has grown, so has the number of “name brands” that offer their line of bathroom fixtures and fittings. But some of these so-called brands are not all that they say they are. In fact, some of the very expensive products on the market are not made by name brand companies. In fact, many of the so-called bathroom “showers” on the market have very little in the way of quality materials or manufacturing techniques. As a result, the end product they often install will not outlast the original installation, if it was even done by an experienced installation crew.


This brings us to the question of what type of shower replacement or remodel is best for you? Before deciding, consider the costs of the replacement item versus the cost of the installation. If your existing shower is more than 10 years old, it is probably a good idea to consider installing a new shower. New showers are designed to last a long time. Plus, they can be easily modified to better fit the space available and to match the style of your bathroom.


For example, in some cases, replacing an acrylic shower replacement in Seattle with a high-end acrylic product will work to save you money. If your old unit is installed on a low-ceilinged room, installing a high-end acrylic unit will add significant value to your home. However, this is not necessarily the case with every situation. High-end acrylic units can be quite heavy, as well as being made of different materials, so high-end units might not be appropriate for all locations.


For those homes with low water pressure, a power shower replacement may work well. Power showers are designed to use the least amount of water possible and this allows them to conserve energy. Additionally, the less water pressure used, the less water you will need to run the shower and this will save you money on your power bill.


When considering what type of shower replacement or remodel you may need, be sure to contact a professional installation company. They will be able to tell you exactly what your options are and which one is right for your needs. For instance, a walk-in shower replacement will provide you with the option of customizing it to fit any size bathroom, while a standard sized shower pan may not have enough space to accommodate an entirely new walk-in shower. Also, a walk-in shower may not provide enough room for the installation of a new showerhead.