The Most Important Element in Any Bathroom Remodel

The Most Important Element in Any Bathroom Remodel

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You’re ready to remodel the bathroom and working your way through all the recommendations you can find.  You’re scouring Pinterest for visions of the ideal contemporary bathroom.  And you’re getting to the point where you don’t know where to start.

But you came to the right place.  We’re going to come right out and say it – the most important element in any bathroom remodel is the shower!  Even if you’ve got a tub/shower combo, it’s still the shower.

Glass shower doors bring your bathroom modern sparkle and greatly enhanced sight lines.  They open up your bathroom space and let the light in.  They’re sleek and unfussy.

But that wasn’t always the case.  Until very recently, the glass used in shower enclosures wasn’t heavy enough for the frameless style that’s now so popular.  It needed to be framed.  That’s no longer the case.  Now, the options are virtually endless and the design opportunities, too!

Welcome to the 21st Century

The frameless glass shower enclosure brings your bathroom right into the 21st Century.  Without the hardware of former times, showers today look almost futuristic, defying belief with their effortless contemporary beauty.

But go straight to the frameless door.  Framed shower doors are already looking dated in a rapidly evolving market.  The truth is that if you opt for framed shower doors at this late date and you’re hoping to sell your home, you may be reducing its value unnecessarily.  And even if you don’t plan to sell your home any time soon, frameless doors still the better option.  With minimal hardware, there’s no place for mold and mildew to hide and cleaning them is so much easier.

Other Remodeling Priorities

Going for the Full Bathroom Monty?  That means you’re eyeing other changes but maybe you’re not sure how to prioritize them to your budget.

We put a shower enclosure at the top of your list but there are two other areas you should write down as numbers 2 and 3:

  • Countertops – Everyone’s talking about countertops. This trend extends to the kitchen, where granite is on the way out and materials like travertine are surging.  Renewing the look of your bathroom is almost instantaneous when you prioritize new countertops.  We like polished concrete for its clean, modern look, durability and complete indifference to getting wet.
  • Fixtures and lighting – We can’t say enough about the importance of these two items. If your budget only allows for one right now, we’ll point you at fixtures as one of the best updates you can make to your bathroom.  With a spectrum of finishes from matte black to copper, fixtures run the gamut and you’ll have a lot of fun selecting the right finish and style for your bathroom. Going for that polished concrete for your new countertops?  Pair them with industrial-look copper fixtures.  The concept is industrial but the effect is warm.  Lighting can wait, but it should be your next order of business, as new lighting puts an entirely different complexion on things.

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