A bathroom or shower is typically a large room, usually in a residence or other large residential building, which has either a fully-equipped bathtub or a portable shower/toilet combination. The addition of a shower basin is very common. In some cases, the combination of both a bath tub and a shower basin may be very expensive. On the other hand, the cost of installing a walk-in shower can often be much less than installing a traditional bath tub in the same area. Walk-ins (also called showers) are becoming more popular for a number of reasons. The primary reason for this is that they offer many benefits that traditional showers are not capable of providing.
A walk-in shower is an affordable alternative to a handicap accessible bathroom, as it does not require the installation of a handrail or a wheelchair lift. For those with limited mobility, a walk-in bathroom can provide the freedom of movement that many with disabilities need to safely use the toilet. These units are also ideal for people who may not be comfortable using a toilet or stepping over a long distance to get to the shower itself.
Walk-in baths are often smaller than a full bathroom, sometimes only having a sink and two or three toilets. This type of space saving design often makes these units ideal for apartment or condominium living. In addition to being a space saving, a smaller bathroom also allows for greater customization. You will have more options when choosing a design for your walk-in shower, including selecting a style and a color that reflect your personal preferences and lifestyle.
Single Bathtubs and Walk-In Showers Although a single tub and shower combination is not considered a “standard” in most homes today, they are by no means outdated. Many families still choose to have one or two bathrooms, because they do not believe there is enough room for a full sized bathroom. Unfortunately, many homes only have one bathroom and, as a result, this leaves very little room for remodeling. Some remodel cost estimates count the cost of only changing the paint in the bathroom and using a custom cabinetry set. However, many families still find it necessary to add bathroom cabinets, shelves, toilets, sinks, and more.
Full Bathtubs and Walk-In Showers Although a full bathroom is generally considered the most common type of bathroom, there are some homes that still have one or even just a half bathroom. The half bathroom is usually called a mini bath. It is the size of a regular bathtub and it has a shower attachment, but it has a smaller sink and toilet than traditional full bathrooms. A great option for a small space is a walk-in shower or semi-recessed toilet. You can use either of these to create the look you want in your small bath.
Bathroom Remodeling – Adding Bathroom Units A final consideration when it comes to remodeling a bathroom is the addition of new fixtures. New toilets, faucets, cabinets, and mirrors can all change the look of your bathroom dramatically. One option that has become popular is to add two bathroom units. These are basically a tub that has a built in shower attachment. For families with more than one child, this option makes it possible for both children to use the bath at the same time without having to worry about hurting themselves.