Walk-In Shower Ideas That Will Inspire You
A walk-in shower can become a luxury feature of your home. Unlike a tub, a walk-in shower creates a more spacious feeling in your bathroom. (This is especially useful if you have limited space.) The seamless transition of a shower is also safer, particularly for children and the elderly. Although showers are typically considered the practical part of our daily routines, they can also be just as relaxing and luxurious as a tub. Here are some shower ideas that may inspire your custom home or remodel.
There are several design options that can contribute to the overall impact of your walk-in shower. The most common walk-in shower enclosure is made of glass to create an open space. If you desire the feeling of a completely open feeling in your walk-in shower, consider adding a skylight or window to your space. And although a glass enclosure creates an open feeling, you don’t need to be limited by what is most common when building a custom home. In fact, you don’t even need to be limited by doors or enclosures. Take a look at some of these ideas and past projects to help inspire your custom home bathroom or remodel:
Warm colors and a simple Asian-inspired design can create a minimalist walk-in shower that feels calming and open. Notice in this design that fixtures are kept at a minimum to add to the modern style. The warm wood tones and soft green tiles are reminiscent of the outdoors. Paired with the overhead natural light, the overall effect is natural and soothing. When creating your custom walk-in shower design, the small details like fixtures and window placement can make a big difference.
In this walk-in shower a mixture of blue and green small tiles are used to create a look of moving water. The cream-colored tiles create an elegant accent while creating an illusion of additional space. Also notice that there are multiple showerheads, including an overhead rain showerhead, complimenting the water-inspired theme.
The best parts of designing and building a custom home is not being limited by conventional materials or designs. Use of marble in your walk-in shower can add a focal point and a wow-factor for anyone that sees it. Just keep in mind, when using unique materials, certain materials, like marble, should not be used for flooring because it is a slipping hazard. For an even more unique shower, contact a local artist, such as award-winning artist William Lloyd, for a custom piece that is water friendly. Incorporating art pieces into your custom home will also increase the value of your home.
Rustic & Mountain Inspired
You can create a whole new world within your walk-in shower by using rustic wood beams and stone. If your taste is farmhouse chic then just a few touches of raw wood and some carefully placed sconces can create your bathroom retreat. If you’re looking for something much more dramatic, then the use of large stone pieces, and heavy wood beams can create a woodland, mountain style walk-in shower that you’ll never want to leave. Keep in mind, if you’re using raw wood materials and unsealed stone, you’ll want to keep an eye on mildew build up. Keeping your shower well ventilated with windows and high-power vent fans can dramatically help.
Building a custom walk-in shower means you aren’t limited by walls, so why not have an open walk-in shower. By using a solid stone wall, you can still maintain privacy. An open walk-in shower is also accessible for those in a wheel chair or with limited mobility; something you may consider as you increase in age. Tired of waiting your turn for the shower? Build an extra long walk-in shower with extra fixtures.
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Putnam Builders has been building custom homes on the Gulf Coast of Texas and surrounding areas since 1963. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home ideas in our design studio in Bacliff, TX or in the comfort of your own home. Please contact us at 281-339-0838 or request a free consultation.