A shower is often the most expensive and complicated thing in a bathroom to replace. You need to consider many factors when choosing one, such as budget, water pressure, and tile type. This blog post will go over 4 of these factors so that your next purchase can be an informed decision!
Evaluate your budget
Do you know how much can you spend on a new shower? If you don’t, then it’s time to do some research. You can start by checking out showers’ prices at your local home improvement stores and online retailers. If the price is too high for what you’re looking for, go back to this step after narrowing down your options.
You may want to think about getting a contractor if you are unsure how to get started. Make sure that the contractor is licensed and insured for your protection, as well as theirs!
If you have a specific budget in mind, look at all of the options available within this price range. If there isn’t anything suitable, go back to step one until you find something that fits what you’re looking for.
Take measurements of the space for the new shower
Can your new shower fit in the space where you are putting it? You don’t want to buy one that’s too big or too small.
Measure the width, height, and depth of the area where you’re planning on installing a new shower. Write these measurements down so that they are easily available later when picking out your next purchase!
This is important because many shower models may say that they can fit into a space up to X inches wide, but it depends on the dimensions of where you’re putting this new model.
You should also take note if your tiles are standard or not, as well as how much room there is between them. If possible, try and get an idea of the width and length of each tile so you can get a shower model that fits well in your space.
Check with your local building codes
You may not be required to get a new shower, but it’s still important to check with your local building codes. These rules will help you make sure that the model you pick is suitable for use in bathrooms and other wet areas of your home. If this isn’t something that interests you, then go ahead and skip this step.
It’s time to check with your local building codes if you ever want to use the shower in a wet area, such as where water is constantly splashing due to it being used frequently or because of humidity levels in that room. This will make sure that your model meets all safety standards and won’t cause any issues for you in the future.
Consider your old showerhead
Do you have an old shower head that you want to keep, or are there other factors that your model should match? If so, then this step is important for you!
By now, it’s time to consider any previous models of a shower and the one currently being used. Are the showers all similar in style or function? If so, then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get something that looks very similar.
This is important because most people like their showers and showerheads to match in style and function. This can also help you find the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality for your next purchase!
Hopefully, this article has helped you understand what to consider when deciding on a new shower. We’ve listed some other resources below that may help answer any lingering questions and provide additional insight into the decision-making process if you want more information. Looking for more information about shower replacementoptions? Click here.