Do you have a small, builder grade, fiberglass shower in your en-suite or basement bathroom? Have you ever wondered what your options are for making the space more appealing and possibly even larger? Well we are here to help you with the options! In reality, there are endless options if money wasn’t an issue. But that is not realistic for most of us. Here are a couple of examples that we have done in the past.
In the first case, they were left with an odd size opening in the basement where they wanted to install a guest shower. Due to the odd size, an acrylic or fiberglass shower was not an option. We adjusted the plumbing and hooked up a preformed base that we could tile. We installed basic white wall tile, installed in a vertical pattern to make it look taller and an off the shelf glass door. The shower utilizes affordable materials but gives a higher end look.
In the second case, we took out a standard fiberglass shower base and walls that was 38″ x 38″ and opened up the space around the furnace stack to give a larger and more inviting shower space. Using a customizable base allows us to utilize every inch of space available. We added a bench beside the stack framing and put a soap niche in the wall to add some function. Sometimes it is tricky with placement of everything as some bathrooms are on exterior walls were plumbing should not be installed. We also advise against putting inset soap niches in exterior walls as insulation value is drastically reduced.
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