Every bathroom renovation is an opportunity to not only get a new bathroom but also to correct any design issues in the original. Modern homeowners have high expectations, but often the desired result is not possible because of the cost and the more difficult to solve issue with regard to lack of space.
Making Difficult Choices
Functionality was more important than aesthetics in older bathrooms. Trying to fit a double shower, a large, free-standing bath, vanity cabinets with twin sinks and other accessories common in modern bathrooms is almost impossible when renovating an old one. You may need to choose between a bathtub and a shower, as there is usually no room for both.
Think About the End Result First
Start by considering the space limitations, your lifestyle and what you want the most in your new bathroom. Do you have a stressful job and enjoy a long soak in a warm bath to unwind? Perhaps you prefer a quick, invigorating shower to get you ready for the day. Does the minimalist look of a basic but beautifully crafted bathroom appeal to you?
A Bathtub Needs Some Space
A bath takes up a lot of space in a small room. If it is built in, you may gain some shelf space at the surrounds, but it could make the room look even smaller. A free-standing bath is a popular alternative that exposes more of the floor, creating the visual effect of expanding the room size.
Showers for Small Spaces and Lower Costs
When space is an issue, a shower wins hands-down. Modern frameless shower enclosures allow the eye to travel all the way through the shower to the walls, creating the illusion of extra space so the whole room seems bigger than it really is in reality. An added bonus is that the cost of installing a shower cubicle is usually much less than a bath, making a shower the best option for the budget conscious.
Our experienced team at Budget Shower Screens build and install made to measure shower screens to suit all sized shower enclosures. We make framed, semi-framed, frameless and sliding shower screens at affordable prices with a 2-year guarantee on all moving parts and frame coatings. We can even offer a DIY option for those who can handle it.
Saving Water and Dollars
In our drought-prone country, water restrictions are becoming more frequent. The average bath uses approximately 95 litres of water, while a normal 7-minute shower uses 55 litres. During water restrictions, 4-minute showers are recommended, cutting water use to 36 litres. Water is expensive, so having a shower will continue to save you money long after the bathroom is completed.