Getting a beautiful, new shower in the bathroom can be very expensive. It’s almost impossible to have a complete new shower, not even with all the different styles and materials available. Luckily, there are a few things you can do that will save you money on a shower remodel. Shower walk-in showers are one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get a new shower without spending much more than you can afford. Walk-in showers can be installed in almost any bathroom and are a great way to add value to your home.
Even if your budget is very tight, you can still have a beautiful shower remodel by replacing the shower fixtures. There are several different styles of shower fixtures to choose from, including traditional hand held showerheads, steam showers, and fiberglass tubs. You can also have custom hand held showerheads made to fit into your bathroom if you don’t have the space for a traditional shower. By replacing just the showerhead or one or two fixtures, you can save quite a bit of money on a full bathroom remodel.
You can save a lot of money on a shower remodel by choosing fixtures that don’t require special cement boards. Most showers require a special cement board to seal the base and the walls of the shower. Cement board is expensive to buy, but it is also heavy and will need to be installed by professionals, which makes it unattractive and very time consuming. The best shower fixtures are those that don’t use cement board, because they don’t require the extra weight, and you can install them yourself.
Adding a fiberglass tub or Jacuzzi is another great way to save money on a shower remodel. Fiberglass bathtubs cost more than traditional acrylic baths, but they are much more durable and resistant to water damage. If you only have minor problems with your new fiberglass tub, then you can save money by simply fixing them yourself. For larger problems, you can hire a professional to come in and take care of the problem. If your tub is leaking, for example, and it looks as though you may have a clog underneath, you can easily clear the clog with a plunger. There’s no reason to climb into your bathtub to clear the blockage, which is why fiberglass tubs are so popular in homes with small children.
Installing a waterproofing system is another way to cut your shower remodel costs. The best systems do more than just stop leaks; they prevent water damage altogether. Waterproofing systems are typically composed of two things, an upper waterproofing layer and a foam upper level. These layers work by slowing the rate at which water moves through the membrane, thereby stopping leaks from occurring.
One way to avoid running a high cost on a full bathroom remodel is to not overspend on brand new fixtures. Sure, new furniture looks nice; but if you don’t actually have a sink or toilet installed, then you’ll have to pay to get those items. In addition, if you want to save money on your remodel because you’re trying to save on labor costs, then by all means, get rid of the old furniture and replace it with new fixtures that require very little maintenance. A low-priced faucet is probably more expensive than a high-priced one-piece vanity. The best way to reduce your potential cost of a full bathroom remodel is to make sure you properly waterproof your shower and tub areas on a monthly basis.