Standard, white fiberglass shower surrounds are practically a thing of the past. Today's most luxurious bathrooms feature modern shower surrounds that have contribute to the overall room design and make showering even more enjoyable. Here's a look at four different types of modern shower surrounds to consider including in your luxurious bathroom.
Zero-Entry Shower Surrounds
A zero-entry shower surround, which is not separated from your floor by a raised edge like a typical shower surround, can make your bathroom look more cohesive. It contributes to an overall smooth and simple design. As long as the floor and drain are designed properly, you don't have to worry about water getting all over your bathroom floor. As an added bonus, your shower enclosures will be more easily accessible to elderly residents who are not able to step over ledges to get into the shower.
All-Glass Shower Surrounds
If you love minimalist designs or want to make your bathroom look more spacious, consider an all-glass shower surround. With some careful plumbing installation, you can even place it in the middle of the bathroom to enhance natural light that streams in through your windows. Clear glass is the most common choice, but textured glass shower surrounds are also available.
Hydromassage Shower Surrounds
For true spa appeal, install a hydromassage shower stall in your bathroom. Typically shaped like tall cylinders, these shower surrounds feature built-in jets on all sides, so your entire body gets massaged. Most models have a system of controls so that you can adjust the water pressure and which jets are emitting water. Every shower is a pampering experience.
LED Shower Surrounds
If you love bright colors and a modern, artistic look, then a shower surround that features LED lights may be a great choice. These shower surrounds are typically made from glass, and they feature LED lights between their panes to surround you in a blanket of color while you wash. Some models allow you to change the color of the LED light with a push of a button. Others come in a single color.
When remodeling your bathroom or designing a new one, it's important to pick a shower surround design that will enhance your room's overall appearance. If you plan on living in the home for a while, you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of any of these shower surround varieties, and if you plan on selling the home, having a modern shower will attract buyers.