Tub or shower?
Possibly the first decision you need to make is your choice of a tub and shower. To avoid regrets after the completion of your bathroom update, carefully consider whether you would prefer a tub and a shower or a tub and shower combination. Your choice will be somewhat dependent on the amount of available space in your bathroom. In some cases, you can extend your bathroom to gain additional space. In other cases, a creative layout can provide the desired effect.
After deciding how to utilize your space, you will need to select components to update your bathroom. The options available these days include many styles, colors, materials and price ranges. Quite literally, the sky is the limit.
Shower stalls: Shower stalls can be installed using inserts or tile. While inserts are less expensive, they are not generally considered to be as aesthetically pleasing as tile. Tile, on the other hand, can be more difficult to clean. There are plenty of choices in both tile and inserts, so take you time and find the choice that best suits you.
Fixtures: Bathroom fixtures come in a variety of finishes and a huge selection of styles. If you are replacing all the fixtures in your bathroom, you can find a series that will all match and create continuity in your updated bathroom. If, however, you are only replacing some of the fixtures, you will have to decide if you want the new ones to match or complement the existing fixtures.
Tubs: Like fixtures, bathtubs come in a selection like never before. Deep soaker tubs, corner soaker tubs, metal freestanding tubs, clawfoot tubs, island tubs, the list goes on and on. Of course, the space available for your tub, your personal choice of style, and your budget, will be the determining factors in your bathtub selection. Do some shopping and find that special tub for your updated bathroom.
Choices for physical limitations
If need be, you can update your bathroom to accommodate physically or mobility impaired individuals. Walk-in showers make it easy and convenient to get in and out. Seats can be molded or built in all kinds of showers so that everyone can be safe in a shower. There are bathtub choices, too. Some tubs can be installed into the floor. That allows access via small steps down instead of having to step high over the side of a tub. Another option is the walk-in bathtub. This tub has a sealed door that allows the user to walk in, sit down on the seat, and close the door before filling the tub.
Bathrooms are an escape, where you can forget the stresses and issues of the day. An updated bathroom can provide you a beautiful, serene retreat that reflects your style.
Gowdy Flooring in Amarillo, Texas is more than a flooring company and can help you update your bathroom retreat. We have a wide selection of the latest tubs and showers, tile, inserts, and fixtures to suit your taste and budget. From design and product selection to installation, Gowdy Flooring in Amarillo can help you with your project. We invite you to drop by our showroom at 5205 S. Coulter St. in Amarillo, Texas. For more information, call (806) 353-6226 or click on our Contact Us page to send us an email. Be sure to check out our products and services online by clicking here.