Luxury showers are fast becoming one of the most popular bathroom trends. Homeowners are really embracing the shower as either a place to get a great start to their morning or a place to relax and unwind after a busy day. Showers are becoming so popular that many people are replacing the tub in their master bathroom with large, luxury showers. It’s definitely something to consider if you have a large tub that you rarely, if ever, use. In many bathroom remodels, removing the tub adds the extra space to expand the shower enclosure. Here are a few of the hottest design features being added to these modern luxury showers.
Frameless Glass Shower Doors
Framed shower doors are a thing of the past. Once heavy glass doors became available about a decade ago, they have become the go-to style for luxury and elegance. Heavy glass rendered shower door frames unnecessary. Because the thicker glass didn’t flex, it no longer needed the extra support of the frame. This allowed for a more sleek look with no tracks and less hardware. These frameless glass shower doors also create a more open and spacious feel.
Built-in benches or floating benches are another addition we see often in luxury showers. These benches are usually integrated into the wall and covered in the same tile or stone as the shower walls for a seamless look. They make shaving legs or just sitting in the warm water much more comfortable. They are also great for those planning to age in place.
Multiple Shower Heads
Today’s luxury showers usually feature more than one shower head. Dual handheld showerheads, a ceiling-mount showerhead, and/or multiple body jets all elevate the shower to create a spa-like experience.
Steam is a great way to relax and unwind and now you can create your own steam shower in your bathroom. This takes some specialized equipment and very precise installation of the glass shower enclosure to keep the steam inside. The ceiling must also be covered in stone or tile like the floor and walls and must be sloped slightly to allow the water from condensed steam to roll down instead of dripping off the ceiling.
Audio Effects and Mood Lighting
Whether you like to listen to your favorite podcast in the morning or relax to soothing music at night, adding sound to your luxury shower experience is easy. Options like the wireless speaker showerheads make it as easy as running to the nearest home improvement store. Don’t forget about chromotherapy – look for color-changing LED showerheads to create any mood you desire.
If you’re looking to upgrade your tub to a luxury shower, give Janssen Glass & Door a call. We create and build custom shower enclosures and we’d be happy to create the luxury shower of your dreams. Call us at (913) 677-5727 or fill out a form online.