So you’re in your bathroom, and something just doesn’t ‘feel right’. You look around, trying to figure out what it is, until you isolate the issue: Your shower screen looks old and disgusting!
This is a common issue that all homeowners will face at one point or another. It’s natural, since everyone assumes the first places they should think about upgrading are the kitchen, the backyard, or a bedroom. But, in our opinion, there’s nothing better than first focusing on building the bathroom of your dreams. There’s something incredibly revitalizing about spending time in a really immaculate bathroom. And the most important step to a great bathroom is picking the right shower screen.
So with that in mind, here are our 5 top tips for choosing the perfect shower screen:
Consider Your Budget
This seems like the most obvious thing to do, but you would be surprised to find out how many people don’t first take a close look at their personal finances and budget before deciding on a shower screen.
Do not make the same mistake!
Going into significant debt is never a good idea if your budget can’t allow for it. Our advice is to be realistic about how much money you can spend, and then be strict with yourself in sticking to that amount.
Decide On The Style
Now that you have a budget in place, you can go ahead and start the fun part! Now you get to look through brochures, catalogues, and displays to find a style that you really like.
Remember to consider all your options—from glass shower screens, to frameless shower screens, to the ultra cool ‘The MIRAGE’ semi-frameless shower screen. There’s no need to rush into a decision that you won’t be happy with.
Also consider the overall design of your home too, and your existing bathroom fixtures. It’s important for things to match and look good together.
Think About Future-Proofing
In fact, before committing to a new shower screen, it’s also important for you to consider what your potential renovation plans could be in the future. Just because the rest of your bathroom fixtures look a certain way now, doesn’t mean they will always look that way.
If there’s a chance you see yourself upgrading the rest of your bathroom down the line, then take that into consideration when selecting your shower screen. You may not want it to match with what you have right now, rather, it could be better if it matches your future upgrades.
You Can Never Measure Too Much!
The dimensions you’re going to be working with are incredibly important. Make sure you measure every facet of your bathroom that’s relevant. This includes the amount of current shower space you have to work with, the distance from floor to ceiling, the width of any necessary wall spaces, and so on.
There’s an old saying in the renovation industry: “Measure twice. And then measure again!” And this couldn’t be any truer when it comes to picking a great shower screen!
Work With A Professional!
This should seem like a no-brainer, but again, it would shock you to learn about the numerous times we’ve encountered a disastrous shower screen situation that would have been totally avoided if the person had first contacted professionals.
We aren’t all experts in all things, and often times, attempting to do something by yourself (especially home improvements you don’t have experience with) can be an expensive situation in the long-term, and more importantly, could be quite dangerous!
Our recommendation is to always enlist the help of a professional from the very beginning. They can help you decide on a realistic budget, find shower screens that fit the budget, and make other suggestions that only a tradesperson with experience could make.