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A Guide To Your Next Shower Renovation

As home design trends change and your tastes mature, it’s only natural to start thinking of how to change your home, too.

A great room to start with, especially in an older home, is the bathroom. Part of the reason is for the amount of time we spend in the bathroom each day, from freshening up in the morning to winding down at night.
The other part can be that a bathroom can show its age more quickly than other rooms. From outdated fixtures to moldy tubs, sometimes a shower renovation is the key to unlocking a fresh new bathroom.

Deciding to make a change to your shower is a big step. Whether you’ve owned your home for years or this is your first renovation project, it’s helpful to know what to look out for – and what to look forward to!

Today, we’re sharing the basics of shower renovation, and how Winstar can help make this big step simpler.

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What To Know About Your Shower Renovation

The first part of the shower renovation process is to understand the scope of the project. That can involve your budget, your design goals, the size of the bathroom, and how many people use it.

To help solidify this step, look at the following checklist for ideas:

  • I would like to replace just the shower
  • I’m open to replacing the shower and other fixtures
  • This is our only bathroom, so I need the project done quickly
  • I want to take on this project DIY
  • I’d like to hire professionals to tackle my shower renovation
  • I don’t know much about the fixtures I’d like to use
  • I have a good idea of the style and material I’m going for
  • I am doing this renovation for my home’s resale value

Looking back at this list, you can start to identify where you might need help and where you’ve got this project covered.

The next step is to dive into the details. Doing a shower renovation means making choices. Maybe you want new lighting, a different shower floor, tiles on the walls, or more water-efficient fixtures. 

How A Shower Renovation And Tub-To-Shower Conversion Differ

A shower renovation can be a fairly simple process. Especially if your old shower is nearly the same size as your new one, you could even place an acrylic shower liner on top of the shower pan you already have.

With an existing acrylic shower, your main option is going to be shower reglazing. This process could be considered more involved, as you (or a professional) will need to sand the shower down, repair it, and add the new finish.

If you’re not content with these minor upgrades, you can also remove and replace your shower. This keeps the plumbing intact while letting you get creative with the design of the new shower.

If you are starting from a tub, you’ll look to do a tub-to-shower conversion. This shower renovation turns your old bathtub into a walk-in shower.

How Long A Shower Renovation Takes

The timelines for the different shower renovations can vary. A showr refresh might take just a few hours. Going through the process of reglazing your shower can take a couple of days. A full shower renovation that involves other parts of the bathroom can go from about 2 weeks to well past 6 weeks.

Winstar does tub-to-shower conversions in a single business day.

How You’ll Benefit From A Shower Renovation

The nice part about shower renovations is that they all help to perk up your bathroom. From an airy, modern walk-in shower to having more space to walk around, you’ll give your bathroom a new life.

That style, along with the practicality of water-efficient fixtures, can help to save you money in the short term and increase your home’s value over the long term.

Your Shower Renovation Consultation

Deciding to start with a shower renovation can sometimes be the longest part of the process. With Winstar, we’re here to help get your bathroom how you’ve wanted it – faster.

In more than 25 years of providing bathroom remodeling and renovation services to Maryland homes, we have shown a consistent record of quality and care. When you’re ready to get working on your home, feel free to give our team a call.

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