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Shower Replacement: What You Need To Know

Keep these in mind when considering a shower replacement.

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Ready to liven up your old bathroom with a fresh new shower? If your shower has been looking a bit outdated, moldy, or just plain old, it’s time to consider a Winstar shower replacement.

The shower is a staple in our everyday routine, so it’s worth finding a solution that works for you and your family.

Still, for first-time homeowners and seasoned veterans alike, knowing where to start with a remodel isn’t always straightforward. To make that process easier for all, we’re sharing the details you need to know about you next shower replacement with Winstar.

What’s Involved In Shower Replacement

The scope of your shower replacement depends on factors like who uses the shower, your design goals, and your budget. 

If you truly are on page one, answer the following questions to better understand what you’re looking for:

  1. Do you just want to replace your shower, or are you considering more of the bathroom, too? 
  2. How much are you budgeting for the shower replacement?
  3. Think you can handle the DIY project yourself, or will you be hiring a professional?
  4. Do you have an idea of the style and material of fixtures you’ll be using?
  5. Is your shower replacement designed to improve the resale value of your home?

These answers will help you understand how significant a remodel this really is. 

Once you have the bigger picture, you can start to nail down your preferred details. 

Consider elements like water-efficient fixtures, adding lighting, choosing the shower floor and tiles (both style and material), and the color palette for the bathroom.

Differences Between Shower Replacement and Tub-To-Shower Conversions

A shower replacement can start with something as simple as a refresh. This is often done with a shower liner, an acrylic or plastic shell that is placed right on top of the shower walls and shower pan you already have.

This isn’t an option for acrylic showers, so the next option you’d consider is a shower reglazing. With the sanding down, repairing, and then applying a new finish, this is a slightly messier process.

Looking for a more dramatic change? You can completely remove and replace your shower, too. While this option gives you the design flexibility to upgrade your fixtures, the plumbing remains unchanged. 

You may also consider a tub-to-shower conversion, an ideal way to turn an unwanted or outdated bathtub into a walk-in shower. Often this is done within the existing footprint, so there is little labor or mess.

Expected Timeline For Shower Replacement

If you’re going with a shower refresh, you can expect your shower replacement to take just a few hours.

A shower reglaze will likely take about two days.

Timing for complete shower replacements are harder to pin down, though reasonable estimates start around 2-3 weeks and can extend past 6 weeks.

Tub-to-shower conversions can be done in as little as a day.

Overall Benefits Of A Shower Replacement

The shower is a big part of each of your days. Whether we take morning showers to perk up or wind down with an evening shower, feeling comfortable in them is crucial.

A shower replacement, no matter the scale, will freshen up your bathroom. A new, open walk-in shower can make it feel airy and light. New, modern fixtures will make it feel more a part of your home.

Plus, there are benefits any homeowner would love. New water-efficient fixtures will help lower bills. A modern-looking bathroom can even help to increase your home’s value.

Ready For A Free Consultation Of Your Bathroom?

Sometimes the hardest part of a bathroom remodel or shower replacement is knowing where to start. 

With our proven record of quality, value, and care providing bathroom and electrical services to Maryland homes since 1994, we’re here to guide you through to make the right decision. So if you’re considering a change in your home, give the trained experts at Winstar a call.

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