Bathroom showers and upgraded kitchens are usually things which people first notice, when they are shopping for new homes. One of the best projects to increase the resale value of your home is installing a new bathroom shower. If you do not have any previous experience designing your own bathroom, you may want to hire an interior decorator. An interior decorator/engineer can save money in the long run, by helping you make cost-effective decisions. Some of these decisions include choosing the style of tile to purchase for your walk-in shower, the type of showerhead fixture (i.e., Moen, Kohler, Hahns Grohe), etc.
In addition to cosmetic improvements, qualified architects and interior designers can help you make decisions such as choosing the right size hot water tank heater. A common mistake made by many homeowners is under sizing the hot water tank. This can create an issue if you have a large number of family members, or trying to take showers in the morning. If space is a limitation, you can also install a tank less water heater. This system works by heating the water using natural gas instantaneously based on the amount of hot water which is being used at the time.
Part of the demand for home improvements has been created by the home remodeling TV show industry. Popular shows such as extreme home makeover have popularized certain bathroom improvements such as the installation of dual showerheads, separate walk-in showers, and spa type granite wall tiles.
If you have a larger bathroom, one of the best upgraded to install a separate walk-in shower. Separating your shower can increase the resale value of your home significantly. Usually, it is high-end homes that have separate showers and bathtubs. By installing a spa type shower, you can create an ambiance in your home which encourages natural relaxation. Or perhaps install a steam shower for the ultimate shower experience.
If you’re working with a limited budget, you can install your own shower as a DIY project. Most Home Depot and Lowe’s department stores will usually offer Saturday morning classes on home remodeling. These classes are usually offered either for free, or for a nominal fee.
If you do not have all the tools, you can also rent them on an as needed basis. Depending on the scope of your project, you can rent tools on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. If you need a tool for entire week, you may want to consider purchasing it (as it can often be cheaper than a rental).
If you’re not confident in your own abilities to perform plumbing work, you may want to use a professional home remodeling company. You can normally find competitive bid by using services such as craigslist.com for plumbing work. Before you finalize your decision for choosing a plumbing firm, check with the Better Business Bureau for any potential complaints. If the BBB does not have any information on the plumbing firm, you can also ask direct customer references. Taking the time to speak with individual customers can help you understand factors such as the reliability, timeliness, and quality of a bathroom shower installation company.