Traditionally, when we think of relaxation and a master bathroom, the first image that springs to mind is a big bathtub filled with water and bubbles, perhaps accompanied by a good book. The latest developments in bathroom remodeling see this view shifting as more people are opting to forego a bathtub in favor of using the space for a larger, more luxurious shower experience. With no bathtub taking up valuable floor space in your bathroom design, not to mention room in your renovation budget, you can create a spa-worthy shower experience in your own home.
A decision to leave out the bathtub will depend in large part on the particular requirements and tastes of your household, and may be influenced by the ages of the members of your home. For example, younger homeowners may need to keep a tub if they have or expect to have children. Those with older children or homeowners planning to age in their current home, on the other hand, may no longer require a bathtub and may even be planning their bathroom renovation to accommodate greater accessibility. A shower-only master bath is not only ideal for accessibility, it can also suit different sizes of bathrooms: a larger master bath allows for a very large shower while a smaller bath with no tub means you still have space for a shower with elbow room and luxury amenities.
A shower-only master bathroom gives you space to create the shower of your dreams, with plenty of options ranging from an open shower with a rainfall showerhead to an extra-large shower built for two, and more.
An open shower design can work in almost any size bathroom. When it replaces the bathtub footprint in a larger master bath, this shower type can promote an open, expansive feel in your bathroom design. Combine this with a rainfall showerhead and natural materials for your tiles or floor, and bring the soothing effect of nature into your daily shower experience. The open shower design, either fully opens or with a dividing wall, is also perfect for those requiring easier accessibility to the shower.
McHenry Remodeling has over 25 years of experience remodeling bathrooms in the area and has the right tools to help you design and build the perfect bathroom in your home. For more information, give McHenry Remodeling a call at (541) 926-5903 or get more information from our website about our bathroom remodeling services.