Bathroom design trends have made significant changes in recent years, favoring larger showers with additional features, and in some cases eliminating bathtubs to accommodate these showers. When the bathtub is eliminated, there is additional room for luxury shower add-ons, as well as opening up a number of creative options for shower space. The latest trend, which is steadily rising in popularity, is a “zero threshold” or “no threshold” shower design, which is simply doing away with the curb between the bathroom floor and shower space. This allows for a more open design that can add a dramatic flair to an existing bathroom design or increase accessibility for those with mobility issues.
When considering this type of shower design, it is important to take into account the existing structural issues of your current bathroom space, as well as ensuring that you have the room for the type of shower that you desire. A professional bathroom remodeling expert should be able to examine the area and recommend the right design to allow your new shower to seamlessly transition into your bathroom floor.
In addition to structural requirements, a bathroom remodeling expert will be able to address any water containment issues, as far as constructing the necessary drainage for your particular style of shower. Because the needs of each homeowner are reflected in a bathroom remodel as well as their personal taste, there is no “set” procedure – the actual design plan is a reflection of each unique bathroom space.
In addition, a zero or no-threshold shower has two key benefits: a more streamlined look and a space that is easier to maintain. A shower space with an “open” feel gives the illusion of more space, complementing any style, with a number of creative options such as decorative tiling or built-in benches. The continuous floor space provides an easy-to-clean floor space with fewer places where moisture can collect.
Sleek, Stylish and Easy to Clean
Cleaning the bathroom is without a doubt one of the least liked chores in the average American household – in fact, a “Chore Wars” survey conducted by Jelmar, the manufacturer of CLR cleaning products, lists cleaning the bathroom as the number one most-hated chore for both parents and kids. Perhaps this is the main reason behind the current bathroom-remodeling trend, designing easy-to-clean bathroom spaces with sleek and modern lines that are both functional and stylish.
Understanding the needs of today’s homeowners, Kingswood strives to stay on top of the changing trends in Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation and Design, offering quality products that are not only stylish but durable. Our tiling options feature TruColor, a patented, water-based, urethane grout offering the ultimate in color accuracy, stain protection and crack resistance. Easy to clean, this revolutionary approach does not require sealing, and eliminates the problems traditionally associated with grout, such as mold, mildew and discoloration.
In addition, we offer Schluter®-DITRA’s tile solutions, a waterproofing membrane and vapor management layer that accommodates moisture from beneath the tile covering. Hygienic and maintenance-free, this innovative solution provides a watertight surface that allows for an esthetic surface that is durable and will retain its look.
Having a functional, easy-to-clean bathroom does not mean that you have to sacrifice beauty. If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom to better suit your family’s needs, Kingswood can provide you with quality design services as well as expert installation. Whether you are looking for replacement products or a complete renovation of your bathroom and surrounding space, the experienced professionals at Kingswood have the tools, the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the function you need with the look that you desire. Contact Kingswood today or visit their showroom, conveniently located in Pittsburgh’s South Hills area, and speak with a professional, in-house designer.