The bathroom is one of the main rooms in the home that is used most frequently by different residents. The shower gets plenty of use and can start to appear grimy and outdated over time.
As you maintain your home, it's important to know if it's time to update your bathroom with a new shower to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of the space.
Is Your Shower Old?
One of the main factors to consider is the age of your shower. Most experts recommend replacing it after 7-10 years, when the parts start to become old and break down.
Look at its current condition to determine if any of the parts are separating or are failing to hold up well. The materials also determine the lifespan of the shower, whether it's made of acrylic, metal, or double-thick acrylic.
Broken Shower Fixtures
Your shower likely needs to be replaced if it has broken features, which include a broken showerhead or faucet.
When the shower is in use, it may also have low water pressure due to excess sediment that has accumulated in the pipes.
You may also have difficulty controlling the water temperature, which can make it challenging to remain comfortable while showering throughout the week if the water is too cold or too hot.
When you stand in the shower, take a close look at the floor, which may be cracked or uneven due to old age and deterioration.
You can also examine the shower door to determine if it's faulty and doesn't close properly, which can allow excess water to leak out.
Hard to Remove Dirt and Grime
Think about how often the shower is cleaned, which can affect its lifespan and cause a film of dirt and grime to build up over time.
The glass can become yellow or lack transparency, and mold and mildew may be present on the handle or on the drain.
If the shower glass door isn't cleaned frequently, it can make it challenging to remove some of the grime and discoloration that is present. The dirt can be accompanied by strong odors and smells, which linger in the rest of the bathroom.
Glass Showers Update an Old Style
If your bathroom has yellow tiles from the 70s or outdated hardware, it may be time to replace it with a new feature.
The style of your shower will have an impact on the overall design and appearance of the bathroom. Glass showers are now very popular and easy to keep clean.
With a new vanity, flooring, and lighting also installed in the room, it'll transform the space and allow you to enjoy spending time in it.
Once you decide it's time to update your shower, it can be easier to keep your bathroom in great shape and get plenty of use out of it in the future.
You can enhance the quality of the setting and boost your home's value once you install a new shower.
We specialize in beautiful glass showers and would love to help renovate your bathroom.