Showers 44 Ideabooks

There are so many examples of large bathrooms, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that most of us have bathrooms that are about 50 square feet (5 by 10 feet). A dream shower can often become a reality only if it fits into the footprint of a dated tub. But what's the best way to go about this conversion? The first...
Outfit Your Shower With the Right Bench for You
A shower bench is a wonderful thing. Should your shower stall be large enough to include a seat, it's sure to add function and comfort to your everyday cleansing experience. There is an art to getting shower seating right, however. I asked bath...
8 Stunning and Soothing Shower Designs
Modern amenities for the shower such as rain heads, body jets, steam showers and hand wands allow you to easily wash away the stress of the day. Take a look at these incredible spaces — from a stained-glass surround, to a soothing and meditative shower,...
Why to Put Your Tub in the Shower
Putting your bathtub in the shower may be an unexpected idea, but it's a solid one and a growing trend in bathroom design. Sure, it looks great, but what does it mean from a practical standpoint? For one, kids (and grown-ups) can splash all...
10 Stylish Options for Shower Enclosures
A shower is one of the first things you notice when you step into a bathroom, so make sure your enclosure not only matches your style but also accentuates your bathroom. We've all seen or lived in a home with the ever-so-famous enclosure framed...
Epoxy vs. Cement Grout — What's the Difference?
Epoxy grout has become more and more popular among tile contractors and builders. I find new benefits every time I use this product. Unlike cement grout, which is made from a cementitious powder mix, epoxy grout is made from epoxy resins and a filler...
7 Reasons Why Your Shower Floor Squeaks
There's little that makes me crazier than a squeaking shower floor. Because there are so many reasons your floor could be squeaking, it can be tricky to see how to fix it — or if it's fixable. Your best bet is to prevent squeaks in your fiberglass or...
14 Design Ideas for an Exhilarating Outdoor Shower
My earliest outdoor shower experiences involved a small wooden surround attached to a simple rental cottage on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In spite of the facts that the soap usually slid under the stall walls into the yard and there was always the danger...
A Chilly Massachusetts Bathroom Gets the Hotel-Spa Treatment
She loves to soak and he loves to steam, and neither one of them was getting what they really wanted out of their master bathroom with its drafty window, dated fixtures, cramped shower and tub too big to be practical. This husband and wife wanted a private...
Get Steamy in the Shower for Spa Time at Home
Once you've chosen your steam shower's tile and decided on the shower's space and size, it's time to start building. Understanding a steam shower's key components,...
3 Shower Sound Systems That Beat Your Clunky Old Radio
Waterproof sound systems for listening to music and radio in the shower have been around for decades. First came waterproof radios. Then waterproof CD players. And, of course, now people listen via gadgets linked to smart phones over a wireless Bluetooth...
Steam Showers Bring a Beloved Spa Feature Home
Incorporating steam into your shower renovation or new-build bathroom can improve the quality of your daily life. Throughout history people have used steam to heal, to perform religious ceremonies and, of course, to simply relax and socialize. Today's...
Polish Your Bathroom's Look With Wrapped Tile
Wrapping tile around a tub or shower's curves and corners is a wonderful touch that adds a lot. This technique makes it look like a piece of tile folds around a corner, as the same size tile and pattern are used. If the tile has veining or graining,...
Convert Your Tub Space Into a Shower — Choosing Accessories
I'm always excited to install the beautiful finishing touches on a shower. Extra care is needed in these last steps — you don't want to undo all the work that's gone into making...
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