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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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,... more »
The subject of tile comes up quickly on every shower build. What kind of tile should you choose? Where should you get it? Who buys it? What size is needed? What kind of grout should you use? The information stream can be a little overwhelming, and it's... more »
Before you shop for shower fixtures, it's important to understand the basics of shower controls. What options are there? What will fit your space and budget best?
There are three basic systems for controlling... more »
If there's one area homeowners overlook most often when doing a bathroom remodel, it's probably the shower floor. After all, the idea that our feet should stand on tile or fiberglass while we're showering is so ingrained in us — why would anyone assume... more »
Shower lighting generally gets little attention compared with lighting in the rest of the house. But don't make this mistake — even the simplest lights can add such enjoyment and sparkle to your daily routine. The right light can make or break a bathroom,... more »
Shower niches are more complicated than they look. Every decision for shelving, sizing and materials makes a difference in function and style. Is glass or Caesarstone best? How many shelves are needed, and how should they be placed? This ideabook can... more »
With some careful planning, your next shower can be a complete joy to use. No blast of cold water when you turn it on, a controlled amount of water falling from each fixture, water that doesn't spray out the shower door and a handheld cord that doesn't... more »