How Can I Choose The Best Shower Base For My Bathroom?

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If you plan on remodeling your bathroom, you are one of millions of people to make this decision. In fact, of all the rooms in a home, the bathroom and the kitchen are two of the most frequent rooms TO remodel. One of the main reasons behind this is merely because people want to improve the rooms and make a better investment on their properties.

Not only is remodeling your bathroom or kitchen will make your home more customized, but if you ever plan to sell your home, this can up the price of worth which means you can end up selling it for a higher price – JUST because you upgraded the room. If you are considering on remodeling your bathroom, you probably have started to look into different options such as sinks, toilets, bath tubs and shower stalls.

One of the things you need to consider when choosing a shower is the actual shower base. A lot of homeowners choose to make a shower that is a stand-alone and a bath tub that is a stand-alone simply because this is the “new” thing to do. If you have the space to do this, it could ultimately end up making your space look very luxurious.

This is ultimately going to be the foundation on which your shower will be built upon and it is also the part of the shower which has the drain pipe which will create a flow to the sewer system. When most people think of a shower base, they think of a plain white plastic material. But, nowadays, you have so many more options than this.

There are various types of materials you can choose from such as acrylic, fiberglass, tile, corian, stone, marble, and copper. Each one of these will have a benefit and a disadvantage so the one you choose is going to depend on you. For something like a lavish or modern look, you could consider going with the corian, stone or marble look.

This is especially nice if you decide you want to use lavish shower heads like rain type ceiling shower heads such as Rainmaker or RainSky. On the other hand, if you want something a little more practical, or you have children that will also be using the shower, you might want to consider something like the acrylic or poly-marble option because these tend to be able to put up with more wear and tear.

These choices are also going to have different price defects as well. Some of them, like the acrylic option is going to be much cheaper because of the material the acrylic is made out of – much cheaper than something like stone or marble which will cost significantly more money.

You also need to consider the shower installation as well, assuming you will not be doing this on your own, you could be looking at anywhere from $200 to $5,000 for the actual installation and this does not include the price of the shower base, drain pipe, or materials.

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