If you’ve made the decision to remodel your shower, the next step is figuring out what type of shower will best suit your space and accommodate your lifestyle.

To make your job easier, check out our breakdown of different shower styles and their benefits.

Tub-Shower Combo

Just like the name implies, a tub-shower combo features a tub with a shower in the same unit, giving you the ability to use it as a bathtub or a shower. This might be ideal for your bathroom if you:

  • Have young children who need help with bathing
  • Have only one bathroom in your home
  • Share bathrooms with family members

Alternatively, a tub-shower combo might not be the best idea for people with limited mobility or for those with very small bathrooms.

Walk-In Showers

A walk-in shower is one with a very low threshold, usually just a couple of inches high. This makes it easy for people with limited mobility to step in without experiencing discomfort or risking injury. A walk-in shower might be the perfect thing for your bathroom if you:

  • Live with limited mobility and use a walker
  • Want to plan for the future to facilitate aging in place
  • Want to make a small bathroom seem larger and more open

Roll-In Showers

Walk-in showers are an accessible fixture, but not for those who require the use of a wheelchair. A roll-in shower has no threshold, making it completely barrier-free to allow access with a wheelchair. While it has no threshold, you don’t have to worry about getting water everywhere because the shower pan is angled downward to maintain proper drainage. Consider a roll-in shower if you:

  • Have limited mobility and use a walker or wheelchair
  • Want to make a small bathroom seem larger and more open
  • Want a more sleek and modern shower

Neo-Angle Showers

A neo-angle, or corner, shower is installed directly into a corner in your bathroom. Because neo-angle showers make use of existing structural elements, they are often quicker and more affordable to install than some other types of showers. A neo-angle shower could be a great fit for you if you:

  • Want to save space and don’t require a tub
  • Want to add a new shower into an existing bathroom
  • Want to create more usable space in your bathroom.

The shower that’s right for your bathroom ultimately depends upon your design desires, your space, your budget, and your lifestyle. If you need help finding the perfect shower, get in touch with the bathroom remodeling professionals at BCI.