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Tips for making over your shower

Ashley Phipps is an Interior Designer, NCIDQ #25242, living in the Indianapolis area. She is also the author, designer and creator of the blog Simply Designing. You can follow Ashley at her blog, and on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pin...

8 fabulous shower updates

Several years ago, a nice bathtub was a must-have in every master bathroom. But the latest trends have people steering away from bathtubs and into luxury showers. Since showers are typically used on a daily basis while bathtubs are only used on occasion, updating your shower becomes a practical and worthwhile renovation. Plus it provides a great opportunity to update a well-used space into a luxurious, updated room!

8 fabulous shower updates

Shower head

Ditch the builder-grade shower head that came with your home and upgrade to a multi-purpose complete shower head system like this one from Pulse. It can be used as a rain shower or as a hand-held shower head which gives you the most luxurious showering options available in one complete package!

8 fabulous shower updates

Showering Panel and Tiles

If a shower head system is not your style or if you prefer your rain shower coming from a little higher above, the Kohler Overhead Showering Panel is an amazing option to do just that. And Kohler's Pivoting Bodyspray tiles provide a full body drenching experience, creating an amazingly custom shower.

8 fabulous shower updates

Tile

Plastic pre-molded showers are simple to install and inexpensive, but for a truly custom look, we feel it's best to install a nice tile from floor to ceiling! One timeless solutions is to install a white ceramic subway tile in your shower. White is always in style yet the subway tile shape keeps it feeling updated.

8 fabulous shower updates

Accent Tiles

While you are upgrading from plastic to tile in your shower, go ahead and pick out a few accent tiles that you love to add a bit of flare.

8 fabulous shower updates

Teak Grate Shower Floor

Upgrade your shower floor to a fabulous teak floor and you'll experience a whole new level of warmth while adding a beautiful natural element to your shower.

8 fabulous shower updates

Frameless Pivoting Shower Door

Upgrade your framed sliding shower door to a clear glass, frameless pivoting shower door. An upgrade like this will make your shower and whole bathroom feel larger and more open and can be a fairly inexpensive update.

8 fabulous shower updates

Lighting

If your shower lacks lighting, and many do, hire a professional to install at least one waterproof recessed can light in your shower alcove.

8 fabulous shower updates

Bathmat

While you are updating the inside of your shower, don't forget to update your bathmat as well. Look for a well-constructed, machine-washable, plush bathmat for the ultimate luxurious feel as you exit your newly renovated spa-like shower. This is a perfect place to add a splash of color and is simple to change out as styles and trends change.

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