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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!

Showerhead

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!

Showering Panel and Tiles

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.

Tile

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.

Accent Tiles

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.

Teak Grate Shower Floor

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.

Frameless Pivoting Shower Door

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.

Lighting

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.

Bathmat

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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