If you are remodeling your bathroom, you may be having a new shower stall installed. When it comes to shower stalls, the stall can be made from a variety of different materials. The material you select can affect many different things, including the price, the length of time it takes to install it, how easy or hard it is to clean and how long it lasts. When you are picking out a new shower stall, here are a few of the factors that you need to consider when selecting a new shower stall.
How Much Time You Want to Spend Maintaining the Shower Stall
As you shop for shower stalls, one of the factors to keep in mind is how long you want to spend maintaining and cleaning the shower stall in the future. Shower stalls that are one piece and made from plastic and resin materials are often easier to clean and care for than stalls that are made from ceramic tile or natural stone materials. If you have trouble cleaning and caring for your shower, or you just have a busy life and cannot dedicate time to scrubbing down the shower, you need to select a material that is easy to care for and low maintenance.
What Your Budget for the New Shower Stall is
Another key factor to keep in mind as you go about shopping for your new shower stall is how much you can afford to pay. Shower stalls range in price. There are cheaper, low end ones, and there are pricier, high end ones. It is advised that you sit down with a contractor and determine how much you can afford to pay for the stall itself and installation costs. This will help you stick to your bathroom remodel budget, while also allowing you to find a shower stall that fits within your budget.
How Long You Expect the New Shower Stall to Last
The last factor that you need to keep in mind as you go about shopping for a new shower stall is how long you expect the new shower stall to last. Some shower stalls may only have a lifespan of 20 to 25 years, while others have a lifespan of 50 years or more. If you plan on living in your home forever and don’t want to remodel again, a long-lasting shower stall may be the best option for you.
Shopping for shower stalls may not be the most thrilling part of a bathroom remodel. However, taking the time to select the right stall can help to ensure that the stall fits within your budget, your maintenance needs and lasts as long as you hope that it will.