About Marcus Thompson

About Marcus Thompson

Unusual Updates To Make Your Tired Shower Shine

by Kaylee Craig

When your shower suffers from dated designs, making a few updates can make a big difference in the look of your whole bathroom. But updates don't necessarily have to mean total renovations to get a marvelous effect. So if you're ready to make your tired shower shine, check out a few unusual design trends that can make the difference.

Hardware Changes

Making hardware changes are like changing accessories in an outfit: without a few updates now and then, you grow tired of even the nicest look. So try making simple hardware changes that can make a dramatic change on even a tiny budget:

  • Painted Rods: Painting your shower rod a bold color is the simplest way to make a statement in your bathroom. If your shower rod is showing obvious signs of fatigue, consider adding a coat of a strong statement color, like black or red, instead of replacing it with something new.
  • Circular Rails: If you have a freestanding bathtub and shower, take it away from the wall and add circular rails around the entire enclosure. This instantly gives a retro vibe and allows you to open up the spatial configuration in your bathroom.
  • Antique Finishes: Finishing off the hardware in your shower and bathtub with antique replicas will give your bathroom sophistication and style. If you can find actual vintage hardware and are savvy with installing, this update can be a real feature. But installing antique replicas will give you both the look and water-saving ability that keeps things up-to-date.

Decals and Details

If you have glass shower doors, making updates to the look is easy with decals and painted details. Decals are easy to apply and remove, come in an endless array of pattern and styles, and give you the chance to get creative with a new design feature. Painted details are slightly more difficult to remove, though some glass paint can be removed readily with acetone, but will give you even more creative freedom. If you want a distraction from permanent water stains and feel you're up to the challenge, consider etching.

Unconventional Inclusion

Unconventional inclusions in your bathroom tub or shower can modernize the look and bring a focal point.

Try adding windows to even bathrooms that are windowless, where partitions or enclosures are, and consider updating your shower enclosure with recycled windows or french doors. Recycled industrial windows make the perfect shower enclosure. Though the idea may seem out-of-the-ordinary, the effects can be spectacular when done right. Just make sure that you have a professional (such as Affordable Custom Enclosures) make the installation, so that everything is water-tight.


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About Marcus Thompson

My name is Marcus Thompson and about 8 years ago I found myself raising 3 children on my own. Before becoming a single father, I was too busy in my corporate world to even realize my home was falling apart. However, as I began spending more time at home, I began to notice all of the issues that were quickly causing my home's value to decrease. I couldn't afford to hire a contractor to fix these issues, so little by little, I began learning how to fix these problems myself. Over the years, I became a dedicated DIY enthusiast who is capable of fixing any issue I may encounter in my home. Creating this website is my way of sharing everything I have learned over the years with other parents and homeowners so that they too can begin taking control of any issues they may experience with their home.