Remodel Your Master Bath to Include the Shower of Your Dreams

There are a lot of things to consider when remodeling your master bathroom. You may want to update the room to give yourself the bathroom you always wanted or as a prelude to selling your house. Here are some tips to consider:


Account for All Associated Costs

A bathroom upgrade can blow up a remodel budget quickly if you don’t properly plan and account for every expense. An average Atlanta bathroom remodel costs approximately $9,000 – this amount could be lower or higher depending on the size of your bathroom, the materials used, and if you will be hiring a professional to handle the work. Before you start, survey the condition of your bathroom and determine exactly what needs to be replaced and what can be repaired. Plumbing issues are expensive, especially if you don’t know when the plumbing last had an update. Allow flexibility in the budget to cover any unexpected plumbing repairs.

Prepare a budget and make sure you can afford to complete the renovation. Mid-project is not the time to realize you don’t have enough money to finish the job. Before beginning the work, shop around for materials you’ll use and get a handle on prices and any installation costs. Preparing for any extra costs or expenses will ensure you don’t have to cut back on any plans.

Maximize the Space

The size and shape of your bathroom will determine if you install a bathtub, an frameless glass shower, or both. A smaller space might only allow enough space for a shower. However, if space allows, a bathtub with a shower might add value to the home if you decide to sell. Whether your bathroom is large or small, maximize the space with a storage-rich vanity or wall-mounted cabinets.

Research material options for the space. If your budget allows, try to use high-end materials such as granite, quartz, or natural stone. Because your bathroom is a smaller space, a few higher-end materials can go a long way toward making your space feel more comforting and luxurious.


Quartz vanity and frameless glass shower enclosure


Bathroom Design the Layout

If this is your first time doing a bathroom remodel, you may want to consult a professional before beginning the project. The location of plumbing, electrical, and HVAC ductwork can play havoc with a bathroom’s design and layout – a contractor or design expert can help you plan your dream bathroom taking these obstacles into consideration.

Make the items on your wish list known to the person designing your bathroom. If you want a freestanding tub or an expansive glass shower with dual showerheads, discuss these features with the designer so they are allowed for in the layout.


marble shower with frameless shower doors

Design the Perfect Shower

An expansive shower is a must-have for some homeowners. If you envision a large shower with features such as dual shower heads or a natural rock floor, you might consider eliminating the bathtub and expanding the shower into that space. A bathtub can add value; however, a custom shower with high-end features and details can also boost a home’s equity.

When crafting the perfect spa-like experience, the materials you use can send the design over the top. Natural woods, rock, or stone lend an earthy, outdoor vibe to the space while marble exudes simple elegance and luxury.


spa-like, Atlanta frameless glass shower enclosure


Lighting is also a consideration when designing a custom shower. Recessed lighting or feature lighting will help set the mood or tone of your updated shower and master bathroom.

Choose from a framed shower door, a semi-frameless shower door, and a frameless shower door to finish off your dream shower. Contact Southern Valley Shower Doors to select from a variety of shower doors – our specialists are ready to help you plan your perfect indoor oasis. We can help you with all your design needs and can recommend the best shower door for your project.


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