Installing a curbless shower pan during new residential construction or a bathroom remodel has been gaining in popularity in recent years. But what exactly are curbless showers and what’s the advantage of them over traditional showers curbs or outside edges? That’s exactly what we’ll walk you through today so you can decide what makes sense for your own home.
What is a curbless shower
A curbless shower is also referred to as a walk-in shower, zero-threshold shower, or barrier-free shower. Regardless of which name is used, however, this is a type of shower that lacks a surrounding edge or curb, allowing it to be level with the bathroom floor.
Curbless showers can have a variety of designs with some being very simple in nature and others showcasing luxurious materials or features. The exact design you choose will be heavily impacted by your overall needs, remodeling budget, and style preferences.
5 great reasons to install a curbless shower pan in your bathroom remodel
There’s no question that zero-threshold showers are gaining popularity around the country, especially here in Lodi, CA, and throughout San Joaquin County and Sacramento county. But why are homeowners choosing curbless showers vs. freestanding tubs or traditional curbed showers? Here are 5 of the most common reasons:
1. A curbless shower offers improved accessibility.
Homeowners with mobility challenges will find it much easier to get into and out of a barrier-free shower. This includes the elderly and disabled populations but also people with temporary mobility problems such as a broken leg. Additionally, homeowners who consider their current residence to be their ‘forever home’ will appreciate ease of accessibility as they seek to age in place later in life.
2. Zero-threshold showers provide increased safety.
A curbless shower can be a safe bathing option for all ages. That’s because without a raised surrounding edge, there’s less risk of tripping or falling when entering or leaving the shower.
3. Barrier-free showers have a more stylish appearance.
Homeowners looking to create a spa-like atmosphere with their will typically choose a curbless shower pan. The openness of the space lends well to design flexibility while creating a modern, seamless, and luxurious feel.
4. Cleaning a curbless shower pan is easier.
“I look forward to cleaning my shower,” said no homeowner ever! Traditional curbed showers have nooks and crannies where dirt, grime, and soap scum can accumulate, making them cleaning nightmares. In contrast, curbless showers are easy to clean since there is no edge or curb where debris can build up over time.
5. Increased popularity can equate to better resale value.
All of the reasons above have focused on making accessibility, safety, cleaning, and style better for YOU. But what happens if you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future? Well, guess what … those same features that you’ll enjoy now are attractive to potential homebuyers, too! That means that adding a curbless shower pan to your bathroom remodel could equate to a higher resale value in the future or even make your home more likely to sell.
Professional bathroom remodeling in Lodi, CA
Schatz Construction & Restoration is your Lodi, CA, full-service general contractor for remodeling and restoration services in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties. From concept to completion, we’re proud to help make your vision become a reality with top-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Our reliable completion schedules mean your remodeling project gets done in a timely manner. And our exceptional customer service ensures your ultimate satisfaction.
Contact us today to learn more about the remodeling and restoration services we offer or to start planning your own remodel.