Shower Remodel Ideas for a Fresh Look and Feel

Shower Remodel Ideas for a Fresh Look and Feel

17th Oct 2023

Our shower remodel ideas will get your creative juices flowing as you decide how to best upgrade this important bathroom fixture. Whether you’re just giving your existing shower a facelift or gutting the bathroom and starting over, there’s inspiration for you here!


1. Include a place to sit.

If you’re doing a large-scale renovation, add a bench to your shower. Besides enhancing relaxation, a bench brings the shower more in line with universal design principles and age-in-place plans. Moreover, a shower bench can also serve a very practical purpose, like providing extra space for storing toiletry items. If a built-in bench isn’t in the cards at this time, order a free-standing stool meant for use in a shower stall.


2. Make a statement with the shower hardware.

While glass is a show-stopper, the right choice of hardware puts the perfect finishing touch on your enclosure. Examples of hardware that makes a statement include:

  • A fancy pull handle. (Click here for an example.)
  • Hardware in a striking finish like Satin Brass.
  • Modern square profile hinges, clamps, and handles.
  • 3. Boost convenience, functionality, and relaxation with extra shower sprays.

    Up next in our list of shower remodel ideas is: Optimize your bathing experience with additional sprays. If you’re doing a total remodel, you can add body jets. Just make sure they are not aimed at a gap or seam in the glass enclosure. It’s also easy to add a handheld spray to your existing setup or to choose a shower head that includes a handheld sprayer. Small amenities like this will give your bathroom more of a home-spa feel.


    4. Choose your shower glass thoughtfully.

    Clear glass is a wonderful option when you’re looking for a totally different look than that offered by your existing shower curtain or obscure glass door. It will open up the room and make everything seem more spacious. Clear glass is also nice if you’re re-tiling and staging the interior of the shower. However, if you don’t like having to keep your shower photo-worthy or prefer a more private bathing area, look into acid-etched or patterned glass.


    5. Set the tone with lighting options.

    There are many ways to beautifully illuminate your updated shower stall as part of your remodel, including the following ideas:

  • Wiring in and installing a ceiling light above the shower.
  • Putting stick-on LED lights above the shower enclosure.
  • Purchasing a shower head that includes LED lights within its structure.
  • Adding a dimmer switch to the room’s existing light.

  • 6. Jazz things up with small amenities.

    When the bulk of your upgrade is complete, you can still maximize the beauty and appeal of your shower area with thoughtful additions:

  • An aromatherapy kit on the shower head
  • A spa-inspired bamboo bathmat
  • An in-shower speaker
  • New linen, Turkish cotton, or extra-plush terrycloth towels
  • Coordinating decanters to hold your body wash, shampoo, and conditioner
  • A shower plant
  • A modern shower remodel may incorporate many of these ideas, but it will almost definitely include glass and hardware as key components. Glass Simple stocks a wide range of hardware styles and finishes, making it easy to find just what you need. Are you a contractor or the owner of a glass company? Be sure to call us at (571) 707-7760 to quickly set up your B2B discount and save on all products!