installing a new shower

Installing An Inspiring New Shower

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Our bathrooms have come a long way regarding a new redesign. For many homeowners, decking out their bathrooms just seems like the thing to do. I heard some time ago that home improvements could promote happiness in many people. On the other hand, if we’re not careful, it can also promote stress and anxiety if poorly planned and budgeted. For many of us, our shower is a small getaway. It gives us a break from the day’s distractions. And for others, it starts the day off on the right foot. Whether installing a new shower or completing a remodel, the shower will be the bathroom’s focal point. Ultimately it will boost your enjoyment and give you the bathing experience you desire.

Installing An Inspiring New Shower

Step By Step Guide

Installing an inspiring new shower can transform your bathroom into a refreshing and rejuvenating space. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you with the installation process:

Plan and prepare:

  • Measure the available space in your bathroom to ensure the new shower will fit properly.
  • Determine the type of shower you want, such as a walk-in, a shower enclosure, or a shower and bathtub combination.
  • Choose fixtures and accessories that align with your desired style and functionality.
  • Gather all the necessary tools and materials, including the kit, plumbing supplies, waterproofing materials, tiles (if applicable), and safety equipment.

Turn off the water supply:

  • Locate the main water supply valve in your home and turn it off to prevent any water flow to the bathroom.
  • Open a faucet or shower valve to drain any remaining water in the pipes.

Remove the old shower:

  • Disconnect the water supply lines and remove the showerhead, handles, and any other fixtures attached to the old one.
  • Remove any existing walls, doors, or curtains.
  • Carefully detach the old shower base or bathtub, ensuring not to damage the surrounding walls or floor.

Prepare the area:

  • Ensure the floor and walls are clean and dry.
  • Repair any damaged or deteriorated areas, such as drywall or subfloor, before proceeding.
  • Apply a waterproofing membrane or waterproofing paint to the walls and floor, especially in the shower area, to prevent water damage.

Install the shower base or pan:

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the shower base or pan, ensuring it is level and securely attached.
  • Connect the drain assembly, following the specific guidelines provided by the manufacturer.

Install the plumbing fixtures:

  • Install the shower valve and controls according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Connect the water supply lines, ensuring proper tightening and leak-free connections.
  • Install the showerhead, shower arm, and any other desired fixtures.

Build the shower walls (if applicable):

  • If you’re installing walls, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for assembly and installation.
  • Ensure the walls are properly aligned, level, and securely attached to the shower base or pan.

Finish the installation:

  • Apply sealant or caulk along the seams and edges of the shower base, walls, and fixtures to prevent water leakage.
  • Install any additional features, such as shelves, niches, or grab bars, as desired.
  • Test the water supply and check for any leaks. Make any necessary adjustments or repairs.

Complete the final touches:

  • If you’re tiling the walls, follow the proper techniques and allow sufficient time for the tiles to set and dry.
  • Install the shower door or curtain according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Clean up the area, removing any debris or construction materials.

Remember, if you need clarification on any step or need more plumbing experience, it’s recommended to consult a professional plumber or contractor to ensure a safe and proper installation. Definitely enjoy your inspiring new shower and the revitalizing experience it brings to your bathroom!

Your Kitchen and Bathroom Will Sell Your House

If you’re selling your home, consider this. A remodeled bathroom has proven to boost the resale value by as much as 2 – 3%. For the most part, a beautifully upgraded bathroom is a temptation for potential buyers. For many homebuyers, the bathroom can be a significant selling point and a deal maker or breaker for any home sale. If you’re selling your home, you certainly don’t want to break the bank on a remodel, but you need to replace toilets, faucets, and fixtures and add new caulking. In fact, most real estate professionals will tell you that the kitchen and bathroom are what sell a house.

Prefab showers are Beautiful and Can Save You A Bundle

For any project, your budget is your guiding light; for those staying put, bathroom remodels can run from $6,000 to $20,000. While installing a new shower, the cost will vary significantly based on the type you want. In addition to, the type of fixtures you want will influence the cost. Will you install a prefab or something more custom, such as tiles? Prefab showers have come a long way, and you can save a bundle by ordering a prefab shower. A prefabricated means that they’ve been mass-produced. Most prefabbed showers are usually made of plastic, gel coat fiberglass, or acrylic. They range in cost from $500 to $1500.

Trust Your Shower Install to a Bathroom Specialist

In conclusion, installing an inspiring new shower can elevate the ambiance and functionality of your bathroom. With careful planning, proper preparation, and the assistance of a professional plumbing company like Big B’s Plumbing, you can ensure a seamless installation process and a stunning end result. From start to finish, Big B’s Plumbing brings expertise and reliability to the table. Their experienced plumbers can help you with every step of the installation, ensuring that your new shower is visually appealing, properly connected, and functioning efficiently. By relying on their knowledge and skill, you can have peace of mind knowing that the project will be completed with the utmost attention to detail and in accordance with industry standards.

A Customized Design that Suits Your Unique Needs

Big B’s Plumbing can guide you in selecting the ideal fixtures, ensuring they align with your style preferences and meet your desired level of functionality. They can also assist in determining the right shower enclosure, whether it’s a walk-in, a shower and bathtub combination, or a customized design that suits your unique needs. Additionally, the professionals at Big B’s Plumbing can handle any necessary plumbing modifications, such as connecting the shower valve and controls, installing the showerhead, and ensuring proper water supply connections. Their expertise extends to waterproofing, ensuring that the shower area is adequately protected from water damage.

By enlisting the services of Big B’s Plumbing, you can have confidence in a smooth and efficient installation process completed with precision and attention to detail. Their commitment to customer satisfaction and their dedication to quality workmanship make them the ideal plumbing company for your inspiring new shower project.

Experience the Joy and Relaxation from a Well-Designed Shower

Upgrade your bathroom today with an inspiring new shower, and let Big B’s Plumbing bring your vision to life. Experience the joy and relaxation a well-designed and professionally installed shower can bring to your daily routine. Contact Big B’s Plumbing and embark on your journey toward a revitalized bathroom space. When you’re ready to install your new shower, trust the bathroom specialists at Big B’s Plumbing. We’re an accredited company with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. You can check out thousands of reviews on Google Business, Facebook, and Yelp.

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My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

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