Bathroom Remodeling Las Vegas

7 Important Things to Consider When Planning Your Shower Remodel

What if insufficient planning led to you spending hundreds of thousands?

The price of remodeling your shower can vary from $12,000 to $22,000. If you plan it properly, your bathroom remodel could be a bit less expensive. If you’re unaware, however, you could spend more than $10,000 and go way over your budget!

Are you looking to cut down on time and expense and still make your shower appear more beautiful than ever before? Continue reading to find out the most important aspects you must take into consideration!

1) Shower Head Position

There are likely to be some grand plans for the remodel of your shower. However, it’s important to not overlook the small aspects, like the position and the height of the shower head!

It’s because function is as important as the form. What’s the point of having an attractive bathroom that looks nice if you end up making the shower more difficult to use?

In this situation we’d suggest putting the shower head to the opposite side of the shower controls. This will allow you to switch on the water and let it warm up, without having to be soaked.

2) Shower Accessibility

You’ve probably been thinking about a new shower for years. Once you start, you’ll see the cost and how long it could be. That’s the reason why many people only renovate their bathrooms once.

With this in mind you need to consider the type of bathroom and shower you might want to have when you get older. For instance, you could include grab bars that make getting between the showers more convenient. There are numerous features that are accessible and a variety of grab bars. And these days the majority of grab bars are more stylish in design and color.

The grab bars are able to be incorporated into the overall design of your modern shower. If you grow older and require the bar, you’ll definitely be happy that you have them included in your remodeling.

3) To Curb or Not To Curb

When you renovate the shower, you’ll have the opportunity to take it further than simply making the changes you’ve made before. This is the opportunity to drastically alter the appearance of your shower.

One of the best methods to achieve this is to choose a unidirectional design. In the shower curb, the “curb” is the bottom of the shower’s entrance, which one must cross in order to enter. When you renovate your shower it is possible to lower the floor of your shower (which makes it easier to drain) and take away the curb completely.

A lot of homeowners love the look of a curbless shower as it makes the shower appear sleek and modern. As you age, it’s easy to walk around or put a wheelchair in the shower with no curb.

4) A Shelf and a Niche Can Go a Long Way

Shower remodel options don’t always involve big decisions like going curbless. It is also worth considering smaller options, like the addition of a niche or shaving shelves.

To make your shower suit your preferences, a customized niche can be a good addition. A niche is the place where you store shampoo, soap, conditioner, shampoo and other bathroom necessities. A lot of homeowners believe that these amenities can create a messy shower. If you are in agreement with this idea, then you can create an extra niche in the shower, which can only be visible from inside.

If you’re thinking about the inside of your shower, it’s worth installing a shaving rack. If you’re not adding benches to your remodel of your shower it could be the only spot you either your spouse or your guests could put their legs to help them shave more easily.

5) Time for a New Tile

The tiling in your bathroom is your most noticeable component. If you’re looking to transform the look of your shower, it is necessary to incorporate new tiles into your bathroom remodel plans.

The tile color is determined by the individual’s preference. If you plan to sell their home to make an income, you should stick with neutral colors for tiles. People who do not intend to sell can choose whatever patterns and colors really fit their personality.

In terms of aesthetics as well as safety it is recommended to use mosaic tiles. The smaller tiles let you make more intricate designs, and the texture prevents slips. It is also possible to employ cobblestone as a material to make your bathroom remodeling appear a bit exotic.

6) The Finishes to Match or Contrast

Shower enclosures that are clear are the latest trend in remodeling options for showers. Many prefer this style due to the fact that it’s both simple and attractive. Naturally, this means that people’s eyes will be drawn towards the door knobs.

When you are planning your renovation, it is essential to decide on the most important thing about the handles. Particularly will you like the style to complement the faucets and fixtures or stand out from them?

A coordinated look gives you an aesthetically pleasing and uniform appearance for your renovation. While a contrast look gives a modern look because of the mixing of metals. Much like the rest of the remodeling choices, your choice depends on your personal taste.

7) Drain Location

It’s true that there are a variety of options available regarding the location where the shower drain is. You can choose between the standard drain or an elongated drain.

A typical drain is the one you will see in showers with an inclined floor. This is the type of drain that you might have. If you’d like your remodeling to be the standard drain, you’ll require smaller shower tiles to create the slope.

Linear drains are long in style and rely on siphons. If you install a linear drain it is not necessary to be concerned about a sloped floor , and you can also make use of larger tiles if you opt for.

Whatever drain you pick, you should consider whether you would like the drain to be matched to the appearance or “camouflaged” by tiles. It’s all down to whether you’d like your drain to stand out or blend in.

Make Your Shower Remodel Dreams Into a Reality

Now you know what aspects to take into consideration before getting a bathroom remodel. Do you know who will turn those plans into reality?

At GI Construction, we specialize in transforming showers and bathrooms. To see how we can make your home look better than new, all you have to do is contact us today!


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Rob Ransom
Rob Ransom
30 January 2024
GI Construction - January 2024 I do not give 5 star ratings – As a process improvement professional, there is always room for improvement. 4 star is fabulous, but since this is an algorism I will deviate from my norm. In 2021 I had gone out to bid, only to find out that most construction and supply houses had prices that I found to be unacceptable. Products such as shower heads, faucets and cabinets were priced extremely high, they were also hard to get. So, we put this on hold and did smaller projects; outdoors, flooring, kitchen, etc. to show you we were getting introduced to construction projects. In October 2023, we went out to bid on renovating our 30-year-old, 2.5 bathrooms in Las Vegas. I reviewed many companies and found 3 that were reviewed well and had no issues with the board of contractors. After review of their costs and discussing how they would work the project, we decided on GI. They started the work when we had purchased all the materials that we needed to purchase, (shower heads, cabinets, basins, tile for the showers and floors, etc. They started their day at 7 am and worked to 3 PM. They take pride in the work and make sure it is done correctly. As an example, Jose (one of the tile guys) did the main bathroom shower and flooring. He worked his artistry in making it extremely beautiful. He would cut a piece for one of the benches, use it on top and take the other piece he just cut and place it in front, so it was a continuation. He did this on each of the benches and step over in the entrance. Just look closely at the main shower enclosure and you will see the quality. Problems yes! We were phasing in the project the main bathroom and ½ bath first, then the guest bathroom. After the main bathroom was completed, I turned on the hot water in the glass vessels we had picked out. I was waiting for the water in the shower to get warm. I turned around and saw the water was hot going into the vessel, so I turned it off – I thermal shocked the glass, it broke, fell to the floor, chipped the new tile and generally made things a mess! I called the team manager (Valentin) and told him what had happened, his response was “No problem - We’ll take care of it.” So, I reordered the glass vessels and got them re-installed. The tile I repaired with a chip kit I had used when we had redone the tile the prior year. The other issue we encountered was we lived in the home during the construction. Dust everywhere and constantly cleaning to keep the house livable. The bottom line to me is the quality of the people that are doing the work and their dedication to the customer’s complete satisfaction is one of the things that made this less arduous. The entire project took 7 weeks; 2 weeks delay due to our buying the wrong products and having to find replacement products. The GI team worked with us, guiding us to right suppliers and helping wherever they could. I will put pictures of GI Construction’s finished work and during the project. Hopefully you will be able to tell their quality. Just a side note: Valentin and his teams kept this project going Monday thru Friday. They don’t work on the weekends, but pulled a half day on Saturday a couple of times to meet my schedule. I can’t say enough of Valentin’s professionalism! The customer is always in the forefront of his mind, making them feel good, lowering their anxiety about the project.
Katherine Long
Katherine Long
20 December 2023
My experience with GI Construction was great. Construction Workers was very pleasant and timely.
kylan becho
kylan becho
14 November 2023
We reached out to GI Construction to do some work for our bathroom remodel and could not be happier with our experience. They were professional from start to finish, always on time, answered any questions I had throughout the project, and just did a great job overall. During our planning stage Isaac really took his time to ensure that the work they were doing was going to be both functional and practical. Both he and Valentin wanted to make sure that they were giving us the best possible product and went over every possible design to help us choose the best one for our needs. In a time where good, trustworthy contractors are hard to find, GI Construction sets a standard that should be held across the industry. Thank you GI Construction for all your work, it was worth every penny!
Rose Carter
Rose Carter
17 August 2023
We hired GI construction to take over a small bathroom remodel of a shower. The first contractor we hired did a horrible job, we lost money and had to terminate his services in the middle of tiling. Issac the owner and Valentin the project supervisor met with us and went over everything step by step giving us confidence that the nightmare construction would be turned around. So glad we chose GI construction, our walk in shower turned out beautifully! Long story short, don’t cheap out, go with a professional! My husband and I would use GI construction again. We love our new shower! Services performed: shower remodel
Jim O'Connor
Jim O'Connor
25 July 2023
We really wanted to have our master bathroom reconfigured to accommodate a nice walk-in shower and have an old jetted tub removed. After contacting several companies with little to undesirable responses we contacted GI Construction. Isaac responded to our house the very next day and observed what we envisioned. He was vey knowledgeable and forthright in his assessment of our project. We contracted with GI Construction and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Valentin and Roberto came to the house to establish a plan for construction and a timeline. Roberto was a true craftsman and insured every aspect of our construction was done with strict precision. The walk-in shower and associated construction was done in a timely manner and with ultimate concern for our pleasure and acceptance. If you are looking for a "professional contractor" to do your construction project look no further than GI Construction - you won't be disappointed. We would highly recommend them for any project you may encounter. Thank You GI Construction for providing us with a beautiful and functional master bath !!
Gregory Will
Gregory Will
23 May 2023
Went through GI Construction by referral online. They were professional, answered my questions when I had concerns and when we were ready they scheduled the work and stayed on task through out the process. Kept us in the loop regarding any issues and did an fantastic job. They are honest and available when you need to talk to someone. Would highly recommend for their services. ** Thank you Isaac & Valentin for making our bathrooms look amazing!**
Jason Bagley
Jason Bagley
25 April 2023
After searching and obtaining many bids from different construction companies, Isaac with GI Construction provided us with a low cost, complete and solid option that did not hide or leave open any unknown fees. There methods of a simple TI were perfect for our needs as well as saving us thousands on unneeded expenses. I'd personally recommend GI for any project small or big.
Kimberly Allison
Kimberly Allison
9 February 2023
My project manager Valentin was so helpful and very responsive with any issues. Foreman Jorge went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with all the finish work and he and his crew stayed late on a Friday to finish the job. They even moved my very large headboard back in from the garage. All workers were professional and polite. I would definitely recommend this company and will be using in the future. Rodney and Kimberly Allison
Lucy Melugin
Lucy Melugin
6 January 2023
We worked with Isaac, the owner and Valentin, the project manager and their amazing crew. We couldn't be happier with the end project! We had a water leak from an upstairs tenant so the whole bathroom had to be redone and a wall in the bedroom on the other side plus we had some plumbing and wiring done as well. I would love to leave a picture but couldn't see where to add it.
RadBluff 2
RadBluff 2
22 December 2022
Working with G I Construction was one of the best experiences we have with contractors. The attention to detail, care for one's property and getting things right the 1st time is what G I Construction mission is. Top notch!
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