You might not think there isn’t much when it comes to installing a shower, but as plumbers in Melbourne, we can tell you there is a lot that must be considered!
From tiles to shower heads and steam showers to outdoor showers…there’s indeed a lot to think about.
Our team at Watermaster thinks that the shower is one of the most important parts of every bathroom.
Well, because it’s used every single day, and multiple times, too, if you live with others.
The shower (regardless if you’re a morning or evening shower-er!) is an opportunity to take a little bit of time for yourself, whether that’s preparing for the day ahead, or winding down for the evening.
Thinking about shower installation? Has an expanding family negated the need for an additional bathroom? Are you renovating or building?
Whatever the reason, make sure you read on the learn the important dos and don’ts of shower installation, courtesy of our Masterful plumbers in Melbourne.
The dos and don’ts of shower installation
1. Do think about the two types of showers
There are two types of showers: tub / shower combos, and walk-in showers.
Of course, it’s totally up to you what shower you choose, but just remember there are a few considerations for each.
- If you have young children or are planning to, consider a bathtub/shower combination
- If you have older kids, or if anyone in your home has any mobility issues, a walk-in shower is a smart choice
- If space permits, you might be able to enjoy a freestanding tub and separate shower
You mightn’t think it’s a critical choice to make, but as new parents (or soon-to-be parents) you’ll find having a tub invaluable. A tub/shower combination means you have the freedom to enjoy a shower or bath, whenever you like.
However, as we touched on above, many bathrooms simply don’t have the room for a bath. A freestanding shower is often the right (or only!) choice for a smaller footprint.
On the other hand, if you’re simply replacing an old or damaged shower, you might want to choose what you have now, to reduce your workload and guarantee it’ll fit!
2. Do double check all your measurements to make sure they are correct
Our plumbers in Melbourne simply can not stress this enough!
Whether it’s your builder performing initial designs or your plumber coming in to begin the plumbing installation part of your renovation, it’s critical they get the right measurements, and that everything is correctly aligned.
As they say – measure twice and cut once!
Your plumber will also ensure all drainage pipes and plumbing fixes are precisely in the right spot, to ensure seamless installation of your shower.
Any errors throughout your construction will delay the project, and can end up costing you more than you’d budgeted for.
Once the work starts, it can be difficult to change things around. So make sure you get it right the first time around.
The dont’s of shower installation in Melbourne
1. DON’T install an outdoor shower in Melbourne
We know, we know – outdoor showers are really cool.
They’re a great way to get back in touch with nature and we’ve all seen them on The Block and other renovation shows.
They’re just really awesome additions to the house.
Let’s not forget that this is Melbourne though.
We see a lot of people struck by the idea of the outdoor shower…but we always try to remind our clients that you’re probably not going to use it as much as you think.
In warmer climates like Queensland outdoor showers are the best thing since sliced bread!
In Melbourne though…it’s a little bit too cold most of the year for an outdoor shower.
2. DON’T rush the process
Take your time and do it right.
We know when you start a project that you just want it to be finished, but if there’s one piece of advice we can give you…it’s to take your time.
When you rush the process or set unrealistic deadlines, important things will get missed.
Think about your home now, and what your plans are for the future:
- If you’re planning to sell your home in the next 5-10 years, make considerate choices that could help boost the value of your property
- If instead you’re renovating or building your forever home, ensure your choices now set the stage for your lifestyle 10, 20, or 30 years down the track
Pick high quality taps, tiles, and hardware, and rely on the professional advice of those around you.
Take your time when you pick out the tiles and the tapware. Take your time when you are measuring the bathroom.
More than anything else, though, you want to take your time when you choose your plumbers in Melbourne.
Pick a qualified and experienced team who will bring your vision to life!
Choose our Masterful plumbers for shower installation!
Get in touch with Watermaster Plumbing
No matter what plumbing job you need completed in your home or business, you want to make sure you choose a Masterful plumbing team that you can rely on.
Not only will get the job done, our plumbers in Melbourne can be trusted to turn up on time, treat your home with respect, and deliver outstanding service and care during each stage of your project.
Whether it’s shower installation, general plumbing maintenance, an emergency or a leaking tap, our team have the knowledge and the skills to fix the problem.
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