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Pros and Cons of a Walk-In Shower

The Pros & Cons of a Walk-In Shower Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Walk-In Shower in Your Home

Shower remodels are always a popular home improvement project since the result is a fixture you’ll likely use daily. These days, you have plenty of options for your shower selection, with styles and designs galore. One of the most popular modern designs is the walk-in shower. They offer a sleek, contemporary look but can be customized in nearly limitless ways to fit almost any design scheme. However, like everything, walk-in showers have some disadvantages as well. At Jacuzzi Bath Remodel, we created this article to help you understand the pros and cons of a walk-in shower so you can decide if this trendy remodel option is right for you.

What Defines a Walk-in Shower, and How Does It Differ from Traditional Shower Designs?

Before weighing the benefits of a walk-in shower, it’s essential to understand what they are. Generally, a walk-in shower is straightforward to enter, with a low or no threshold. Many designs lack a door or even walls, but a walk-in shower can have many different wall and entry designs, depending on your preferences. However, most homeowners agree that a walk-in design should help make your shower feel open and expansive, even if it’s a small space.

The Pros of a Walk-In Shower Remodel

Besides the modern, attractive aesthetics and the feeling of roominess, there are other advantages to walk-in showers, including:

Resale Value

Homebuyers nationwide have repeatedly ranked walk-in showers as one of their most sought-after features for many years, making them a smart choice if selling your home is on the horizon. And, while a walk-in shower might cost more than a traditional shower installation on average, the higher cost is often recouped when selling the home, making it a wise investment for many homeowners.

Easy Cleaning

Since walk-in showers are usually more simplified than their traditional counterparts, cleaning them is usually a breeze. That’s even more true when homeowners choose low-maintenance options, like a Jacuzzi® shower from Jacuzzi Bath Remodel. Our showers have been designed to require as little maintenance as possible, so you won’t have to spend your free time scrubbing it clean.

The Cons of Walk-In Shower

While they offer plenty of benefits, walk-in showers do have cons to go with their pros. Some of the negatives associated with walk-in showers include:

No More Baths

This one might seem obvious, but when you remodel your bathroom with a walk-in shower, most homeowners lose the option to take baths. For some homeowners, no attractive design or open space will replace the feeling of a relaxing bath, so consider how you’ll feel if you do without it.

Splash Potential

If you choose a walk-in shower design with a non-traditional or no door, you must consider the potential for water splashing on the rest of your bathroom. That can translate to issues for many homeowners, depending on the type of flooring in your bathroom.


People ask plenty of questions about owning or wanting to own a walk-in shower. Here are a few that we run into.

What Are the Key Benefits of Walk-In Showers Compared to Conventional Shower Designs?

A walk-in shower can offer many benefits, but space is the biggest. Conventional showers can be cramped if you want to use your bathroom to help wind down after a long day. Walk-in showers provide you with the space to take a shower comfortably. Many walk-in showers also offer space for things like benches for you to sit. More space can also allow you to add more shower heads to give your shower a spa-like experience.

Are Walk-In Showers a Sought-After Feature Among Homebuyers, and Do They Contribute to The Resale Value of a Home?

Walk-in showers can be a sought-after feature for potential homeowners. However, it largely depends on several factors, including the size and features of the walk-in shower. The larger the shower and the more feature-rich it is, the more value it can bring to your home.

What Factors Should Homeowners Weigh When Deciding Between a Walk-In Shower and A Traditional Shower for Their Bathroom Remodel?

Like any remodel, remodeling a bathroom comes with tough decisions. If you’re weighing the benefits of having a walk-in shower versus a traditional shower, then understand that you’ll need to consider many things. First, it’s vital to consider the size of your existing bathroom. Secondly, you’ll need to consider the existing plumbing and if you’ll need to have any pipes moved or drains added. Finally, the cost will likely be a deciding factor for you. Depending on what features you want in your bathroom, you may have to deal with higher costs. Consider all the factors before you decide!

Have a Walk-In Shower Installed by Jacuzzi Bath Remodel

There are indeed cons to a walk-in shower, but for many homeowners, these showers can utterly transform their space. If you’re interested in one, a Jacuzzi Bath Remodel can help. Contact us today to learn more about our walk-in showers and find a Jacuzzi Bath Remodel partner near you.

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Our unmatched, stress-free remodeling process doesn’t take weeks of time and years off your life. Your local Jacuzzi Bath Remodel dealer can replace the old bathtub that came with your house, upgrade your spare bath, and finally bring your dream master bathroom to life. Simply sit back, relax and let your troubles melt away. With Jacuzzi Bath Remodel, you can expect a transformed bathroom and life, in as little as one day.

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