bathroom renovation requires a fair amount of patience, whether you’re a first time renovator or count remodels as one of your love languages. In addition to a freestanding tub, many homeowners will opt for a walk-in shower, a design move that will help you optimize your square footage (apartment dwellers, rejoice!) while giving your space the quality of an at-home spa. What’s more, these steamy spaces offer myriad design possibilities, from the fittings to the floor tiles. For a playful vibe, why not combine colorful tile with a chrome fixtures? Or pair a matte black shower head with white marble for a tonal, glamorous feel. Trends like built-in seating and shelving are also catching on for homeowners in their walk-in showers, says Anna Karp, the CEO of design-build company Bolster. “It has become quite common if people are staying in their home for a very long time,” she tells us. Drawing inspiration from saunas and spas is de rigueur too, though it’s important to figure out exactly which self-care rituals you want to prioritize. “You usually can’t do everything,” says ELLE DECOR A-List designer Pamela Shamshiri.
No matter your personal preference, we’ve rounded up our favorite walk-in shower ideas from the pages of ELLE DECOR. Here’s to a bit more self-care in the new year!