So, you’re looking for a new shower. Congratulations, you’re embarking on a very exciting journey! Ok, maybe the mess of a renovation isn’t all that exciting. And the time during the reno when you won’t be able to use your bathroom. Yeah, those things aren’t so great.
But, at the end of it all, you’re going to have a bathroom that will be the envy of … well … everyone.
Are you opting for a pre-fabricated shower cabin or a custom-designed one? Here’s what you need to know before you buy.
- mass-produced in a factory
- the cabin is typically made of acrylic, fiberglass, or some other kind of plastic
- choice of color is limited to white or off-white
- sometimes come already equipped with benches and other accessories
- sometimes shipped whole; sometimes shipped in pieces as a kit
- completely watertight
- easy and quick to install with the help of a plumber
- available in a wide range of price (from about $500)
- requires a team of professionals – to lay tiles, connect plumbing, and wiring.
- depending on finishes and the number of professionals involved in installations, the cost is more than pre-fabricated shower cabins
- can be completely personalized
- more attractive to future home buyers
Which should you buy – pre-fabricated or custom? Both can be the right choice depending on your budget and style preference.