7 Awesome Shower Ideas for the New Year

Updated: May 15, 2018



It’s that time of year again! New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner. A lot of people make resolutions in January and some choose home improvement as one of those resolutions. Sometimes it's be updating a kitchen or installing a new shower or basin in the bathroom. When updating a kitchen or bathroom, many people are looking to alternatives that are quick and easy to maintain. Let’s face it, cleaning a bathroom is not the way anyone wants to spend their free-time since one of the most annoying and time consuming things to do in the bathroom shower is cleaning the grout.


According to the Innovative Building Solutions blog, there are 7 ways to take the pain out of your shower enclosure, including going "grout-less and using grout free shower wall panels." Looking to solid surface shower panels are a great way to find a cost-effective, durable, and attractive solution. Here are 7 ways to take the pain out of your shower enclosure:


1. Get Rid of the Shower Door (or Go Frameless!)

A solution for the framed shower-door challenge (if you have the right sized space) would be to simply go without a door. This eliminates both the cost as well as the hassle of cleaning the door as well.


2. Say Bye-Bye to Grouted Walls and Floors!

The solution is to go grout-less and use grout-free shower wall panels


3. Showering Products Everywhere, but Where's the Storage Place to Put Them?

The best way to have storage without taking up any space is to use the inside wall cavity and create recessed niches to maximize storage space.


4. Don't Let your Shower Trip you Up!

With one level wet room systems you can get a waterproof bathroom which is curb free and easy to get in.


5. Getting Rid of the "Cold Shoulder"

Instead of putting the shower controls directly under the shower head – put the controls on the entry wall.


6. Are you Entering a "Dungeon" or a Shower? It's Time to Light it Up!

Here are 3 ways to increase light into the shower:

  • Add natural light with a window or skylight

  • Get rid of any solid interior shower walls

  • Add a light inside the shower


7. I've Got no Place to Shave my Legs!

If you’ve got a bigger shower put in a shower bench seat. If you’re shower isn’t large (and most aren’t) either add a fold down seat or a shaving “stand” to prop your foot up.


Check out our solid surface gloss, matte, tile, and slate finished wall panels for your shower or tub enclosure from The Onyx Collection. The Onyx Collection is a clean and sleek alternative to tile and grout, saving you time and money by taking the grout out of the equation.