Bathroom Shower Ideas

To help generate bathroom shower ideas, one thing to do is decide which type of shower you want.  Basically, showers are divided between tiled and prefabricated units.


Tile Only


Created from scratch by tile installers. Your own imagination is the limit. The pan (or floor) is also tile.


  • Pros: Capable of being fashioned into any kind of unique design you wish.
  • Cons:  An expensive option, as pricey labor is involved.


Tile With Pan


Because tile pans are difficult to create, DIY tilers often use one-piece prefabricated tile pans. This also keeps the angle of drainage consistent.


  • Pros: Less attractive than the all-tile shower.
  • Cons:  Better at preventing leakage.


Prefabricated Shower Units:  Single-Piece

Expensive, but seams are reduced or eliminated altogether. Keep in mind that single-piece units may be difficult to get into an older home with limited access.

  • Pros: Continuous surface with no (or few) seams is less prone to leaks.
  • Cons:  Difficult to move into small spaces.


Prefabricated Shower Units:  Multi-Piece

Coming in 3 or 4 separate pieces, these showers are easy to get through doors and up stairs.  Once inside the bathroom, they reassemble to form a single unit.

  • Pros: Inexpensive.  Easy to move because each section is relatively light.
  • Cons:  Less desirable than single-piece units.


Prefabricated Shower Units:  Corner Multi-Piece

Relatively inexpensive units which have two walls of glass and allow for maximum light. You can either pair up the glass walls with two tiled walls or use prefab wall unit panels.

  • Pros: Plenty of natural light flows into corner glass units.
  • Cons:  Require an available corner, which many small bathrooms do not have.