Remodeling your Aurora Bathroom Why You Should Consider a Walk-in Spa Shower

Remodeling your Aurora Bathroom? Why You Should Consider a Walk-in Spa Shower

Confessions of Jacuzzi Tub Owners

We are seeing a growing trend in the bathroom remodeling business. The big beautiful luxury tub, that everyone wanted several years ago is now being requested to be removed. Why? It took the entire hot water tank to fill, it took over an hour to clean it, and you had to be so careful with the products you added to the water, among other reasons. We hear confessions like, “I never use it” or “It’s such a waste of space” and “I don’t have time for this.”

We are all busy today. When you want to unwind relax and have a moment to spoil yourself a Spa Shower is just the place.


Step 1: Customize for Your Space

Ideally, a spa shower requires 36″x36″ space per person.  A typical hinged door requires a 30″ clearance.  A standard showerhead can spay up to 4 feet.  Do you plan to sit, stretch or lay down in this structure? Many walk-in showers are custom built and are designed to your specifications. Door type, square footage and spray direction can all be customized.

Step 2: Consider the Walls and Doors

Glass walls and doors are very popular.  Do you wish for more privacy yet want to keep the airy open feel? Etched, textured or frosted glass might provide privacy while still providing an open feel. Subway tile, quartz, porcelain,  granite, stone, wood panel, ceramic, or glass block are some of the many choices to create the look and feel that is right for you.

Doorless options are particularly popular for people with ambulatory impediments providing easy maintenance. Grab bars are not just for the elderly, think about long term needs and resale value.

Step 3: Choose from Endless Flooring Options

The feeling under your feet is important to many. Many popular choices include wood paneling providing a sauna-like atmosphere, river rock pebbles giving a beach ambiance, or a highly textured feel to give peace of mind and prevent slipping.  Maybe raising the walk-in shower with steps will be what gives you the feeling of stepping into your personal retreat.  While others will choose the doorless shower entry.

Step 4: Choose a Shower Head Option

Whether it be programmable shower controls or the flip of your wrist, you are in control when it comes to choosing the way the water flows.  Dual shower heads can keep the romance in your bathroom, while body sprayers/wall jets are a delight after a good workout at the gym. High-pressure shower heads, waterfall/Rain shower head, or a massaging showerhead can absolutely change your mood in the shower.  If you like it hot, a steam valve will be a perfect match for you. The hand-held shower head is a favorite addition to any fixed shower head.

Step 5: Finding Lighting to Fit Your Needs

A good bathroom plan has three types of lighting, general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting.  General lighting (or ambient lighting) provides an area of overall lighting to a room.  Task lighting provides light for a task such as grooming. A good example is sconces alongside a mirror.  Accent lighting can create visual interest and drama to a room.  A can light over the glass block wall partition wall reflects the light beautifully.

Step 6: Make it Personal….details count

Sometimes it is the little details that are best for creating the right ambiance.  Waterproof speakers or a shower head by Kohler “Moxie” with built-in wireless speakers, is a great way to make your shower a personalized retreat.

Another way to personalize your shower is by requesting recessed niches perfect for shampoo or soap. Not only is it great for easy reach, but it can create a safer shower. A quick tip to consider is to make some niches taller for liter size bottles.  What are your needs in the shower? Maybe a mirror to shave with? Maybe a ledge would be ideal to rest your foot on while shaving. Would a heated towel bar be the epitome of luxury?  A bench might be the perfect thing to help you relax and soak up the steam.


Our Approach

Exceptional Team, Inherent Values

In our role as a Design Build firm, we accompany you through every phase, from initial concept to the final touches of the project. With a dedicated project manager at your service, you’ll have a singular point of contact, ensuring seamless coordination. Our foremost goal is not just the completion of the project, but to ensure you enjoy the experience along the way. Here’s what you can expect:


Discover award-winning quality for Bathroom, Kitchen, and Home Remodeling in the Chicagoland Area with J&J Construction

We take pride in our exceptional work, having received the prestigious Big 50 Customer Service Excellence Award and being recognized as one of the Top 500 Remodelers in the nation by Qualified Remodeler. When you choose J&J Construction, you entrust your unique home improvement project to capable hands.

Curious about the home remodeling process? Explore our informative FAQ list here. Wondering if you are in our service area? If you are in the Chicago Western Suburbs, you are in luck. When you’re prepared for your next remodel, reach out to J&J Construction to discuss how we can transform your dreams into reality!

Top 500 Remodelers

Download Our Free E-books

Welcome to our free e-book library, your ultimate source for home remodeling inspiration! Explore expert advice, design trends, and budgeting tips, tailored just for you.

Download now and let’s start transforming your living space together!

Download Our Free E-books

Our Chicagoland Service Area

Since 1992, J&J Construction has grown from a small one-man firm to one of the Chicagoland area’s largest and best-reviewed remodeling companies. We serve the entire Chicagoland area including:

Get a Quote

You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information on how to unsubscribe, our privacy practices, and how we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, please review our Privacy Policy.

Join Our Mailing List

Sign Up for our mailing list and we will send you exciting updates from the beautiful projects we create for our dedicated clients.

Scroll to Top