Compact Shower Remodel: Peeling to Perfect

Posted on: December 28, 2015

We are often called by frustrated homeowners who have had enough with an outdated bathroom that they are embarrassed by. When people visit, the door has always been closed off. Guests are told to use another powder room. Frequently these bathrooms are characterized by an outdated linoleum floor, an unflattering shower color, and a color palette that has seen better decades. In this particular instance, this bathroom was characterized by all three!

The Before: A Bel Air, Maryland Bathroom

This very small 3/4 bathroom featured an alcove shower that did not sit flush with the wall. The original installer didn’t complete a thorough seal of the area where the wall met the shower—as shown in the picture. The showerhead was not functionally ideal, since there are now models that allow for the adjustable head to be at body height instead of awkwardly high. The outdated yellow ceramic on the showerhead didn’t help!

Before image of poorly designed shower

After the Compact Shower Remodel

We completed the following steps with this bathroom remodel:

  1. Lighten the environment – By using white stone for the shower’s interior and choosing a vibrant a yellow as the wall color, the entire bathroom gets a brighter feel.
  2. Create more usability – In adding a shower bench and a shower shelf, we made sure that it was easier to use the shower despite its small square footage.
  3. Update fixtures – With a showerhead that is now placed much closer to arm’s reach in addition to grab bars, this shower and its fixtures are going to be used much more often.

Shower remodel with shower seat, white tiling, and black plumbing fixtures


Each step of the process was completed with our certified designers from the idea stage to the final grout polish.

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Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center is proud to offer comprehensive remodeling services with the help of our state-of-the-art showrooms in Delaware and Maryland! Our showroom hours are as follows:

  • Wilmington
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m,
    Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Harbeson/Lewes
    Monday — Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m,
    Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Newark Manufacturing
    Monday — Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m,
    Saturday: By appointment
    Evenings by appointment
  • Bel Air
    Monday — Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m,
    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Warehouse
    Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
    Saturday: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.
Customer Testimonials See What People Are Saying

“Although we have given this project a rating of 10 in all areas, we would like to give our thanks and appreciation to our designer Joel and installer Andrew (and crew) for the excellent job they did in remodeling our bath.  It was truly a pleasure working with them from beginning to end."

- Ron and Judy