Benefits of a Shower Bench
In addition to adding an attractive and eye-catching element to your bathroom design, shower benches offer a multitude of practical advantages for you, your household, and any guests who need to bathe in your home. Here are three of the primary benefits of installing a custom shower bench in your bathroom.
Bathing is a notorious roadblock in the accessibility sphere. People of all body types and ages deserve the right to bathe in peace, comfort, and privacy. However, those who use mobility aids or have trouble standing for long periods of time are often barred from using stand-up showers without assistance.
Installing benches in showers goes a long way toward improving the accessibility of bathing facilities. A sturdy bathroom bench gives many people with limited mobility the option of bathing in private. Additional ADA-compliant structures such as grab bars make it even easier for people in wheelchairs or walkers to enter the shower without help.
Accessibility is an issue that affects everyone, not just people with permanent disabilities and age-related disability issues. If you or someone in your household sustains a foot or leg injury, having the option of sitting down while showering will make a world of difference during the recovery period.
If you want to make your bathroom remodel as accessible as possible for household members and guests, consider incorporating a handheld shower wand into the design as well.
A seat can be used for so much more than sitting. While you want to ensure the seating area is clear any time someone needs to use it, your custom shower bench can double as a shelf on which to stash bathing essentials like shampoo, conditioner, soap, loofahs, or toys.
Custom Shower Bench Styles
Bathroom seats come in a wealth of style, color, and material options. You'll find something to match any aesthetic, and our design experts can help you choose the best bench for your vision and needs.
Here are a few of our most popular styles.
Built-In Shower Bench
When you purchase a custom tile shower from Solace, you'll have the option of incorporating a built-in seat into your design. We can use the same tiles to cover your bench or use a different hue or pattern to add an eye-catching burst of color.
A built-in bench looks luxurious and bespoke, and the freedom to choose its precise appearance, shape, and location within the bathing facility makes this a very popular option.
If you want to maximize shower space while still offering bathers a safe and comfortable place to sit, a corner bench might fit the bill perfectly. It's an ideal seating solution for smaller showers because it leaves plenty of room for those who prefer to stand.
Folding Bathroom Bench
Another terrific option for small spaces, the folding-style bathroom bench gives you a wide range of color and material options while preserving the limited floor space in your shower. We safety-test our folding benches to ensure their stability, and we take great care during the installation process to ensure the structure is sound.
All shower installations have a Lifetime Warranty
Interested in the utility of a custom shower bench but aren't sure you want a permanent installation? Browse through our options for free-standing seats! Removable benches offer comfort and stability for those who need to sit while bathing, but they can also be taken out to be cleaned or to create more space in your shower when you need it.
We stock several very sturdy free-standing benches and will be happy to walk you through our favorites. That said, it's worth pointing out that built-in seats offer more stability than removable models, since they are affixed to the wall and/or floor.
Why Choose Solace Showers for Your Custom Shower Bench?
At Solace, we believe in innovative shower solutions that are both practical and pleasing to the eye. We've spent years honing our tiling skills, and our expansive industry knowledge and meticulous attention to detail help us deliver flawless results every time.
Whether you choose to have a tiled bench incorporated into your custom shower design or a free-standing bench that complements (or contrasts!) your decor, our design experts will be with you every step of the way to offer advice and bring your vision to life. We're partnered with top manufacturers, and we offer a lifetime warranty on all of our custom builds and products. Your satisfaction is our top priority.
A Bathroom Bench for Every Shower
Nothing adds polish and sophistication to a bathroom remodel like a beautifully incorporated custom shower bench. If you're interested in learning more about what Solace can do for you, reach out today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We'll send a tile expert out to your home to examine your existing bathroom and make recommendations on the type of custom shower we can create for you, including which bathroom bench styles would work best in the space.
Call now or book a consultation through our website to get started!