How do I update my shwer?


How can I update a very old tan color shower stall? It’s never used, because it’s in a basement bathroom.

I’m replacing the tan toilet and tan sink,

but I’m stuck on the shower.

q how do i update my shwer
  7 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 01, 2019

    Just do a pretty shower curtain.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 01, 2019

    I agree with Kelli, but if you aren't satisfied with that, then you can paint it with rustoleum tub&tile. It is not an easy product to use, but it will change the color of your shower

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 01, 2019

    Since it's in the basement, why not just leave it all and work on the walls to make it look different? Paint the walls white and get towels, accessories, and pictures with browns, blues and greens in it.

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    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 02, 2019

      It looks good. Especially since everything is in good shape, I would paint the wallpaper white and leave your tan fixtures. I do think I'd change the switch cover though, lol. If you wanted to change it more, you could get new knobs for the vanity and medicine cabinet. Those changes plus what I said before should really freshen it up. Post some after pictures, I'd love to see them. Have fun redecorating.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 01, 2019

    If you can make the shower glass or tile, and walk-in, it will be updated and useful. If you could expand the size by double, the shower would be so much more inviting and it would become a true 3/4 br with no tub needed. Adding a four-footed tub is very modern and makes another full bath in your home. Whatever you decide, take lots of photos and post your project on Hometalk. Best wishes!

    • Lynn Lynn on Mar 01, 2019

      I already have 2 other full baths plus a powder room. I don't really need another tub.

      As a space for guests, all I need is a shower. It has a really low ceiling.

      Just want to update and brighten, without spending too much.

      This is the last of my renovations. I've done the other baths and a kitchen.

      I'm looking for an easy and inexpensive fix.

  • Joyce Joyce on Mar 01, 2019

    Check out one of your paint stores, they can give you plenty of information. They also have companies will make it look brand new, they are costly.

  • Oliva Oliva on Mar 01, 2019

    Why not lighten the entire space with fresh paint? There are any number of colors that coordinate with tan. If the color is a light almond shade, it may even work with soft yellow undertones or ivory.

    If the space permits, add lighting to both sides of the mirror, rather than just overhead lighting. The shower stall could then be updated with a custom shower curtain, in a pattern of your choice, to coordinate with your wallpaper.

    If finances permit, the single handle faucet could be updated to a more Euro styled one, and the wall plate cover, as well.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 21, 2020

    Hello there,

    Is this a moulded Acrylic Shower, Is so, you could try covering it in Contact, or Sticky backed Tile covers. You may also be able to paint it, but I don't have experience of doing that. If all else fails either Live with it until you can afford to have it replaced or do it now!

    Best wishes.