Showers are remodeled to improve their looks and/or to repair leaks. Looks can be greatly improved simply by updating the tiles.
New showers often have more clear frameless glass and less wall tile. Sometimes larger showers have a walk-in design without a door.
The shower faucet does not have to be a simple on-off valve with a spray head. Showers can have hand-held sprays, multi-head full body massage spray patterns, even steam saunas.
Shower walls are no longer always 4″ x 4″ square wall tiles, usually white. Any number of beautiful tiles are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They can be installed in as many designs as the mind can imagine.