Whether you are completely remodelling the bathroom or you simply want a new shower for your home, it is important to choose the right shower enclosure. A shower should work efficiently and effectively, and it should also look great – a lot of this success is down to the shower enclosure.
Find out more about the different styles of shower enclosure you can buy, and discover which type is best for your bathroom.
Do Your Research
The fun part of picking the right shower enclosure comes first, when you can look online or in bathroom stores at the huge range of shower enclosures that are available on the market today. You can find walk-in shower enclosures, self-contained shower pods, large shower enclosures, and steam showers. You can find enclosures with patterned glass or frameless doors, and showers that are ideally suited to wet rooms. When you are first looking at shower enclosures, think about the look you want to create and how the shower will fit in with the existing bathroom décor or the décor in the rest of your home.
Once you have a good idea of the type of shower enclosure and style that appeals to you, check what size enclosure you will be able to fit in your bathroom. You need to accurately measure the room, taking into account how the doors and the windows are positioned. Work out if you will be using existing plumbing features or whether you need to have these adjusted. You should also remember to calculate how much room you need to open the shower doors and actually get out of the shower in comfort.
Types of Shower Enclosure for Your Bathroom
Different shower enclosures have different types of doors, which means they are more or less suited to different bathrooms. For example, you can find a hinged or pivot door on an enclosure, which opens outwards and is good for a larger bathroom. You can find b-fold doors that fold in half before opening into the shower, which is great for a smaller space. Corner showers are perfect for fitting into a tight corner – these have sliding doors that allow access via the corner of the shower. Sliding doors are space-savers, and can also look very stylish.
Walk-in shower enclosures and shower wet rooms are very stylish and impactful. This is the ideal way to turn a small bathroom into the centrepiece of your home, and can be very practical, too. Walk-in enclosures have some form of shower screen but they are also much larger than your average shower cubicle. Shower pods are self-contained shower units that can be easily fitted into your bathroom without the need for waterproofing walls. These showers come with a fitted tray to keep water inside the shower, and come in a range of shapes and sizes.