There are a variety of shower enclosures available today, all designed to enhance a bathroom’s look and functionality. Choosing the wrong type of enclosure for your bathroom remodeling project, however, is sure to result in some problems with function.
Choosing the right type of shower enclosure doesn’t have to be difficult. When shopping for an enclosure, you’ll need to consider the following factors:
The Size of Your Bathroom
Rectangular or walk-in enclosures are aesthetically pleasing, but they can be inconvenient in small bathrooms. Measure your bathroom size before looking for an enclosure. That way, you can narrow your choices down easily.
Aside from your bathroom size, the next most important consideration is your budget. Figuring how much you can afford to spend will help you narrow down your options. Set realistic expectations with your bathroom remodeling contractor as to what you can actually afford.
Shower Enclosure Style
Next, unless you are planning to overhaul the entire design of your bathroom, your choice should match your bathroom’s overall style. There are a variety of shapes, entry options and glass types.
Square enclosures look great in smaller bathrooms, while rectangular ones are perfect for larger spaces. Corner entry-style enclosures allow easy entry, and sliding doors help save space without minimizing an enclosure’s look and function.
Aside from shape and entry style, you can also choose from a variety of glass types: clear. frosted, rain, cast and colored. Standard glass thicknesses are 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm.
Regardless of the beauty of an enclosure, if it does not allow you to use your bathroom and shower comfortably, it’s not a good choice. Make sure to choose an enclosure that has doors that open wide without hitting any object such as the toilet or sink, allows you to take baths with adequate privacy and comfort, and doesn’t require much effort to clean and maintain. Keep in mind that enclosures should allow you to enjoy showering without any worries.
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