The shower enclosure is one of the most popular items in the bathroom. Although many people now choose to install an enclosure instead of addition to a bath, if you are thinking of selling your home this may not necessarily be the best decision. Many families, especially those with younger children, will look for a bathtub and it may not be wise to exclude this section of the market.
When you are planning a dedicated shower area, make the best possible use of the space you have available. A standard shower enclosure would measure in the region of 800mm square. Although this will give a snug enclosure, the difference it makes to add just another 100mm on each dimension is remarkable. So if you can, plan to squeeze in as much space as possible.
Now, if you are looking for a shower enclosure, then how do you know which style to go for?
Bi-Fold: These dooors are versatile, and can be classed as space saving doors. This is becasue they fold inwards, and require no extra space.
Pivot: Unlike the Bi-Fold which folds in the middle, the Pivot has a hinged door. These ensure a wide opening; as the door opens outwards, ensure you have enough space in the centre of the room.
Sliding: These are an alternative to the Bi-Fold doors, and cater for larger alcoves (up to 1400mm in length).
Quadrant: Another alternative style, these are designed to make the most of the corner of rooms.
If you have an awkward recess to fill, you can consider purchasing a door; for corner enclosures, include a side panel with the door. And don’t forget a tray of the right size.
If you decide to keep your bath, it is worth investing in a dedicated bath shower mixer; the more practical styles available include a thermostatic control. This allows for effective temperature regulation, and can prevent scalding, especially with younger members of the household.
A glass shower screen attached to the side of the bath, instead of a shower curtain, will allow you to make the most of the space available. And it will also avoid the uncomfortable ‘cling’ of a shower curtain.
If you would like more help or advice in choosing your ideal bathroom, feel free to get in touch!
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