When it comes to bathrooms, shower enclosures are one of the most important elements. With so many models and designs available, it can be difficult to choose the best shower enclosure for your lifestyle and preference. In this article, we’ll discuss all the details you need to consider when selecting a new shower enclosure for your bathroom.
Measure Your Space Accurately
The first step when choosing your new shower enclosure is to measure your bathroom space. Measurements should be taken as accurately as possible and include the size of all walls and features like windows or radiators. Understanding the exact measurements of your available space will ensure you have enough room for the shower enclosure and its features to fit properly in your existing bathroom.
Choose the Right Style for Your Shower Enclosures
Frameless showers offer a sleek look without the distraction of framing and hardware, as well as maximum visibility for reading in the shower or just enjoying the scenery. They can also provide better airflow than framed showers, so they help reduce fog buildup. Frameless showers are made from thick tempered glass, making them strong and durable—a great option for those who want fewer parts to worry about maintaining or replacing.
Determine the Optimal Size
When selecting a shower enclosure the first step is to determine the right size and shape for your bathroom. Measure the space where you intend to install it, taking into account any corners or walls that need to be worked around. Standard rectangular or square enclosures come in many sizes from extra-small up to large and will fit most bathrooms, but it’s important to double-check before making an order. Consider how much space you want for showering too and make sure the enclosure you choose covers an appropriate area.
Pick the Perfect Type of Glass for Your Shower Enclosures
Shower enclosures can span a range of glass types. Heavy Duty Clear glass is 3/8″ thick and features a green tint which is more visible from the edges. Alternatively, Ultra-Clear glass is 3/8″ thick but has much lower levels of Iron compared to Regular Clear glass, giving it an aqua blue hue instead of a green one. Opting for Ultra-clear glass results in a much brighter and clearer bathroom overall.
Factor in Finishes and Perfect Accents
Finally, you’ll want to think about the finishes and other accents that will make your shower enclosure match the overall design of your bathroom. Shiny metals also add a modern touch, while brass and bronze components can give it a more traditional look. Look for hardware pieces with intricate designs or unique shapes to tie everything together. You may also want to consider adding shelving or other storage solutions inside the shower if you have limited space elsewhere in your bathroom.
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