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3 Things You Need to Consider When Choosing a Shower Enclosure

Are you redoing your bathroom? Once a neglected room in the house, the bathroom is now a place where your design flair and your personality can shine. Your bathroom can be a standout room in the house. It’s the attention to detail that really matters, and one way you can create a truly wonderful bathroom is by choosing the right shower enclosure.

Shower enclosures come in so many different variations it can be tough to figure out which one is best for you. You can choose from completely enclosed showers with multiple doors, showers over the bath, showers with a partial screen, wet room showers, walk in showers….. Here are a few things to think about before you start narrowing down your shower enclosure choice.

  1. What Space Do You Have?

Probably the first thing you need to think about is how much space you have in your bathroom, and how much will be available for a shower fitting. Decide where the shower will go, and work out if you need to get a very small shower enclosure to fit in a tight space, or if you have more space to spare. A wet room is a good alternative for a small space, but requires the proper sealing of the floor and the walls. If you want to squeeze a shower into a very small area than you could opt for an enclosure with folding Shower Doors or a pivot.

  1. Where Will the Shower Go?

The overall space in the bathroom matters, and also the location of the shower within the bathroom. Will it be over the bath? On a corner? In a separate area? For a shower that goes on one wall without a corner, for example, you’d be looking at a D shaped enclosure. To make less work it is easier to position the new shower in the same place as the old one. This means you do not need to worry about the plumbing having to be redone. Of course, this is not always an option but it helps if this is the case.

  1. Do You Want a Tray?

A tray is a good option for a shower stall as it ensures that there is no leakage of water onto the floor, which cuts out the problem of having to seal the bathroom floor or install drainage outside of the shower. A tray will be fashioned to fit the shower perfectly, so that the doors provide a natural seal to the shower. If you are going for a wet room or a partially partitioned shower then a tray will not be needed, and the lack of a tray can create a highly streamlined and attractive look.


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