How to Choose a Shower Enclosure

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How to Choose a Shower Enclosure

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Are you thinking about getting a new shower enclosure for your bathroom? A new enclosure can completely transform your space while providing a place to escape and relax.

But what type of enclosure should you get and what enclosure will work with your bathroom’s layout?

Read on, because today we’re covering everything you need to know about shower enclosures to help you renovate your bathroom.

Consider Your Space

Your first consideration should be the size of the shower enclosure you want. Of course, larger showers are usually desired. The problem is that the bathroom is already the smallest room in most homes so you don’t want a shower which will consume too much space.

Maximize your bathroom space by taking into account the other fixtures in your bathroom. Make sure your enclosure won’t overtake the space. Ideally, two people should be able to move freely in your bathroom.

Take precise measurements for your enclosure space. Incorrect measurements can lead to a host of problems later in the process which will be hard to undo at that point.

Many shower enclosures come with pre-drilled holes for the shower head. Make sure the shower head will be tall enough for any taller members of your family.

Choose the Right Glass

The choice of glass is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. As a rule, thicker glass will provide a stronger enclosure and will generally cost more.

Several options exist for each glass thickness, whether you go with 6mm, 8mm or 10mm glass. Toughened safety glass, for example, is a great choice for a frameless shower, especially for children.

You should also decide if you want a framed or frameless shower. Framed showers have been the standard for decades and come with many different frame options to choose from.

These days, though, the frameless shower is a very popular enclosure due to it’s minimalistic yet elegant style. Without a frame, the glass instills an open and airy feel, desired in bathrooms of all sizes.

Choose Your Shower Enclosure Type

Here’s a rundown of the three most popular styles of enclosures on the market.

Sliding Shower Doors

Sliding doors are ideal for anyone wishing to save space. They work well in corners because they maximize limited space while still evoking a modern design. You can even get a curved sliding door for a unique look.

Single-Door Quadrant Shower

If your bathroom is on the smaller side, you may prefer a quadrant shower enclosure, which optimizes space by fitting into any corner. A single door opening provides a simple way to get into the shower while providing a simple and sleek design.

Hinged Shower Doors

You’ll find a wide variety of shower enclosures with hinged doors to choose from. Hinged doors make sense when space is not a premium, as they open outwards into the room.

Hinged doors are a more formal and stylish option while still being very practical in use. These doors come equipped with your choice of chrome, metal or brass fittings.

The Bottom Line

You can give your bathroom a mini-makeover by getting a new shower enclosure.

Take advantage of the opportunity by maximizing your space and selecting an enclosure type to fit your tastes and needs.

Contact us if you want more information or if you have any questions. We want to help.