Posted on: 17th Oct 2013
As relatively small spaces, bathrooms require great attention to detail. A matter as seemingly simple as the choice between different types of shower enclosure can have a considerable impact on the overall feel and aesthetic of a bathroom.
There are a number of factors which come into play when considering shower enclosures. The final decision for you will depend on a number of these so here's a look at the key things to compare:
Take a look at your Bath Tub
One of the most important things which will affect the success of your shower enclosure is the bath. It's important to get the balance right when you're dealing with a small space so if you've opted for a free-standing bath then the last thing you need is an intrusive shower enclosure. On the other hand, if your bath is tucked away neatly into a corner, it might be time to open up your shower and let it take pride of place in your new bathroom.
It's also worth considering combining your shower enclosure and bath tub, in the form of a shower bath. This is a particularly wise option for smaller bathrooms where you're not willing to compromise on the space you have in the shower.
Planning a new bathroom around the existing arrangement is not always the best way forward. Consider moving away from the tradition of keeping your shower tucked away in a corner
Posted on: 11th Sep 2013
The introduction of a power shower into the home may seem like a small step but it is part of a process which will transform your home – the modernisation of the bathroom. The bathroom is a room which can easily get left behind as the rest of the house finds its way into the 21st century. If you fall into the category of people who have yet to renovate their dated bathroom, there's nothing to fear.
The modern bathroom is filled with simple luxuries, from the power shower to the walk in shower. Here, we take a look at the options open to you as you consider installing a power shower in your home.
Walk In Showers
With all that added water pressure, you wouldn't be blamed for looking for a little more space within your shower cubicle. For the ultimate showering experience, it's hard to opt for anything other than a walk in shower. A particularly great option for those with bigger bathrooms, the walk in shower removes any feelings of claustrophobia while in the shower.
Walk in showers are also popular with people who are keen on keeping an array of soaps and shampoos in the bathroom. Where the traditional shower can limit your storage, walk in showers provide more room than you could ever desire
Posted on: 22nd May 2013
If you're thinking about installing a new shower enclosure, you'll need to make a few practical estimates before you can start choosing the style that'll suit you best.
Think about your Usage
Firstly, think about how many people will use your shower and also how often. Are you adding to the family any time soon? Will it be used by elderly relatives? Thinking about this will determine ease of access, where your shower door opens and how your enclosure will fit into your overall bathroom space.
In addition, think about your daily usage. Are you looking to quickly hop in and out each morning or is it a luxury shower reserved for evening relaxation? This will affect the size of the shower you choose and where you decide to place it.
Once you've made your estimates, it's time to look at shower trays. There are four basic tray styles: pentagonal, quadrant, square and rectangular.
A pentagonal or quadrant shaped tray will be the compact choice, so if you need something practical that saves on your bathroom floor space, then these will sit nicely out of the way. A quadrant tray will give you just a little extra room by having a rounded edge but the difference between an angular edge and an elegant curve can make a big difference aesthetically, so think about which you'd prefer.
If you're fitting a wet room or just want a more luxurious and roomy enclosure, square and rectangle trays offer the larger space required