Posted on: 18th Jun 2014
Choosing the right shower enclosure is very important to both the look and the functionality of your bathroom.
You'll want to choose one that suits your style and taste but there are also practical considerations to take into account, such as the amount of space you have available.
Size and Shape
You might have an ideal size and shape in mind but the most suitable enclosure for your home will also depend largely on the type of room and the space you have available. If you are fitting the shower in an existing bathroom, creating an en suite or even a dedicated shower room, this may also have a bearing.
Think carefully about the best place to site your shower. You don't want to feel cramped when you are inside but the enclosure should not make the rest of the room inaccessible either.
As you're probably aware, shower enclosures come in many different shapes. They are often square or rectangular but curved enclosures or quadrant showers can also offer a solution that's both stylish and practical.
Style and Type
A quadrant shower enclosure will allow you to make good use of corner spaces, while curved 'D-shape' enclosures can bring softer lines and fit snugly against a single wall.
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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