Choosing the Right Shower Enclosure

Posted by Kelly 23/09/2015 0 Comment(s)

Remodelling a bathroom can be a labour-intensive and costly business, and there are a lot of choices that must be made along the way.  One of these – and perhaps one of the most important – is what kind of shower enclosure to put in.  There are a few different types available, but choosing the right one for your space requires careful consideration of several key factors. 



Shower enclosures come in an assortment of shapes ranging from simple squares to multi-angled or curved shapes.  Deciding on a shape for your shower really comes down to personal preference and what you think will fit best with the rest of your bathroom.  If your space has a more traditional feel, then a square or rectangle shaped enclosure might be best, while angled or curved might be better suited for more contemporary bathrooms.


Door Styles

Deciding on a door style is another choice you’ll be faced with. There are three main types: sliding doors, hinged doors, and pivot doors.  Each has its own merits, and again, personal preference will likely be the deciding factor for you. Examine each style in terms of functionality to see which you like best.  Keep in mind that smaller bathrooms might be better served with space-saving sliding doors, but make sure to invest in a high quality slider as these are often the first piece to break down over time.



The size of your enclosure is another component to consider and will be largely determined by the overall size of your bathroom.  Obviously, smaller bathrooms should have smaller shower enclosures, while larger spaces can accommodate larger enclosures.  The key is finding a happy medium where both the shower and the bathroom feel roomy but not overly spacious.


Other Factors

Other factors to consider include the type of seal and the door handle.  Don’t skimp on the seal as water leakage can cause a massive headache later one. Look for a fully sealed door with a high quality, sturdy seal that will stand the test of time.  The same goes for the door handle. While plastic handles may be more affordable, they’re not as long lasting as their solid metal counterparts.

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