Doorless Showers — What You Need to Know
One of the hottest trends right now in bathroom designs is the doorless shower. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a shower designed in such a way that it does not have a door or partition separating the shower from the rest of the bathroom. Why would someone want to do this, you ask? Well, there are many reasons why someone might want to consider putting in a doorless shower and several factors to think about if you are leaning in this direction. Read on to learn more.
The Advantages of a Doorless Shower
Aesthetic Appeal and Customization
Simply put: a doorless shower can be a well-designed piece of art. Modern and sleek, a doorless shower will help your home stand out from the rest, whether you’re looking to put it on the market one day, or to just turn it into a unique space. And what’s more, because a doorless shower is not available as a standard option or add-on, it must be designed and built to specifically fit your house. This means that when it comes to what your shower could look like, the sky’s the limit. From materials, lighting, flooring, and all the other options, the choice is completely up to you.
Doorless showers are great when you have mobility or accessibility problems that make getting into a standard shower or tub difficult. Because they are designed without raised thresholds, it is much easier for those with mobility impairments to have access to their shower, and as a result, hold on to more of their independence and quality of life.
Ease of Cleaning
Another great benefit to doorless showers is how easy they are to keep clean. In a normal shower, doors and curtains are notoriously hard to keep clean, which often results in ugly, smelly, unhealthy mold and mildew. With a doorless shower, since there are no curtains or doors in the first place, this isn’t even an issue. Simply wipe down your shower regularly to keep it clean.
Things to Keep in Mind
If you’re looking to put in a doorless shower, keep in mind the following:
It Can be Breezy
With no door to keep the heat in, it can be harder to stay warm. If money is no option, consider heated floors, or a heated towel rack to help combat this problem.
Water Will Splash
Even the most well-designed shower will still have water splashing out from time to time. It’s important to make sure the entire bathroom is designed using materials that can handle a little wetness from time to time.
Showerhead Placement is Crucial
To help combat these problems, it’s important to consider your showerhead. What kind will you have, where will you place it, and where will it point? The answers to these simple questions can go a long way towards making your doorless shower feel like a delight, rather than a mistake.
So, after reading this, if you’re still thinking about a doorless shower, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re looking forward to helping you realize your dreams!