Shower screens offer both aesthetic and functional value in any bathroom they adorn –– they add decorative appeal while protecting your floors and walls from damage caused by water. They also ensure that your bathroom stays dry, even after you’ve had a shower. Depending on the style and size of your bathroom, you can choose between framed, semi-framed and frameless shower screens. Consider the existing aesthetics, size and style of your bathroom and use these tips to install smart shower screens.
Consider the Location and Determine the Amount of Space Available in your Bathroom
The space available and the location surrounding the shower enclosure must be considered, because they will affect the size and door of your shower screen. An ideal shower enclosure will allow you to spread your hands from side to side without feeling cramped. If possible, a corner space is the best choice for installing shower enclosures, because they are unobtrusive and utilise minimum space. If you have limited space in your bathroom, you can consider installing shower screens with sliding doors to give you more room inside your shower.
Decide How Much Privacy is Necessary
The glass you choose will determine the level of privacy you receive. For example, clear glass offers the least privacy, while frosted or coloured glass offers enhanced privacy. This may play a role in your decision if a few people use your bathroom at the same time, or if it is a shared bathroom. Frosted glass panels come in handy in homes with only one bathroom so others can use the toilet or sink while someone is in the shower. If you have enough bathrooms in your home and privacy isn’t an issue, clear glass shower screens can open up your bathroom to give it a spacious and classy appearance.
Consider your Shower Screen Upkeep
Before choosing shower screens for your bathroom, you need to decide on the upkeep you’re willing to put into them. Framed and semi-framed shower screens require more upkeep, because the metal frames will hold onto soap scum and dirt more easily. In comparison, frameless glass shower screens require the least upkeep because there are no grooves and joints that can cause soap scum to build up. If you’re looking at cost, framed and semi-framed are cheaper and will cost up to $200, while frameless shower screens start from $275. But frameless shower screens are far more aesthetically pleasing and attractive in bathrooms.
Follow these tips to install smart shower screens for your bathroom.