Tips for Choosing a Shower Enclosure

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14 Aug

Tips for Choosing a Shower Enclosure

Your shower enclosure can completely transform the look and feel of your bathroom. Not only does the enclosure add to the aesthetic, it also affects the way you use your shower so it’s important that you consider all of your options. There are a number of different styles to choose from, such as walk-in enclosures, ones with or without a tray, raised or one level, and then the door styles such as frameless, sliding and hinged. To help you find the perfect fit for your bathroom, here are a few tips for choosing a shower enclosure and questions to ask yourself when making your decision.

Consider the size of your bathroom
When choosing a shower enclosure, the first thing you need to think about is the size of your bathroom as the amount of space you have will influence the styles that you’re able to go with. If your bathroom is very small, you likely won’t want a shower door that opens out as this will take up a lot of space, so a bi-folding door or a quadrant shower enclosure following a D-shape design may be more ideal for a corner unit or small en suite.

Decide where the enclosure will be positioned
The next consideration is where your shower enclosure will be positioned. Will it be in the centre of the wall or in the corner? If it’s in the centre, you’ll need 3 panes of glass that will properly enclose the area. You should also think about which way the door will open out in terms of practicality and the layout of your bathroom.

Choose the type of door
There are many different types of doors and glass styles to choose from. Quadrant enclosures with a sliding door are great for small spaces and corner units, as well as frameless doors as they create a very open feel as you don’t have a big, bulky frame taking up space. Hinged frameless doors offer a very contemporary and luxurious feel, and sliding doors work well in both large and small bathrooms and are ideal for space saving.

Think about glass thickness
Your shower will get used multiple times a day so you want to make sure the glass you choose is sturdy and long-lasting. You can generally choose from 4mm thickness to 10mm thickness, with 10mm being the most premium grade that can come in a range of sizes and 4mm being great value for money but not as high in quality.

If you need a little more guidance choosing your shower enclosure, get in touch with Kristo’s Glass today to talk about which style is right for you.