Taking a shower is an opportunity to feel clean, sound like a recording artist, and helps you make the most important decisions of your life. Seriously, taking a shower is a routine and picking the right type is crucial because it is tedious to replace.
Shower enclosures offer an affordable, neat, and traditional showering experience. They consist of a shower area enclosed by a glass panel. In contrast to walk-in showers, they are less messy because the enclosure prevents water from unnecessarily getting outside of your shower area. This kind of shower is space-conscious, so don’t worry if you are not into large bathrooms.
The glass panels that enclose your shower can be framed, frameless, or semi-frameless.
- Framed. These are standard enclosures entailing that the structure has metal around it. These are budget-friendly, fully sealed, and come with easy installation. There is a multitude of styles you can choose from, so take your time in picking if you want a long-lasting one.
- Frameless. This kind of enclosure suggests a minimalist feel, is easier to clean and maintain and is more durable because frames can corrode later on. Powder coating is a hack that can help extend the life of your shower’s framing.
- Semi-frameless. These are shower enclosures that have metal around the structure but not around the entire door, allowing customisation. You need not settle for mass-produced shower doors in standard sizes. If you have your unique preferences, this is the door for you.
Some shower enclosures save more bathroom space than others while a few are more spacious inside. Nevertheless, all of them are of great aesthetic value.
- Quadrant. Quadrant shower enclosures have two flat sides and a curved front with an arched door. Its pizza shape is a perfect fit for corner positioning. The door slides around and forms a sleek shower that offers spot-on convenience.
- Corner. This shower enclosure is four-sided, which can either be a square or rectangle. Compared to quadrant types, this is more spacious, thanks to the extra edge.
- D-Shape. The installation of D-shaped shower enclosures needs only one wall for mounting. Its flat side is mounted to the wall while its other side curves outwards, forming a D shape. If you have other plans for the corners of the room, this option goes well with your plan.
- Bi-fold door. The doors are joined in the middle and fold within the enclosure. This selection is a space-saver which has a more modern kick to it.
- Hinged door. These are doors that open by swinging outwards. This selection has the widest opening and is ideal for more spacious bathrooms.
- Pivot door. This is very similar to the hinged door only that the hinges are positioned differently on this door. As a result, a smaller portion of the door swings inward while a bigger portion swings outward.
Showering is a very personal experience for many people, and so is picking a shower enclosure. When unsure of your choice, research is your teacher and time is your counsellor. Good luck!