Transform You Bathroom: Install A New Shower Screen
Taking a shower just got a whole lot better with shower screens. Read on to find out why a new shower screen should be part of every bathroom upgrade.
If you have ever dealt with an old home or an inept bathroom for years on end, then you know the value of a bathroom upgrade. It brings on a sense of relaxation because the space flows, instead of driving home the stress of cramped and disorganized spaces where everything is an afterthought.
Yet, when you upgrade, you may not be aware of all of the functionally superior and stylish designs that are available in today’s marketplace. If that sounds like you, then start by keeping an inspiration journal a few months’ out before the actual renovations or upgrades take place. Between the multiple shower head schemes, and massage options, bathrooms are more like spas these days.
Do not miss out on great concepts because it could be another 40 years until you get to renovate your bathroom again. Include the newest and best designs to get the most from today’s every day luxuries.
Our Brisbane shower screens are ten steps up from the shower door and about 3 steps up from the frameless shower doors that came out in the past 20 years.
Rather than dealing with a shower curtain falling out of the shower and allowing water to flood the bathroom, shower doors kept everything enclosed. While they were great, it was a lot of hardware and glass to clean. And, keeping them clean was a challenge marked by an unending battle to scour soap scum.
The frameless door dumped the hard-to-clean hardware, and usually tossed the frosted and etched glass that caught soap scum in favor of smooth glass. It was easier to clean and that was a plus. The icing on the cake is the shower screen because it lets you see your whole bathroom, whether you are in the shower, or just admiring the whole room from the outside of it.
The shower screen is minimalist by design. In effect, it is a splash screen bracketed beside the shower spout. It hangs about half as far as the traditional shower door coupled with a tub. It succeeds in achieving a streamlined look for the entire bathroom.
The simple look is achieved by keeping the space open and clean, rather than cluttered and compartmentalized. The key is to ensure that the shower will still prevent overflows while minimizing the glass.
The best way to get the right size glass is to follow this rule of thumb. Allow only three feet of space in the opening.
The other consideration beside overflowing the shower or tub is to keep warm and toasty while showering. While it is true that a shower will feel colder when a shower screen is in place, there are ways to counterbalance this problem.
It sounds space aged, especially if you are leaving behind a leaky and rusty toilet, pink bathroom tile — in short, the 1950’s, but
body warmers and even heated floors can fix the problem. A roll-in showerbase system needs to be planned in advance to allow for the heated floor function.
While the styles are minimalist and seem very simple, it takes the help of an expert to make the design and installation up to code, and work properly with all of the components in the bathroom. Ask for suggestions on installers, look at their portfolios of work, and get references. Always check the references because therein you could find out tips on how to work best with a contractor.
Most of all, welcome to the 21st century bathroom. It promised luxury and sleek design that is pleasing to the eyes.