You want to install a shower enclosure or cabin and are having trouble how to go about it – it’s normal and you shouldn’t feel like you’re alone in this. After all, there are a lot of choices out there, and when you think about both the practical and aesthetic implications of your choice (not to mention your budget), then it’s normal you need some good advice.
Luckily, there are some practical ways to direct you along when making these improvements – and they really are quite simple when you think about it. Here are the top five choices you need to make when looking at shower enclosures and cabins.
Think about size
There are two kinds of sizes to consider. The first is of your bathroom – this will set the limitation (unless you are willing to renovate and increase the available space). The second is the size of the biggest member of the family – he or she needs to be able to take a shower in a comfortable manner. The perfect size of your shower cubicle is therefore a comfortable compromise. It helps to draw things out on a blueprint, and to actually physically experiment with the amount of space you need to shower in comfort.
Think about shape
There are many shapes available on the market, and the shape of your cubicle or cabin can make a big difference when it comes to saving space. The best thing to do is to look at the various options and see what the advantages and disadvantages are.
On avoiding leaks
Shower cubicles come in different formats – some come pretty much assembled, with only a few pieces, whilst others need more assembly and are composed of many pieces. Generally speaking, the more moving parts you have, the higher the risk of leakage – which you want to avoid.
Putting it together
When choosing your shower cabin or cubicle, think about the individual parts as well, and see how they work – think about the taps, the shower head, the drain, and so on.
Finding your style
This is mostly a matter of personal choice, but if you’re not sure, go with something classic and focus on matching it with the rest of the bathroom décor.
As you can see, the most important issue is the size of your bathroom; it’s often a good idea to expand your bathroom if you feel it’s a bit too small in its current state, although of course this will depend on your budget. Next comes the shape, then the practical water issues. Last comes the options regarding features and beauty or style. By doing it step by step, you’re sure to arrive at the right solution in the end.
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