Choosing the Best Shower Enclosure for Your Bathroom

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When it comes to shower enclosures, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, enclosures come in a variety of options, with curved, neo-angle, and rectangle or square enclosures being the most popular. Since all of these options offer different benefits, taking some time to learn their different benefits can help you determine which option is best for you.

Curved

If you're working with a small amount of space, you probably want to begin your search with a curved shower. Curved enclosures, sometimes referred to as round enclosures, can easily be installed in a corner, allowing you to preserve much-needed floor space in the bathroom.

This shower style is designed with two sides that rest parallel against the adjourning corner walls. Its door style is generally a sliding door that is designed in a half-moon shape that travels from wall to wall and retracts into itself when in the open position. Only choose this option if you really need to preserve space, as these showers are generally very small.

Neo-Angle

The neo-angle shower is very similar to a curved shower in its design; however, it offers more in terms of space and safety for individuals with mobility concerns. The neo-angle, or diamond shape, enclosure has two side glass panels that extend outward. The third panel, which is the door, connects at the ends of the two side panels.

Since the perimeter panels face outward, this option offers more space than a curved enclosure while also preserving space in the bathroom. In terms of mobility, the center door offers easier access to the shower, and the two stationary panels can be designed with gripping handle bars installed for added protection.

Rectangle or Square

The most common enclosure styles are the rectangle and square showers. They are the ideal solutions if you have a large bathroom and want a large shower to match. In addition to increased space, these enclosure styles also blend in more naturally with the rest of the bathroom instead of serving as a focal point, like the unnatural shape of a curved or neo-angle shower.

In terms of door styles, rectangular and square showers are generally designed with a center-positioned pivot door that span the length of the shower and open outward. However, if the shower is fashioned in a long rectangle shape, the door may be smaller and positioned on either the left or right side of the shower.   

When choosing a new shower enclosure for your bathroom, make sure you are taking your time in choosing the best option for your long-term needs. To learn more about shower-enclosure options, research the offerings of various vendors or go to this web-site.

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Bringing the Spa Home

When my husband and I took our "second honeymoon," we stayed at a glorious resort with an on-site spa. We booked couples' packages for massages and other treatments. When we got home, we decided our bathroom was not nearly as soothing or peaceful as it could be. Armed with inspiration from our visit to the spa, we ripped out the existing vanity, tub, toilet, and other fixtures, and replaced them with more spa-like models. A frameless shower door and a quartz-topped vanity were two of the best decisions we ever made. If you want to enjoy a day at the spa—without actually leaving your home—I hope you will use the information on this blog to make it happen for your family.