If you still have shower curtains in your house, it’s time to update your bathroom interior. It’s time to shop for shower screens for your home and experience the beautiful design and great functionality they provide. Shower screens can keep your bathrooms drier and tidier and do this while providing an extremely pleasant visual addition to the space.
But with the many type of shower screens available in the market, how will you pick the right one for your bathroom? These are the factors you need to consider when shopping for shower screens:
1. Bathroom Size
The first thing you need to make sure of when buying shower screens is to have these fit inside the space you intend to use it for. What would be the use of a perfectly designed shower screen if you can’t get it inside your bathroom? You also need to make sure there is still enough space for the toilet, the sink and that everything is not cramped up inside the room. You can get the dimensions of the shower screen to know if it will fit inside your space or you can have it customised to maximise the available space in your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, you may want to consider getting a frameless shower screen as this will make your space seem bigger.
2. Door Space
Also look into the door space you have available. This will determine the type of door you can get with your shower screen: sliding, bi-fold or pivot. For bathrooms with an ample door space you can get a pivot door. Limited spaces though will need a sliding or bi-fold door to avoid hitting the toilet or the sink when you open the door to your shower screen.
How you access the shower screen will also matter in choosing the right one to buy for your home. Are you going to enter at the centre or at the side? In knowing the answer to this you’ll know the specific type of shower screen to get for the bathroom.
Some families share a bathroom while some have a bathroom all to themselves. Which of the two do you belong to? If you share a bathroom with a number of family members you may consider getting a shower screen that offers the most privacy, like a frosted or tinted glass, so another person can use the toilet while someone is in the shower. Clear glass screens offer the least privacy and these will be good for those who aren’t self-conscious and those who don’t have to share their bathroom with someone else.
Families who want a low-maintenance shower screen will need to get a frameless one as there is a lesser chance for dirt and grime to accumulate with the absence of frames and rubber seals. They should also think twice getting clear screens as soap residue will be more evident in these types of shower screens and it will need religious cleaning.
6. Bathroom Design
Your bathroom design should match the shower screen to get for your home. A bathroom with a modern style will do well with a frameless or semi-framed shower screen. These provide a contemporary design that will work well with a modern designed bathroom. There are also shower screens with beautiful designs. You can etch your choice of artwork into the glass to make it more appealing. Be sure to check with the various glass suppliers to know if this is a service they offer.
Don’t fall behind on the trend and keep your bathroom looking good with gorgeous shower screens. In choosing a shower screen for your house, these six factors will help you get the right one for your bathroom and your home.
By Debra Wright
Debra Wright keeps tabs on all things new in the world of home improvement. Aside from using this information in her current line of work, she seeks to help and inspire others by writing about her newest discoveries. Keep tabs on Debra @debrawrites…