Your Bathroom Remodel: Choosing The Right Shower Enclosure For You

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When you finally decide to remodel your bathroom, you have a myriad of decisions to make about all of the different design elements of your soon-to-be brand new bathroom. One of the major components you will need to decide on is how you are going to enclose your shower. Shower enclosures come in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and styles and there is something for everyone. All you need to do is get to know your options and choose a shower enclosure that best encompasses your style and needs. Then you will be able to start your bathroom remodeling project and you will have your new bathroom up and running before you know it. 

Sliding Shower Doors

One of the most common types of shower enclosures are sliding shower doors. These can be made of solid glass or even heavy-duty plastic. The doors glide along a metal track and are easy to use. You can use such sliding shower doors if you have a shower/bathtub combination as well. 

These doors are good if you have children who will be using your new bathroom, particularly if you choose to use heavy-duty plastic rather than glass. Your children can move and use the shower doors easily and the track and frame will prevent easy breakage and damage. 

No Door Or Enclosure At All

Depending on the type of bathroom and shower you have, you may opt not to enclose your shower at all. You can install a tiled wall to separate the shower from the rest of the bathroom and leave the entrance to the shower area open and door-less.

To do so, you will need to select a flooring material for your bathroom that can be used both in the main area of your bathroom and in the shower itself. The best materials for a non-enclosed shower and bathroom floor are stone tiles or even teak wood. 

The lack of rise or ridge associated with a shower that is not enclosed can help people with limited mobility to easily access the shower. The elderly in particular could benefit from this type of shower. 

Textured Or Frosted Glass

When you are in the shower, you may not always find yourself alone in the bathroom. Your spouse may be brushing their teeth at the sink or your children may be running in and out to ask you questions and the like. 

As such, you may want a shower enclosure that provides you with a little privacy. In this case, you can utilize textured or frosted glass to give you this private shower experience. Texture distorts visibility through the glass and can create an extremely modern and unique look to your bathroom design. Frosted glass, on the other, hand creates a foggy appearance to the glass providing you with many the same benefits that a shower curtain does as far as privacy is concerned. 

When remodeling your bathroom, you will have many decisions to make. Among these is your choice in shower enclosure. All you need to do is consider your design preferences and practical needs, and select your shower enclosure accordingly. 

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