Because of our more hectic lifestyles, not many of us really have time to take a long bath in the morning. Baths are often reserved for weekends or Friday evenings, and for good reason – to help us relax after a long, exhausting week. But if you want to be practical and save money and time during the week, a shower is a better choice. With the range of shower enclosures out there, however, it can be difficult to make an informed decision. Here, then, is the best way to select a shower cabin or enclosure for your exact needs.
How you will use it
The first thing you need to think about is how you will use your shower enclosure. How many individuals are going to use it? Is the shower for the entire household, or is it just for your master suite? Do you have young children or elderly family members who might use the shower? When you think about these aspects, it will help you decide how accessible you want the shower to be. Furthermore, think about how you will use the shower. Will it be used daily before you go to work, or do you want it to have certain features that will enhance your relaxation? These aspects will also have an effect on the shower’s size as well as what extra features you would like it to have.
Another major consideration is the shape. You have several options when it comes to shape: quadrant, rectangular, square, and pentagonal. The shape will, of course, be determined by the amount of space your bathroom has. If you would like something more compact, then you can go for a quadrant or pentagonal shower cabin. There are many modular shower cabins today which feature quadrant or pentagonal shapes, and they’re highly popular with those who have limited space but who would still like to be comfortable whilst taking a shower.
A rectangular shower enclosure is ideal if you have a bigger bathroom and would like more room to move around, or if you have elderly relatives or young children who will use the shower. Square showers can save you some space, and they are more flexible in that they can be placed in any area of the bathroom, even the centre.
There are several kinds of shower doors as well, ranging from pivot doors to sliding doors to swinging doors, bi-fold doors, and so on. If you are looking at modular units, they are often already equipped with doors that are suited to their size or functionality. For example, a small quadrant shower enclosure may have sliding doors or bi-folding doors. It’s important to choose a shower cabin with doors which make going in and out easy, especially if you have limited space.
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