What Are Shower Screens?
April 29, 2015
Although shower screens have been used in Europe for many years, they are still a fairly new choice in North America. Shower screens, just like shower curtains, come in various sizes and styles and therefore, choosing the best one will depend on the size of your bathroom and your personal taste.
Discussing shower screens may seem foreign to you, because as Westerners, we are so accustomed to using shower curtains, but being aware of other choices is always a good thing.
If you already have a bath installed in your bathroom, space may be limited, especially if you wanted to add a separate, walk in shower enclosure. This is a common problem in small bathrooms therefore, bath shower screens could be a solution. In this case, simple over bath shower screens could serve you well. These shower screens for baths are shorter than regular shower screens that would be used in a stand alone, walk in shower area. This is obviously, because you will not need the same height when fitting shower screens over the bath because the distance from the top of the bath to the ceiling will be less.
As shown in the example to the left, shower screens for baths sit directly on top of the bath edge and gets its support from the bottom aligning itself on the bath and also the hinges. These are very sleek and almost unnoticeable on the wall.
You can generally purchase glass shower screens in clear glass, or for more privacy, you may prefer frosted shower screens.
In the example on the left, this particular shower screen has a swing door of glass, but you may prefer to purchase a folding bath screen. Purchasing folding glass shower screens may make it easier if you need to get children in and out of the bath. These over bath shower screens folds away against the wall when not in use so it’s out of the way.
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If you have the luxury of having a walk in shower, then walk in shower screens may be more in line with what you are looking for. Walk in shower screens also have a few variations to choose from. You can choose from:
The difference between frameless shower screens and semi frameless shower screens is the amount of hardware which shows in the finished product. When this picture is compared to the one that was at the top of this post, which was of the frameless shower screen, you can see the difference.
As you can see, a shower screen can come in a variety of styles and sizes. Many people buy glass shower screens when they are renovating their bathrooms. This is what gives the bathroom a zen type of modern look. You can even purchase corner shower screens if you wish to save space. If you are looking for cheap shower screens we’ll be surprised if you find any, but of course the term “cheap” can mean different things to different people.
If you cannot afford the luxury of glass shower screens then perhaps purchasing an extra nice shower curtain could give you the feeling of luxury without as much cost. The decision is up to you 🙂
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‘Till next time