If, like many other homeowners, you don’t have the space or budget for one of those massive, impeccably styled bathrooms with invisible shower screens, glittering tiled surfaces and breath-taking fixtures and fittings, do not despair. There is a lot that can be done with commonly supplied shower screens to make your new bathroom a style statement of beauty and space.
Practical Measures Needed
There are many design tricks that are used to create an illusion of space where there is no extra room available. However, when the need is to have actual, useable space, other practical measures are needed. This is where the glass shower screen comes into its own. It is as versatile as it is essential to a splash free, easy to clean, functional bathroom.
Use the Corners
The most obvious way to save space is to site the shower recess in a corner. This gives you the option to place it either at a 90-degree angle for sharp lines or to choose a truncated shape. This unusual shape gains the room a little more space, which does not seem much, but in a small bathroom, will be welcome.
Clear Glass Shower Screens an Attractive Feature
This next idea will best suit a long narrow room. The back wall is often wasted space as the vanity, bath and shelving is usually placed along the side walls, and the shower, if any, placed over the bath. However, with the correct waterproofing, the side and back walls can be tiled and turned into a roomy shower recess. Place a clear glass shower screen on the front and you now have a feature that draws the eye right to the back and makes the room look bigger.
Over the years, we have seen some unusually shaped bathrooms here at Budget Shower Screens, but we are always ready to assist clients to optimise the space they have when they want a new shower recess. Our shower screens are made to measure to suit all sized shower enclosures. This is a cost-effective option, especially for unusual spaces.
Sliding Doors Create Space
Another easy solution to create space is to opt for sliding shower screen doors. Having a shower door that opens into the rest of the bathroom takes up floor space when it is open, and in practical terms, will be inconvenient. Also, by opting for sliding doors on the vanity as well, you create space you didn’t expect to have.
Dump the Shower Curtain
Finally, if you have a shower curtain over the bath, replace it with a clear glass shower screen. You will not gain any extra space, but the glass screen opens up the visual perspective and reflects light, creating the illusion of a larger bathroom.