When we are building or renovating our homes, we spend much of our time and money to make sure that the job is done properly. We take time to sort through paint swatches, choose the ideal door handles and generally ensure that the colours and finishes complement each other.
The bathroom is a smaller room but its design tends to take up more time than any other room in the house. For most people, the bathroom is a sanctuary and so needs to be absolutely perfect.
Frameless Shower Screens
The shower has always been a bit of a bone of contention in bathroom design – there are not really that many ways to change the design around and it takes up a fair amount of space in the home. Then, of course, the glass needs to be held in place and we get those awful metal frames that always end up looking cheap.
Fortunately, it is now possible to get frameless glass shower screens that look a lot more stylish and elegant. The end result is a shower door that seems to have no end to the ultimate in luxurious finishes.
The Advantages of a Frameless Shower Screen
The aesthetic element is a big plus – by not having the frame, your bathroom appears less cluttered and much bigger. This, in turn, increases the appeal of your home and increases its market value.
From a hygienic point of view, the metal framed screens are more difficult to keep completely clean – dirt and grime can get caught in the grooves between the glass and the frame. It is also more difficult to clean framed glass properly for this same reason.
For practical purposes, the frameless screens work just as well as the framed ones and will usually last longer – the frames are the weak point in the design and will, over time, become loose.
The purpose of a shower screen is to stop water splashing all over the bathroom. It performs this function whether framed or not but, when unframed, is a lot less obvious, thus creating a bigger feeling in the room.
The Maintenance of a Frameless Shower Screen
Probably the biggest advantage comes in when we look at maintaining the frameless screen. You just need to wipe off water stains every couple of days or so by using a specialty shower cleaner and a soft cloth. There is no need to worry about mould growing in the cracks and crevices – there are no cracks and crevices.
Overall, a frameless shower screen simply makes a lot more sense for today’s homeowner.