An updated shower adds value to your home, but what if you only have a tiny space to work with? The answer could be a walk-in shower.
What Is a Walk-in Shower?
Contrary to popular belief, a walk-in shower is not just a shower without a bath. A true walk-in also doesn’t have a curb or ledge to step over, and doesn’t have a door. It’s literally a shower you can walk right into.
What’s So Cool About a Walk-in Shower?
A walk-in shower is an open shower that’s streamlined and spacious with a minimal frame. It allows a homeowner to maximise the space in a bathroom by foregoing traditional shower parts like a shower tray and shower casing. Walk-in showers also help create the perception that the bathroom is larger than it is. Even a very small bathroom looks and feels bigger with a walk-in shower because the space is not broken up by opaque walls, a bath, heavy ledges or a shower enclosure frame. This frees up precious space for storage, a second sink or additional vanity.
What Are Some Benefits of Small Walk-in Showers?
There are many benefits to a small walk-in shower. Here are a few of our favorites:
- You can fit a walk-in shower in almost any bathroom, no matter how small.
- You can customize it to fit in a small or irregularly shaped bathroom.
- You can adjust the design to fit your style no matter what your aesthetic preference (even though most walk-in showers are ideal for modern bathrooms).
- You will find them easy to clean and easy to get in and out of.
- You don’t have to worry about moldy shower curtains.
- You don’t have to create a separate pocket or cut-out in your bathroom for the shower – it can even go in the middle of the room, as long as you include waterproof cabinets and flooring.
- You can choose from a number of different fixtures and showerhead options, as well as different tile and materials.
- Walk-in Shower Ideas for Small Bathrooms
- Open the space by opting for glass walls.
- A small, open room can handle a big bold pattern or color. Use unique tiles on the walls or floor to bring personality to your bathroom.
- Consider using the same tile on the floor of your bathroom as you do inside the shower to bring continuity to the space.
- Play with tinted and textured glass for shelves, cabinet doors and shower panels.
- Design your bathroom with function in mind – consider adding a shower bench or accessory nook.
- Consider adding radiant floor heating to create a truly spa-like experience in your home.
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