There are plenty of things to consider when upgrading your shower. It can be a total 'revamp' or just adding a component you have always wished to have before. If you are thinking of making the space look more modern then shower enclosures will be a great addition on your list. Having said that, however, you have to think of how you can fuse in aesthetic elements in an attractive and functional space. With the design tips below, your project will definitely be a dream come true.
Explore the perfect angles
Shower enclosures come in different varieties and sizes and they can be nested in different angles too depending on which spot in the bathroom you are planning to install them. But when you are considering angles to be used in installing these enclosures, you usually only have three choices – the 90-degree, 135-degree and 180-degree angles. These are angles that can complement the various shower hardware available for purchase.
Proper studding support
Why is this so? Well, you have to take note of the fact that shower enclosures have to be placed closely at least to one side of your bathroom walls. You want that part of the wall to be as sturdy as possible to accommodate your hinged shower door. There should be at least a 2 by 4 studding support behind the wall to make the installation a whole lot easier and sturdier.
There are important things to consider when it comes to answering this question. On top of all these will be the people who will make use of the shower. If you plan to have a shower enclosure which will be accessible to individuals with mobility concerns then a shower curb will not be ideal. But when you are concerned with water leaking or pooling on the floor then you will need a shower curb.
Placement of the shower seat
You probably wish that you can just have the shower seat placed within the shower enclosure without planning where and how to actually build it! Well, if you want to make sure the shower area will be free from pools of water then the slope of the shower seat must be brought to mind. Make sure that it slants at a 5-degree angle toward the shower drain. This will ensure that the water from the seat will funnel directly down to where the drain is.
Width of glass panels
Shower enclosures with glass panels will modernise the look of your bathroom. When deciding to go for this style, you have to remember precise measurements. Each panel should measure at least 4 and a half inches in width so that it can support any hardware that will be used to keep it in place. Doors must also be between 22 and 36 inches.
Placement of the showerhead
The position of your showerhead is very important too in installing shower enclosures. You have to pay attention to where you will place it so that water leakage will not be a big problem later on. It is perfect to place a showerhead such that the water will pour toward fixed panels or tiled walls.
Where you place your door will definitely have an impact on how the entire shower enclosure will operate. The door should be installed in such a way that there are no gaps between it and that of the wall. It may be necessary to modify your tiles for better door operation but make sure you apply a filler to conceal any gaps or 'unwanted sight' in the space.
We offer a wide array of shower enclosures in Oshawa. Browse our online gallery to see which one will suit your space and let us help you with more design tips for your shower enclosure installation!
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