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Ways To Embrace The Walk-In Shower Trend
Walk-in showers are a massive trend for 2022. They’re partway between a fully enclosed shower and a completely open wet room, providing the best of both worlds. The spaciousness and level-entry access of a wet room, but without needing to tank the entire bathroom.
Walk-in showers can work in bathrooms of almost any size. In a small bathroom, having a walk-in shower at one end can provide an effective space-saving solution, providing the maximum showering area without drowning the rest of the bathroom.
In a large bathroom, a centrally-positioned walk-in shower can provide that desired boutique hotel luxury feel. We have a look at some tips for walk-in showers, such as including storage space, glass screen ideas, and getting rid of your bathtub.
Invest in a designer screen
A walk-in shower does away with the boring glass enclosure, but you will still need a shower screen to prevent drenching the rest of the bathroom. But from matt-black Crittall-style metal framed screens to frosted to fashion-forward reeded glass screens with a softly defused surface that will bring an element of modesty to your walk-in showering environment.
Matt black fittings and features are so on-trend for bathrooms at the moment and help to achieve the striking urban and industrial look that is in all the interior design bibles currently.
Build in storage
You will want access to your shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel bottles while showering, but you also don’t want various bottles and clutter making your bathroom look untidy. Why not consider adding smart storage ideas for the shower, such as alcoves and niches to make use of the empty void behind the tiled wall.
There are two important points to remember when building in storage. First, don’t position your storage niches directly under the showerhead, otherwise, your toiletries will be forever sat in a puddle. Also tile the shelf with a slight gradient, so that water can drain away and doesn’t pool.
Turn it on without getting soaked
A typical walk-in shower will have the showerhead positioned at the far end to help keep the rest of the bathroom dry. However, this can make it tricky to lean in and turn the shower on without getting soaked with cold water.
However, when designing your walk-in shower, plan for the shower mix controls to be near the entrance to the shower so you can turn it on and adjust the water temperature before getting under the showerhead.
Swap out the bath
Some people love a good soak in the bath, while others are just not that enthralled about them, and in which case, why not get rid of it completely, and replace it with a walk-in shower enclosure that matches the size of the bath.
With a shower tray that fits the footprint of the bath, you will not need to tank the entire bathroom and will gain a generously sized walk-in shower.
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