Walk in showers are very convenient and the benefits are many. You can walk into your bathroom and not have to step over someone else’s wet or dry floor. You don’t need to get into a bathtub or stand there with wet or dry floors to take a shower.
A shower can be installed on almost any surface. It can be mounted to the wall or it can sit on a freestanding pedestal. In the bathroom, it is nice to have a nice shower curtain that runs along the bottom of the shower stall. This creates an open feeling, so that the entire space feels more spacious. And with the shower curtain, you won’t miss that wet feeling in your feet every time you step into the shower.
However, if you are like most people, you do not have that option. You either stand in the shower with wet feet or you squeeze into a tub or onto a shower seat. In some cases, there may even be a handicap access shower if yours does not have one. In this case, a walk in shower in a small bathroom can make all the difference.
Because showers are now so accessible, they are great when it comes to bathroom decor. They add a sense of convenience and comfort. And because you can walk in, it makes it easier to get in and out. It may even be possible to install a grab bar for those times when you want to get out of the shower quickly. A walk in shower will give you the same amount of room that a large tub would and at a fraction of the cost.
Walk in showers come in a variety of styles. They range from the simple to the more decorative to luxurious. And since you can choose one based on your bathroom decor, it is easy to find one that matches your taste. A traditional claw foot or porcelain tile walk in shower is available for those who like the look of the old style. It does tend to be larger than a modern version but it’s an excellent choice for a bathroom decor look that does not require a lot of upkeep.
Walk in showers do not have to be placed in the bathroom where other fixtures are located. You can place them in a wall where room is needed but there is no sink, tub or shower. And as long as it fits in your bathroom, it can serve as a decorative feature. Walk in showers are available in many different styles. There are models that allow you to stand in them, shower heads that are attached, walk-in enclosures that have seats and reclining seats and a hand held device that looks much like a bidet.
When it comes to features, the traditional walk in shower has a separate water source with a nozzle, cold and hot water lines, a drain and a soap dispenser. The latest walk in shower incorporates the convenience of a handheld shower head and adds additional features like a seat and door locking mechanism and thermostatic mixing elements. But there is no need to have a walk in shower if you don’t want one. Many modern showers have multiple positions including standing, sitting, leaning back, and even hands-free position.
In order to determine if a walk in shower will be suitable for your bathroom, it would be a good idea to have a chat with a bathroom consultant. He or she will be able to advise you on the size of the shower and its installation. There are even manufacturers who make custom designed walk in showers if you need one. They’ll take measurements of your bathroom and come up with a unique design just for your bathroom. So what are you waiting for?