Walk in shower stalls or enclosures are simply cabinets that may be made from glass, concrete or even wood and have all the facilities needed for bathing. They make a very good arrangement when you like to have a shower quickly. Usually, these are glass cabinets with a showerhead. It may be provided with curtains. As they remain totally private, you can have a refreshing bath without being in the bathtub. Moreover, they are very easy to clean and maintain as everything is enclosed in a cubicle, keeping most part of the bathroom in order. While giving a good look to your bathroom, they help keeping it in an organized manner because the bathing area is partitioned from the area meant for dressing. Bathrooms with such an arrangement are getting very popular as homeowners realize that they can save money and space by installing walk in shower stalls. You get these shower stalls in many designs enabling you to choose one that suits your style and the style of your existing bathroom. Here’s what you can expect to get in the market:
Walk In Shower Stall Designs
For giving you a better idea of a walk in shower stall, let’s look at some of the basic essentials of a shower stall. A shower stall may have one or more number of showerheads. It may include a hand shower, an arrangement for housing soap, shampoo , body wash and hooks for hanging towel and clothes. Walk in shower stalls are normally installed in one corner of the bathroom. The idea of keeping it in a corner is to make use of the two walls making a corner. The other two walls of the enclosure may be made of glass, fiberglass or bricks. Having thus formed an enclosure for bathing, it’s up to you to include all the accessories in designs of your choice giving the walk in shower stall your personalized looks. Here are some creative designs for a walk in shower stall, allowing you to choose one that you find most appropriate:
Glass Shower Stalls
Glass is the most popular material used for making walk in shower stalls that you get in the market. The looks of a glass enclosure completely change the looks of your bathroom. You get many designs in varying colors to match the décor of your present bathroom. Shower stall may or may not have any doors, though sliding doors are preferred. There are too many designs of glass stalls to choose from for making walk in shower stall and these include:
* Glass blocks
* Colored or Stained glass
* Etched glass designs (plain or blocks)
* Frosted glass (plain or blocks)
Wooden and Tiled Shower Stalls
The other materials employed for making walk in shower stalls include concrete tiles and wood. Though these materials don’t provide the same looks and effect as that of glass, they look very exclusive for the purpose of walk in showers. You get tiles in many shapes, designs and colors, giving you the liberty of designing your own style of shower stall. You may consider the idea of using tiles on any three walls of the stall and the fourth wall be covered with block glass, giving the stall looks of bay window created in a shower stall, which you can accessorize with the kind of accessories you may require therein. Wood can only be used on one side of the wall as it’s prone to swelling and fungal growth due moisture. Application of wood is limited to having decorative effects only.
Accessories for Shower Stalls
Bathroom accessories are essentially required in any bathroom, but the accessories for walk in showers are slightly different in design and utility. For one, you can have a shower seat that allows you to remain comfortable while enjoying a prolonged bath. Then there are specifically designed accessories for walk in stalls for storage of soaps and shampoos and the like. One should be careful while choosing drains, the basic requirement of any showering area. It will be nice to have a few other accessories like holders in stylish designs, a window and some holders for keeping decorative items and candles.
So, you see the choice for designing and accessorizing your walk in shower stall is really wide. Let your imagination flow and come up with your personalized designs for creating a unique look to your walk in shower stall where you can enjoy having relaxed or hurried shower!
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