A brisk early morning shower can wake you up and set the mood for the entire day. But if there are more people in the home, waiting for your turn can take forever. Some people manage by having a schedule, with the person going out ahead of the others showering first.
Other people work around such a situation by showering in the evening before bed. In this way, there are less people waiting in line to shower in the morning.
But for some it is an inconvenience. In most households, is it very common to see a combination bath and shower fixture, which allows only one person to use the bath/shower. However, there are modern walk in showers that take up so little space in the bathroom yet make a big difference by allowing more people to use the bathroom at the same time.
Walk in shower benefits
Most people are so used to taking showers in a shower-bath combination. But that can pose a risk, not only for younger children but also for adults who no longer have strong arms and legs. For one thing, it is very difficult to step over the bath’s side. Another thing, the bath’s floor might be slippery if a mat is not in place.
It’s a good thing there’s a new option – a walk-in shower – a shower stall where you can enjoy a good shower without risk of slipping or falling. Aside from its aesthetic appeal, you can enjoy several benefits by installing a walk-in shower in your bathroom.
- It’s flexible. It can be customised to your needs. It can be installed level to your bathroom floor. You can have a shower tray or use it as a wet room. You can choose a left-hand or right-hand entry. There can be doors, or none, and you can choose to have a half or full panel. The size of the walk in shower stall depends on the available space in your bathroom.
- It’s durable. It will still look good even if you’ve used it for several years. Ceramic tiles, which are used for the shower enclosures, are long lasting. They are able to resist wear and tear from continuous use. The constant water flow does not affect the tiles either.
- It’s easy to clean. If you have a traditional shower in your bathroom, you know how difficult it is to clean it, especially the unreachable nooks and crannies. Unless you are an obsessive cleaner, it is possible for lime scale, water spots, grime, and worst – algae – to build up in areas that you cannot reach. Walk in enclosures are more open and bigger, and with their shape they’re very easy to clean.
- It’s luxurious. A modern walk in shower stall is customisable so it can complement your existing style. It comes in a variety of styles that are contemporary and elegant, and could bring a new and luxurious look to an otherwise ordinary looking bathroom.
You save water when you shower. Compared to a bath, a shower makes you feel rejuvenated and refreshed. It is also an option for people with mobility problems. Walk in showers are ideal for all ages. Your bathroom will not only be fully functional but will be very accessible, modern and fashionable as well.