If you have made the same decision as millions of other homeowners who have chosen shower screens to augment their bathrooms, you have made a wise choice. However, it could be argued that this is the easy bit. More difficult, possibly, is to now think about and choose which specific shower screen you will have installed in your bathroom.
Glass shower screens are a great way to elevate your bathroom, similar to how glass balustrades around pools add a sleek element. However, unlike some items you might choose for your home, shower screens take a significant amount of careful thought, and given that you cannot simply swap one out for another if you choose the wrong one, you must make the right choice the first time.
How you can achieve that will depend on several factors and individual decisions about your shower screen. If you continue reading, we will outline a route you can follow towards making your choice the best. We hope it helps.
Learn All You Can About Shower Screens
As a first step and to make the most informed choice, we highly recommend you go on a knowledge quest to find out as much as you can about shower screens. Specifically, you should learn about the different types of shower screens, their pros and cons, and which are most suited to your bathroom and personal preferences.
Assess The Amount Of Space You Have In Your Bathroom
An essential factor in your choice of shower screen and one that will heavily influence its suitability is the size of your bathroom. Some shower screen designs are best suited to larger bathrooms, while others are ideal for smaller ones. As such, measure your bathroom and then marry those dimensions to your previous research on the types of shower screens and their characteristics.
Consider Accessibility To Your Shower
This element of the process has two parts to it. The first is to think about the accessibility to your bathroom’s shower area and how that influences the type of shower screens available to you. Also, it would be best to determine whether having a door on your shower screen is practical and whether a door or no door is what you would prefer.
Decide The Quality Of Glass You Require
The type of shower screen you choose will heavily influence the type of glass that is used and the quality of that glass. For example, a frameless shower screen will usually have tougher and stronger glass than a framed shower screen because it has to be as it does not have a frame to support it. When selecting the glass type, you might also consider who will be using the shower, such as young children.
Simple Design Or Customised?
Here, you decide how much artistic design and individuality you want your shower screen to have. On the one hand, you might be delighted with plain, clear glass and as simplistic a design as possible. On the other hand, you might want the glass to have lots of patterns or swirls etched into it with the frame made of brass and custom-built.
Think About Ease Of Cleaning
This might be more important to some of you reading this than others, depending on how much or not you like to clean. Shower screen types such as frameless glass tend to require less attention to detail and effort to clean them than framed shower screens do, so take this into account if you have strong opinions on cleaning, whether you love or hate it.
If you want to see real examples of shower screens up close, then the best way to do that is to visit the showroom of a shower screen company. When there, you can get a greater sense of the quality of the shower screens, types of frames and glass options. You can also discuss your ideas with experts if you wish to have a customised shower screen made for you.