Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Shower Screens For The Contemporary Bathroom

When designing, renovating or building a bathroom, it is always important to get the big ticket items like the shower screen, bathtub, tiling and plumbing right the first time round. Choosing the right shower screen is critical to the overall bathroom design. Unless you have an outdoor shower, a shower screen is an absolute must in an indoor wet area.

According to the experts at Rockingham Glass, functionally shower enclosures stop water from being splashed everywhere but it's so much more than just a practical consideration. Aesthetically, the right shower screen can create an inviting and relaxing space in your bathroom. 

Glass shower doors have become increasingly popular because of their seamless, airy, practical and functional design and today there are plenty of options to choose from. 

We've put together a comprehensive list of the different types of glass shower screens to choose from that can be customised depending on the space, design style and size of your bathroom.

Double Swing Doors  
Starting with a personal favourite, double swing doors is a great option if you have plenty of space to work with. Custom built black steel double swing doors are aesthetically pleasing and creates a real sense of luxury.

Sliding Doors 
If you don't have room to swing a cat in your bathroom, sliding shower screen doors could be just the solution. 
Design Tip: Just because sliding doors is a common option, it does not have to be a boring choice. Jazz up your shower by choosing a translucent glass and maybe even opt for fully framed shower screen doors to create a chic and stylish space.

Pivot Shower Door 
A pivoting door will let the shower door open inwards or outwards. This too is a good space saving design option.


Corner Shower Screens
If you have an awkward space such as a corner shower or a bathroom under the eaves, this might be the shower screen for you. The screen has two or more narrow fixed panels with a pivoting door in the centre to offer easy access.

Fixed and Swing
Fixed and swing shower screens have a fixed panel and a hinged door and are a popular and easy choice.
Design Tip: They work best in bathrooms that have plenty of floor space for the shower door to swing open outwards.

Fixed Panels
Instead of a door, these shower screens have a floor to ceiling panel of glass fixed in place to create a luxurious walk-in shower. 
Design Tip: If you have a shower over bathtub, you could install one of these along the edge of the tub to create a barrier and stop water from splashing over the bathtub onto the floor.

According to shower screens Perth, there are three options on how your shower screens actually look:

Fully Framed Shower Screen
A fully framed shower screen is where a frame is installed around the sides of each glass panel giving your bathroom a modern look. 

Semi-Framed Shower Screen
A semi-framed shower screen can create a stylish look since it is framed around the outside but not around the door or the sides of the glass panels. This type of functional shower screen is most often seen in hotels.
Design Tip: Use brass or black steel to frame the shower for a elegant hotel luxe or classic contemporary look.

Frameless Shower Screen
There is no frame around the glass of the shower screen at all. The glass is fixed in place using special channels, metal fixtures and clamps. A frameless shower can create a visual sense of space even in the smallest of bathrooms and along with a minimalist look, it is practical, easy to maintain and keep clean.

Glass shower screens are a simple yet effective way to create a contemporary space. The right shower doors can make even a compact bathroom feel spacious, relaxing and tranquil. 

Which shower screen is more your style? Share with us, we'd love to know.source

Till next time...
xox
Rani
This post is sponsored by Rockingham Glass. They manufacture and install shower screens using practical and stylish quality fittings and glass customised for your bathroom. 
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