10 Stylish Possibilities for Shower Enclosures
October 4, 2019
A shower is one of the first things you notice when you step into a toilet, so ensure that your enclosure not only matches your personality but also accentuates your toilet.
We’ve all seen or lived at a home with the ever-so-famous enclosure framed in polished brass, but there are plenty of other choices with which to surround your shower. Whether you opt for framed or frameless, or with no enclosure at all, choose your design sensibly.
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1. Frameless glass shower enclosure. This is a very popular option at the moment due to its flexibility; a frameless glass enclosure brings itself to any style, whether it is a clean, sleek design that appeals to modern tastes or a very simple and understated one with a stylish and timeless look.
The glass itself is fairly easy to clean and preserve; it is even more so if you get glass with a complete baked on this repels soap scum and water stains. In general, frameless glass is a great way to showcase your shower.
Robert Nebolon Architects
2. Aluminum and glass bath enclosure. Need a little something more to spruce up your shower? Don’t be afraid to be particular and also try a shower surround that has dash. Created with glass panels set in an aluminum framework, this shower enclosure mimics the look of the tile at the back of the shower. The dark metal combined with the glass provides the enclosure an eclectic feel.
J Allen Smith Design/Build
3. Glass block shower enclosure. Eliminate the need for a door with a glass block enclosure. Glass block surrounds are versatile, and there are different textured patterns on the blocks themselves. They have strong lines and give your bathroom a fresh, cool look.
The choices are virtually limitless with glass blocks. You are able to find different block styles, thicknesses and even colors.
4. Sliding enclosure. Desire the attractiveness of glass but don’t have the room for a moving door? Try out a sliding glass door, a very practical space-saving option that is also stylish. Sliding doors can be customized to fit any space and style, and are a great way to show off your shower and still have room for additional bathroom fittings.
Looking for a sliding glass door on a budget? Try out a partially frameless sliding door. It will give you an airy look without breaking the bank.
Jeff King & Company
5. Tub enclosure. Simply because you have a tub doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a shower curtain. Tempered hinged glass can supply you with the very best of both worlds: the capacity to reach the fixtures and also the ability to keep water in the shower.
Additionally, tempered ⅜-inch frameless glass is very durable, so even if you bump the plank from the toilet or vanity, it won’t damage the glass. Tempered glass could be sandblasted to make a frosted look, providing some privacy as well as looking great. Have a little fun with a mix of frosted and clear glass.
Rachel Mast Design
6. Textured glass enclosure. If you want solitude without the frosted look, try a glass with texture. The beautiful textures are enhanced with water running down the glass and generate a spa-like feel. Textured glass also allows for a see-through effect while masking specific elements, which makes the toilet look larger.
YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona
7. More than one entrance. Who states showers can have only one entrance? Having more than one way to get in and out of this shower is much more than just sensible. It generates so many design choices and can give a toilet a his-and-hers feel. Additionally, it will give you more distance in the shower.
A fully frosted surround provides this toilet a very luxurious atmosphere, although the exposed sides of this enclosure give the room an open texture. This is very good for tall, narrow baths.
Looking for something a little less closed off? Try frosting only a portion of the panel to provide privacy while still showing off your fabulous shower.
Kaufman Homes, Inc..
8. No shower enclosure. Some toilet layouts don’t need an enclosure at all. A consistent flooring substance makes this bathroom look expansive. The open shower with just the tiled wall separating it from the vanity provides the bathroom a wonderful sense of unity.
Worried about keeping the warmth in? Insert a heated shower flooring or a heating lamp in the ceiling (or both).
Tim Barber Ltd Architecture
9. Framed enclosure. Framed enclosures are a popular option since they are a low-cost way to solve the age-old issue of how to keep water in the shower. But just because the shower is framed doesn’t mean it can not be stylish. Instead of polished brass, try out a chrome finish for a look that could be classic or modern.
Adjustable panels in the top allow for ventilation in this fully enclosed shower as well as give it a little dash.
Want something cheap and conventional? Proceed with an oil-rubbed-bronze framework — and don’t forget to bring a drain cover to match.
10. Tile and glass enclosure. A frameless glass door together with tiled walls provides this toilet an open look. A tile surround with frameless glass windows not only makes the shower feel bigger on the inside, in addition, it allows plenty of light in.
Need something more adventuresome? Don’t be afraid to combine substances. Try out a darker tile with rippled glass.
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