Shower cabins have become one of the most important elements of any bathroom, what with the hectic and demanding lifestyles we lead – it is more important than ever to keep ourselves clean but to be able to do it in a quick and efficient manner. The shower is indeed perfect for this purpose, and a shower cabin or enclosure is the perfect solution for this.
But if you are thinking of outfitting your bathroom with a shower cabin or enclosure, there are certain factors you have to remember. One of these is the door of the enclosure and its actual style or shape. The shower cabin’s door can make a difference, especially if you have a small bathroom – and the same is true for the shower enclosure’s style or shape, which is also affected by the size of your bathroom.
Popular shower cabin doors
The sliding door
The sliding door is one of the most popular styles for shower cabins, primarily because it offers you a lot more space – this is particularly useful if you have a smaller bathroom. When choosing a sliding door, look for a door that has full-length panels so your shower enclosure or cabin will remain watertight.
The hinged door is another popular option, although it is more common with shower cabins with angled shapes. You can choose to install your hinged door to swing in or swing out, depending on your preference and your bathroom space. As their name imply, hinged doors are built with hinges on the door’s side.
The pivot door
Pivot doors, also referred to as swinging doors, are doors that can be opened outward in one smooth, swinging motion. A pivot door is a good alternative for smaller bathrooms, as it can be fitted in a small enclosure that cannot fit the wide expanse of a sliding door.
Popular shower cabin styles
Rectangular shower cabins
A rectangle-shaped shower cabin is a popular choice which gives you plenty of room to bathe. However, if you don’t have enough space, you can opt for the square style which is also more compact and looks more modern.
Curved shower cabins
Curved shower cabins, just as their name imply, come in a curved yet angular shape – an innovative design that is completely modern and fits well with a modern bathroom. This curved shape is especially useful and practical for small bathrooms whilst at the same time giving you a lot of room to move.
Nowadays, you also have the option to choose between a custom made shower enclosure or cabin to one that is already made for you. A modular shower cabin can be easily installed within a day or two and comes with all the features you could want, such as rain showerheads, massage jets, LED lighting, and even music and aromatherapy options.
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