To increase safety and improve the function of small bathroom spaces typical in many 5 foot by 7 foot bathrooms homeowners are choosing to convert a bathtub into a shower. Since most of these bathtubs are 60” x 32” there is not as much elbow room for a shower as some would like. In the past many customer’s have opted for curved shower rods and curtains to gain some extra room in a shower conversion project – but often shower curtains can get stained and need to be replaced too often.
A new solution has come into the market with a line of curved shower bases and curved shower door systems. The “Bowfront” acrylic shower bases made by Fleurco are only 32” at the at the sides of the two walls for shower alcove but it curves (or bows) out to 36” in the middle of the shower for extra elbow room in the shower. The bases come in white and biscuit colors with drains located on the left and right sides.
The curved shower doors are available with clear glass (for someone who wants to keep a view for intricate tile work or plumbing fixtures) and with obscure glass (called Paris Point) for a higher level of privacy. The systems are available in framed or semi-frameless designs with chrome or brushed nickel finishes.
To add more safety to these showers consider a decorative grab bar for the entry and to increase the inside space use recessed niches to hold soap and shampoo.
What do you think of the design and function of these curved shower walls? Please comment below.
If you’re looking for more information or an estimate on curved shower wall enclosure and base system call or visit Bath Doctor of Cleveland (216-531-6085) and Columbus (614-252-7294) or for a more extensive bathroom remodeling project visit Cleveland Design & Remodeling (216-658-1270). If you’re looking for nationwide supply on this item call Innovate Building Solutions at 877-668-5888.
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