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If you’ve got a small bathroom you probably know all too well some of the problems associated with your corner shower enclosure. Some of the more common challenges include:
Space for showering and storage is limited
It’s not the safest showering experience without a place to sit down
Doors that open out get in the way and spill out water
Flimsy framed wall systems are unattractive and wobble when you open them.
Shower openings are very narrow
Identifying the problems is not very hard – coming up with a better solution (without breaking the bank) is the key. Learn below some practical tips to remodel your small corner shower enclosure into a functional, enjoyable and decorative space you can be proud of.
Tip 1 – Get rid of flimsy shower doors that open out & spill out water – The NEO angle corner shower(which is the most common type of corner shower) has doors that open into the bathroom. The challenge with this is it spills water onto the bathroom floor. By using a standard frameless curved shower enclosure with a higher quality acrylic base you’ll get an improved look and eliminate water spills.
Tip 2 –Find a place to put your soap and shower – Since most corner showers are smaller, space is tight to begin with. The question is where do you put your soap and shampoo (setting them on the floor is an accident waiting to happen)? If you’re making your shower wall surrounds out of tile an excellent choice is a recessed niche that is built into the wall. If you’re looking for lower maintenance acrylic shower wall surround then corner caddies are a space saving solution.
Tip 3 – Locate a quality corner shower base which won’t be too expensive – Many home builders will use the least expensive fiberglass shower bases that can crack and yellow over time and custom shower bases can be pricey. A good mid priced alternative is an acrylic shower base. In addition to NEO angle bases there are also standard curved acrylic shower bases which can add style at a good price.
Tip 4 – Increase the safety of your stand up showerwithout compromising style– With an aging population stand up showers can be a dangerous place. With that being said the following products can improve safety and not detracts from the looks of the shower:
Decorative grab bars – available in multiple finishes and even acrylic colors to create a wow factor.
Fold down shower seats– Fold down seats are now available in teak and Brazilian walnut finishes to make a nice look and minimize the space required.
Recessed soap and shampoo niches – see Tip 1 above.
Tip 5 – Find an enclosure system with wider door openings – The design of most NEO angle systems has very small door openings. The curved corner shower systems with doors that slide inside stationary panels can create entryways that are up to 36” wide.
What do you think about the tips to solve the problems with corner showers? Would you have done anything differently or included other items?