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Facts to Consider Before Buying a Shower Cubicle
Showering is a quick and easy way to get clean. It is invigorating and refreshing. In many homes, it has become more comfortable and practical to have a shower, which is easier and faster to use instead of a bath.
Life today is usually hectic, people do not have much time to linger in the bath because it takes time to fill it up and clean it afterwards. Moreover, space is at a premium and most bathrooms are given the smallest space in the house. Also, not everyone has a big budget for home renovations.
A shower cubicle can fit almost any bathroom. It is a modern convenience that adapts to the current scenario of large families living in one house or smaller housing units. A shower cubicle creates a private space to have a shower even if the bathroom is occupied by more than one user.
There is limited space in most bathrooms, so consider carefully which area is the best place to install a shower cabin.
- Recessed cubicle. If you have three walls close together, you can go for a recessed installation that only needs a door to turn it into an enclosure. You can opt for a hinged door, which needs more space in front of the enclosure. A pivot and swing door recedes slightly into the cubicle thus requiring less room to open the door. A bi-fold door is another space saver.
- Corner cubicle. If your available space only has two walls, you need a corner cubicle. There are several options here as well. A quadrant cubicle curves in front so the floor space it needs is less than a square cubicle. A 900mm cubicle, or bigger, will provide enough space to move inside the shower. There is also an offset quadrant, in which one side is longer, giving you more space.
- 3-sided cubicle. If the vacant space in your bathroom only has one wall, choose a three-sided cubicle. New in the market are the D-Shape styles that feature a curved shape similar to a corner quadrant, but need only one flat wall for installation.
Home maintenance is important and keeping your bathroom up to date is part of that. Carefully measure the dimensions of your bathroom to ensure that the enclosure you have chosen will fit the space without impeding access to the bath, basin and toilet. Moreover, it is important to consider the height of the bathroom and the height of the enclosure. Typically, they measure 1,850 mm to 1,900 mm, so if your ceiling is lower, find a cubicle with a height of about 1750mm, including the shower tray.
Outside of these key points to consider, check the other features of shower cubicles, such as glass thickness, glass protection, quick release rollers for quadrants, sliding doors, and other extras.