One of the recent trends in customizing homes is having an open shower design in the bathroom. Whether it’s the master bath or otherwise (or all of them), this addition can be an attractive and streamlined look for your home. Curbless showers make an interesting and appealing aesthetic choice.
Here are a few items to consider when choosing whether or not to design your bath with a curbless shower:
- Space requirements are typically much larger than a curbed shower in order to contain the splash zone. This can be mitigated with proper showerhead placement, but the size of the bathroom will have to be larger to accommodate, just the same.
- Drainage needs will require a sloping floor in some cases, to ensure proper water flow to the drain, so that the room is completely dry after use.
- When considering drains, think about how they will fit into the room, and what kind of materials you would want in order to create an attractive shower system.
- If a totally open shower doesn’t seem like a good fit for your needs and preferences, there are curbless showers that are enclosed behind glass, which will retain the streamlined appearance.
- With a curbless shower, exterior walls can be designed in such a way to make your bath/shower experience seem like a step into nature, or give you the secure feeling of total privacy, but without the claustrophobic, cramped feel of a curbed shower.
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