Aside from the practical benefits, there are other appealing reasons to go with a walk-in shower suite.
A walk-in shower is an easy way to boost home value and get a modernized bathroom in the bargain. This is thanks to the rising popularity of these types of showers, and also has to do with how they can make even small bathrooms feel bigger.
This is especially true if you have a master bathroom with both a tub and a walk-in shower since families tend to prefer to have both for maximum versatility. Nevertheless, even a three-quarter bathroom with just the walk-in shower suite will be a significant boon for potential buyers.
Design With Ease
The integrated design of walk-in showers allows you to be a lot more flexible in your bathroom’s redesign because you don’t have to segment the space into different “zones”. Instead, you can easily use the same tile for both the shower and the rest of the bathroom without causing a style clash.
On the contrary, a walk-in shower suite encourages you to use more of the same materials because they will look more harmonious and further accentuate the sleekness of the overall design.
Make Maximum Use of Limited Space
On top of making a small space feel larger, a walk-in shower set also just makes better use of a limited space because it is less bulky. A traditional shower stall would take up more room just to fit doors and the enclosure, but walk-in shower suites do not have this.
This allows them to be more spacious, which means there’s more room for the user to move around in. There’s no need for a major redesign just to fit in a new shower, and no need to struggle to fit a standard shower into an unusually shaped space. Walk-in showers don’t come with all that quirkiness, and that makes installation and usage a whole lot easier.
One of the main drawbacks of having a walk-in shower set is that it can feel a bit chillier especially during the winter since there’s no enclosure. This can be especially unpleasant on cold mornings when you’re climbing in or out of the shower.
For this reason, it is a good idea to consider installing shower floor heating as part of your walk-in shower upgrade. This is the ultimate solution for those that really don’t like the cold as it allows you to keep the shower floor heated through a series of electrical coils. These heated surfaces work fast too so they can easily heat up a shower even after it’s sat all night in the cold.
While walk-in shower suites are much easier to fit into small and unconventionally shaped spaces, they too have their own limits. If a space is too small even a walk-in shower will start to feel a bit cramped. In general, it’s best to have enough room for your arms to move up and down freely without hitting the glass or tile. And if the walk-in shower is too small, you might have trouble achieving this.
The best way to avoid a situation like this is to simply work in close contact with your bathroom contractor so that you get the design you want, and that it is spacious enough to be usable on a daily basis.