Tailor Made to Fit Your Lifestyle
Custom made shower stalls offer the homeowner the most flexibility in design options because they can be fashioned to exactly fit the available space in your bathroom. Ranging from closet sized enclosures to large open area designs they can be made to feel like part of the surrounding bathroom.
The shower stall walls can be made of glass, tile, glass blocks, marble or just about any material that is easy to clean and is waterproof.
Be sure to install a tight proper fitting floor pan or this could lead to floor rot, mold and a costly repair bill down the road. Just to be on the safe side it’s usually best to get this done by a professional unless you feel very confident in your DIY skill set.
Depending upon your needs, you must decide whether you want a fully enclosed stall or a partially enclosed shower. In an entirely enclosed shower, you can have a multitude of shower heads to fully envelope your whole body in water and with the proper options, the shower stall can be used as a combination shower and steam room unit.
Just remember, to avoid any moisture problems, you should have the tile run the full length of the wall. The partially enclosed design offers you the flexibility between the height of your shower stall walls and the ceiling.
Adapting Your Enclosure to Blend Into Your Surroundings
Eighteen inches of open space above the shower creates a less claustrophobic feel to the enclosure and opens up the space visually. You might even consider installing a skylight above your shower so that you can enjoy the natural light when showering.
Doors, whether they swing out or slide, are available in many different styles and configurations; glass is a popular material and can be clear, etched or smoked. This is great because they let natural daylight into the enclosure which in combination with large windows will reduce your electric bill.
For those who like one of-a-kind-things then customizing your shower stall is the way to create an individualized and beautiful shower that matches your needs and lifestyle. You can even go one step further by adding a shower bench and modified storage space for all your bathing accessories.
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