There is something to be said about the pressures of urban living and a small bathroom. In most instances homemakers have been forced to make do with less space. The good news is that there are a lot of options when it comes to bathrooms. It may also explain why people take more showers now than baths.
Traditional homes have always had a bath tucked in the bathroom. Today’s newer houses have eschewed the bathtub in lieu of shower stalls. This makes a lot of sense considering that there is pressure on space in many modern bathrooms. The best that a homeowner can do is to put in space saving devices.
One of the best ways to save bathroom space is to have a shower cabin. It also happens to be a good-looking piece of equipment, which can help create a modern look to any bathroom. The cast iron bathtub is still a must-have for most people, however, the cost of a bathtub has increased to the point that fewer and fewer people buy one. On the other hand, the cost of a glass panelled shower stall, including its installation is quite affordable.
There are things to remember when you are deciding on a shower cabin. First off, you should decide on where you will place it. The placement determines the number of glass walls or panels. Next is the type of door. Properly choosing a door allows the owner the possibility of having more space.
The question of colour is usually secondary, as the most common is a glass wall. There are difficult choices like the type of showerhead, itself, as well as whether it is a regular shower or one of those multiple jet devices. There is almost no difference between the multi-shower heads and a regular showerhead stall, when you consider the other features.
The easiest choice is that of the thickness of the glass. This is the easiest because there are only three choices, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm in thickness, and the most common glass thickness is 8mm.
There is also the waterproofing of the walls and the floor. The additional waterproofing is to make sure that the walls and floor do not absorb water. This can lead to the growth of moulds and mildew. It can also lead to leaching and calcification.
What it all comes down to is that a cabin takes less space – up to 50% that of a regular shower stall. It all depends on the actual sizes, and the type of cabin that you want installed. If you do not have enough space in your bathroom, putting in a cabin might free up some of the space.
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