Unless you opt for a more open wet room or the splish splash taking a bath (in a bath and shower combo unit) method of washing away your daily sins, you will more than likely want to go for one of the number of shower enclosures available for use in your new bathroom.
These come in all manner of sizes, suitable for bathrooms big and small. Some are designed to fit into the corner of a bathroom to save space, while others are slightly larger and allow users to walk in to the shower, almost as if their bathroom was a sauna at some luxury hotel.
Whichever design you opt for, unfortunately towels are not provided – unless of course you bought them in preparation for your new bathroom that is!
This type of unit is an old favourite as it is one of the more space conscious of shower enclosures in terms of its design. Fitting snuggly into the corner of your bathroom, it can provide an abundance of space to take your shower in, regardless of your bathroom size.
This type of unit is free standing and is often designed to have a central opening, ideal if your bathroom is on the small side.
Sliding Door Enclosures
A variation of quadrant shower enclosures is the sliding door variety, offering the same ease and space saving of the quadrant, but with…you guessed it, a sliding door. Once again, this acts as a great way of saving space as the door doesn’t encroach on any of the space available in your bathroom.
These can typically be installed so that they slide either to the left or right, depending on how your unit is fitted, so you’ll never need to worry about doors getting in your way.
Walk In Enclosure
For something entirely different, you can dispense with the frames and other concerns by opting for a more minimalist, walk in shower enclosure.
Get rid of the doors, and provide yourself with an extra level of space with one of these units, which also give your bathroom an elegant and stylish tone to boot. These can be fitted with either a tray or set into the floor if your bathroom allows for such a design.
As the name suggests this type of unit has a double fold, allowing the door to compact neatly before pushing inwards, once again acting as a great way to save space. These are typically available for either an alcove or as a corner enclosure, so can fit snuggly into any size bathroom.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which of the many shower enclosures available out there is most suitable for your bathroom, but with such an abundance of different ones on offer, you should never run short of ideas.
Louisa Jenkins is an interior design specialist with a particular interest in helping people pick shower enclosures that best utilise the space available in their bathrooms