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Walk In Shower Ideas for Shrewsbury Shropshire Installations

Ideas for Walk-In Showers Shrewsbury and County-wide

"When renovating my bathroom, should I install a walk-in shower?"

We have been asked the above question a number of times recently, so we decided to look to YouTube for inspiration, and give you our interpretation of the ideas we found as Walk In Shower ideas for Shrewsbury Shropshire Installations.

Welcome. I’m Mark and that is your burning question for today. So you are looking to update and renovate your master bathroom. You might be asking yourself, Should I put in a walk-in shower and will it be worth it? Walk in showers are also known as Roman showers, doorless showers or roll-in showers.

Our first video of Walk In Shower ideas (see above) is from a US plumbing company, as follows. If you wish to find out more about the company which created this video, please follow the YouTube link below this section of text.

We are finding that many of my customers want to put in a large, walk-in shower for several different reasons. Really, you should to be asking yourself, what do you want, what are your needs, and what really do you love or hate about your existing master bath.

I’m noticing that most of my customers are removing the existing whirlpool tubs that were put in during the 80s and 90s.

Most home buyers back then found them quite appealing, but in all reality after talking with many folks I found that they really didn’t end up using the whirlpool tubs that much anymore. Maybe for the first couple of years and then never really seem to use them after that.

So if you love your whirlpool tub and you use it. Keep it! But you don’t like it, let’s take it out and convert that area into a more practical and functional space.

And how can this be achieved? What about making that area into a larger shower, or you're looking to incorporate the new shower heads available, such as rain shower heads or multiple shower heads that some call them as body sprayers.

What a great thing to come home to at the end of a long day.

You need to also consider too, that your needs over the next few years might change and you’ll need to have easier access both in and out of your shower area. You might be looking for a built in seat-bench with grab bars for comfort and safety. And as our population ages we're also seeing that there might be an additional caregiver in the home to assist in the individuals bathing needs.

I think that the walk-in shower is something that we will see standard in many homes to come and will be here for a long time. As found on Youtube

Walk In Shower Designs

Our second video of Walk In Shower ideas follows below:

Walk-in showers are a wonderful luxury for any home. Based on the new popular craze the walk-ins are being added to existing homes as well as new homes. They are a style and design that is functional and stylish. There are sizes and shapes to fit into any bathroom. The new trendy walk-in showers combine the benefits of the bath with the convenience of the shower all in one unit.

The combination unit gives the option of either a shower or a bath. The different types of shower designs include semi-framed, frameless, and framed, all combining the joint benefits. This new type of bathroom arrangement allows for better use of space, especially great for the smaller bathrooms in the older homes and apartments.

People are think that these are great walk in shower ideas , because the plain see-through glass showers have clean lines and stylish tiling can create a wonderful focal point in the bathroom. The see-through glazing creates reflected light which produces reflections on the tiles and fittings and tends to raise the light levels in otherwise dim bathroom areas. Changing the current bathroom to incorporate the walk-in shower allows the existing bathroom fixtures to easily be adapted to the new walk-shower and wet room design philosophy..

The walk-in showers are contemporary and stylish, solving the quest for a modern functioning bathroom that can allow for changes in the decor, bath accessories, tiles, and bath flooring.

All of the changes are incorporated into the new walk-in shower area, and completely change the appearance of the bathroom. Bathroom industries have reported a higher number of shower sales that they contribute to the new craze of walk-in showers.

The high tech showers are more flexible with the electronic shower to steam shower cabins, making the bathroom a multi-functioning enjoyable room. The comforts of the new technology for the shower areas help to meet the demands of consumers for a more diverse bathroom and shower area.

The ease of renovating the older bathrooms to the walk-in shower is one of the main reasons for the increase sales of shower units. The units fit into the space of the bath with reduced maintenance and long term up keep and care. Walk In Shower ideas for design, were found on Youtube

Walk In Shower Enclosure Ideas

Our third video of Walk In Shower ideas follows below.

Most of the large multi-million modern homes in the UK, have a walk in shower enclosure, primarily because it is consistent with modern bathroom designs.

If you are thinking of possible redoing one or all of your bathrooms and adding a little twist to their plain and boring designs, you might also want to toss in a new walk in shower enclosure to the mix. Why get a shower enclosure? If you are prone to slipping, sliding, and getting injured in your own bathroom because of the constant water spillage on the floor, you should consider getting one because it keeps the water inside the enclosure and you can line the sides with absorbent mats for good measure.

You can put the shower enclosure in almost any room regardless if they are full on bathroom with toilets or not.

A walk in shower enclosure can be installed anywhere, as long as there is proper plumbing. It can save you a lot of space in the bathroom, depending on the size of the enclosure. There are also slight disadvantages that you should look into, like the fact that while it is true that a shower enclosure can save you space, it can also be a waste of space. If your bathrooms are already crowded to begin with, it is not wise to have an enclosure installed because it does take up space.

Once it gets installed, it is pretty permanent so when there are problems with the plumbing or anything relating to waterworks, you might experience a lot of inconvenience. You have to make sure that it is installed and checked by professionals to ensure safety of use. It will cost you a chunk of money to buy one and get it installed. Although, it is also possible that can save some money because there are cheap ones for sale in depots and even online.

The main point of having a shower enclosure in your home is to incorporate style and functionality, so you have to figure out if it qualifies under any of the two, to make it worth the money you will spend. As found on Youtube

Shower Design Ideas, Walk in Plate Glass without Doors

Our fourth video of Walk In Shower ideas follows below.

So here's a nice tile shower, and it's just got a piece of plate glass for the wall here, and it's set into the, siliconed onto the tile at the bottom, same thing on the other side, Got this beautiful shower head, and the side telephone shower, and they put that on a bar as well. It's a beautiful setup, and it's just installed, with silicone on top of the tile, so you don't have to notch it in. Little clips at the wall and ceiling. Very nice. You could have three people in there. Closed Captioning by Kris Brandhagen. As found on Youtube

More Ideas for Walk in Showers fro Around the Web

Expand a small bathroom's utility by designing a walk-in shower that provides a solid wall or walls for placing vanities or tubs. Seemingly an extension of the bathroom's board-clad walls, this knee wall accommodates a shallow vanity with a mirrored door. White painted walls, the shower's glass enclosure and tiled walls, and reflective surfaces encourage light to move around the space, causing the small bathroom to appear roomier.

Set a walk-in shower into a small bathroom's corner, but expand the showering area by opting for a neoangled base and glass enclosure that step into the main bath area. This walk-in shower's neoangled design expanded the shower's square footage, giving the homeowners space for adding a built-in bench. via homedepot

Pros and Cons of a Walk-in Shower

Walk-in showers have become a symbol of modern bathrooms. But having a walk-in shower comes with both advantages and disadvantages. Some say that sometimes the design can compromise the functionality. Let’s see whether or not that’s true. Take a look at the pros and cons and decide if a walk-in shower is what’s best for your new bathroom.

Since walk-in showers are made entirely of glass, this means that the continuous design, without moving parts, presents fewer chances for anything to break. In other words, the fewer the pieces the safer the whole. via safesteptub

Walk in Showers for Barrier Free Living

Barrier Free Living walk in showers are designed to provide a safe, independent and convenient alternative to a traditional bath tub. The danger of stepping into a bathtub is eliminated, and a low threshold handicap accessible shower can be used by people of all abilities.

When remodeling the bathroom to accommodate the needs of the elderly or persons with restricted mobility, it is important to consider their long term needs. Full plywood backing on all shower walls provide the support required for customized installation of accessories such as shower seats, and grab bars reducing the risk of a fall. via angieslist

The Main Advantage to Walk In Showers

The advantage to walk in showers is that they don’t have a threshold to worry about. Too often, people slip and fall when they’re trying to take a shower, because they have to climb over top of a tall bathtub wall. In addition to the alarming risk of falling or slipping, many people find that they don’t even use their tubs all that often, anyway. By investing in one of our walk in showers, you can remove this needless hazard and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’ll have easy access to your shower. via premiercarebathing

Old Walk In Shower Designs Versus the New

Design was the last thing on the minds of those who built the walk-in showers of yesteryear. The utilitarian shower stall was cramped, claustrophobic, and dark. The typical tile walk in shower included a basic shower faucet and a soap shelf with little or no space for shampoo or conditioners. The shower was a place to get in, get clean, and get out. Period.

Fortunately, walk-in shower design has come a long way. Modern showers are open, bright, and full of convenient features. Good shower design considers space, comfort, flexibility, safety, and convenience. A shower should be an oasis with a spa-like feel that calms and relaxes. via legacyremodeling

How Glass Allows Light and Depth into an Otherwise Small Bathing Space

Glass screens are a unique art form and can separate space and sound without being intrusive or minimising. Glass screens have always been used to separate rooms from one another, but in recent years, with all the advances in glass hardware and glass tempering, these design miracles have made their way into the bathing space as shower screens. While keeping the water out, glass allows light and depth into an otherwise small bathing space.

The typical size for a glass shower screen is 36" wide by 72" tall. The availability of different glass types offers the convenience of choosing the separation and even the color that denotes the space. Choose between clear glass, frosted glass, rain glass, or even the clear, low-iron glass, which produces unsurpassed clarity that can only be matched by HD quality. via bellabathrooms

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