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Shower Screens Options

Posted on September 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

If you are shopping for shower cubicles you will soon find that there is a large variety of options to choose from. You will need to decide on the type of shower you want and what features are important. If your bathroom is small you may opt for a small corner shower unit. If you have a large, luxurious bathroom you might put in a double shower with a clear glass shower screen. If you want to have a spa shower you will need to choose your shower panel accordingly. The type of shower you install and the type of shower screens you invest in will most likely depend on how much money you have available, how large your bathroom is and how it is decorated.

Economical Shower Screen with Shower Units

If you do not have a lot of money to spend on renovations you may opt for a cheaper unit. Even so, it can still be stylish and add charm and appeal to your bathroom. Some people find that buying shower kits is fairly inexpensive. These are designed so that the average person with some handyman skills should be able to install the shower, including the flooring and shower screen themselves. Of course, if you also need to install plumbing you will need to hire a professional for at least that part of the installation.

Prices also vary a lot depending on the material shower screens are made from. For example, Plexiglas screens are usually quite a bit less expensive than genuine glass shower screens. There are a lot of different options to choose from when it comes to shower screens. Some are transparent while others are opaque, or opaque with designs and patterns etched into the screen. You can also find different sized screens, with some reaching from the floor to the ceiling and others reaching only as high at the shower head placement.

Designer Shower Screen with Shower Units

If money is not a concern you may like to install a designer types. Oftentimes shower screens are placed around a shower that is installed over a bathtub. There are many different designs to choose from, however most of these types of screens are only a few feet wide, simply wide enough to protect the floor around the bath from water spraying from the shower. Folding types are great to place around a bath as they enable the screen to be pulled fully shut while showering, or opened up to any desired width; while still protecting the floor and surroundings. Other designs are full sized, enclosing an entire shower cubicle. Some designer units make great use of colored glass shower screens which blend in with your other bathroom d├ęcor; blue is a favorite choice.

Creating a sanctuary in your bathroom is well worth the effort, time and money invested in it. While bathrooms can tend to be somewhat neglected when it comes to renovating a home it is the one room that can be outfitted in style for a fairly reasonable cost. It is usually relatively simple to decide on a bathroom theme that does not have to cost a lot of money.

Adding a Glass Shower Screen to the Bathroom

Posted on September 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Embellish your bathroom with a dramatic glass shower screen. The screens are a lovely alternative to the shower curtain or the traditional glass shower doors. They come in a variety of styles, from simple and traditional to a sophisticated contemporary and can be easily customized to fit your functional design needs. Both practical and stylish, they bring a clean, fresh look to any bathroom.

Shower screens can be created to fit one’s personal shower and/or tub needs. The glass enclosures vary in many ideal styles, such as: single shower doors, in line shower enclosures, sliding bypass shower doors, barrier free shower enclosures, neo angled showers, and many more. A glass artisan will create the perfect fit for every home. Unlike traditional glass shower doors, a screen can be frameless which makes for very easy cleaning and allows unrestricted views of the shower/tub area and the ability to see the craftsmanship of the ceramic or glass tile.

There are many types of glass available for every style and design, including: frosted or obscured view, embossed, clear, tinted, or etched glass. With the versatility of glass one can be very creative and original and may even have an artist do a glass etching to enhance the eye appeal. The glass artisan will also be able to do custom work on the glass doors, so be sure to ask what their specialty is when calling for quotes.

Glass edge finishes also lend a creative element to the glass doors. They come in an array of alluring colors and glass. Door edges are available but not limited to: relief, beveled, flat polish, or pencil edge.

Whether you want a traditional look or a contemporary design, a glass shower screen will give you versatility and longevity. With their shatter resistant glass and clean design, one can be sure the investment will show with subtle sophistication and class.

Glass Shower Screens: Say Good-Bye to Mold

Posted on September 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

How often, perhaps, you have said to yourself you’d look into glass shower screens as you scrubbed the mold and dried soap off that old shower curtain? Likely about as many times as you’ve discovered a soaked bathroom floor after someone took a shower with that old curtain only partially closed. If you’ve been holding off because of a reduced budget, decorating concerns, or not wanting to hide your lovely ceramic tile, that faded shower curtain’s days may be numbered.

Shower screens for any bathroom style

When upgrading their shower enclosures homeowners today have various alternatives to choose from. You can even showcase your shower tile by picking an enclosure without any frame at all. Suppliers offer various glass types, door styles and frame colors. Some of the more popular shower screens offered today:

  • framed enclosures
  • folding units
  • curved screens
  • frameless enclosures

The glass used for shower enclosures should generally be tempered to avoid possible incidents, but choices within this class can range from transparent all the way to a modest full frosted style that’s almost impossible to see through. A number of manufacturing businesses propose tinting in several colors and you may be able to use patterned or etched glass in your screen.

Most shower screens have hinged doors, for certain configurations, sliding doors are also an alternative. People with a large custom shower may be able to get by without any door at all by placing an opening in their screen reverse the shower nozzles.

It’s frequently achievable to match your shower enclosure frame with the rest of your bathroom fixtures. Chrome and brushed aluminum are almost certainly the most common finishes, but pewter and bright brass are also well-known. A bathroom with brass vanity and shower plumbing fixtures and a matching shower frame can be very elegant – especially if you add a brass toilet lever as a of completion.

Glass shower screens and the cost

A glass shower enclosure isn’t gonna be as less expensive as a shower curtain picked up at your local home decor store, but with respect to the style of the screen and the height and width of your shower – it might be close. Framed one wall enclosures can be very budget friendly if you choose a standard frame and glass type. One wall folding screens can also be very economical.

At the other end of the enclosure price spectrum are frameless glass screens for large custom showers. Glass for frameless screens must be thicker to maintain structural strength without the aid of a frame and installation labor can also be more difficult. It’s not unusual for a custom frameless application to exceed $1,000, but it may be possible to decrease costs by using a minimal or partial frame in places.

Time considerations when upgrading to glass shower screens

If you’re ready to improve to a glass shower enclosure, typical framed units can often be installed with little or no lead-time. Many companies keep screens for a standard five foot tub/shower combination and 30 to 48 inch showers in stock and uncomplicated installations is possible in an afternoon. Frameless enclosures normally require one visit to your home for measurements and it might be a week or longer before the specially ordered glass arrives and installation can take place.

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