4 Reasons to Consider a Walk-in Shower Without Doors
A walk-in shower without doors is the latest feature in luxury bathroom design. These custom designed showers are great for universal design, require minimal maintenance, and can make your bathroom look and feel larger.
Sometimes referred to as Roman showers, the walk-in shower without doors resemble those early, unenclosed spaces in the middle of the city squares that Roman’s bathed in.
If you’ve been considering installing a walk-in shower without doors in your bathroom read this post to decide if it’s right for you.
1) Unique Shower Design
A main advantage of a walk-in shower without a door is their one-of-a-kind design, creating a truly unique space that will be the envy of all your friends. These lavish and luxurious showers can be designed to fit in any space, whether in a corner, taking the place of a large garden tub, or even in small bathrooms.
Most people would think their smaller bathroom couldn’t accommodate a walk-in shower without a door but we’ve been able to install many walk-in showers in smaller bathrooms because of our creativity, ingenuity, and experience.
While any showerhead will work within a walk-in shower without a door, it is recommended to use an overhead mounted showerhead, commonly known as a rainfall showerhead to minimize splashing. A wall-mounted shower head should be placed at least 5 feet from the shower opening to prevent splashing. You can also install a handheld, personal shower head to make it easy to clean the shower.
2)Perfect for Universal Design
Universal Design is the practice in which environments are designed that are inherently accessible to older people and people of all ages with or without disabilities.
Walk-in showers come in three entry varieties, or entry levels:
- level entry (a seamless transition between the floor and the shower)
- no threshold (no barrier to walk over)
- low threshold (a small barrier to walk over no more than 3” in height)
This allows homeowners to choose the entry design that is right for them and their needs.
These showers are designed with a gentle slope towards the drain to contain all the water within the shower area. Tile shower bases and precast shower bases are considered slip-resistant however if you are concerned about additional safety you can always add slip-resistant adhesive strips to the floor or the base.
3)Cleaning and Maintenance
The biggest challenge with any shower or bathtub surround is cleaning. A walk-in shower without doors fixes this problem. By removing the door, you are eliminating 50% of the cleaning.
However if you choose to design a walk-in shower with glass you will still have to squeegee the glass, however coatings can be applied to the glass to reduce water spotting and keep the glass cleaner longer.
4) Visual Space
Shower doors break up space and can make your bathroom appear smaller. Removing the shower door will create more visual space which makes your bathroom appear larger. In an entry-level design use the same tile on the floor as the shower base to give it a seamless look.
Think your bathroom is too small for a doorless walk-in shower – take this amazing bathroom above for an example. By installing water-resistant flooring and tile walls, homeowners are able to shower and bathe in the same location within a small space. This design would be perfect for smaller master bathrooms or stylish guest bathrooms.
To find more inspiration on how to incorporate a doorless shower into your home, visit here.
Endless configurations of these unique and spacious walk-in showers are possible and we’d be happy to help you design one to fit within your space. Our experienced design consultants are available to answer any questions you have and would love to visit your home and give you a Free In-Home Consultation and give you a Guaranteed Price on the spot. Give us a call today and we can start designing your new bathroom tomorrow!