At soak.com, they believe that every bathroom can become a stylish and functional space, regardless of the size. They also know that it isn’t ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to redesigning your bathroom, particularly if you’re looking to install a shower in an unconventional area.
Thanks to range of clever design ideas, installing a shower in a tricky bathroom space has never been easier. Interior Designer at soak.com, Naomi Nunn, is full of tips on how to turn that awkward part of your bathroom into a heavenly shower experience.
Naomi says “Just because you have an awkward space in your bathroom doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on installing a stylish shower enclosure. With just a small amount of room, it is now possible to fit an extra shower in your home – which can really take the pressure off those busy family mornings and add value to your home.
One of the first things you’ll want to do is assess the type of space you are working with. Are you looking to install a shower in a new location or do you have one already in place but are considering a complete redesign?
If you’re looking for a re-design, then it might be a good idea to take advantage of every inch of your bathroom. Quadrant shower enclosures are renowned for being a great space-saver thanks to their sliding door design. They’re also ideal for small bathrooms or en-suites and are a perfect way to transform a lifeless corner that would otherwise be unused.
If you’re looking to buy a shower with opening doors, remember to always consider which way you’d like the door to open beforehand. Is there any furniture that may obstruct the doors from opening? If so, then an enclosure containing a sliding door or bi-fold door may be the solution. With a bi-fold door, there’s no need to worry about swinging doors as they simply split in half giving you clear access to your shower.
If you do have some room to play with but are still conscious of space, why not consider a pivot shower enclosure? These type of shower enclosures operate on a swivel hinge mechanism which sits between the frame and the door. You’ll still have complete access to your shower except your shower door will take up the minimum amount of space possible.
Another way of installing a shower in an awkward space is by transforming the area into a luxurious walk-in-shower or wet room. With a walk-in-shower, all you’ll need is a screen guard and they’re available both with and without shower trays. soak.com have a superb range of wet room shower panels that add a splash of style to your bathroom.
Alternatively a wet room is often a clever way of turning an awkward space into a convenient showering space. As there’s no need for enclosures or wet room panels, you’ll be able to make the most of the space available. Wet rooms are also extremely accessible, easy to clean and can become a real focal point in your home.
So, don’t let unconventional spaces stop you from getting creative with your bathroom. With a whole host of design options now available there’s no reason why that drab bathroom corner can’t become a functional and elegant shower space in no time at all.