Walk-in showers guide
Walk-in showers are growing increasingly popular with people looking to remodel their bathrooms to improve their accessibility and comfort. Easily fitted and boasting a versatile range of designs perfect for all needs, there's sure to be a walk-in shower ideal for you.
Although there are many aids available to ensure vulnerable people can stay independent in their own home, walk-in shower enclosures are perhaps one of the most useful. Indeed, if you are planning to remodel your bathroom it is important to give thought to the functions and features that will best suit you and your loved ones. Many of our designs can be customised to meet your exact needs and made and fitted with minimal disruption. However, to ensure you make the right choice, Premier Bathrooms bring you this guide of things to consider when choosing a walk-in shower design for your space.
1. The dimensions of your existing bathroom
Before even beginning your remodel, it is vital to see how much space is available for your walk-in shower. As a room's size will impact on the design, accessibility, comfort and maintenance of your walk-in shower, it's important to know that your chosen design will fit. Our complimentary in home consultation, gives us an opportunity to make a full assessment of your needs so we can find the right walk-in shower solution for your particular requirements. Other considerations to bear in mind include where your shower will be positioned and the shape of the allocated space. Does it need to fit in to a corner space, a recess or along a wall? Will a square design fit or would an off-set quadrant be better? Depending on your choice, you will need to ensure there is space for the shower door to open or for a bath screen to be fitted to prevent leakage.
2. Ease of access
While our entire range of walk-in showers is designed for ease of access, some may be more suitable for your needs than others. As an example the Refresh shower has a fixed panel with easy-glide door as well as no bottom runner to offer extra ease of access. For those using mobility aids the Revive may be an ideal option as the no door design and fixed panels allow you to get in and out of the shower with ease.
3. Your requirements
Whilst most walk-in shower designs strive for practicability, it is important to give consideration to what requirements need to be met for your health and well-being. For example, if you require a wheelchair for mobility, it will be important to have a large space that permits unobstructed floor level access, which can accommodate safety rails and possibly access for a carer. But it isn't just bathrooms which can be altered to make property safer; there are many other ways to adapt your home to meet your or your parent's needs.
Although simply knowing that you can shower safely and independently is enough to put many minds at rest, this is your chance to choose the ultimate relaxing bathroom space. Would you like a multi-head shower so you can enjoy jets from different angles and heights? Would you like a steam feature? A body dryer? Spa jets? It's time to get creative.
5. The look and feel of your bathroom
Whether you want a traditional look or a fresh, contemporary feel, it is important to give thought to the role your walk-in shower will play in your overall home decor. With a range of different materials, accessories and supplies available, it is easier than ever to personalise your look to your taste with delicate finishing touches such as patterned glass. For more information, please give our advisors a call free on 0800 280 0239 or alternatively, why not download our brochure here?