Yes, I know that usually the word “fixtures” refers to elements like taps, racks, shower heads… But, when I was thinking of that word, the other idea that came to me was how something like a steam shower, for instance, can be fixed in place. I started to wonder why someone might choose a corner shower unit over one that’s installed in the middle of a long wall.
It turns out that much of that decision comes down to two considerations – space and aesthetics.
Small bathrooms don’t always offer the luxury of choice. Sometimes the best design for small spaces is one that maximizes the corners. Even if you’ve decided to go for a corner unit, there are more decisions to make.
Shape. Corner units can be square, round, triangular or some combination of those! Think about how much elbow room you’ll need and how many benches and shower heads you want before buying.
Installation. Corner units can be purchased prefabricated or custom made. Depending on which amenities you’d like included, either one might work for you. Prefabricated units are usually a lot less expensive than those that are custom made. They can also be installed more quickly and cleanly! However, if you’re embarking on a bathroom renovation anyway, and your budget can handle it, go for a custom option. That way, you can create the bathroom of your dreams!
Doors. Whether you’ve decided to go with a prefabricated corner unit or a custom made shower, make sure you give the doors a lot of thought. You can, of course, go with the standard shower curtain. But, if you’re installing this shower in a small bathroom with limited lighting, consider opting for glass doors that will maximize whatever light is available. Even glass doors offer a slew of options. Frameless doors look modern and clean, and they have the effect of making a small bathroom look large and airy.
If you have any questions about how a corner shower unit might fit in your bathroom, give us a call!