The Easy Way to Design a Shower


Shower design can be daunting, there are so many shower trays to choose from, so many enclosures and then there are a selection of shower kits, shower heads and valves. But it’s so important that you make the right choice to blend in with the overall design of your bathroom space.

Here are a few tips to help you design the perfect shower to match your overall bathroom design.

The Compact Bathroom

If you have a smaller bathroom, chances are that you have chosen a shower because a bath would overpower the space. Smaller bathrooms benefit from light and bright, so plenty of white walls, white bathroom products, glass and chrome.

compact bathroom design

The best shower choice for the smaller spaces are the quadrant showers, the trays are quadrant which fit perfectly into a corner position with a stylish curved front. Square and rectangular enclosures that fit these trays have sliding doors which don’t compromise on space and don’t leave you concerned that your shower door will swing open and bash into another of your bathroom products.

The Walk in Design

Modern bathrooms benefit from the style and elegance of a walk in shower design. These are easy to choose and you can place them in a corner or along a wall, whichever you prefer. Use the rectangular shower trays giving you more room to move around. The walk in enclosures are modern and sophisticated with panes of clear glass that allow the light to flow through with ease. The advantage to the walk in design is that there are no doors and if your enclosure doesn’t fit your rectangular shower trays, a side or inline panel will do the trick.

The Bi-Fold Design

Bi-Fold shower doors are very elegant and work beautifully in any bathroom design when combined with rectangular shower trays which offer versatility and more showering space. The rectangular shower trays can be placed in a corner or along the wall, whichever works best with your design. The bi-fold doors work as a concertina effect folding in towards the shower so they don’t take up any additional floor space.

Other Options

Some people prefer the door opening size offered by the pivot or hinged shower doors, these doors swing open so are only suitable for the larger bathroom space. Again these work beautifully when combined with rectangular shower trays and using inline panels you can easily get your enclosure to seal off reducing the risk of leaks while you shower.

How to Design a Shower


The decision to add a shower to your bathroom is often because you are looking for convenience, functionality and practicality while saving on floor space. But at the same time you need to make a lot of decisions when it comes to installing shower, including where you are going to place it.

Placement

The placement of your shower is imperative when designing a bathroom, you obviously want to save on floor space, but you still want to enjoy the functionality and practicality a shower has to offer.

The best way to achieve this is to work to a strict bathroom layout with clear measurements that will help you determine the best place for your shower and the best size shower tray, this way you are assured that your shower will not be too big and overpower your bathroom space.

Shower Tray

Once you know exactly where you intend placing your shower and the size shower tray you need, you can start shopping around.  There are a number of shower trays available in various shapes and sizes, so you are guaranteed to find the right one for your bathroom space.

quadrant shower trays

Quadrant shower trays are the ideal choice if you intend placing your shower in the corner.  These are generally square or rectangular in design with a stylish curved front and work beautifully with the quadrant shower enclosures which have sliding doors helping you maximise your space.

Then there are the rectangular or square shower trays, which can be placed in the corner or along the wall with ease.

Shower Enclosure

Now that you have your shower tray it’s time to decide on the best enclosure that will work within your bathroom space.  There are such a wide variety available.  If you are limited on space then the sliding door, bi-fold door and the walk in designs are the best choice.  These three enclosures do not have a door that swings open.

If you want a large opening and a door that swings open you have a choice of either the pivot or hinged door shower enclosures to choose from.

Shower Heads

My favourite part of designing any shower is choosing a shower head.  These days shower heads come in such a great selection of shapes and sizes.  There are the star shaped shower heads, the square and even the round designs.

When choosing shower heads bear in mind that you can mount them either on the wall or directly above on the ceiling.