Choosing The Right Shower Enclosures

There are many different varieties of shower enclosures for sale these days. This means that no matter what kind of bathroom remodeling plans you have, you can easily find an enclosure that will suit your needs and your budget.

Enclosures can be found in custom and standard sizes. Standard models are made to fit in the space that a regular bathtub would take up or a small shower stall area like those found in guest baths and small apartment bathrooms.

Choosing the best shower enclosures for your bathroom.

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If you’re overhauling a small bathroom in which space is quite limited, an angled enclosure that fits into a corner is an easy way to make the most of your floor space and get the additional shower facilities you need in your home.

If you’re redoing your master bath and want to add some luxury and class to the facilities, then you may want to consider a steam shower. Such a shower requires a secure enclosure to maximize the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of the steam.

Enclosures are made from a variety of materials. Of the different base materials available, glass and fiberglass are the most popular. Fiberglass is a durable and inexpensive solution for many homeowners. A fiberglass base also allows you to tile in order to achieve an even more beautiful appearance later down the road.

Glass is also a very popular choice. It is a perfect option for those who want to get rid of their shower curtain and add shower doors to their bathroom setup. If you seldom use your tub and want to convert the space into a shower stall unit instead, glass can make the task simple and inexpensive, requiring only doors and a base pan be added, and you use your existing shower walls for the remainder of the unit.

If you purchase a fully enclosed unit you should expect to pay at least a couple hundred dollars. Larger enclosures and custom models will cost between $500.00 and $1,500.00 depending on the size and shape of the enclosure and the materials from which it is created. The durability and quality of the unit’s construction will also factor into the cost.