Doorless showers is one of the most popular bathroom remodeling trends in the past few years. If you’ve been giving it some consideration, the bathroom conversion contractors at Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island share a look at the pros and cons of having doorless showers.
What Are Doorless Showers?
Doorless showers, also known as walk-in showers or Roman showers, are showers that do not require a door or curtain. There may be a difference in elevation between the shower and other parts of the bathroom, which can help prevent water from overflowing, though some bathroom designs adopt a boundaryless floor plan.
The Pros of Doorless Showers
Bathroom renovation companies recommend doorless showers because of the following advantages:
It Opens Up the Bathroom Floor — Doorless showers make a bathroom look bigger, as there would be no boundaries that divide areas within. It has the same effect as adopting an open floor plan for the house.
It Improves Accessibility — A doorless shower makes it easy for children, the elderly, and family members who use a wheelchair to bathe themselves unaided. If you choose a curbless design, your remodeling contractor should make sure the floor is slightly sloped towards the shower drain.
It’s Easier to Clean — If you’re tired of having to clean water spots off shower enclosures, then a doorless shower is for you. Doorless showers also take less time to clean, which can save you time for doing more important things.
The Cons of Doorless Showers
There are some drawbacks to having doorless showers, which you should put into consideration before you commit to it:
It Has Limited Privacy — Without a door, privacy within the bathroom will be limited. This means only one person will be able to use the bathroom at a time. Your bathroom remodeler can help you work out a design where the shower isn’t visible through the windows.
It Lets Water Splash All Over — Shower enclosures are designed to keep water from splashing into other parts of the bathroom, which is something a doorless shower can’t do. To counter this, the floor plan must allow enough clearance around the shower area. The bathroom must also be equipped with GFCI outlets to avoid electrical shocks.
The bathroom remodeling contractors at Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island will be happy to help make your bathroom remodeling plans a reality. Give us a call at [company_number] or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.