You may have noticed a trend over the past few years of doorless, or walk-in, showers becoming more common. Although it’s been around for centuries in one form or another, this type of shower has increased in popularity recently because it is as functional as it is beautiful.
The doorless shower may or may not be for you, though. If you are trying to make this choice (“To door, or not to door? That is the question.”), this article will provide information aimed to help inform your decision: doorless shower definition, advantages, disadvantages, tips from professionals, and style ideas.
WHAT IS A DOORLESS SHOWER?
A doorless shower, also known as a walk-in shower, a Roman shower, or a roll-in shower, among other names, is a shower architecturally designed to not require a door or a curtain.
Can be multi-functional
A doorless shower can actually do double-duty: walkway by day, shower by night. Obviously, anything in the home that can inherently and stylishly perform two tasks, making the function of a home expand while the actual size stays constant, is a design that begs respect.
Create an open, spacious feel
As the shower itself becomes visible (because it is no longer closed off from view by a shower door), that square footage is visually added to the entire bathroom, often doubling the perceived bathroom size.
Lend themselves to universal design
The aesthetic flow of the bathroom is not interrupted when a doorless shower is involved. In fact, the seamless entry and movement provided by a doorless shower is the epitome of accessibility and universal design.
Less war on water spots on the shower door
Hard water spots, streaks, and weird build-up are all part of a shower door’s life cycle. A doorless shower, by its very nature, immediately eliminates those struggles. Less time spent with a squeegee in hand = more time for sleeping in. And that’s a very good thing.
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