Most bathrooms have limited floor space, which is why some homeowners choose to remove the shower doors. What are the pros and cons of doorless showers?
Larger bathroom space – Removing the shower door frees up valuable bathroom floor space.
Streamlined bathroom design – The lack of a shower door helps streamline the bathroom design and gives it a contemporary spa-like feel. Not to mention a minimalist design gives the illusion of a larger bathroom.
Ease of cleaning – Without a shower door, there are fewer areas where moisture can accumulate in your bathroom. Hard water can leave water stains and, over time, lead to the formation of mold and mildew. Not to mention tiles are easier to clean than a standard porcelain shower interior.
Ease of mobility – Curbless showers can be accessed by anyone, regardless of their age. Age-friendly features, which can increase your home’s property value, have become more popular recently. As such, curbless showers are always a smart investment.
Keep in mind that if you’re planning to make your home more mobility-friendly, a curbless shower alone won’t be enough. Consult one of your local home builders to learn more about the essential features of an age-and-mobility-friendly home.
Of course, a curbless shower is not without its disadvantages.
Water splashes – Without a shower door, water can end up splashing onto the bathroom floor. However, this issue can be remedied by narrowing the entryway to the shower.
Colder showers – Without a physical enclosure to prevent cold air from entering the shower, it can get chilly in the bathroom. That’s why some doorless showers have radiant floor heating.
To learn more about the features that can help improve your bathroom experience, consult a professional remodeler.
Krier’s Construction, a family-owned company, offers a wide range of professional remodeling services, including bathroom renovations as well as the installation of replacement windows. To get a free estimate, call us at (920) 233-3633, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Appleton, Fond Du Lac and Neenah, WI, as well as the surrounding communities.