Elegance and essentiality conquer the bathroom environment to arrive at the design of dream showers reminiscent of those of a spa … today we want to talk to you about the installation of walk-in showers that is of the very modern shower cubicles not closed on all sides.
Open on one or more sides, a walk-in shower embodies all the charm of minimalism by reducing the presence of rails, supports and joints to the essential; with plates perfectly integrated into the floor, it creates a perfect harmony with the entire bathroom. But let’s get a better understanding of what we are talking about by analyzing the particularities and the different models of walk-in showers on the market.
What is meant by a walk-in shower
Let’s first understand what is meant by a walk-in shower and what are the differences with a classic shower enclosure. As the name suggests, these particular models allow you to easily enter the shower space, in fact they are characterized by the presence of one or two walls, literally leaving one or more entrances open, in practice they have no doors. The concept of closed box disappears in favor of solutions that can be easily integrated with floor-level shower trays in order to completely eliminate any barriers to entry.
Ideal measures for a walk-in shower
When it comes to dimensions, it is never easy to provide univocal indications. Walk-in showers can be created in any type of environment and indeed allow you to make the most of the spaces by optimizing them. However, not having a closing door available, it would be good to try to increase the width of the shower itself in order to limit an excessive leakage of water splashes. We can generally state that ideal measures for a shower of this type range from 130 to 180 cm in length, from 70 to 100 cm in depth, for a height that varies from 200 to 230 cm.
Pros and cons of a walk-in shower
We now come to the analysis of the pros and cons to consider if you are thinking of installing a walk-in shower.
- Best accessibility for children, the elderly or people with mobility problems;
- Minor cost of realization due to the presence of a single wall or two;
- Cleaning facilitated given the almost total absence of gaskets and hinges;
- Lower risk of break some crystals;
- Design flawless for an aesthetic impact of great charm and elegance.
- Possibility that the splashing water come out of the shower;
- Possibility of suffering the cold due to the open structure.
Built-in walk-in shower
Among the most used walk-in shower models there is the built-in one, it involves the insertion of a single wall that allows entry on the right or left side, creating a sort of alcove that uses two walls. Here are several models of various brands.
Corner walk-in shower
A walk-in corner shower is structured by inserting two glass walls that create a large corner with an open entrance on the front or on one of the two sides.
Floating walk-in shower
Among the solutions with the most suggestive design we find the floating models that is those that involve the installation of a single wall that leaves both sides of the shower open. They can be installed with floor or ceiling supports or with brackets attached to the opposite wall.
Walk-in shower with movable door
Another highly suggestive solution designed for those who want the best in terms of mobility and customization is the creation of a walk-in shower with movable door to be positioned on one or more sides, leaving in any case an open space.
Walk-in shower in masonry
When we talk about walk-in showers we are not referring exclusively to the creation of open boxes in glass or pvc, they can easily be made of masonry. The idea is simply to build three fixed walls in which to insert the shower, leaving the entrance free. In this case you will have a shielding of natural light which you can, however, easily make up for by inserting an adequate lighting system.
Walk-in shower with window
Among the different projects for walk-in showers that we have chosen to show you could certainly not miss the dream solutions that see the window integrate into the shower space. You can insert the window on one side or on the ceiling for a decidedly priceless aesthetic effect.