Choosing a new shower enclosure presents a series of style options : base or no base, sliding shower doors or pivoting door, and many more. So how should you decide which style suits your particular space? 

When planning the design scheme for your new bathroom, the shower is a top consideration. But with so many types and styles to choose from, finding the right shower enclosure to suit your space can be a daunting task. 

To begin, think about the way your shower will be used. The type of the shower enclosure you choose will have a prominent impact on the overall design and aesthetic of the space.


Evaluate the Space

The size and orientation of the space itself will usually determine which style shower door or enclosure you select. 

If your bathroom is small, you may have to situate the shower in a corner. The space-saving convenience and unique design of a neo-angle shower makes it an particularly popular choice, depending on the space in question. For small spaces, your contractors may need to custom-design the shower with both glass and tile walls to maximize function.

With larger bathrooms, you have much more freedom to play around with space. For a luxurous look, homeowners may opt for a large walk-in shower with bench seating, for example. Another option is a glass-enclosed wet room that serves as both a shower and freestanding tub. 


Choosing your Shower door

Single-door Quadrant Shower Door

Tight on space? A single door is the obvious choice for smaller bathroom, easily fitting into a corner space. Single-door quadrant shower doors in particular save space as opposed to pivot doors, which may infringe on space when opening or closing the door. If you have a bit more space to work with, than the hinged door is a viable, and just as stylish option.

Hinged shower doors 

Hinged shower doors follow the same sleek, clean-cut designs as the aforementioned sliding door, only they open outwards. Hinged doors are available in a variety of chrome, brass or metal fittings.

Sliding shower doors

If you want a streamlined, modern looking shower enclosure, a sliding shower door is the obvious choice. Like the quadrant-door, sliding shower doors are great if you're tight on space as, unlike hinged doors, they don't swing outwards. 

Fixed Glass Shower Screens

Comprised of an enduring, clear tempered glass, the panel exudes a cleanly-cut minimalist charm. With uninterrupted lines and minimal design fixed glass shower screens are easy to pair with most all other modern decor. 


Selecting glass for the SHOWER SCREEN

The thicker the glass, the stronger the enclosure. Whether you choose 6mm, 8mm or 10mm glass, make sure that the glass complies with the highest standards of safety -- clear tempered glass is the best choice. You should expect to pay a lot more for this premium glass. 

The Frameless Shower Enclosure 

Frameless shower enclosures are one of the most popular choices when it comes to contemporary bathroom designs. They contribute to an illusion of space, with clear tempered glass and minimal interruption from hardware components. These types of enclosures, while working well in small spaces for the space enhancing benefits, also create a luxurious look in any modern bathroom no matter the size.