Whether you are redoing your bathroom or building a new one, you will be faced with the task of choosing the right shower enclosure for your bathroom. A shower cabin is one suitable option, and if you are leaning towards this enclosure type, here is a buying guide to help you decide and see for yourself if it will suit your space and your shower needs. How different is a cabin from all other enclosures? A cabin has panels for walls, so you don’t have to install tiles on them. It also has a tray with a drain that connects to the floor plumbing to keep the water inside. The insides are waterproofed and sealed, so you don’t have to worry about leaks.
The very first consideration you should have when choosing a shower enclosure type is the bathroom space. If you are working with a small space, the cabin is best. It will not take up the bulk of the area, and you will still have ample room to shower and clean yourself. It is small enough to fit a small bathroom but large enough to accommodate you comfortably. There are also bigger cabins suitable for bigger spaces.
You can place the cabin anywhere in the bathroom, as long as the plumbing allows it. You can put it in the centre, the side, or even in the corner. Yes, there are cabins explicitly made to fit bathroom corners. They are most suitable for the smallest spaces. The layout of the bathroom will determine the type of cabin that you should purchase. Make sure to have the measurements ready, so you can provide them to the manufacturer, and they can give you the right options.
If you are working on a budget, there are several price options you can choose from. But besides the price, see if your choice also matches your other requirements, such as the size and design of the cabin. You can choose brands that offer cheaper options but still pack the same benefits and features as the more expensive ones. The thickness of the glass may also affect the price of the cabin. The thicker the glass, the pricier it may be.
If you are always tired after a long day at work and as soon as you arrive home you step into the shower, you will need something that will relieve the day’s tension and stress in just a few minutes. There are cabins equipped with shower jets that can help relieve your body of aches and pains. The water jets act as a massage on the body. You can also choose one with a seat so you can take your precious time inside the shower.
Ease of installation
If you have simple, handy skills in plumbing, you can buy a shower cabin and install it yourself. You can just prop it where it belongs and connect it to the water supply as well as the wastewater system. If you don’t have the skills to install the cabin yourself, you can hire an installer, and it will not take long for the job to be finished.