Modern showers feature a minimalist design that try to simplify things in the bathroom. Designers tend to hide pipes and drains for a cleaner look and conserve water. Glass remains a favourite option for enclosures because it is versatile and durable, despite looking fragile. Newer developments in bathrooms certainly take daily washing to a new level.
Easy clean coating
Manufacturers have now come up with easy to clean glass enclosures that make water runoff rather easily. The glass has a rough surface that can only be seen under a microscope. This collects dirt, limescale and water droplets but the new feature treats it to fill the void. However, this development comes in more expensive models.
Modern black profiles
Black wall profiles are a recent trend in shower enclosures. They are perfect for contemporary homes and bachelor pads. They are still made of aluminium, yet look so sleek.
Noise reducing closing buffers
Families who want to reduce as much noise in their homes as possible are likely to like this new feature for shower enclosures. Some enclosures are now fitted with cushion stops on their sliding doors. These buffers make the door close more quietly and gently when opened with much force.
Glass for shower enclosures now comes in different finishes such as one-way mirrored glass, smoked glass, frosted glass and tinted designer glass. These are contemporary designs that can be matched with modern shower trays.
Manufacturers now use modern shower designs that offer a simple, minimalist look. These include a concealed drain for a stylish yet clean appeal. Linear drains are popular these days, and they fit contemporary showers well. Channel drains are also a good option to place on a wall. You can choose a drain that is similar in colour to the shower floor so that it can even be difficult to spot. It is also possible to coordinate linear drains with other bathroom fixtures such as a towel rod or shower. Some people even opt to conceal drains by placing them under the shower bench.
Tub and shower combo
It is now possible to integrate a tub into a shower area, even when space is tight. Glass is also used to separate this area from the rest of the bathroom. Luxurious models even have a separate nook for the tub. This style can be adapted to bathrooms with bigger space as well.
New door openings
Yes, there are other options aside from sliding doors for your shower enclosure. There are swinging shower doors and door and panel enclosures. Ask a professional if your floor plan allows your preferred new style. If you have an unusual bathroom configuration, you can have an enclosure custom made to your style preference or to maximise the space.
The wealth of choices for shower enclosures or bathroom fixtures need not overwhelm you. On the contrary, this should be an advantage for you have more options to choose from. Learn more about the latest trends to make an informed purchase and consider your bathroom’s configuration to see if it allows your preferred style.
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