How to Choose the Right Shower Screen for Your Bathroom

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How to Choose the Right Shower Screen for Your Bathroom

29 June 2021
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When renovating your bathroom, one of the biggest changes that you might want to make might involve improving your shower. After all, you probably want your shower to be a relaxing, clean environment that is easy to clean and that looks good, too. Choosing a new shower screen for your bathroom is an important part of renovating your shower, and the advice below can help you with choosing the perfect shower screen.

Provide Custom Measurements

The shower in your home might not be of a standard size; if you have a large master bathroom, for example, you might have a really large shower. On the other hand, in smaller homes and smaller bathrooms, smaller showers are common. Either way, you'll need to make sure that your shower screen is the appropriate size for your shower, and you might have a hard time finding a shower screen that is going to properly fit in your bathroom. You can order a custom shower screen and provide custom measurements for your bathroom, or you can ask someone from the company to come out and take these measurements to be sure that the shower screen is a good fit.

Opt for a Frameless Door

Nowadays, even though standard shower screens are still in use, more and more homeowners are opting for frameless doors instead. These are often a better choice for modern homes because they offer a neat, clean, and streamlined appearance. They are also typically a whole lot easier to clean, which is yet another reason why they are so popular among homeowners. Therefore, if you have the choice, you should definitely consider investing in a frameless door.

Make Sure It's Tempered Glass

The look and fit of your shower screen aren't the only things that matter; you will also want to make sure that the glass is strong and durable. After all, a shower door that breaks can be very dangerous, and there is obviously also the expense of replacing a damaged shower door. Luckily, you should be able to find a shower screen that is made out of tempered glass that will hold up well and that won't be prone to breaking or shattering.

Choose Stainless Steel Hardware

If you choose a frameless shower door, there will be minimal hardware. However, some hardware is still needed so that the door can open and close. Check out the hardware on the door, and consider stainless steel hardware if possible. It will be corrosion-resistant and should be shiny and attractive, as well as long-lasting.

For more information, contact a local shower screen designer, like Pride Design: Shower Screens & Built In Wardrobes.

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Tips on Installing Glass Splashbacks Behind Gas Stoves

Hello, my name is Hugh and I’ve recently finished renovating our kitchen. The project itself wasn’t that much trouble (my wife knows exactly what she wants and I just go along with her!) but we did hit a couple of snags along the way. For example, my wife really wanted a glass splashback to run behind our stove. I didn’t think this would be a problem; however, we’re using a gas stove and our kitchen company pointed out that we needed to run some checks and maybe even do some work before it would be safe to put glass behind this kind of oven. I had no idea that a glass splashback might not be suitable for every kitchen and I thought other people might find it useful to learn what you need to know before installing this kind of splashback.