5 Tips for Choosing the Right Shower Screen

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Shower Screen

6 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


Shower screens give elegance to a bathroom and help keep the space clean. They can also make the bathtub easy to get into which is advantageous when accessibility is a concern. Due to their prominent placement in the bathroom, they impact its visual perception. Here are some tips to help you select the right shower screen that will make your bathroom stand out.

1.    Look at Your Bathroom Space

There are various design options when it comes to shower screens. Begin by looking at the space available in your bathroom to determine which type will work best.

If you have a large bathroom, you can opt for frameless or semi-frameless screens that come with frosted or tinted glasses. The visual perception of the bathroom's proportions won't be affected by the frosting or tinting.

If you have a small bathroom space, you should go for frameless shower screens with clear glass. Such screens do not have any additional fittings that will take up more of your precious space. The clear glass visually opens up the small area.

2.    Know the Available Shower Screen Options

Understand the different types of shower screens available and where they best fit to help drive your purchase decision. Some of these styles include:

  • Quadrant screens: Curved screens installed into the corner of a bathroom.
  • Recess screens: A single screen making up a door to a shower formed from three walls.
  • Walk-in screens: One or two shower screens with no doors.
  • Etched enclosure screens: Features patterns and designs etched onto it.

3.    Consider the Type of Glass Used

Shower screens consist of glass, and this may pose a safety concern in the home. When shopping for one, pay particular attention to the thickness of the glass. Safety glass that is 6mm thick is the best option as it's designed to shatter into pieces that will not cut you.

4.   Match Your Bathroom's Style

The style language of your bathroom contributes to pointing you to the right shower screen. Pick one that complements the colours and design aesthetic of your bathroom.

5.    Consider Maintenance Requirements

Buy a shower screen that will be easy to clean to maintain proper hygiene. Look for one that allows for easy access to the entire glass portion for cleaning purposes without any problems.

The right shower screen should not only complement the theme of your bathroom, but it should also provide utility. Pick the right screen to make your bath experience enjoyable.

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Creating A Kitchen You Love On A Budget

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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