For the past few years, doorless walk-in showers have been trending in bathroom remodeling. This is because of the space they can provide, even in smaller bathrooms. They feel luxurious and easy to maintain, especially if you use stain and moisture-resistant tiles. They are also a safe and accessible option for older residents or for those with mobility issues. But as experts on remodeling and siding installation services, we know that renovating your shower to become doorless can be a big decision. As such, we’re sharing some of the benefits and drawbacks of having a doorless shower. Here’s what you need to consider.
The Pros of a Doorless Shower
A doorless shower in the master bedroom offers a number of advantages, such as versatility. It can even make a small bathroom look more luxurious. If you have a bathtub, you can eliminate the shower door to allow you more square footage. You certainly won’t need to work around the tub anymore, and you can benefit from the illusion of having more space.
When installed properly, a doorless shower significantly reduces the accumulation of moisture throughout the bathroom. With a shower door, condensation can collect on the ceiling and walls, especially if you take a long shower. The condensation can create yellow streaks, which can be unsightly. But with a doorless shower, the space opens up and the water spots will be gone for good. You’ll only need to wipe down your shower in order to keep it clean.
The Cons of a Doorless Shower
With a doorless shower, there’s hardly any privacy compared to conventional showers. As a trusted home improvement contractor, we know that a doorless shower can be a disadvantage especially if you only have one bathroom and have other residents living with you. For instance, if you have kids or roommates, one person will only be able to use the space at a time. In some designs, the doorless shower incorporates glass, so you can still be seen.
Some doorless shower designs won’t be able to stop all the water from splashing or spraying around the bathroom. If this is the case, you can still consult with your trusted contractor about installing a half-wall with a curve around where you stand when you’re showering. With this design, the water is effectively contained, but it still won’t catch all the moisture from escaping the shower area.
Whether you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom to accommodate a doorless shower or just need a residential window replacement, consider hiring our team at Empire State Builders and Contractors, Inc. You can be confident that our services can get the job done. Call us today at (845) 425-0003 for more information. You can also reach us via our convenient online request form. We serve our customers in New York, including Yonkers and surrounding NY areas.