It is a common misconception that small bathrooms don’t need a shower enclosure as they only unnecessarily take up space. After all, whatever purpose a shower enclosure serves can be served pretty much by shower curtains. This is, of course, farthest from the truth.
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Having a small bathroom space can result in a cramped look and feel, especially if you need it to service a big family. In such cases, you need to be able to delineate the three major parts of a bathroom, namely: the toilet area, the shower area, and the grooming area.
The best way to separate the shower area from the rest of the bathroom is to install an enclosure. An enclosure makes it easier to organize the bathroom contents into where they should be. In addition, they also make the bathroom look more elegant, clean and well-organized. Items and toiletries that you need for taking a shower are kept inside, grooming items should be on top of the counter, and those that you need for your daily routines should be right next to the toilet.
Aside from helping you organize your bathroom contents, a shower enclosure can also helps keep your bathroom low-maintenance. The main purpose for having an enclosure is to keep the water in the area when you are taking a bath. This, of course, eliminates the need to wipe the entire bathroom floor clean and dry after every shower. It is okay for the shower floor to be wet, but it is not so for the rest of the bathroom. Wet floors are a recipe for danger and disaster, especially for kids and older people who may slip on the floor.
In extreme cases, especially in big families whose members have to share one bathroom, there are days when the bathroom needs to multitask. Having an enclosure for the shower allows a member to take a shower while another uses that grooming area. As such, there is no need to wait for the person inside to be finished before the other can come in and do what he or she needs to do.
If you are thinking of looking for an enclosure to install, it is best to evaluate your options first before making a purchase. There are lots of models, styles and materials that you can choose from. You need to pick one that goes well with the existing design of your bathroom and one which fits the available space.
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