Open concept home designs are all the rage right now. City life is on the rise and for some of us in Melbourne space can be limited.
In order to make a space appear larger, Nordic influences with simple designs, hard surfaces, lots of light, and open spaces are very in.
When it comes to bathroom designs, the trends are the same! The addition of a frameless shower screen to a bathroom allows the room to be open, airy, and bright – no matter how large the shower is.
What is a Frameless Shower Screen?
A typical, frameless shower screen is made of thicker glass than a framed shower because the glass needs to support itself, rather than depending on a frame for support.
Frameless showers are generally made with clear glass instead of textured glass. Rather than having metal around the edges of the entire shower (like a frame), the glass is only lined where it’s connected to a wall, floor, or ceiling.
This may be along an entire edge, or only at specific intervals, depending on how the shower screen is installed.
How Can a Frameless Shower Screen Open Up the Bathroom?
There are many different kinds of showers that you can choose to install in your bathroom: a freestanding tub with a curtain, a built in tub with a curtain or a glass door, a framed shower, a frameless shower… and most of these can be made with a frameless shower screen if that’s what you choose.
Whether you have a freestanding shower or a shower built into the wall, adding a frameless shower screen eliminates the division between shower and bathroom, so it looks almost as if there is no door at all.
A typical frameless shower screen is made of glass, meaning that it doesn’t appear to make a division or to take up space in your bathroom, because everything in and around it is visible through the glass.
It allows light to pass through while containing water, and it makes the bathroom seem bigger from the outside and the shower seem bigger from the inside.
Frameless Shower Screens and Accessories
Another major trend in today’s bathroom design, specific to the shower, is to make it a spa shower!
You might include a steamer, an adjustable showerhead, and an overhead shower. All of these take up space, but with a frameless shower, no matter how big your shower is, it won’t appear to take up extra room in your bathroom.
How did you design the interior of your shower?
Today in the Western suburbs of Melbourne modern showers are elegant and meant to be seen, and not just when you’re showering.
A frameless screen is one way to enjoy the beauty of your shower both while you’re showering and while you’re not.
Keeping a Frameless Shower Screen Clean
One of the many benefits of a frameless shower screen is how easy it is to keep clean!
Doors that swing both ways are easy to leave open, allowing the shower to dry out quickly so that retained moisture doesn’t lead to mould.