The bathroom has become a modern retreat space where we recharge our batteries in the morning and relax in the evening. Functional and stylish at the same time: Nowadays the demands on your personal oasis of well-being are greater than ever. At the same time, most bathrooms are rather compact with only a few square meters of space.
But with the right equipment and a well thought-out concept, you can make more of the available space. We give you useful tips on how you can design a small bathroom with a shower and explain which installation situations are possible.
Designing a small bathroom with a shower: an overview of the different installation situations
Nowadays, a shower is part of the basic equipment in small bathrooms. It can be implemented even with limited space and offers a space-saving alternative to the bathtub. They are commercially available modern shower cubicles in almost all shapes so that everyone can find the right one for their own installation situation. We give you an overview of the variants.
1. Space-saving solutions for corners. The shower cubicle with corner entry is a real classic. The round shower with a quarter-circle shower tray and the corner shower with a square shower tray are particularly space-saving variants. They impress with a timelessly elegant design and are in no way inferior to the larger models in terms of ease of use.
2. Make optimal use of niches. Niches that already exist or have been created using an installation wall can be separated by a shower door. Free-standing glass walls and a floor-level shower tray allow for great flexibility in bathroom design and create a barrier-free transition between the different areas in the small bathroom.
3. Shower cubicle next to the bathtub. Even in a small bathroom you don’t have to do without a bathtub. In order to effectively use the available space, the bathtub and shower are usually planned next to each other. The shower cubicle is specially adapted to the dimensions of the bathtub and connected directly to its short side.
4. Special models. Pentagonal and semicircular showers, as well as U-shaped shower cubicles, can be configured according to your own needs. This means everyone can design their own individual shower cubicle solution.
5. Complete shower cubicles. Complete showers are prefabricated sets that consist of side walls, a shower tray and revolving or sliding doors. They offer a cost-effective alternative to models that are made to measure.
Choose the accessories
Not only does the shape of the shower cubicle play an important role in the design of bathroom comfort, the usual accessories such as the type of door can also be adapted to the room conditions.
Door systems. With the right type of door, even small corners and niches can be used sensibly. A revolving door is more suitable for spacious installation solutions than for space-saving shower rooms. However, a U-shaped shower cubicle can be easily separated with swing doors. Folding doors merge the boundaries between the different zones in the bathroom and sliding doors allow for virtually endless designs.
Type of glass High-quality custom shower enclosures are made from glass, while most prefabricated doors and walls are made from acrylic. Walls and doors made of real glass are available in three versions: clear glass, sandblasted or with decor. The clear real glass gives the small room a lot of space and is therefore preferable to the other variants. In addition, most manufacturers offer the option of sealing the glass doors and walls.
shower back walls prove to be a functional and inexpensive replacement for tiles. Installation is extremely straightforward and quick. The composite panels are abrasion and scratch resistant and remain dimensionally stable and colorfast even after 10 years.