Did you know that having an extra bathroom in your home can increase its value by 5%?
If you’re in the process of adding a second (or third!) bathroom to your home, or if you simply want to upgrade the one you have, we know you want to make sure it looks its best.
Sliding shower doors are the perfect addition to any bathroom.
Not only do they look impeccable, but they also help to keep your bathroom clean and dry.
In this post, we’re outlining the top 8 reasons why you should consider adding sliding shower doors to your bathroom.
1. They Save Space
Depending on the size of your bathroom and the furniture you already have in place, you simply may not have the room to install a swinging shower door.
Sliding shower doors prevent your bathroom from looking too crowded.
They also ensure that your door doesn’t bump into your cabinets and wash basins when you open them.
Installing a sliding door won’t just save space, it will actively create an illusion of more space in your bathroom.
2. They’re Chic
We all want to have our own private spa.
While you may not be able to get seaweed wraps and French facial treatments in your home, sliding shower doors certainly give you the look of one!
If you choose transparent sliding shower doors, you can coordinate the tile colouring of your tiles to match the rest of your decor.
Instead of being something you don’t want to call attention to, these doors can help make your shower a strong design focus in your bathroom.
Finally, don’t neglect the lighting. We recommend a softer light to keep up the spa-like aesthetic.
3. They Eliminate The Need For A Shower Curtain
While some shower curtains can be a nice design element in your bathroom, often they cause more trouble than they’re worth.
Especially if you have young children (or a forgetful partner!) it’s quite easy for shower curtains to mold and mildew.
This happens when damp curtains aren’t pulled across the shower curtain hanger to dry.
You may have already had to replace your shower curtain several times due to unsightly and unsafe mold.
Instead, save your money and prevent and arguments by selecting sliding shower doors.
4. They’re Simple To Clean
The process of cleaning shower curtains is so complicated that many people choose to avoid it altogether.
Even hinged glass doors require extra effort to clean, as you have to constantly step in and out of your shower or tub.
Sliding shower doors cut down on the amount of time you spend cleaning your bathroom.
Simply slide the doors open, spray and wipe, and then push closed, many designs also clip off with quick release fittings.
They don’t require many heavy chemicals to keep them clean. There’s no need for bleach-based products. Instead, simple glass cleaner and water is all you need unless of course you go for an ‘Easy Clean Glass’ variety where the manufacturer has already treated the glass.
5. They Prevent Water From Spilling
Are you tired of constantly having to mop your bathroom floor after a shower?
Are you getting older, and afraid that you’ll slip and injure yourself on a wet floor?
Do you notice that water constantly seems to be leaking out of your hinged-door shower, even when it’s closed?
Is your shower curtain too small to effectively prevent water from getting on your floor?
Though hinged-door options are wonderful for most shower trays, if your shower is unusually shaped or larger than a standard shower, they may not be the right fit for you.
Sliding shower doors are an effective solution for making sure water stays in your shower.
Bonus Tip: If you’re older, and concerned about your safety in the shower, a folding shower seat may be a perfect option for you.
6. It’s Easier To Grab Things
We’ve all experienced the irritating feeling of realising we’ve left something we need outside of the shower!
But with a curtain or other types of bathroom doors, getting what you need can be a pain.
Sliding shower doors make grabbing what you need – like a razor or a new bottle of shampoo – much easier.
Often, you won’t even have to get out of the shower to reach for what you need.
Bonus Tip: To really get the most out of your shower experience, we recommend adding a heated towel rail right by your sliding door. That way, when you’ve finished, you can grab your warm towel without having to step out of the shower!
7. They’re An Affordable Bathroom Update
The cost of the average bathroom remodeling job has risen to £3,000!
If your bathroom needs a new look, but you can’t afford (or simply don’t want to spend) much money, sliding shower doors are a wonderful upgrade. Combine fitting one with some decorative wall panels for a sleek and waterproof finish.
Instead of remodeling your entire bathroom, select a sliding shower door to be the main focus of your room.
You’d be surprised what a difference getting rid of an old shower curtain can make.
8. They Can Be Customised
If you’ve struggled to find the perfect size for your shower and are frustrated by the limited options available, customised sliding shower doors are the solution you’ve been looking for.
Instead of choosing a size that’s “close enough,” and that ends up letting water leak all over your floor, go for a customised sliding option.
Though a customised option may cost you more at first, it’s an investment that’s well worth it over time.
It will likely end up paying for itself, as you won’t have to purchase multiple shower curtains or pay to have another hinged door installed.
Ready To Install Sliding Shower Doors In Your Bathroom?
We know this article has likely made you seriously consider adding sliding doors to your bathroom.
But where can you find advice, products, and service you can trust?
That’s where we come in.
Not only do we offer the highest quality shower doors on the market, but we also run a blog to help you make the best choice regarding which option is best for your home.
No matter what type of shower door you’re looking for, we’ll help you find it.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Don’t spend another day compromising on your shower door. Instead, get an option that’s beautiful and functional!
Hello, my name is Dean.
Together with my business partner we own and operate Shower Enclosures UK.com Ltd.
We’ve been running the business for over 9 years and have amassed a reasonable amount of knowledge and expertise on the subject of shower and bathroom hardware. Enough that we’ve been able to put together a series of blog posts that should make buying bathroom goods that little bit simpler and help answer all the most popular questions.
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