Choosing Between Self Contained Shower Stalls and Bespoke Walk In Showers
In the UK bespoke walk in showers are custom designed enclosures that usually have glass doors that are cut to fit unusual spaces. Choosing between prefabricated self contained shower stalls that are standard sizes and a bespoke design will be a matter of how your space is laid out and if you can actually fit a “standard” unit or door in the area you have. If you have an angle or an odd shaped ceiling, or a low ceiling, or a corner that is odd in any way, you will not be able to choose standard units and will be forced to go shopping for bespoke walk in showers from someone in your region.
I say, “in Walk in Showeryour region” because custom built glass doors and shower enclosures cannot be shipped around the world like the prefab ones that come in their crates and are prepackaged. In the case of needing unusual sizes of glass, you will need someone to come to your home and measure and give you a specific quote and deliver the products you need to you. This cannot be done long-distance.
Custom Building Tips To Keep in Mind
Remember that when you plan self contained shower stalls that are odd shaped, you will have to be especially careful to use chrome or brass hinges and brackets that can support the glass panels or doors that may be cut in strange shapes and need extra reinforcement than when you get a kit. Remember that bespoke glass can be 6 to 10mm thick, and the designs may be done so as to create a frameless shower, a semi framed shower enclosure or a variation that woks for your space.
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You will need to select from transparent or frosted glass, or even from tinted glass panels that may be accented with chrome, gold, brushed nickel or other finishes. These will all be things YOU must decide when selecting bespoke walk in showers instead of buying ready made or prefab self contained shower stalls where everything is part of a kit or a modular unit.
If you are on a tight budget, bespoke showers, in general will be more expensive. However, you can cut your cost by using tile or stone that is affordable for the back walls and therefore perhaps only require one unusual bespoke shower door that will be cut to measure.
When to Choose Bespoke
If at all possible, try to choose a space for your shower that is a standard size and height so that you can use the many beautiful prefabricated standard self contained shower stalls that are available for very affordable prices. Choose a bespoke design only as a last resort if nothing in your space is standard and custom built is the only option.
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