Guide to Choosing the Right Shower Enclosure

An increasing number of homeowners are going for a shower enclosure or pod over the classic bathtub. There are several advantages to this, including ease of access, quicker installation, and space saving. There is no single type of shower enclosure that is best for everyone. One type might be good for one person, but not for the other since it all depends on each individual’s preferences and needs. There are some things to consider in choosing the right shower enclosure or pod for you, in case you decide to get one. Here are some of them.

Size of the Shower Enclosure

One of the factors that will help you determine the right size of shower enclosure for you is the space in your bathroom. You want to ensure that it will fit inside the bathroom, and most specifically in the area where you would like to place it. There are different shapes of shower enclosures and the shape you choose must also fit in the space where it will be installed.

Another factor to consider when choosing the shower pod or enclosure’s size is the number of users. Will you be using it alone or will you use it with your partner? You can go for a smaller size if you will be using it alone. However, if you will be taking showers with your partner, go for a shower pod with a bigger size so both of you will fit comfortably.

Tray of the Enclosure

There are shower enclosures that come with trays and there are those that do not. If you are after convenience, choose one that comes with a tray as all you need to do is have it installed. However, if you want a customised tray, you can get a shower enclosure that doesn’t come with one, but this takes more effort and time as you need to purchase it separately.

Door Type

There are also different types of doors, including sliding, doors that open outwards, and bi-folding. Determine which of these doors will be most effective for you, not only for your convenience, but for your bathroom space too.

Material Used

Shower enclosures are made from glass which comes in various thicknesses. If you go for thinner glass, make sure that it is properly secured by framing. Those that do not come with frames look more luxurious and modern, however the glass needs to be very thick so it will not break easily.


Shower enclosures or pods range in prices. Make sure that you set a certain budget so you can find those that fall within it. Some enclosures can be really expensive so you need to know your limit so not to make it difficult on your finances.

Get the right enclosure that will suit your needs and personal preferences by following this guide and considering the factors mentioned.

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