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Pros & Cons of a Doorless Shower Screen

A doorless, walk-in shower offers some advantages that traditional showers lack. Before you decide to do this, there are some factors you need to consider. Below are some pros and cons that go along with this particular bathroom feature.

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The most glaring pro about having a doorless shower is that is it luxurious. A doorless shower can bring a modern, glamourous look to any bathroom. If you're looking to transform the look of your bathroom and create a opulent space for relaxation. Doorless showers also offer accessibility. A walk-in shower without a glass barrier or threshold makes the bathroom more accessible for people of all ages and different levels of mobility.

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One of the most convenient features of a doorless shower is that it won't conflict with the entry door to the bathroom. By installing a doorless shower, you will create the illusion of more space because you can open up the structure of the room with this design. The usable square footage will increase because you don’t need to work around the tub, while the lack of a door offers the illusion of more space.


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The cons of a walk-in shower are mostly spacial. A proper doorless shower requires a certain amount of space to ensure that water doesn’t end up everywhere. It also creates a lack of privacy. A clear glass door or shield will provide some privacy because the water droplets and steam can obstruct the view, but the whole point of a doorless is to create an open feeling.


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You might get a little chilly. One of the benefits of a shower enclosure is that the air flow is controlled and you keep the warmth trapped in the shower. Doorless showers don’t offer the same benefits. So, if you run cold, not having a door on the shower could be a challenge for you.

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