No Need to Compromise on Style With a Shower-Tub Combo
As with any fixed shower head, be sure to triple-check the measurements and positions to get the shower in exactly the right spot so that the water won’t splash over the edges of the tub.
This combination of shower and tub lends itself to a curtain rather than a glass screen. Check with everyone in the household that this will work for them, as some people do passionately prefer the simplicity of a screen. For larger members of the family, an all-around curtain could also feel claustrophobic. You’ll get more of a sense of space with glass. However, a curtain is beautiful if you want to conjure up a classic look.
You’ll probably want to put the shower curtain inside the tub to avoid drips running straight down it and onto the floor.
Some designs come with a tilt option at the neck of the shower head, but that’s pretty much it. Consider whether this will be practical for your needs. (Those with long hair, for example, may hanker for a shower that can adjust to hit the shoulders rather than the head on between-shampooing days.)
This version of the classic shower head is defiantly clean and contemporary, as are its matching chrome controls. Glass instead of a curtain and, of course, the edgy chimp print further boost the modern feel.
If you or someone in your home is likely to want a shower that they can aim below the face, then consider mounting your handheld attachment higher up, as this can be operated independently of the overhead shower.
To avoid cluttering the wall with two sets of controls, the shower ones were mounted on the adjacent wall instead. And to maximize the sense of space generally, large tiles and matching grout give the appearance of a seamless surface.
With no need to consider a separate handheld head or to have extra pipes installed into your wall, you might save money too. Proof that it’s all about the styling!
To keep any shower curtain in tiptop condition, you need to stretch it out after each use so that it can dry, and remember to wash it frequently to prevent it from yellowing or developing mold.
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Also note the ceiling-mounted curtain rod. Its oval shape provides a little more arm room than its circular cousin.
Here, the fixed shower head and the handheld extension are on separate walls so that the latter, fussier part of the shower is tucked behind one of the curtain panels, leaving the prettier part on display.
The wall that was built out to fit in the sink and the toilet’s concealed tank provides just enough room to tuck yourself away. And with the glass screen, the rest of the room is unlikely to get splashed as you shower.
For this arrangement to work in a family bathroom used for bathing small children (or, indeed, small dogs), you might want to put the bath faucets, along with a handheld shower extension, at the visible end of the bath, and move the niche shelving up or along, for easier access.
The attention to detail is particularly pleasing; check out the matching brass hardware on the windows and doors.
To go the extra mile, you might like to seek out rectangular controls too.
There are so many types of shower screens on the market, not only with respect to the glass, but also to the style and dimensions. Curved, folding, sliding, hinged and fixed — find out which screen will work best with your space.
Note that a shower curtain in this style of bathroom would soften the crisp, clinical effect — but might also spoil it.