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The Pros and Cons of a Corner Shower

A corner shower with a clear glass shower door in Austin

As a homeowner, one question must be at the top of your list when it comes to your bathrooms: what type of shower should you install? There are factors to consider before making this decision, such as the space of the bathroom, your budget, and the kind of aesthetics and design you want to go for. While deciding on a shower type, remember that a bathroom is an investment in your home that can greatly impact its value.

Additionally, selecting the right shower and shower door for the bathroom will improve the look and functionality. One of the most common types of showers is a corner shower. This type of shower has its own set of pros and cons that you need to consider before installing one.

Continue reading to learn more.

Corner Shower

A corner shower is a rectangular-shaped shower with a door on one end. As the name suggests, it is located in the corner of a bathroom. It is typically one-sided, and it is covered by a frameless glass shower door, making it appear more spacious than it actually is.

Pros of a Corner Shower

  • Making Small Bathrooms Look Bigger: The main benefit of a corner shower is that it allows you to use the full length of your bathroom with minimal to no obstructions. Most of the time, the space a bathtub takes isn’t fully utilized, making it necessary to install a smaller tub or use two or more to create a usable space. A corner shower will use all the space efficiently.
  • Any Corner of the Bathroom Can Be Occupied: The best part about having a corner shower is that it can be installed in any corner of the bathroom. It can be round or rectangular, leaving more room for the toilet and bathroom sink when installed.
  • Corner Shower Works Well with Small Spaces: In today’s world, most people live in small apartments with small bathrooms. This makes corner showers perfect for installation as they create an open space, even in a compact area.

Cons of a Corner Shower

  • Hard to Design Corner Showers: Sometimes, it can be difficult to designa corner shower due to a smaller space. The opening must be at least 24 inches wide for a walk-in shower in the corner.
  • Difficult to Open a Door: Opening the shower doorcan be a hassle with corner showers due to the smaller space. In such cases, a custom sliding shower door should do the trick.
  • Taller Curb: Another drawback of the corner shower is that the curb needs to be much higher to allow the corner unit to function correctly and prevent water from overflowing.
 A corner shower with a tall curb

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