Do you prefer a walk in shower or a cubicle?We believe there is a lot less cleaning to do in a walk-in
Nay! Too much chance of being exposed! I dont even like this in a hotel.
Yay or nay? Bidets
Yay or Nay? Open-air bathrooms
Yay or Nay? TVs in a backyard retreat
Yay or Nay? Bed curtains
I notice there's still a lot of talk of tiled shower walls. I thought that glass or Perspex panels had superseded grout & tiles nowadays. Walk ins are so easy to maintain, clean & user friendly for elderly. A glass blade is easy care. Is there a benefit to tiles over glass ?
My apologies yvonnesl, I just saw your request. The bathroom is surprisingly compact though it feels very spacious. It's a delight. The medicine cabinet is ample storage space too.
I can attest to the benefits of an open shower for use and cleaning for people with poor mobility. I have a spinal injury with occasional bouts of very poor mobility and it's a plus to be able to hobble in without a shower lip and to sit on the bath edge when I'm wobbly on my feet.
It also future proofs in the event that you or a family member becomes less mobile, breaks a leg, etc. Also a plus for resale.
Also, cleaning this baby is a dream. Especially with this kind of Vileda extendable, cleaning wand. You can maintain good alignment and remain standing rather than crouching in pokey shower cubicles trying to get into the corners.
I swear I don't sell them!
Oooh, also great for poor mobility, wall hung toilet and basin means you can mop with ease. Seriously, it's my dream bathroom.
it would have to be yay...easy to clean..clean lines..no chance of bumping myself being a clumsy klutz..
Excellent option for people where access is a challenge. Open showers are very popular and where glass is not used require less cleaning!
Walk in for sure- I agree there is less cleaning- it is more open so dries up easier with less chance of moisture and mold problems.
Sorry I love the steam too much. I want to be trapped inside the mist :)
Great for ageing in place, but the waterproofing must be done properly.
Yay all the way to walk in. No unnecessary cleaning or barriers. If you can design to connect to an outdoors component (which we can as we back onto a national park) or through a beautiful, big natural vista picture window while showering - all the better. Design for simplicity, freedom of movement and connection to nature. Bliss :-)
Definitely 100% walk-in, our ensuite has double overhead shower's and a hand held wall shower head in our walk-in with a built-in wall seat for each of us, we can wash each others back, sit and put our feet up on each others seat to wash them instead of having to bend down on a slippery floor - can you guess we are a couple of oldies and have showered together since we were married 52 years ago, way back then we only needed a small shower, now with age we need a bit more space - cleaning the tiles is sooooooo much easier than all that glass, would NEVER CHANGE from my walk-in, absolutely love it. We are inside the tiled walls of the ensuite with 2 showers spraying warm water and steam all around us so we don't get cold.
We have 3 types of shower in the house- walk in; cubicle; shower over tub. The two family members who are closest to the cubicle opt to trek downstairs and use the walk in!
We have 3 showers and all designed as walk-ins. WONDERFULLY LIBERATING!!!!
If bathroom is heated then walk-in would be ok.
although i have walk in showers we have no glass walls and i still have good old fashioned shower curtains and a bathmat...best of both worlds!
I can't even imagine a shower curtain but with a walk-in shower -- Do you have a pic?
It's quite common. Stops all your stuff in the room getting wet and is something soft in the room to offset all the hard surfaces. Can easily be changed for a new colour look, and doesn't need squeegeeing.
Ok, I've never seen that before. My walk-ins are all designed with (appropriate) floor sloping and a wall .. effectively only the door is 'missing' ..
Only needs a grab rail in those, shower curtains fall down in a fall, whereas rails do not.