Bath screens may be better alternatives to shower curtains. They are easier to maintain and give your bathroom a much cleaner, crisper and brighter appearance. Because they are usually made of material that is able to reflect light, they help to make the area look bigger than it really is. They can add a factor of form, along with improved styling, to give your bathroom a more stylish look and feel.
Bathroom design is becoming more adventurous, and more options are being explored. New materials, fabrics and colors are now being used in bathrooms. Approaches to design include a bolder and more stylish look to the components in the bathroom.
The typical configuration for most bathrooms is having the shower head over your bath tub. But when the shower is in use, water will often be sprayed or deflected outside of the shower area. Bath screens can be used to confine water inside the shower area, to protect other surfaces, such as the floor and walls.
Bath Screens now come in different styles and formations. The choice that you make may depend on your bath and budget. Fixed screens that are made of a single sheet are easy to use and install. The disadvantage is that they are fixed and can not move, and you will have to manoeuvre your way around them. If your bathroom has sufficient space, you can put them on pivots, so they can swing open for easier access to the shower.
Folding bath screens are used where space is at a premium. Assembled with individual panels, they can be installed to fold either vertically or horizontally to conserve space, and opened when needed. The color and finish of the frames can be chosen to match the decor of your bathroom.
Another innovation in bath screens are the sliding units, sliding bath screens is another mode for both protection and convenience. Two or more panels are installed on runners, or with a mechanism that allows them to be slid in position, or out of the way for easy entrance or exit. Additional features can allow them to be locked in position, for a tighter seal to prevent water leakage.
Standard sizes for bath screens are either 12 or 24 inches wide, and 50 to 60 inches high. If you do your own design, be sure to take accurate measurements to determine exactly what size will be most suitable. After determining the screen requirements, there are the other parts needed, such as the hinges, door handles, and panel attachments. Shower curtains, although still very popular are being replaced by screens when bathrooms are re-modeled. It is easy to see why, as the screens are more versatile, and offer more styling opportunities.
They may also be more cost effective when providing needed protection, and, with the variety of options, including colors shapes and sizes, along with different frames, they can provide an easy enhancement to upgrade the appearance of your bathroom. Screens are also much easier to maintain and keep clean than shower curtains.