During the repair of the bathroom has to solve many questions, especially if the bathroom is combined or too small. You need to think about where to place the plumbing, as well as furniture for storing the necessary supplies, it is often required to allocate a separate place for the washing machine. Therefore, the shower cabin becomes a convenient choice due to the saving of considerable space. So, how to arrange a bathroom with a shower?
The shower cabin is an excellent exit for bathrooms a small area
The main advantages
The design of the bath with a shower compartment has a number of advantages over the classical layout:
- The compact cabin is convenient even for small areas, and you can put a washing machine, a bidet, a compact locker for things in the empty space.
- Because of the hermetic doors, the splashes do not fly away, and the heat is kept inside.
- Modern shower cabins suitable for the bathroom are equipped with many useful functions from hydromassage to aromatherapy and even radio.
- Deep pallets can be used as baths for bathing small children.
- Shower saves more water.
- Pallets have a special anti-slip coating that minimizes the risk of injury.
In addition to the practical advantages, the shower stall looks stylish in the bathroom interior, such as in the following photos.
The glass partition of a shower cabin looks very stylish
The corner is the perfect place to put a shower base.
In a narrow room the shower looks great
Despite the fact that the shower has many advantages, there are several disadvantages:
- In the booth you can only stand or sit, sometimes it is a problem for the elderly.
- With low pressure water supply will not be able to use the additional functions of the shower.
- The more functions, the larger the design.
- High sides of the pallet are uncomfortable for small children and the elderly.
- It is necessary to take care of the booth every day and constantly clean the walls and plumbing from limescale.
It is also worth considering that not all designs are suitable for small areas. For example, a five-wall or round model cannot be supplied due to impressive volumes. In these cases, you can do with a shower, it can easily fit in the bathroom as in the photo below.
For a small bathroom it is better to use a corner shower tray.
What to look for when choosing
The selection of the cabin should be approached responsibly. It is necessary to determine not only the configuration of the doors, but also the materials and the depth of the pallet.
The most convenient, of course, sliding sash, as well as folding partitions, harmonicas. There are models with hinged doors opening inward. This will save space, but is not suitable for obese people.
The most popular and inexpensive material is plastic. It is practical, durable, easy to clean from dirt. However, plastic booths, especially whites, have a drawback - they gradually turn yellow.
Glass models visually make the space lighter and airier. Glass can be transparent, opaque, color, mirror. These showers look stylish in both apartments and private houses as in the photo below.
Important! Glossy and mirrored glass requires daily care, to reduce the time for cleaning and polishing it is better to choose models with matte doors.
Selecting a suitable cabin, you should consider the depth of the pallet. It is easy to step over children and elderly people through low sides, but in deep ones you can bathe babies and wash clothes.
Pallets can be made of metal, acrylic or stone. It is best to choose products from acrylic, it is the most durable material, given the conditions of high humidity. If the area is small, you can pick up a model without a pallet, but then you need to think about plums on the floor. Examples of bathroom interiors using a shower tray can be seen in the photo below.
Very often for decoration of the pallet tiles are used to match the floor in the bathroom
Is it possible to put a shower without a cabin?
How to make a shower in the bathroom without using a cabin? To do this, you can install only a pallet and the necessary plumbing. This design will take less space compared to a standard booth, but it is worthwhile to think about partitions in advance so that the splashes do not fly around. In the role of partitions can act ordinary curtain. A shower partition made of glass also fits well into the design, visually making the space more airy.
When equipping a good drain, it is enough to separate the shower cabin with a partition
Important! A bathroom can be completely without a shower cabin, it is enough to drain the floor so that excess water can go away.
Features of planning
Since any shower cabin is more dimensional than a sink, toilet and washing machine, the first thing to do is to find a place for it. It is best to place the shower as close to communications as possible, including electrical outlets.
Important! Much less often put a shower cabin together with a bathroom. To save space, you can choose small or corner models.
In small bathrooms you should not put too large cabins, it is better to choose compact models that can be easily placed in the corner. It is important to take care of free access to the booth itself. In addition, the design should not block the path to other devices. Examples of bathroom design with a convenient location of a shower cabin and a washing machine can be seen in the photo.
In a square-shaped room for a booth, the angle opposite to the front door is suitable. If the doorway is not in the corner, but occupies the central part of the wall, the shower can be placed in the far corner. If the doors are located on the side of the wall, the booth can be put along it. Variants of placement of a shower in a square shaped bathroom are shown in the photo below.
If the room has the shape of a rectangle, it is more convenient to put the booth on the same wall as the doorway. If the passage is too narrow, you can choose a square model and put it behind the door. If the bathroom is combined, it is better to place the toilet near the opposite wall from the stall. Examples of the design of a long and narrow bathroom with a shower and a toilet can be seen in the photo.
If the place is too small, it can be increased by combining with the toilet by demolishing the partition. Thus, there will be more space to create a complete bathroom design, where there is space for a shower and a toilet. On the place of the partition you can place a narrow washing machine, shelves, a box for linen or a wardrobe.
If the conceived design implies the presence of a shower without a pallet, it is worthwhile to enclose the shower enclosure with a curtain, a screen or sliding doors. How to make a comfortable shower in the bathroom without using the shower can be seen in the photo.
The partition is needed for space zoning, splash protection, as well as for a comfortable environment while taking a shower.
Form of construction
In order to choose the right shower cabin for a small bathroom, taking into account the washing machine, it is necessary to take into account the shape of the model. From this depends on the size of the shower, as well as the convenience of its placement. The unusual shape can diversify the design, and standard corner models will easily fit into all interior styles.
The most versatile option for areas of any size. Angular designs are more compact than others, without effort being located on the small area. A shower in the corner allows you to make room for a washing machine or toilet, if the bathroom is combined.
Models of rectangular shape is a classic, but they require more space. Most often they are not placed in the corner, but along one of the walls. In narrow long rooms such a booth can occupy all the space along the end wall. It is not only convenient, but also visually aligns the proportions.
Round cabins are not suitable for small spaces, but they can be placed everywhere - in the corner, along the wall or even in the center. The most spectacular models are made of glass, and while taking a shower, you get a beautiful illusion of a waterfall. That is why such cabins are often made in different colors or have a backlight. How does the design of a bathroom with a round cabin look like can be seen in the photo.
Pentagonal designs look unusual, but this is the most overall model. This model will require an area of impressive size so that you can freely go to other interior elements. Pentagonal structures can be put in bathrooms with a toilet, since they usually have a large area.
Pallets are often placed in bathrooms without a cabin, because of the lack of walls take up the least space. They come in different shapes and colors. Such a solution is most often used for small-scale, where there is no place. However, for comfort, it is still worth thinking about the partition - curtains or glass doors that separate the shower area from the rest of the space. Examples of design without a bathroom and with a shower without a cabin can be seen on the selection of photos with interiors of bathrooms.
Color in the design plays a significant role, especially if the room is small. In this case, it is good to use light colors and glossy surfaces, so the space will seem larger. For finishing often choose shades of white, blue, blue and gray, but you can use brighter colors.
If the dimensions allow, black will look incredibly stylish and luxurious, especially in marble. Effectively looks red in combination with gray or white. You can also make an accent wall of turquoise, orange, green, etc. The design variants of the bathroom with a shower in different color variations can be seen in the photo.
Also, the bathroom can be completely snow-white, and so that the interior does not look monotonous, you can use bright details. These can be lockers of contrasting colors, towels, curtains, tiled borders.
The interior of the bathroom with a shower unit needs a good and high-quality finish that matches the style. Selecting materials it is worth considering that they must be waterproof.
Ceramic or stone tiles are the most popular type of decoration in rooms with high humidity. The tile is not afraid of water, steam and high temperatures, it is easy to clean, and the mold does not start on the surface. Examples of finishing the floor in the bathroom with shower are shown in the photo below.
Important! The floor tiles must be rough enough so that the legs do not slide.
As for the ceiling, PVC stretch fabrics look best. Due to the size of the bathroom, the coating will be seamless, while the suspended ceiling itself can withstand flooding from above.
The color is traditionally chosen light, but more extravagant solutions are possible. Tension cloths can be color, with a photo printing, glossy or opaque. Original will look completely mirrored ceiling. Examples of similar design of the ceiling in the bathroom with shower can be seen in the photo.
For wall decoration wallpaper is not the best choice, tile or stone will fit much better. Walls can be monophonic or with a pattern, you can also experiment with different types of masonry.
Vertically laid tile visually pulls the walls up, while the horizontal lengthens. Diagonal masonry is the most costly in terms of the amount of consumable material, but it looks unusual and also visually expands the space.
A simpler version of the wall decoration is water-based paint. This coating can be of any color, but it requires a perfectly smooth base. Variants of wall decoration in the bathroom with a shower can be seen in the photo.
Furniture and plumbing
In the bathroom is rarely used a lot of furniture. If there is not enough space, there are enough wall hooks for towels and bathrobes, and hygiene products can be stored in a cabinet above the sink.
Also, storage systems can be positioned along the wall in the form of low cabinets with a hinged door. The upper part of the cabinets can be used as an open shelf for decorative elements or to mount the backlight there.
The design of a standard bathroom with a shower also implies the presence of other elements: a sink, a washing machine, a toilet bowl, if the bathroom is combined. The sink is usually installed next to the shower, at the bottom you can put a washing machine or cabinet. The toilet can be built in, so space is saved, which usually takes the tank. The design of the bathroom with shower, washing machine and toilet can be seen in the photo.
To create a beautiful bathroom design with a shower, you need to decide on the style of the interior, and examples of the interior with a shower and toilet in different styles can be seen in the photo below.
The classic bathroom interior with a shower unit is very popular and is most often used for spacious rooms. For such a design fit cabin made of glass with a gilded pattern. Gilding can be used for decoration of furniture and walls. Materials are selected expensive and high quality. Showers in the classic interior of the bathroom can be seen in the photo.
Suitable for small rooms due to the minimum of furniture and simplicity of form. For the bathroom in the high-tech style, modern showers with a variety of useful features are perfect. The more technical the electronic filling, the better. If the bathroom is very small or combined with a toilet, to save space, you can choose a shower with a tray as in the following photos.
The best choice of design for a small bathroom in which you want to fit the toilet and shower. In contrast to the more strictly high tech with a cold color scheme and an abundance of metal, for minimalism you can use warmer colors - beige, coffee, caramel.
All furniture and plumbing should be of simple shapes and compact sizes. Souls are often replaced with a simple pallet or do without it at all. Variants of minimalist bathroom design with a compact shower tray can be seen on the photo selection.
Thinking through the design of a shower room without a bath with a toilet or without it, it is worth considering the shape and size of the room, the shape and dimensions of the chosen cabin depend on these parameters. The absence of a bathroom saves valuable space, which is especially important in combined rooms.