Luxurious, minimalistic and classy are all words you hear associated with walk in showers and for good reason – they are all of these things and more. A walk in shower are one of the most sought after additions to bathrooms in the UK and continue to be one of the deciphering factors when people buy into new homes.
Why is there so much interest in walk in showers? What is it about walk in showers that make them so sought after? Here we will look at varying factors that make the walk in shower the next ‘go-to’ addition to any bathroom.
They look incredible
Let’s first get the aesthetic reasoning out the way. There is no denying that walk in showers are certainly easy on the eye. Normally made from tiles or stone, they add a wow-factor to any bathroom.
We normally see them in those movie shower scenes in one of those drastically expensive homes in the hills but the truth is, you don’t need to be a celebrity to own one, far from it. People associate drastic prices with walk in showers or ‘wet rooms’ that just aren’t true, in fact, you can get them at some great prices if you shop around online!
They’re extremely durable
Most walk in showers are made from sturdy tiles, stone or porcelain, which invariably means that they’re durable compared to their traditional tray-based counterparts. Their walk in shower screens are usually made from strong, easy to clean tempered glass that can withstand time effectively meaning that you won’t have to replace the unit for a long period of time. This means that they’re a good investment on the whole.
They’re great for kids and the elderly
Long gone are the days where your kids are struggling to get their leg over the bath side to get into the bath or the heaps of water that seep out of traditional shower trays because the door has been left ajar – walk in showers deal with all of these issues.
If you have more than one child you can allow the children to shower together, or just shower on their own to gain independence – either way they’re great for kids.
Not only that, but they’re wonderful for the elderly and less bodily abled because of the ease of access. If you have problems getting into and out of a traditional tray based unit then a walk in shower may just change your life entirely!
They add value to your home
Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but from a value standpoint, they will instantly boost the value of your home. Walk in showers are hugely sought after and it could mean that come the sale of your home (should you choose to sell it) you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the valuation given the fact that you have a walk in shower available.
It’s actually been a deciphering factor as to whether or not people buy an entire home just based on a walk in shower!