What you need to know about assembling a shower stall with a deep tray (rectangular and corner). Advantages and disadvantages + 50 PHOTOS
Shower cabins have appeared long ago, but only now they have begun to gain particular popularity. In many cases, the decision to install them is associated with the practicality and compactness of the design. However, it is also an advantage to enjoy water treatments, saving time and reducing water consumption..
Do not forget that many models of booths provide additional functions. For example, it could be hydromassage.
The shower cabin not only looks great, but also will last a very long time
In addition, the installation does not require any serious bathroom remodeling, no plumbing re-installation.
Feel free to select a replacement option
TOP-6 advantages of models
1The height of the sides can be from 15 to 45 cm, so many people call the design a variation of the sit-down bath. In addition, manufacturers offer several options for the shapes and sizes of booths..
Magnificent shower in the interior
Therefore, depending on bathroom design and dimensions you can choose your option. This design has many other indisputable advantages:
Stylish option for your design
2When warm water begins to collect, it warms up the pan and walls. The temperature inside the cabin becomes comfortable in a short time. 3Such models are very practical – in a high pallet you can wash your feet or wash things without undressing. It is also very convenient to use it as a baby bathtub.
Hydromassage is not only a pleasure, but also a great way to heal your body.
4Due to the metal frame and the installation features of such equipment, the maintenance of hidden communications is simplified. 5Many models can be fitted with a seat. This option is suitable for elderly people..
Beautiful bathroom interior
6 Another important plus of the high sump: water will definitely not seep out of it. Therefore, the floor will not be constantly flooded with water. In addition, the design significantly reduces the risk that you flood your neighbors..
We select the style for your room
However, one cannot but say about the existence of disadvantages. After all, you need to know some of the nuances before purchasing a model..
Transparent models may not be to everyone’s liking
1 The most significant drawback is the height of the side. It is very difficult for the elderly to cross it. But this problem has a simple solution: it is enough to equip an auxiliary step in front of the entrance. May also not be suitable for a person with a disability.
Small model located in the bathroom
He simply will not be able to step over the high barrier. Such people can stay on special models with a low pallet, inside which you can even call in on a wheelchair..
Finnish sauna design
2Another drawback – such cabins look less stylish. A high pallet visually makes the structure more bulky and heavy. The correct choice of color, as well as the shape of the product, will help smooth this..
Chic bathroom interior
Variety of shapes and sizes
The assortment of shower cubicles on the market is designed to satisfy the wishes of the maximum number of customers..
Gray can not always be gloomy
So, for the owners small bathrooms – compact models with dimensions of 80 × 80 or 90 × 90 cm.It will fit into the design and help to rationally distribute the area of the room.
Glass cabin adjacent to the sauna
If you do not have strict restrictions in square meters, you can pay attention to models of medium or large size..
The most demanded in these categories are models in sizes 120 × 80, 120 × 90 and 120 × 120 cm.Although accessories can be found if desired, with a pallet of 150 × 80 cm.
With glass partition
When choosing, it should also be borne in mind that, depending on the shape of the shower cabins, they are divided into:
- corner (most often they look like a quarter circle);
- non-standard (for example, asymmetric or polyhedral).
Owners of small bathrooms often have to give up the bathtub.
The selection of the form must be treated very carefully. After all, the cost of the cabin will largely depend on this. This parameter may affect the ease of use..
A chic combination of dark glass with a bright bathroom
What to look for when choosing
You should not rush to buy a rounded model if its size is 80 × 80. For many, this cabin may be too cramped and uncomfortable. The optimal parameters in this case should be at least 90 × 90 cm.
Brickwork in the interior of a small bathroom
Please note: products with rounded shapes are always more expensive than those with rectangular or square pallets. There is a simple explanation for this: curved showers require curved glass doors..
With a hydromassage you can relax after a busy day
The most expensive models are considered to be angular and asymmetric. Such shower cabins are the most convenient when you need to choose an option for a cramped bathroom..
To save space, a bath is also placed in one structure
For narrow spaces, elongated designs are best suited. For example, 120 × 70 or 110 × 80cm will be most effective in use..
Original bathroom design
If among family members there is a person of impressive build, a rectangular model, the parameters of which are 150 × 70, can become a full and convenient replacement for the bathroom..
Glass structure with a bath
When the room is large, you can buy a corner cabin of the maximum size – 150 × 150 cm.For children, this model will become a real mini-pool.
In the interior of the loft style
The type of booth is important when choosing. Depending on the degree of closeness, everyone is open and closed..
Model with hydromassage complex
Which option to opt for depends directly on the amount that you are willing to spend.
Replacing the side walls will be the walls of your bathroom. Therefore, the area where the shower room will be located should be overlaid tiles. Water supply is organized using a watering can or a hydromassage nozzle.
Glass curtain – looks interesting
When choosing an open design model, you need to take into account that faucets are not included in the package of such shower rooms. Therefore, the device will have to be purchased separately..
The main advantage of open showers is that they make it possible to significantly save useful space..
Closed glass model
However, at the same time, products with such a design cannot be installed anywhere. In addition, they have limited functionality..
They consist of a pallet, walls, a roof and a sealed door. In fact, they are sealed shower boxes..
Don’t forget about good lighting in this room.
These cabins are very mobile, so they can be installed in any place where there is a drain and water supply..
Open model with a view through the window
Many people opt for closed models also because specialists are constantly developing new additional functions for them. Among the many options, you can, for example, come across the following:
1additional lighting; 2 steam generator; 3the ability to enjoy watching videos; 4presence of a telephone; 5 aromatherapy; 6tropical shower; 7the presence of a telephone; 8 aromatherapy; 9tropical shower; 10built-in radio; 11hydromassage; 12stage stream; 13imitation of a Turkish bath; 14imitation of a Finnish sauna.
Elegant Huppe – minimalism
Multifunctional model where everything is there
Snow-white bathroom in Provence style
Regardless of the shape or size of the product, the assembly and installation of enclosed cabins is carried out without undue effort. In addition, such a structure can be moved at any time..
Cozy small bathroom in dark colors
However, when choosing, remember that each additional function increases the amount that will have to be paid for the hydrobox..
A chic combination of glass and wood in the bathroom interior
What materials are used
The pallet must support the cab structure. It must be strong and stable.
In a classic bathroom interior
How much these parameters correspond to the model can be found out by paying attention to the materials used in the manufacture..
Shower trays are made of acrylic. Due to its plasticity, this material can be given the most bizarre shapes. In addition, additional mechanisms are easily mounted in it..
A wonderful combination in the interior of marble
Acrylic products last at least 10-15 years. Even if the surface of the pallet is slightly damaged, a special paste will fix it..
Practical sliding glass curtain
Therefore, the excellent appearance remains even after a long period of time..
Extraordinary backlit model
Doors are made from tempered glass. Optionally, you can choose options with both transparent and frosted glass (with tinted, for example, gray glass).
Glass shower curtain in a delicate bathroom in white tones
Pay attention to the country of origin
Accessories are manufactured in many European and Asian countries.
Compact placement of the shower area in a small bathroom
In Europe, Italian manufacturers are rightfully considered the leaders in this market segment. Their models are distinguished by exquisite design, functionality, excellent quality, but also the highest price..
Even a small bathroom can be beautiful and cozy.
Products from Germany, USA, England and Finland are of good quality. If we talk about Chinese manufacturers, then it is worth noting that the quality of the materials used and the assembly does not differ from the models made in Europe..
Red and black tiles look great in room decoration
Equipment for the adoption of water procedures is relatively inexpensive and has a warranty period of use comparable to that of manufacturers from other countries.
Stylish small bathroom
The main stages of installation of the structure
If you have purchased a high-quality, certified cabin, then detailed instructions with diagrams and notes on various assembly nuances must be attached to it..
Combining a bathroom and a shower will help please all tenants of the apartment
In the budget versions, however, there is mainly only extremely concise text. By the way, usually such structures are not equipped with a full-fledged durable siphon, so buy a high-quality one if you don’t want to replace it soon..
A mosaic with oblong tiles in a vertical design will help to stretch the space visually upwards
Regardless of the model and its design, the installation is carried out according to the following scheme:
1 The main parts must be unpacked, checked for integrity and damage. Then open the hardware box to check the contents..
Giving up the bathtub gives you more space
2 Place the pallet on the metal base. Depending on the shape, the mounting configuration can be parallel or criss-cross. Next, you need to start installing the drain and connecting the siphon. The cockpit glass must be attached to the fencing arches, and then the joints must be sealed.
Modern bathroom with dark white tile ornaments
3 The stand must be secured to the rail. This is done using self-tapping screws. Then you need to install the fence, side panels and rear panel. Install the doors and roof.
Brickwork in the interior of a small bathroom
4 It remains only to install the fittings and a protective screen, and then test all.
Regular care prolongs durability
Chic contrasting bathroom interior
When you have chosen and purchased the right model, make caring for it your constant habit. First of all, you need to take care of improving the quality of the water..
Pastel colors will give the interior lightness and tranquility
In addition, after each use, the pallet must be rinsed with hot (but its maximum temperature should not exceed 80C) and then with cold water..
Next, you need to remove the drops from the walls with a silicone scraper. Then all surfaces are wiped dry with a soft towel or microfiber cloth.
Beautiful bathroom interior
At least once every few months, it must be cleaned with non-abrasive detergents that do not contain ammonia, alcohol and acetone.
After applying the selected cleaning agent to all surfaces, do not rush to rub and rinse everything at once. Wait a little so that the dirt has time to soak well.
Contrast in shades of green
Then wipe the tray and other surfaces with a sponge, rinse with running water and wipe dry.
The dry booth can be additionally polished using a glass cleaner. It is also necessary to regularly treat all metal parts with a calcium remover..
Mirrored wall cabinets as a way to visually make the bathroom more spacious
It is also important to remember that a humid, warm place is an ideal environment for mold growth..
Given their danger, it is necessary to carry out preventive treatment..
In small baths, such designs are perfect for families with small children.
Treat all surfaces every week with a mold spray, and unscrew the drain of the pallet from time to time and also treat with a special preparation.