Doorless Showers Aging in Design

Doorless showers have become a design darling in recent years. Not only do they create an open, expansive feel in a bathroom, but they also lend themselves well to universal design and aging in place.

Tips: Installing a heat lamp and radiant heat bathroom flooring can offset any cold air or drafts especially during the winter months. Mount a heated towel and robe rack nearby, and you’ll be extra toasty as you dry off and put on that warm robe.

Tips: Angle the shower floor slightly so that water flows toward the drain, and think about adding a second drain for doubly effective siphoning.

Tips:  Outfit your bath with surfaces that hold their own against moisture: porcelain or glass tile, metal, stone, solid surfacing, engineered quartz and some woods. Avoid fabrics and other materials that are prone to mildew. Careful attention to open shower design will help with possible issues arising from splashes and escaping steam.

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~ by keystonebuildinganddesign on August 10, 2012.

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