Just because you’re working with a limited amount of space doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade the shower in your bathroom. Corner shower units are perfect for small spaces, but they’re available in all kinds of different designs. Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom using a contemporary design or something more traditional, you’ll be able to find a shower unit to suit your needs.
These corner units aren’t limited to plain-looking square designs. Models like the Aqua Glass Model 422010 Round Shower Kit have curved shower doors and fit into a contemporary bathroom design very well, while still fitting into relatively small spaces.
Others, such as the American Bath Factory Medium Sistine Stone Neo-Angle Corner Shower Kit have a faux-stone finish with simulated tiles on the base – perfect for something like a Tuscan design.
And you’re not strictly limited to corner units either. Many bathrooms have an alcove that isn’t quite large enough for a full size bathtub, but will fit something like the Swanstone Shower Wall Kit SK-324872 very nicely.
These alcoves can be particularly common when adding a new bathroom to your basement or other “free” space in your home. You often need to work around ducting or other items that cannot be moved, and wind up with an odd-sized alcove. These spaces are perfect for fitting a shower unit.
Of course, you’re not limited to pre-fabricated shower kits. You may want to build a shower from scratch instead. In this case you might start with a base like the Aqua Glass Eleganza Shower Base and build the rest of the shower yourself.
If you prefer custom tiling, custom glass shower doors or some other type of unique shower designs, this may be your only alternative. While shower kits do come in quite a few different styles and sizes, they are typically made from either acrylic or fiberglass, with shower surrounds that can’t be customized to any large degree.
What About Luxury Fixtures?
If you’d like to install luxury fixtures, such as a rain shower head or spa shower head, they can work quite well with a corner shower unit.
These kits have a hole pre-cut in the base for the shower drain, but it is usually up to the installer to cut the hole(s) needed for the shower head and other fixtures. This gives you total freedom to choose the type of fixture you want.
If you’re looking for something with multiple heads like the DreamLine SHCM-2718 6-Head Shower System it will work fine with a shower kit – the installer simply needs to cut the necessary mounting hole for it.
A rain shower head will also work fine, but if you are planning to install an overhead model that mounts in the ceiling above the shower, you’ll want to be sure that the shower door and shower surround are high enough to avoid water spraying beyond the confines of the shower itself.
Whatever design you settle on, make sure it’s something that you’re going to be happy with for a while. Because these shower kits are usually molded as a single piece, if you want to change the design you generally need to replace the entire unit.