The curbless shower is becoming an increasingly popular element in today’s modern bathroom. Designed without any barrier between the floor and the actual shower stall, a curbless shower is a great way to accommodate limited mobility, as well as highlight minimalism and make good use of space. Take a look at four curbless shower designs that are trending in 2022:
Glass, Glass, and More Glass
Just because a curbless shower might not have a threshold to step over, it doesn’t mean it can’t have a door. Indeed, you can quite easily add a door to most curbless showers; in some designs, it is even necessary in order to prevent water from escaping the stall and creating a mess whenever it’s used. This is especially true when the bathroom and/or shower is particularly small. Adding glass doors and/or walls/half walls to a small curbless shower not only helps prevent water from splashing onto the bathroom floor, it still keeps the line of sight free from impediments, allowing you to view the entire length (or width) of the room without interruption and making the bathroom, as a whole, feel bigger!
Curbless showers are also ideal for those wanting to add a bench to their shower design. In many instances, curbless showers replace a standard tub, leaving no options for people wanting to fully relax as they bathe. But because curbless showers are larger than standard drop-in showers, they have the floorspace to either create a sturdy, built-in bench or add a stand-alone one. Today’s curbless showers are frequently being designed with some sort of seating option so that everyone can sit down when needed (or wanted) as they shower.
Unique Tile Designs
In addition, we’re seeing a growing popularity of stunning custom tilework during many curbless shower installations. The very nature of the curbless shower means you’ll likely need an experienced contractor to build it, providing you with the opportunity to use tiles and other materials in innovative and creative ways. Furthermore, because the bathroom and shower are one continuous space, any tile patterns you do create can be made to really draw the eye and make a statement.
Full-On Wet Room
Of course, curbless showers naturally permit a bathroom to become a full-on wet room. More and more, people are choosing to construct fully water-tight bathrooms that maximize space and exude luxury. A wet room is often viewed as the epitome of sophistication. Plus, it’s super easy to clean!
Want to Learn More?
To learn more about curbless showers and other design trends for 2022, please contact our team at Capitol Kitchen and Bath. Good design incorporates style and function; we’d be happy to help you create the bathroom you need with the elements and features you want.