Not all homes and apartments are equipped with a spacious bathroom. The modern industry of manufacturing furniture and equipment for bathrooms does not stand still and creates all sorts of options for compact shower enclosures and cabins that can replace the bath and save space.
In addition to the size itself, an important factor is the shape of the equipment. The best option for a close bathroom would be a corner shower.
Dimensions and specific features of corner structures
Shower cabins by criterion of dimension are subdivided into:
Small shower cabins
Small showers allow you to save maximum space in the bathroom. At the same time, it is possible to preserve the functionality of all the equipment: “tropical rain”, hydromassage and so on. Usually they are installed where the installation of a classic bath is not intended.
The smallest corner showers have a size of 60 by 60 cm. They usually equip children’s bathrooms, sanatoria, boarding houses, medical facilities. This is due to limited opportunities within it for an adult. Especially for someone who can be called large.
A cabin of 70 cm by 70 cm will bring a little more comfort to a person who can be washed. In these models, additional shelves and even a seat can already be used. It is still a small cabin, even in an asymmetrical version 75 by 70 cm.
This is followed by a modification of 80 by 80 cm, which coincides in width with the classic cast-iron bath. Such a model will give more space, but retain its reasonable price. Even in a tiny bathroom, this shower stall will leave room for a small washing machine. Most often, the product is shaped like a quarter of a circle or square.
A larger and, accordingly, spacious model has dimensions of 90 by 90 cm. Such models sell well, as they still belong to compact versions, but offer their owner more comfortable use. In this case, a large person will feel the constraint of movements.
The choice of small showers is quite diverse. They are offered as unknown producers one-day, and major brands occupying this niche for many years.
More spacious cabins range from 100 to 100 cm to 120 to 120 cm. Here you can feel more at ease and not limit your movements. Usually all standard equipment is installed in such models: shelves, support-bars, equipment for “tropical rain”, a seat, various shower holders at different levels and more. For such a “cabinet” already need a spacious bathroom. Its compact placement in the corner still allows for more efficient use of space, but it takes a lot of space. Speech about compactness in this case is no longer underway.
According to statistics from specialty stores, border corner models are best sold at 100 by 100 cm. They are still suitable for large apartments. It is in this size that manufacturers produce more varieties. They can be found in domestic and foreign manufacturers.
Medium-sized asymmetrical models are made in variants:
- 100 to 80 cm;
- 110 to 80 cm;
- 120 to 80 cm;
- 110 to 90 cm;
- 120 to 90 cm.
Based on the design of the bathroom, you must choose in which direction the longer part will be directed. Only in this case, the remaining elements of sanitary equipment will organically fit into the interior.
The largest showers allow you to use the most diverse in their functions filling. At the request of the owner, they turn into a steam room, aroma chamber, massage room. You can also use the booth as a telephone booth or even listen to the radio while swimming.
All this allows you to do the dimensions of a giant. Standards for full-size cabs are:
- 130 by 130 cm;
- 135 to 135 cm;
- 140 to 140 cm
The main factor is definitely a comfortable wash. In such a bunker, you can take a shower together or wash children without fear of hitting walls or holders. All kinds of steam generators, fans, hydromassage and aromatherapy organically complement the basic tasks of the equipment.
Advanced shower options
There are a number of other indicators that help customers choose the most appropriate model. For example, the height of the corner booth should be no less than 185 cm. The maximum height of standard shower reaches 250 cm with a curtain length of 200 cm.
Separately, you need to consider a convenient and multifunctional version of the shower with a deep bath in the form of a bath. This is a very practical compromise between a full bath and a shower. Typically, the height of the sides of the pallet is 40 cm. The height of such structures is 210-240 cm. You can choose between open models, closed and combined. The advantage of such a shower cabin is that it can take a shower while sitting in warm water. If the deep pan is round, then the design itself should not be less than 90 to 90 cm, otherwise there will be very little space in it.
The choice of corner showers is very wide. The determining criteria for selection should be:
- suitable sizes;
- build quality;
If desired, you can order a shower cabin in its size and other characteristics.
Types of shower enclosures
Corner showers themselves are already a separate species. But they also have their own classifications.
The simplest model is a flat pallet and sanitary equipment without walls and ceilings. The walls of such cabins become the walls of the bathroom. Such a design is usually separated from the rest of the space by a curtain. This option allows you to save money and choose the cheapest equipment. All sorts of additional features for it are also available.
The disadvantage of this solution will be a large load on the wall covering. It may remain traces of hard water, fungus and other unpleasant imprints of direct exposure to water.
The opposite option is a multifunctional cabin. Such an angular design immediately includes the possibility of a bath, steam, aromatherapy, hydromassage, radio receiving points and other pleasant bonuses. The minus of the model will be impressive size and great price.
Owners of spacious premises prefer to equip them with whole bunkers, resembling in their filling space ships. Their owners can not be afraid of moisture in the room, the depressurization of seams and other troubles associated with the budget equipment for bathrooms. Glass and plastic boxes are extremely high quality, and all joints and seams are treated with special sealants.
Such a wide range of models and prices for them will allow sellers to satisfy the desires of the most capricious buyers. Any corner shower can organically fit into the room and leave the main part of the space free.