Going Against the Curb
Open Concept Has Reached the Bathroom
While it has been a number of years since curbless, or zero-entry, showers became a thing, they have quickly become the “IT” design for bathroom remodels and new construction.
What is a Curbless Shower?
Known as curb-less or low-threshold showers these are showers that lack an elevated entry – they do not require stepping over barriers. Zero entry showers give a bathroom a seamless, more modern look than traditional showers.
What Are the Benefits of a Curbless Shower?
Safety Unlike its predecessor, curbless showers are considered to be safer as they are more accessible. Without a high curb to step over to gain entry, or to exit the shower, bathroom accidents are more preventable.
Cleanliness Though a low threshold shower can still experience the issue of disgusting grime that forms in the crevices, a completely curbless shower makes cleaning the shower a breeze. Well, maybe not a breeze, but it does make it easier because you can easily clean the entire shower floor when you are cleaning the bathroom floor.
Cuts Down on Mold & Mildew Because the floor of curbless showers is sloped towards the drain, less water remains on the floor of the shower. Less moisture leads to a lower chance of mold and mildew forming in the shower, and helps to keep most of your bathroom dry.
Can Fit Almost Any Space Because curbless showers are tailored to meet a bathroom’s specific measurements, they can be installed in large, medium or places.
Appeal Let’s face it, curbless shower designs have taken bathroom aesthetics to a whole new level of luxury. Not only are they more sleek and modern feeling, but they give the bathroom a spa-like feeling. This added appeal can add a lot to the overall home’s value.
Are Curbless Showers Worth It?
Of course, deciding if a curbless shower is worth it depends on your needs, expectations, and design taste. Not only do the offer accessibility, they also offer a lot of design flexibility. Additions such as benches, in-set shelves, heated floors and niches are also appealing. Depending on your design, curbless showers can frequently create a seamless look, making the bathroom look and feel bigger.
Ready to start designing your bathroom and add some curb(less) appeal?