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Doorless Showers: How to Pull Off the Look

For those who have experienced the thrill of outside showers – curtainless, doorless showers are certainly the next best thing. There is something exhilarating about showering without a barrier – to lather up, rinse and let all reserve wash right down the drain. In fact, after experiencing this type of shower just once, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing things this way all along.

Brown tiles bathroom with door-less shower

Doorless showers are nothing new – but they are taking off as one of the more daring home décor fads. If you’re intrigued by this concept, read on and learn how you can implement this bathing option into your very own home.

1) Firstly, keep placement in mind. Obviously curtains and doors serve purposes other than catering to our inhibitions – they also keep water from splashing about and soaking carpets and upholstery. In order for your doorless shower to run without ruining the rest of your bathroom, make sure there is at least a 6 to 7 foot buffer on all sides. Additionally, consider half walls and step-down showers to keep flooding in check.

Door-less shower with penny tiles flooring and walls

2) Secondly, carefully consider your showerhead. Traditional showers are usually equipped with an angled shower head, but this can get messy. Instead, opt for an overhead type shower head that directs water straight down.

Fancy bathroom shower with no doors

3) Thirdly, make sure you have considered your drainage. The floor of your shower needs to angle towards the drain to ward off standing water and ensure even drainage. Additionally, even a thin layer of water could lead to a nasty fall. To assist in even draining, consider adding two or three drains.

Modern bathroom with doorless shower

4) Lastly, remember there are other options. If your bathroom isn’t equipped for a doorless shower, and you aren’t prepared for a full renovation, consider frameless shower doors. While you’ll still have a barrier, rimless glass is the next best choice.

Doorless shower in modern bathroom
White and bright bathroom with doorless shower
Oriental bathroom with doorless shower design
Simple Bathroom Design with doorless shower

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What do you think?

  • I love door-less showers! No more cold when getting out! :)

  • door-less showers are the shower choice of the future…… no barriers so no matter what your age or ability you can use them. We are looking into this type because of health reason….. but in the end they are can also be gorgeous.

  • Daisy Rogers

    I had my first experience with the door less showers during my vacations in Italy, those showers were amazing and got the nice design, interior of the bathroom is too good which will give you an expensive looks.

  • Beti

    I stayed in a B&B many years ago that had an open shower. It had a small barrier where the door would be about the size of a curb on a side walk. It was a good design since it could open but contain the water. We debating building a new house. Thanks for the idea!

  • Amazing showers. Thanks for the post.

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  • try drying yourself off before opening the curtain/door. You won’t be nearly as cold.

  • Mary King

    What about privacy, the door is there for a reason silly

  • guest

    great for handicap or elderly who can’t lift their leg up enough to get over the lip of a normal shower, and no privacy concerns at home because you can shut the bathroom door but this would not work for public locker rooms or anything like that due to the lack of privacy, and as you pointed out water get all over the entire bathroom floor unless there is a slope that forces the water to drain into the shower area and the shower head is angled straight down over the shower area. If done right this is a great alternative to the traditional shower in the home.

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