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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
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
Carrie Dagenhard
Carrie is a seasoned blogger, entertainment journalist and all around professional wordsmith with a passion for interior design and home organization. A self-proclaimed eternal wanderer and neat freak, she enjoys sharing her eclectic tastes and zeal of creating a beautiful and balanced space through DIY home décor. After graduating with a degr[...]

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