Corner shower stall units are great for bathrooms with limited space.
They can also function well in some cases as a safe bathing place for someone with a disability, as some of them have a built in shower seat in the back corner of the unit.
Most of the corner shower stalls that are pre-built are made of fiberglass and need to be installed when the bathroom is being built as they will not fit through most bathroom doors.
Fortunately, in many cases you can order a shower unit that fits in the corner of the bathroom as a kit that can be assembled on site.
This avoids the hassle of having to cut out a wall to get the unit into the space that you want.
Another benefit that many of these corner shower stall unit kits that you put together yourself is that they have what is called a “neo-angle” design to them.
This helps to save even more space in a small bathroom.
For those who do not like the neo-angle design there are designs where you can enter the shower from the side rather than the front.
Many people opt to have a custom made shower unit installed in the bathroom. Oftentimes these units are made as a tiled walk in shower design.
What About Using Tile Instead?
The benefits to using tile on the floor and walls of the shower are many, but it must be done correctly to avoid problems with water leakage, or seepage through the mortar or grout joints, which can not only develop into a black mold problem, but also structural damage to the home as well.
The choices of colored tile for the shower are numerous, and the size and styles of the shower tiles that you can choose from will very nearly boggle your mind at times.
One of the most popular styles of tile for the shower is the polished subway brick tiles made from marble, although for many people the price of these tiles is beyond the budget they have set for their custom designed shower.
The important thing to remember when choosing tile to use in the shower is that if you do not specifically purchase a type that is manufactured for shower use, you will need to apply some sort of water sealant on to the surface of the tile to prevent degradation of the tile, water seepage through the mortar joints, as well as for easier cleaning of the soap scum that is sure to develop.
Corner shower units are just about the only option for many of those with small bathrooms.
Pre-assembled units work great for most, but those with a bigger budget, or the ability to do it themselves will find that they can design their shower just the way they want it.
In most cases, a custom made shower enclosure will require a person to also make a choice on what kind of glass shower door that they want.
The choices and styles of shower doors are very nearly as many as the shower tile mentioned above. Of course you can always go with a walk in shower design that is doorless, but in most cases to do it right you will need much more space than what a typical bathroom has.