A corner shower seat is a good choice when you want to be able to sit comfortably in your shower but don’t have a lot of space.
Many people find that typical freestanding shower seats are too wide or take up too much space in their shower. Even people who try to use the seat in their bathtub find it isn’t wide enough to hold the seat. Also, showers in apartments are often kept small to save space.
A good corner shower seat can help when you face these situations. Corner shower seats can be built-in or you can find portable ones made of teak or stainless steel.
A built-in corner shower seat is simply a seat that is attached to a shower wall. It is usually covered in tile, although many fiberglass shower units have built in shower seats incorporated into the design.
If built well it should provide whoever is sitting on it with a feeling of security because it won’t move. And because you can use the same tile as the shower wall, it will fit right in with the look and feel of your shower.
Teak corner shower stools take up little space and look good in any shower. Teak is water resistant and will have spaces between the wood slats to let water get through. They are usually lightweight and can be easily moved in and out of the shower or bathtub. They are, however, usually smaller than a built-in corner shower seat. Someone who is larger may not feel as secure when sitting on this type of seat.
A newer style of corner shower seat is made from stainless steel. You can also find these made of polyethylene. These type seats are usually easy to clean up and take care of. They resist mold and fungus and if you wipe them off after each use they will last a long time. They are also usually quite sturdy so someone sitting on them can feel secure. The only drawback is that many people don’t find them as attractive as a teak shower stool.
With these many options for a corner shower seat you should have no problem finding a solution if you have a small shower, a freestanding bathtub, or even a large walk in shower design.