In any renovation or build, selecting bathroom fixtures and finishes can be a difficult and sometimes stressful task.
You’re prepared to invest serious money in your bathroom. You want to make sure every selection will be fashionable for many years to come. You also need to select products complimentary to the space you have to work in, and of course you need to harmonise each individual element.
To make this process a little easier, today, let’s sort your shower specification. No matter your bathroom style, a quality glass shower screen is a must. The advantages associated with framed, semi-framless and frameless glass shower screens are enormous. They will benefit every bathroom they’re installed. For anyone stuck in bathroom design decision making mode; stop what you’re doing, tick one thing off your list, and discover the many reasons why you need a glass shower screen.
You need a glass shower screen to let your tiles shine, shine, shine!
Glass shower screen = feature tile’s ultimate companion. The beauty of glass is it’s transparent. Transparency allows other bathroom features to dominate, creating interior focal points. If you’re considering a dominant colour, or bold patterned tile, you can’t go past teaming up with Richters’ Momentum semi-frameless sliding screen Momentum will allow your shower recess to maintain definition, without detracting from feature surface finishes.
Following K.I.S.S? You need a glass shower screen.
Keep It Simple Stupid. We have all heard it before, but how often do we actually listen and apply? Not enough DIY interior designers remember to keep design simple. Simplicity doesn’t mean boring, it means tasteful and selective. Applying outrages finishes to any interior can be difficult for professionals to master. Secure bathroom success, opt for simple and effective design solutions. Frameless glass shower screens are the ultimate in sophisticated bathroom specification. Richters offers a range of hardware, such as hinges and brackets for frameless shower screens.
You need a glass shower screen to make your bathroom bigger.
Paramount in small bathrooms, but also an advantage in larger rooms, a glass shower screen will always make space appear larger. Opaque materials, or shower curtains are interior obstructions. A glass shower screen allows the eye to travel through space and process a full room. Floor to ceiling shower curtains break visibility, always creating illusions of less bathroom space. Richters’ Evolution semi-framless shower screen, enables interior visual flow.
You need a glass shower screen to make your bathroom brighter.
Unless extremely fortunate, chances are your bathroom has a small window or skylight. The last thing you want is to fit your bathroom with anything that could potentially prevent natural light from saturating your interior. Bathrooms are predominately used for grooming, they require quality lighting. Natural light is the best light for personal grooming. Glass shower screens provide definition of shower space, without reducing light flow
You need a glass shower screen for timeless style.
‘What will still be in style 10 years time?’ Even professional interior designers don’t have a crystal ball to answer this one. However glass shower enclosures, are a safe bathroom investment. Clear glass, generally won’t date. The inherit benefits of a glass shower screens will always remain, and by selection simple glass hardware, you can reduce the risk of falling out of fashion.
A glass shower screen is almost guaranteed to compliment any bathroom décor, no matter what your chosen design style. Simple, effective and timeless, the glass shower screen is must for all bathrooms.
Keep your shower screen looking sharp
You followed my advice and went with a Richters shower screen. Congratulations! Glass shower screens have so many features and benefits, unfortunately self cleaning is not one of them. When it comes to cleaning your screen, consider products and their impact on our environment. Harsh cleaning chemicals can compromise frame finish, not to mention toxic products, post cleaning, flow into our waterways. Keep your shower and the environment looking ace with environmentally friendly cleaning recipes.
Vinegar is the one item that every household should have. It is effective and safe in cleaning a number of different things and your glass shower screen is no different. Simply put white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray onto the shower door. Scrub the mixture onto the screen with a non-scratch cloth before rinsing off with warm water.
Baking soda is another magic cleaning solution that will not only clean the shower but also deodorize your bathroom. Get your shower screen wet before wiping the shower screen with baking soda on a cloth. You can expect a paste to form on the door when you mix the baking soda with the water. Rinse off with warm water after.
Lemon Juice and Salt
This is the most effective option if your glass shower door frames are made out of metal. Over time you may notice that rust forms which can make your shower look dirty and old. Combine one tablespoon of lemon juice to two tablespoons of salt and form a paste. Using a toothbrush, scrub the mixture into the corners where the rust is forming. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
(Cleaning recipe source: Stay At Home Mum)