What is a Walk-In Shower? All You Need to Know

What is a Walk-In Shower?Of all the home remodeling projects on your wish list, which is the highest? A luxurious new shower that makes you feel like you’re at a spa retreat? Good news—you can bring the resort to your own home with a walk-in shower. While you may have read about the benefits of walk-in showers and possibly even seen pictures, you might still have some confusion about what exactly a walk-in shower is. Here’s a breakdown:

The Basics

As you probably guessed, walk-in showers earned their name because they’re designed for you to easily step into. While many shower models feature lips or ledges, walk-in showers typically have no entry threshold or an extremely low one. Two of the biggest reasons why homeowners are drawn to this feature are:

  • Safety – A super-low or nonexistent entry threshold means greater accessibility, which is ideal for those with mobility issues or a limited range of movement.
  • Modernity – Nothing says ‘elegance’ quite like a shower that is essentially just an extension of your bathroom. Stepping over ledges is so old-school.

Door or No Door?

Another characteristic of most walk-in showers is that they have no door or curtain—just a glass wall or two. You truly just step into it when you’re ready to shower. However, this design can create a soppy situation for some bathroom layouts, so many walk-in showers do feature a glass door or you can always opt to hang your own curtain. You’ll have the power to choose the option you would prefer.

If you’re considering renovating your bathroom with a walk-in shower, then you should turn to the remodeling experts at Tundraland. Contact us today to learn about the selection of sleek walk-in showers we install, including if a walk-in shower will help increase your home’s value.

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