Bathroom designs have become a true art. Many interior designers and architects are working on extravagant and beautiful bathroom designs, which often include walk in showers. As a matter of fact, walk-in showers are now preferred over standard ones, because they give a different feel to the bathroom.
In this article, we would like to focus on 12 modern walk in shower designs. We use them often, and don’t usually pay too much attention to them, but in the past few years, they have gained more attention.
Why Walk in Showers?
There are many reasons why homeowners prefer walk in showers. The first one would be accessibility. You don’t have to lift your legs over a tub ledge to enter, and this means that there are also fewer risks of slip-and-fall accidents. Walk in showers are an excellent idea for elderly people.
A second reason why they are preferable to traditional showers is that they can be easily customized in many ways. You can get any size, style, fixture, or features imaginable.
A downside of walk in showers would be the price. Walk in showers are usually more expensive than shower-tub combination units. However, you can get a decent price if you go for prefabricated models.
The industry has come a long way, and there are many great-looking models available on the market right now. Granted, they may not fit in your bathroom perfectly, but you can definitely maximize space by adding a custom enclosure, or storage and shelving. You can also go for the walk in shower with a seat.
Now that you know why so many people choose walk in showers, and what are the possible downsides of one, let’s take a look at 12 of the most interesting modern walk in showers.
12 Walk in Showers for the Modern Home
1. Spa Like Escape
We all have stressful days, so it would be wise to invest in something that will help you relieve some of the stress and agitation. The first thing that comes to mind would be eloping to a spa or Wellness center, but it is possible to bring the spa into your home by adding a full-featured walk in shower.
Architects are working really hard to help homeowners with this problem, by creating steam shower rooms, whirlpool baths, saunas, and hot tubs, which can also fit smaller bathrooms. Just take a look at the example below. It features a beautiful walk in steam shower in combination with a small sauna.
2. Minimalist Walk in Shower
If you are thinking of giving your bathroom a minimalist feel, you will definitely a minimalist walk in shower. The one below has almost invisible fiberglass doors. Moreover, due to its form, it will easily fit inside your bathroom.
Most minimalist showers come at reasonable prices, so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money on one. You can make all the difference in the world with the tile you choose for the shower. The black one in the image below gives the bathroom an edgy feel, but you can also go for a classic white option.
3. Doorless Walk in Shower
Next on our list of walk in shower ideas is the doorless shower. Its biggest selling point is the fact that it allows for maximum space usage at all times. It is very popular in “wet rooms” (which we will present later), and a perfect choice when bathroom size is an issue. This type of shower is usually preferred by homeowners who want something simple and clean.
4. All Natural Shower
This shower uses natural colored oak and neutral limestone to maintain the palette in this bathroom light. From the image below, you might think that the bathroom is equipped with an expansive shower, but it is actually decently sized. The glass used creates no color distortion, so the shower almost merges with the background.
5. Accented Shower
If you want to create a standout shower space, you should definitely opt for intricately planned tiles or mosaics for the floor and walls. Also, if you have enough space, you can add a small bench (with the same design) for additional storage. If you feel that the space is too busy, you can always stop the mosaic design on the wall, and continue with a simpler material of the same color.
6. Open Walk in Shower
Looking for the ultimate lap of luxury in terms of bathroom design? Then you will absolutely love this open walk in shower, equipped with a huge, plush monsoon-like overhead shower. People for whom money is not an issue will always encourage architects and interior designers to push the boundaries of creativity, like in the case of this shower.
7. Frameless Walk in Showers
Frameless showers have become the next best thing in the world of bathroom design. Over the past five years, they have become a major trend, and we can see why. There is nothing that can beat the elegance and beauty of a frameless shower. It cuts down on all the anesthetic drills and frills, while also ensuring structural integrity (with chrome brackets).
To make this work, you should opt for heavy 10mm glass panels, chunky impactive handles, and silicone sealing to make it watertight. We can only assume that the trend will continue to grow, and influence manufacturers and designers in the future as well.
8. Frameless Wetroom Panel Shower
Here’s another excellent example of a frameless walk in shower with a twist. Unlike the previous example, the glass on this one rests in a groove in the shower tray. This means that it requires no additional sealing or support. The tray is made from acrylic synthastone to remove bacteria and prevent mold.
9. Walk in Shower with Stairs
While most people choose to place their showers next to a wall, or better yet, in a corner, there are also other places where you could put it, like the middle of the bathroom. This walk in shower takes bathroom design to a whole new level.
Not only is it found right in the middle of the room, but it is actually a tub, because it has two stairs leading inside. We absolutely love innovations like this one.
10. Attic Walk in Shower
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a shower while gazing at the sky? If you decide on this walk in shower, you won’t have to wonder anymore. This example is so simple, elegant, and creative that it is impossible not to like it.
The natural light is a welcomed change to the artificial one provided by most bathrooms. If you have a bathroom in the attic, you should absolutely consider this type of walk in shower for it.
11. Bedroom View Shower
Speaking of people who don’t mind if they shower in an open space, this walk in shower provides a full bedroom view. With just an almost invisible glass panel separating it from the bedroom, it feels like there’s no distinction between the bedroom and the shower.
Not only that, but this shower also comes with a rain showerhead that will take your showering experience to a whole new level.
12. Urban Walk in Shower
What makes a walk in shower urban? In the case of the shower in the image below, the black metal frames are definitely responsible. They give the shower an industrial look, and they compliment the bathroom window, the sink, and the rest of the bathroom decorations.
The addition of some many metal frames means the shower door won’t be invisible anymore, like in the case of other designs, but if this is what you’re going for, you should definitely consider this design.
Regardless of the size of your bathroom, you can design your very own walk in shower to fit your needs. From large showers with bedroom views, to attic walk in showers, and urban, industrial ones, the choices are endless. Make sure to leave any other walk in shower design ideas you have down below!
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