Given the excitement about bath enclosures these days, you may wonder if you should still give shower curtains a chance. The fact is, a high quality, well-maintained shower curtain can rival custom-made shower and bath enclosures in both style and function.
Far from reaching a state of irrelevance, shower curtains can be the perfect design choice for many bathroom remodeling plans.
You may be asking, what advantages do shower curtains have to offer?
Here are five good reasons that shower curtains are still a thing, along with some ideas why a curtain might be the perfect choice for your shower, tub or enclosure:
1. Cool New Designs
A gorgeous shower curtain can provide a splash of color and in some cases, double as art. Furthermore, the texture and warmth of a fabric curtain can be a welcome addition to what’s usually a room full of hard, sleek surfaces.
Today, there are more designs and styles of shower curtains than ever before. From lacy curtains that frame the tub like a window to mold-resistant fabrics and an abundance of patterns and colors, there are plenty of options to choose from. Opt for a bold design featuring bright geometric shapes or choose a leaf or floral-themed design. You can even find shower curtains featuring attention grabbing graphics such as snakes, constellations, or famous characters like Godzilla.
Leaning over a shower enclosure to bathe a child is an uncomfortable and wet endeavor that can be completely avoided if you have a shower curtain. Shower curtains allow you complete and total access to a tub. Simply push the curtain off to the side and you’re set!
3. The Tub and Shower Combo
One of the situations that’s especially adapted to a shower curtain is the tub and shower combination set-up. Sure, with a walk-in shower, it’s probably best to install a glass enclosure. But, when a tub is involved, the shower curtain performs better thanks to the accessibility it allows.
In addition, tub and shower combinations are often found in small bathrooms. When space is tight, a swinging glass door may not open all the way or dangerously bump into the vanity when it does. The shower curtain eliminates these troubles.
4. Easy to Maintain
Many shower curtains can be tossed into the washing machine every once in a while to keep them fresh and attractive. Double check on the materials and cleaning instructions before purchasing a shower curtain to make sure the maintenance will be as simple as doing a load of laundry.
Do keep in mind that vinyl curtains and liners may require scrubbing to combat build up of soap scum and mildew.
Compared to getting a new, custom glass enclosure, a shower curtain is the obvious choice for affordability. Even if you replace your curtain every so often, it might take a lifetime of shower curtains to spend the same amount that you’d spend on a new enclosure.
Shower curtains continue to offer an affordable, attractive, and functional option for keeping water contained in your bathroom. The best part is that they are also easy to replace, meaning that updating the look in your bathroom can be as easy as purchasing a new shower curtain.