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Curbless Showers: Kicking Outdated Bathrooms to the Curb

Curbless Showers: Kicking Outdated Bathrooms to the Curb

You love open concepts when it comes to kitchens, dining areas, and living rooms – so why not introduce the style into your bathroom? Curbless showers operate along similar lines: they erase the line between the shower stall and the rest of the room. Also called zero-entry showers, with this modern style there is no “curb,” lip, or edge. 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so which these gorgeous curbless showers speaks to you? 

Before: 

Though the space is large, the layout makes this bathroom appear small, crowded, and outdated.  

 

After 

Is this the same room? What a difference a curbless shower makes here. The previously outdated bathroom decor has been transformed; it is much more elegant, refined, and luxurious. The space is also utilized beautifully; you can see how airy and bright it is! 

Embrace the trend! A curbless shower: 

  • Makes your bathroom look larger and airier. As you can see from the images above, the zero-entry shower eliminates the bulky lines of traditional shower curbs. Lines are elongated, essentially “tricking” the eye into seeing the room as bigger.  
  • Creates a luxurious spa-like atmosphere. Welcome to your very own day spa. You can fully maximize your space and achieve a soothing, relaxing refuge. Curbless showers also make it easy to integrate other features, like built-in benches and even saunas.  
  • Makes access easier and safer. If you love where you live, why would you ever move? Many of us want to age in place or have elderly relatives living with us; zeroentry showers are ideal here. They help reduce the risk of falls and injury, making shower entry much more accessible for folks with mobility issues. 
  • Is easier to clean. The area is larger and more maneuverable, making routine cleaning a breeze.  

Are There Drawbacks to Curbless Showers?  

Some people are hesitant to go with a curbless shower because they fear water will get everywhere or that they will have no privacy. This doesn’t have to be the case. 

Curbless showers can be enclosed by glass doors, which is one way to keep water where it belongs. Another is to select a shower head that is appropriate, such as a rain head. Placing drains near the center or back of the shower with a nearly imperceptible grade also helps prevent water from splashing out of the shower space. 

What about privacy? If this is important to you, there are many options to consider. You could opt for opaque glass doors, curbless shower screens, or an angled space. 

Curbless refers to the floor of the shower more than anything; it does not limit you to an “open” shower or one without privacy. 

One of Our Favorite Bathroom Design Trends 

Curbless showers deliver a host of benefits – not the least of which is their stunning, streamlined appearance. If you are interested in exploring the possibilities further, contact ACo for a free in-home or virtual design consultation 

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