To frame or not to frame, that is the question
Shower screens. For practicality’s sake, every bathroom needs one (unless you live in a treehouse a la Swiss Family Robinson and plan on showering under an outdoor shower in amongst all the nature — in which case, this is not relevant). The choice in this area is three main options, that come in a variety of styles and sizes. There are three options in the market, however to keep your bathroom from looking dated, The Blue Space only sells two, frameless and semi-frameless. Let’s face it, you are probably replacing your framed shower for one of these modern looks.
Frameless Shower Screens
As the name suggests, this option has less pieces, with no framing or rubber seals to try to keep clean. Instead, a special channel, clamps or fixtures are used to hold the unit in place. An upside of this option is that due to no frame or seals, there are less places for dirt to collect — and we can already hear the sighs of relief! Another bonus is a frameless screen can really enlarge a bathroom, as there is no solid frame to impose into the space, just clear lines that elongate a room. The only possible downside is this option is the most expensive type of shower screen — however it is well worth it if your budget can stretch to it.
The Blue Space has three types of frameless shower screens to suit your space. Choose from the installed frameless shower, straight shower or bath screen.
Semi-frameless Shower Screens
This is an affordable and still beautiful alternative to wholly frameless shower screens. This option has a frame only around the outside edges of the glass, leaving a clean and seamless look between each piece of glass.
There are two types of semi frameless shower screens, the traditional semi frameless and the grange slider semi frameless shower screen. The main difference is that the grange slider has been designed to fit perfectly in smaller bathrooms with a sliding door that does not encrouch on valuable space.
Framed Shower Screens
The bad news is, framed shower screens not only date your bathroom, but they are a tired, unattractive option. Nevertheless, this option remains a popular choice for people looking to update their rental properties or those on a very tight budget… (but seriously, go semi-frameless, it is worth it!)