A bathroom is not just any room in the home – it’s one of the most important rooms in any home, next only to the kitchen and the bedrooms. It is, after all, where we do a number of necessary tasks, such as taking a shower or bath, shaving, applying makeup, styling our hair, and so on. Naturally, you want your bathroom to be a functional place but an attractive place as well. For function, nothing beats a shower cubicle or enclosure – especially those that are modular and pre-built. But if you’re planning to purchase a shower pod or cubicle, there are some things to look out for. What are they? Let’s find out.

Cheap materials

Although there may be a good number of shower pods on the market nowadays, not all of them are of the best quality. In fact, many aren’t – so you have to be sure that the shower cubicle or pod you buy is made from good materials and not cheap ones. You may be able to find a cheap shower cubicle, for instance – but is it really going to last for a long time? It’s better to go for quality every time, especially for an item that will experience a lot of use and wear and tear. The good news is you can find inexpensive shower enclosures and cubicles on the Internet; most of these are from reputable manufacturers which have a long-standing relationship with the supplier.

The wearing down of railings or hinges

Most shower pods and cubicles are equipped with hinges and railings, so it’s also important to pay attention to the wear and tear of these features. Daily use can quickly wear down the railings or the hinges, so make sure you regularly check and assess their condition, especially over time.

A lack of space

When choosing a shower cubicle, you should also make sure that you have enough space to move around and comfortably take a shower. Even if most shower cubicles are designed to maximise space in your bathroom, you should still be able to take a shower in a relatively unrestricted space. There should be enough elbow room and leg room, and it should be high enough for the tallest members of your family.

Difficulties with installation

Granted, most shower enclosures are now built for easy installation, but you may have to consider the pipe work – if new pipes need to be installed, this could result in more time and effort as well as expense. Check what installation is required for the unit you are interested in; if it seems too costly or difficult, perhaps you should look for another unit or model.

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