In recent years, American homeowners have developed a more prominent interest in interior design. Not content with dated and unfashionable decor any longer, an increasing number of people put a great deal of time and effort into creating homes that look incredible and feel wonderful to spend time in. This growing trend is very evident in the bathroom.
Luxurious, designer bathrooms are no longer only found in huge, expensive mansions. Even smaller, modest homes now host stunning bathrooms that could easily grace a stylish interior design magazine. This is largely due to the increasing accessibility of affordable, yet high-quality and elegant materials.
But a luxury look doesn’t just boil down to the most expensive fittings and fixtures that are available on the market. It's more to do with the way each element of the room complements the other elements and the room as a whole.
Your choice of shower screen is one of the key elements to consider. Here are three reasons how a frameless shower screen will help you to create a contemporary, elegant, and truly designer look in your bathroom.
1. Enhanced Sight Lines
Sight lines are one of the fundamental principles of interior design. While endless words have been written about this concept, it's actually relatively simple to understand and achieve. Essentially, sight lines describe the way the human eye perceives the layout and the features of a room.
In many rooms, sight lines can be manipulated through the use of color, materials, and features. In the bathroom, the sight lines are more about preserving an unhindered line of sight, and that's where frameless shower screens shine. Shower frames may not seem all that intrusive, but they effectively chop up the room by creating a visual barrier, while frameless glass allows an unhindered view through the space.
2. Enhanced Sense of Space
Statistics show that bathroom size has generally increased in newly built homes. However, if you are remodeling the bathroom of an older home or a compact apartment, the room may simply not have the palatial floor space that is seen as highly desirable in modern interior design. For this reason, you may want to include designs that enhance the sense of spaciousness in your bathroom.
You can create the illusion of space through the clever use of color and materials, with the main aim being to bring more light into the room and keep it free from unnecessary clutter. Using frameless glass shower screens is an excellent way to achieve this goal. The reflective glass will help to maximize light, the lack of screen does away with unnecessary visual clutter, and the well-preserved line of sight plays a big role as well.
3. Enhanced Style Flexibility
Another key concept in contemporary interior design is that every room and every style has its own perfect components. This is a sharp deviation from the one-size-fits-all approach of previous decades. This doesn't mean that you need to spend a small fortune and have every fixture and fitting custom designed. It just means that each item should be added with the big picture in mind.
One of the best things about frameless shower screens is that having them custom made for your bathroom is highly affordable and won't cost a great deal more than a standard, pre-fabricated frame. You can then use it to complement the rest of the room, whether it's for a stand-alone shower, a walk-in shower, or to screen an over-the-tub shower.
To find out more about a custom-made, frameless shower screen for your bathroom, contact our team at Martin Glass Co. With over 40 years of experience in manufacturing glass products for the home, we can help you to create a frameless shower screen that will take your bathroom to the next level of luxury and contemporary style.