What is a Good Size for a Walk in Shower?

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The shower area is the most significant part of the bathroom. Knowing the standard size of this area, in this case a walk in shower is a crucial element to consider before investing in new shower upgrades.

There are no doors in a walk in shower, so you can simply walk in. A wet room screen and a low-profile shower tray are usually included with this sort of showering solution. One end of the shower is open to the room and can be used to dry off, while the other end has a glass screen and is used for showering. A walk in shower gives you the look and feel of a wet room without the cost.

The size of your walk in shower has an impact on the layout of your bathroom. The shower will take up the most floor space if you don’t have a bathtub. Finding out the acreage shower proportions can help you plan your bathroom with precision. A walk in shower is one of the most elegant bathroom upgrades. So regardless of whether you have a small or big space to work with, you must ensure that your shower does not overrun the space.

A walk in shower also has the major advantage of being much easier to use than a shower enclosure with doors. It is an excellent solution for persons with restricted mobility or the elderly who find it difficult to elevate their legs over a bath and maintain their balance. This is where Age Care Bathrooms comes in, as we are the UK’s leading mobility shower specialists.

Maintaining a walk in shower is easier than any typical shower enclosure since it only involves cleaning the glass screen, shower tray, and showerhead. When looking for a walk in shower screen, seek for ones with an easy-to-clean protective coating that repels grime and soap scum to keep them looking new for longer.

Fit and comfortability are two main factors to consider when choosing the size of a walk in shower. You need to make sure that you can fit properly in the shower, and you also need to make sure that there is plenty of room for every other thing in your bathroom.

Walk in Shower Sizes

Minimum Size

The first thing you would want to consider when choosing the option of a walk in bathroom is its minimum size. Knowing the standard walk in shower size is vital but knowing how small your walk in shower can be is even more important because you will be able to work from there.

A walk in shower can be as small as 36 inches long and 29 inches wide at the very least. While this is a wider width than the standard size, it is required to prevent water from leaving the walk in shower enclosure.

Going any smaller than this is not suggested unless you want a wet room style bathroom. If you want the minimum sized walk in shower, go for one with a curved surround rather than one with a rectangular enclosure. You may be able to avoid needless splashing by doing so.

Standard Size

Because walk in showers are frequently used as bath replacements, the size of a standard walk in shower is 60 inches long and 36 inches wide; those bigger than this are quite rare. 

Although these proportions provide for rapid and easy installation with no inconvenience if at all feasible, extending the width to allow for a more comfortable bathing experience is recommended. 

Accordingly, on the question of what a good size for a walk in shower is, we have established that it is mostly based on the size of the bathroom. This means that you ideally want to find a walk in shower that fits well into your bathroom space. If you are interested in looking further check out our range of walk in showers here and contact us today.

Accessing Your Home With Ease – An Age Care Bathrooms Product Feature

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For those who struggle with mobility, something as simple as accessing your home can turn into a challenge. High steps into your home can cause issues for wheelchairs users, the elderly and many others with limited mobility, which is why there are now products on the market to help. At Age Care Bathrooms we stock a range of items designed to help you access your home, read on to learn more about these and how they could impact your life. 

Bigfoot Half Step

The Bigfoot Half Step is exactly how it sounds, a half step between the ground and the entry point, giving the user a leg up when it comes to accessing their home. The step is placed in front of the door, instantly minimising the gap between your home and the ground and reducing the fall risk. Bigfoot Half Steps aren’t just designed with a large non-slip surface, ensuring you remain safe whilst using this product, but they can also be paired with grab rails, giving you additional support when in use. 

This step is designed for frequent daily use and to withstand the elements, so there’s no need to worry about wear or tear if you are leaving it outdoors. Weighing in at over 6 kilos, the Bigfoot Half Step won’t be going anywhere in a hurry and instead will easily hold your body weight when in use. 

We know that everyone’s mobility issues are different, which is why the Bigfoot Half Step is fully height adjustable. Alter this step to suit your mobility needs and keep yourself safe with its exceptional grip, all whilst accessing your home. 

Roll-Up Portable Ramp

For wheelchair users, it’s not just your own home that you have to worry about access to, it’s everyone else’s. Unfortunately, many homes don’t feature wheelchair friendly entry points and may even have steps leading up to their front door. However, with Age Care Bathrooms, there is a solution. 

The Roll-Up Portable Ramp is designed for a quick and easy set-up, instantly providing you with easier access to any home. With lightweight aluminium and roll-up properties, this ramp is extremely portable and simply stored in its own carry bag, yet it can still withstand up to 180kg (28.5 stone), so can easily be used for wheelchairs, scooters and rollators. 

This ramp also includes detachable raised edges, preventing wheels from slipping off and potentially causing an injury. The surface itself is also non-slip, making it usable even in wet weather. Every aspect of the Roll-Up Portable Ramp is designed to be mobility friendly and simple to use, making your life that much easier. 

At Age Care Bathrooms, our purpose is to provide mobility-friendly solutions to every situation you may experience in your day-to-day life, which is why our products range from kitchen appliances to cabin cars. Browse the Age Care Bathrooms shop today for a wide variety of safety solutions for the disabled and elderly.