When it comes to showers, universal design offers many options. Some of the hottest design trends — large, walk-in showers with no doors; custom tiles; versatile shower sprays — fit right in with designs that make showers safe, accessible and enjoyable to use. As for size, your shower should be at least three feet square and have a wide entry, so there’s ample room to get in and move around. The larger space helps keep the water from seeping out and allows someone in a wheelchair or walker to maneuver with ease.
Curved or angled shower walls are attractive and have universal design advantages, helping keep water inside and offering privacy even if the shower has no door. If you do have a shower door, make sure it swings out of the traffic pattern. If you don’t have room for a big shower stall, you can turn the bathroom into a “wet room,” another hot trend these days. In a wet room, the shower and bathroom share one big, open space that has an extra floor drain and slightly sloped floors for drainage.
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