If you’re undergoing a bathroom renovation, no doubt you’re thinking of getting a shower screen installed. Shower screens are high utility items which can keep your bathroom clean and hygienic. They are also elegant to look at and far better than cheap shower curtains or bath screens.
However, there are many areas to consider when shopping for shower screens in Perth. Is your main priority design and aesthetics? Functionality, or perhaps its ease of access? In fact, according to Houzz.com.au, 48% of Australian homeowners over 60 years of age upgraded their bathroom to include an easy-to-access shower stall. As you can see, choosing a shower screen isn’t as straightforward as it may seem to be.
As Ross’s Discount Home Centre’s head of purchasing, I have helped hundreds of customers purchase shower screens in Perth. As an expert in this matter, I decided to write a few tips to help consumers such as you, choose the perfect shower screen. Continue reading this article to discover how to choose the perfect shower screen for your bathroom.
1. Consider your budget
Whenever customers at Ross’s ask me to help them select shower screens in Perth, the first thing I tell them to consider is their budget. While most of our shower screens are affordable, the range of prices can vary significantly elsewhere in the market.
Of course, whatever your budget may be, you must never compromise on quality. There is no use choosing something cheap and then spending thousands on fixing problems later on. If you’re looking for something really affordable, yet of high quality, consider our Frameless 90cm shower screen.
Remember, if you don’t consider your personal finances and your budget, you may end up making a bad decision.
2. Consider your bathroom size and space available
Once you have your budget determined, you should next consider the available space and size of your bathroom. For this, you will need to take measurements of your shower space and also the area around it.
If you have a small shower space, you should opt for a frameless shower screen with clear glass. Such shower screens do not have unnecessary attachments and can easily fit into compact spaces. Also, the clear glass will allow light to pass through, making your bathroom appear larger.
If space is not a constraint, you can go for either frameless or semi-frameless shower screens with tinted or frosted glass. Tinted or frosted glass will not affect the proportion of large bathrooms.
Also, when shopping for shower screens in Perth, consider the shape of the screen. This will depend on the size of your bathroom. Shower screens with sliding doors or bifold doors are the best for small spaces, as they are easily accessible. Pivoted and hinged doors are more suitable for larger spaces.
At Ross’s, we offer the widest range of shower screens in Perth. From sliding doors to hinged doors, you can find it all at our store. Check out our Brighton Shower range and our Frameless Shower range. These are bestsellers with our customers.
3. Choose high-quality glass
An important thing that I mention to all customers at Ross’s is to always choose high-quality glass that meets Australian safety standards. You really don’t want any accidents to happen in your bathroom, especially if you have kids. Also, replacing the glass is a costly headache which you must avoid at all costs.
All our shower screens are made from toughened safety glass which meets AS2208 standards of safety. This type of glass will not crack or break, even when considerable force is applied to it. By choosing our quality shower screens, you can make your bathroom safer for your family.
4. Choose something that’s easy to maintain
When shopping for a new shower screen, you must choose something that’s easy to maintain. This means that the glass should be accessible at all places and easy to clean.
Do note that clear glass is easier to maintain than frosted or tinted glass. Also, frameless screens are easier to clean than framed or semi-frameless ones, as they are free of any fixtures or tiny areas.
5. Call in the experts
While this may seem like a no-brainer, many homeowners select and install shower screens on their own. Do not make this mistake – take advice from someone who has! Installing shower screens takes a significant amount of skill. If things go wrong, it becomes a costly and more importantly, a dangerous affair.
Call upon experts to help you choose and install your shower screen. Experts can help select the right shower screen for your bathroom and assist with the installation. We can suggest local shower screen installers should you choose to purchase with us. By calling in the experts, not only will you get the right shower screen, but you will also avoid any problems.
Have your say!
Following the Houzz.com.au’s survey, tell us the main reason for your bathroom renovation – Are you also doing it make your shower stall easier to access?
When you’re looking for shower screens in Perth, you need to make a few considerations to ensure you end up with the solution best for your bathroom. First of all, you must determine your budget and select a high-quality shower screen that fits in. Next up, consider the size and space of your bathroom – this will determine the type of screen to go for. Always ensure it features high-quality glass and will be easy to maintain. Finally, do not hesitate to seek expert help in selecting and installing your shower screens.
For the best quality shower screens in Perth at incredibly affordable prices, choose Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We have a wide range of shower screens including frameless, semi-frameless and framed models. Whatever style, size and budget you may have, we have something that will work for you.
To know more about our high quality shower screens, please give us a call at (08) 9378 2233. Our experts will gladly help you with your choice.