In en-suite situations the room will be rather narrow. The small dimensions will dictate that there is no room for a bath so a cubicle will be needed.
Rather than needing a shower cubicle with 2 or 3 glass sides all that is needed is a door across the front of the tray running wall to wall. Plenty of en-suite rooms will have been been built to a size to ensure the width is that of a standard door. This ensures an off-the-shelf solution is available without needing to build-out the walls. The frame of the en-suite shower door will also offer a degree of adjustment to make sure a perfect fit can be achieved.
These days there is a wide range of bathroom equipment specifically designed for use in en-suites. The small overall dimension encountered in these rooms make using standards sized products impractical or impossible.
Using Wall Panels In An En-Suite Shower
En-suites are compact and often have no window. A light-coloured shower wall panel is ideal in these situations as they help to keep the room bright and airy. They will also provide other benefits for householders.
The panels are warm to the touch and so it is more difficult for condensation to form on them. There is no grout, which, coupled with the lack of condensation means there are no problems with mould growth. Panels are extremely easy to clean – just requiring a quick wipe over with a soft cloth. Wall panels are also totally waterproof so they are ideal for use in showers.
The shower cubicle in the photo illustrates this perfectly:
- a shower door has been fitted wall to wall
- the shower cubicle frame covers-up any gaps
- a folding shower door has been used which doesn’t intrude into the limited space
- light coloured wall panels keeps the whole design nice and bright
resulting in a finished job that looks made-to-measure. The wall-hung wash hand basin is small and unobtrusive, an example of the type of product perfectly suited to this application.
Hiding The Pipe-Work
The low angle of the shot perfectly illustrates how it is possible to hide the pipe-work for the basin.
By chasing out the wall the supply pipes are hidden behind the panels with just the short sections needed to for the tap connections visible. The waste pipe exits straight through the wall so only the trap is visible. This is as neat as it is possible to get without installing a vanity unit.
Panelling makes covering up pie-work easy. If it is not possible to bury the pipes boxing can be easily constructed using the panels. This is especially useful for large pipes such as soil or waste pipes which are too large to bury.
In an en-suite shower the less clutter there is the better. Hiding away pipework helps with this process.