Curbless showers, also known as barrier free showers, are bathing areas without any dividers to separate the shower floor from the rest of the bathroom. This creates a seamless design and an accessible shower space. Curbless showers have become an increasingly popular option for individuals planning a bathroom renovation or remodel.
With their rise in popularity, curbless showers are found in residential bathroom spaces, as well as in the hospitality sector, particularly in luxury homes and hotels. This shower design can be added to small and large spaces, and serves a variety of purposes. Oftentimes, individuals who are looking to age in place or add a luxury design element to their home will partner with an interior designer to update their bathroom and will choose a curbless shower installation.
Curbless showers are rising in demand for a number of reasons, related to both functionality as well as an elevated design aesthetic. While there are a variety of benefits to installing a curbless shower, three of the top reasons include:
Curbless showers require more materials and labor for installation. Depending on the level of the existing shower floor, additional work may be needed to ensure an adequate slope to the center drain. Otherwise, water may make its way out of the shower area. Even with a glass door enclosure water can escape. A linear drain may also be an option, however, they are more expensive and are more complicated to install, thereby increasing the costs. The cost of a curbless shower will vary by region but generally can range anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 for installation.
While there are many benefits to a curbless shower, there are a few downsides to consider. The most common factors that can be regarded as cons to a curbless shower include:
Curbless showers can be a wonderful addition to any home, especially for those who need increased accessibility in the bathroom or those wanting to renovate or remodel their bathroom spaces. There are a number of factors to consider before installing a curbless shower, but their rise in popularity speaks to the benefits they provide. Follow us on Instagram to learn more about the work we do or contact us to seek help with your home improvement project.