Get by without shower door


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Old 07-19-17, 02:04 PM
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Get by without shower door

We are remodeling our master bath and would like not to have a shower door. The stall is about 44" square. We are two adults and no children. Do you think this is possible without making a mess of the bathroom when we shower?
 
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Old 07-19-17, 02:09 PM
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If you don't have a door you will need a shower curtain on a rod.
 
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Old 07-19-17, 02:17 PM
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I think you would need a larger shower for that to work.
 
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Old 07-19-17, 02:23 PM
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Depends on just how you laid everything in the bathroom. Best I can say is maybe but X saying no is something you should take into account as well.
 
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Old 07-19-17, 03:02 PM
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Shower curtain should be hung so that the bottom of the curtain is lower than the lip of the shower curb. You also want to make sure you have a good seal on the supply side wall between the curtain and the shower wall. I take a splash of water and toss it on the wall and then put the curtain against it. The water will make the curtain stick to the wall to contain some of the splash. You release the curtain when done with your shower. Had one house like this but changed it out to a pivot glass door shortly after moving in.
 
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On a bathroom remodel, it is imperative that handicapped accessibility is considered. I don't know the age of the occupants but one thing is guaranteed. None of us are getting any younger. On the advice of an architect, I installed a 36" entrance door & a shower without a curb with a trench drain, in front of it. That way it was wheel chair accessible. A shower door was needed. To take it a step further, I install a Hans Grohe shower body that remembered the temp of the last shower. It was a bathroom from heaven.
 
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One primary advantage of shower curtains are that they are very easy to replace when dirty. It's not necessary to clean them these days considering how inexpensive they are.
 
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Old 08-12-17, 01:36 AM
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I installed a walk in shower when we did our remodel and love not having any door or curtain.

Its a 48x48 shower area with a 36x36 entrance. No issue there with water getting out.

If the opening is part of your main shower area water will get out on the floor.

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Old 08-12-17, 03:29 AM
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The only bath rms I've painted that were intended to not have a door or curtain where like Marq's and had a hallway or entrance of sorts to catch the errant water. As the others have stated just having an opening with no barrier will allow water to splash out into the room.
 
 

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