How to Maximize Space in Your Bathroom With a Corner Shower
If you are finding it difficult to revamp the small space of your bathroom, then you might consider a bathroom corner shower as the focal point of your bathroom improvement project. Installing a shower can be a tough job, especially for those who don’t know how to approach the job. Some showers won't fit in bathrooms with limited spaces, while some shower models occupy too much bathroom space. There are many instances where a corner shower becomes the best option.
Step 1 - Install on an Existing Construction
Remove the plaster or drywall in order make space for the base. If the corner shower kit comes with a wall surround panel, then you will have to remove additional plaster and drywall in order to accommodate the system. For tiled bathroom walls, it is essential to set aside the tiles that will be removed to accommodate the base. You will need these materials to fill the gaps in the front lip and sides of the base.
Step 2 - Insert Wall Channels
Install the wall channels by attaching them directly to the upright portion of the corner shower stationary panels. Ensure that the smaller sides are facing the exterior portion of the shower. The side portion of the glass panel, with etching or designs, must be facing the exterior portion of the shower.
Step 3 - Attach Hinged Door
If your corner shower kits has hinged doors, be sure to orient it in such a way that it opens to the side that is directly opposite the shower head. There must be no impediments when you swing open the hinged door.
Step 4 - Place Stationary Panels Over the Base
Install the stationary panels. Centering them from the left and move to the right. The glass panel's bottom part and the sill must snugly sit at the center strip of the ledge. The wall channels should be extended to make direct contact with the bathroom wall.
Step 5 - Mark the Mounting Holes
Make a pencil line along the wall, using the wall channel as guide. Mark the points for the mounting holes. Drill the holes on the marked locations using the electric drill.
Step 6 - Install the Panel Uprights and Stationary Panels
Install the stationary panel so that it makes contact with the wall channel. Rotate it until the opposite panel makes contact with the other wall channel. Complete the process by installing the pivot bushings and the ball plungers.
Step 7 - Attach Shower Unit on the Base
Use a 3/32-inch drill bit to make the holes along the panel uprights and the wall channels. Install the shower unit so that it settles evenly over the base.
Step 8 - Install the Door Panel
Tilt the door panel to ensure that the pivot block is engaged at the back portion of the sill or header. Use the prescribed screw, snap cap, and washer to secure the header and the pivot block. Make any necessary adjustments to the door panel by adjusting the screw on the glass clamps.