Walk-in showers are a practical and attractive choice for bathrooms large and small. Create a beautiful walk-in shower with our tips on tile treatments, lighting, layout, storage and more. Whether you're working in tight spaces or have room to fill, these oversized shower room ideas add a little luxury to every day.
Small shower without a door
Solid glass panels are an example of doorless shower ideas that make a small bathroom more spacious. This design outlines the walk-in shower that fills the space of the bathroom's original 1948 pink tub. To waterproof the shower, ceramic tiles run from floor to ceiling over cement slabs and wrap around the edge of the window alcove. Mounting a pan-style shower head on a curved arm also helps protect surrounding surfaces. The subway tiles and checkered glass panel inspired the living room decor.Black and white color scheme, which is repeated on the floor and on the painted dressing table.
A large shower with glass walls creates an airy lookworthy of a chic spa. Three types of showers - a rain shower, a hand shower and a wall-mounted version - ensure ultimate relaxation. Natural accents, including a wooden vanity, bamboo Roman blinds, and bathtub faucets, warm the black-and-white color palette.
If you'd rather just shower in the bathroom, take your pickcompletely without the bathtuband complete the area with a large walk-in shower. Designing a tub-sized shower for this space added plenty of room to shower and left room to store towels (like these).Better Homes & Gardens Exclusive soft bath towels, $ 10,Walmart). In addition, this shower has a window that provides natural light and a small shelf for toiletries. A larger shower in this room also offers space for double showers such as overhead, hand and rain showers.
Glass shower and bath combination
This bright and sunny DIY bathroom makeover designed by Erica Van Slykedesign vibrationsfeatures a dreamy glass shower and tub combination. Due to the laying of the water pipes, the existing wall between the bathtub and the shower could be demolished. Osubway white tilein the shower blends with creamy white walls for a flawless look. Designing a shower in light, neutral tones makes the small bathroom look larger. Pair a light-colored shower head with light-colored vanity accessories (like this one).Better Homes & Gardens Carved Marble Bathtub Accessory Set 3 Piece, $ 19,Walmart).
Subway tiled shower
If you love a bathroom style, go all out. In this luxurious walk-in showerSubway tiles were installedfrom floor to ceiling and even outside the shower walls. The large doors with glass panels clearly show the treatment of the tiles. Subway tiles are a timeless design element, so these homeowners made no mistake in designing a shower this way. You don't have to worry about regretting your decision any time soon.
Shower in slate bathroom
Slate tiles cover this shower with a rough texture. The glass walls of the shower offer an unobstructed view of the natural stone, which extends to the sloping roof. A warm palette of whites and grays throughout the master bath reinforces therelaxing spa atmosphere.
shower door ventilation
If you have a separate bathroom, closing the door can make your bathroom very humid. Allow for ventilation with a cut-out topGlass shower door. Steam can escape and you can withstand the heat.
The stone mosaic on the back wall of this shower catches the eye as soon as you enter the bathroom. Enclosed in glass, thatsmall but functional showerseems unlimited. Designing a shower with a herringbone pattern on the shower floor in a lighter color prevents the small bathroom from becoming too crowded.
Shower with patterned tiles
Set your floor-level shower set apart from its surroundings with a mosaic border. When designing a shower, match the tile colorfor your bathroom floorand bring the color scheme to the shower's built-in shelves. Matte black completes this airy walk-in shower.
Contrast the bathroom's exposed brick walls with a large stone walk-in shower. Pebble tiles continue the natural look below. The addition of a handheld showerhead and rainfall shower makes every day feel like a spa day.
Seamless wide box design
A seamless entry into the shower is created in front of the standard shower door. The room is separated from the rest of the bathroom by floor-to-ceiling glass panels.barrier-free showersare becoming increasingly popular as doorless shower ideas because they exude a kind of luxury that those with sliding or swinging doors don't have. In the shower, an oversized shower head, bench and pebble floor create an ideal place to relax.
Traditional style shower
For a classic-style walk-in shower, consider using a blue and white color scheme.Repeated shades of navy blueon the floor of that shower and on the backsplash of the shelves. Glass walls on either side of the corner shower make the bathroom appear larger and receive light from a nearby window.
Tile for walk-in showers
Consider adding tile to your bathroom in your next home renovation. Tile enhances the style of a walk-in shower and is the perfect way to add color and texture. Check out some of our favorite shower tile ideas.
Built-in shower storage
Walk-in showers often have no rim for shampoo, soap, and loofah. Instead of leaving them on the ground, think about ita built-in wall shelfBuilt right into your walk-in shower. This bathroom also has a shelf outside the shower to store towels and other toiletries in baskets (similar to this one).Better Homes & Gardens water hyacinth storage baskets, $ 20,Walmart).
Darinrenovated bathroom layoutthe owners decided to replace the bathtub with an extra spacious shower and steam room. Tall glass doors keep water and steam out and bring light into the shower. A tiled alcove holds bath products and a small stool in one corner serves as a resting place.
An arched entrance gives this shower an extra sense of grandeur. The glass door opens inward to avoid disrupting the flow of traffic in the master bath. The beautiful tile work, which includes marble subway tiles and a textured square tile pattern,covers the shower stallfrom floor to ceiling. A built-in marble bench adds seating and elevates shampoo and soap off the shower floor.
Create a spa atmosphere at home by equipping your shower with multiple nozzles. For example, a rain shower that pours water from the ceiling mimics rain for a relaxing effect. Here, a ceiling-mounted shower and several others on the wall offer a very personal experience. All white tiles on the walls, floor andbuilt-in shower seatmake the room light and airy.
Lighting of a walk-in shower
Make sure your shower gets plenty of natural light so you don't have to rely on electric lights to light up the room during the day. If you are designing a shower in a top floor bathroom in a home, consider adding a skylight to get light from above. A small window is also good for illuminating a large shower room. If privacy is an issue, place the window higher on the wall or add frosted glass.
Many people shy away from a walk-in shower because they prefer a place to sit and relax. But both are also possible without a bathtub! In this walk-in shower, for example, an imposing marble seat floats above the floor. It can serve as a spa seat, a leg rest for shaving, or a storage area for shampoo and body wash bottles.
Every inch of this converted walk in shower works great, including the extra drawers under the shower bench for extra storage. Olarge shower for two peopleIt is equipped with wall, hand and rain showers. The tile insert seen on the bathroom floor is repeated on the shower wall and ceiling.powder blue colorKeep the rest of the bathroom sleek and clean.
In this condo bathroom, frameless glass doors with distinctive handles set the tone for a contemporary bathroom. A mix of terrazzo and glass tiles covers the spacious floor-to-ceiling shower for an added statement. A minimalist floating vanity continues the space's commitment to sleek, clean lines.
customize yoursFavorite features of chic hotelsin your home bathroom. For example, a built-in towel rail can make your shower more luxurious (and it's even better if the rail is heated). Steam makes towels nice and fluffy, and you don't have to step out of the shower to dry off. Just make sure your shower is big enough so water doesn't splash on your towels.
Walk-in shower details
Small touches make this walk-in shower a standout space. When designing a shower for bathers of different heights, two showerheads placed slightly higher and lower on the wall ensure a tailor-made feeling. The intricately designed tiles form a visually stunning mosaic along the walls, floor and countertops. Tiles of the same color (but different sizes) were used on the floor and on the lower part of the walls to keep the room from being too crowded.
Fully equipped walk in shower
Small but well thought-out elements make this walk-in shower something special. A step between the shower and the rest of the bathroom acts as a barrier, keeping water off the wooden bathroom floor. In the shower, wall and hand showers offer the ultimate showering experience, and a small mirror makes shaving easier in the shower. In a tight space like this, a stool comes in handy to store extra towels or dry clothes.
Shower not included
Narrowing the separation between this shower and the rest of the bathroom is a unique twist on the simple showerhead. The seamless transition also eliminated the elevated step to the shower, a smart move to avoid tripping. Building an open shower like this might seem impractical, but it works well with the right materials and dimensions.
shower and steam bath
A floor-to-ceiling shower and hidden steam generator create a luxurious at-home steam room. Here, a skylight supports air circulation when only showering. Dual shower heads and subway green tiles complete the shower's spa vibe. With no linen closet, this bathroom cleverly uses aCloset for storing towelsand toiletries.
walk in shower retreat
An enclosed shower can become a private retreat, even in a crowded home. A bench in the shower serves as a shelf and seat at the same time. Accents of gray and blue complement the white marble floorwall color bathroom. These natural tile variations add visual interest and personality.
Showers for small bathrooms
Even a small bathtub with a standard layout can have an impressive walk-in shower. This shower is built with glass doors and no threshold for easy access. White tiles cover half of the bathroom walls and continue in the shower along with a strip of black tiles. The clear, cool color scheme gives the bathroom a more airy look.
Walk-in shower inspired by nature
Natural finish oak and limestone surfaces maintain the paletteneutral and light in this bathroom. A large walk-in shower nestles at the end of the room. Glass shower doors often look green, but these homeowners opted for special glass with no color distortion, so the showerhead practically disappeared. Multiple showers make this bathroom even more luxurious.
The reconfiguration of the master bathroom in this 1850's Cape Cod home gave the homeowners a sunny, efficient space. A glass-enclosed shower maintains the openness of the space, and placement under the eaves allows for storage and a wide walkway. Obuilt-in storage roomadds functional space to a bathroom that could use a little more storage.
Design of a small box shower
A frameless shower door and glass panel ensure this tiny shower doesn't feel cramped. Designing the shower with a simple white subway tile adds to the spacious feel. The small alcove next to the shower is not big enough for a vanity, but a stool fits easily.
Elegant bathroom with walk-in shower
Instead of relegating the shower to a corner of the bathroom, consider making the shower its own space. Honey toned mosaics complement the large neutral marble tiles that complete this special space. Complete with a built-in bench and large glass door, the shower continues the bathroom's calm and timeless look.
Make the most of an awkward bathroom corner with a sleek shower stall. Installed in a corner of the bathroom, this walk-in shower feels more spacious than its small size might suggest, thanks to a glass cover that lets in lots of light. Decorative tiles and chrome fixtures add flair to the small space.
Mixed tile shower
Mix and match different types of tiles on your shower walls and floors for a distinctive look. This shower features texture and contrast with different sized porcelain tiles covering the walls. Blue glass mosaic tiles line the shower floor and act as accents on the wall.Tile the shower yourselfIt's surprisingly easier than you think!
Shower cabin full of light
Showers hidden in dormer windows can feel cramped and cavernous, but adding a skylight can fix the problem. A generous skylight turns this shower into a bright oasis. In the shower, slate blue glass tiles line the back wall and continue to the floor, making the shower the focal point. A textured stone tile used on the side walls and elsewhere in the bathroom unifies the spaces.
For an inexpensive walk-in shower, look for a simple fiberglass shower with built-in amenities. This simple shower head offers a small seat and ledges for storing shower essentials. A metal frame door adds elegance to the basic shower. If your shower doesn't have a built-in seat, there is onemany alternativesYou can add yourself.
frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to install a walk-in shower?
The cost ofInstallation of a walk-in showeraverages between $500 and $12,000 (depending on size, type, and material). A prefabricated walk-in shower costs less than one made from quality materials or with custom fittings.
Which flooring is best for a walk-in shower?
For floors that are durable, waterproof, safe (no scratches or slips) and easy to maintain, ceramic and porcelain stoneware tiles are excellent choices for walk-in showers. Both are made of dense clay and are widely used. Ceramic tile is cheaper and offers a lot of design freedom, but porcelain is more durable and denser than ceramic tile.
How to calculate the cost of a tile shower?
The average walk-in shower floor is 60 x 30 inches (experts recommend no less than 36 x 36 inches). Tile can cost anywhere from $2 to $100 (or more) per square foot (excluding installation). Therefore, be sure to consider your closet floors and walls when calculating your costs.