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Keeping Glass in Top Condition: A Guide


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Keeping Glass in Top Condition: A Guide

Hello! My name is Vince. Last year, I learnt a very important lesson - if you do not look after the glass in your home, it will not look after you. You see, I hadn't really inspected, cleaned or carried out any maintenance work on the glass windows and doors in my home. One day, during a storm, the glass in one of my windows shattered. I didn't know what to do. When I called in a glass contractor, he said that the glass had failed due to a hairline crack. He replaced the other pieces of glass in my home and gave me some advice about glass care.

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How Can You Make a Wet Room Work If You Have Limited Space?

Is it high time that you modernised your bathroom at home? You may live in an older house and are still having to deal with one of the original installations, so it may be a good idea to work on that overdue upgrade. You may not have a huge amount of space to play with and may feel as if everything is too cramped at the moment. Consequently, you may be thinking about removing the bath tub and shower and creating one option instead. If you are thinking about introducing a wet room, what do you need to bear in mind?

Making a Wet Room Work

A wet room is a facility that you often find in upscale homes and is certainly a trendy way to go. They are less claustrophobic for those who have difficulty with confined areas and will often give the room a sense of additional space. You do have to work with your installer, however, to make sure that the surrounding areas are waterproof.

You also need to make sure that water does not splash into areas where it could cause a problem. There's nothing worse than soggy paper towel rolls or damp towels when you're looking to dry yourself. If you think you may have a problem in this regard, then you might like to consider installing shower screens as well, even though you may think that this goes against the whole concept.

A Good Compromise

You can still maintain that "open" feeling if you install a certain type of shower screen that is designed for this type of facility. It does not have to enclose the entire shower space, but simply provide a barrier to keep the water in its place. Some people decide to fit a half screen instead, which does the job and provides an element of modesty, if you choose one that has a satin or frosted panel.

Practicalities

You may also want to install a screen that is easy to see if somebody in the household has vision difficulties or may otherwise need some assistance when they are taking a shower. Even though these may be more practical, they also allow you to keep an open aesthetic and achieve your initial goal. Just remember when installing any screen to never block the natural flow of water towards the drain.

Narrowing It Down

Have a word with your bathroom supplier and shower installer to see what type of screen would work best in your limited space.