Three Tips To Make Your New Shower Screen Child-Friendly

29 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Renovating your bathroom can be overwhelming because there are so many decisions to make. You must decide about overall look, decor, faucets and other bathroom accessories. You may think that choosing a shower screen is the simple part of the renovation process. But, because you have young children, it's a little more complicated that you may expect. Use these three tips to ensure your new shower screen is child-friendly and safe when the kids need to shower.

Framed Versus Frameless

Frameless shower screens are popular right now because they help to open up the room visually as there is no steel frame around the glass to break up the view. However, the problem with frameless shower screens is that they are also difficult for kids to notice. The framed steel around the glass reminds children that glass is there, and they are less likely to run into a framed shower screen than an unframed one.

Apply Water-Proof Decals

A second way to make shower screens stand out visually to your kids is to add decals to the glass. You don't need to go overboard and add large decals, but any decal added to the shower screen will capture your child's attention and remind them the glass is there. This is particularly important when the shower screen is closed as you don't want your children running into the glass because they thought the screen was open.

Clear Versus Frosted Shower Screens

Frosted shower screens are popular because they offer privacy while you're having a shower. This is particularly desirable when there is only one bathroom in the house that you have to share with the kids. However, despite your need for privacy, frosted shower screens are not a good choice for homes with young kids because you can't glance over and immediately see that your child is safe while under the water. If a child slips and knocks their head in the shower, you don't want them to be unconscious under running water. Having a clear shower screen means you can see what they are doing 100% of the time they are in the bathroom.

While it would be nice to have this bathroom renovation done to your adult specifications, it is safer to make sure the design works best for your little ones. Once they become older and safety is less of a concern, then you can renovate the bathroom once more to suit your needs. For more information, contact companies like A.T. Glass & Aluminium.