1-Piece Shower Enclosures: Pros and Cons

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A 1-piece shower enclosure can be installed in almost any bathroom; however, before installing such an enclosure in your home, it is important to be aware of the pros and cons associated with this type of shower enclosure.


If you have absolutely no need for a bathtub, a 1-piece shower enclosure will ensure that you won't have to deal with it. Also, as most 1-piece shower enclosures come with high quality glass or plexiglass doors, you won't need to constantly replace shower curtains. What's more, if you have any elderly relatives in your home, 1-piece enclosures offer more room for shower safety seats than traditional bathtub/shower combinations.


Many small children and senior citizens prefer baths to showers, which makes 1-piece shower enclosures ill-advised for homes in which children or elderly relatives reside. Additionally, if you frequently bathe your pets indoors, bathtubs are generally better suited for this purpose. While you won't have to worry about replacing shower curtains with 1-piece enclosures, you should know that the above mentioned glass doors can be very expensive to replace should anything happen to them.