Shower curtains are a popular option for bathtubs with shower heads and are sometimes used in standalone showers. Curtains for showers come in two common configurations, a single EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) or PVC (polyvinyl chloride) sheet hung from a rod, or a two-piece system where there is an inner vinyl or PVC liner and a decorative fabric outer curtain. If you don’t have the space (or budget) for a separate shower enclosure and bath, you’ve probably decided on a combined shower-bath. But should you go with a shower curtain or glass shower doors to enclose it? Some of us might gravitate toward the softer look of a colourful piece of waterproof fabric that can be changed at will, while others might love the no-nonsense efficiency of a sheer pane of glass.

Shower curtains are good options if the following factors are important to you:

Shower curtains are available in endless variations of colors and patterns, giving you plenty of options to choose from and the option to change curtains seasonally and as your style preferences change. This is an inexpensive way to keep your bathroom looking fresh and up-to-date.

Easily Customisable
Do you enjoy constantly refreshing the style of your home with soft furnishings? If so, curtains are a great choice. They can be easily switched up, instantly changing the mood of your bathroom.

Softer Look
Curtains are a great way to add a softer look to any bathroom. They create a feeling of warmth and cosiness, especially when contrasted against the sharp and sterile designs of most bathrooms.

Initial cost
The initial cost of a shower curtain can be as low with an inexpensive tension rod, liner and outer curtain.

For families bathing children, pets and elderly relatives, shower curtains are good options because they can easily be moved to one side to give full access to the bathtub or shower area.

If your bathroom has lots of flat, hard surfaces, a fabric shower curtain can help add some texture and warmth to the space. A frilly or textured fabric curtain can soften a bathroom that looks too sterile or harsh.

Given the cost, and the variety, shower curtains are very versatile options for your bathroom. If you have an unusual space, you have flexibility with different rod options and curtain sizes, and in extreme circumstances, you can even resize if you have access to a sewing machine. Shower curtains are the best option if you plan to integrate a shower with a freestanding, clawfoot or roll top tub.

Shower curtains can be strategically draped to create the illusion of a large space. This is beneficial in small bathrooms as it enhances the existing space, making it more enjoyable for users to stay in. Curtains can also be tied to one or both sides when not in use, taking up less physical space than a solid screen.

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