There are four main types of shower setups. Which one you end up with depends on your budget, your bathroom's square footage, and your personal preference. Here's a quick guide.
- Combination shower/bath sets: Typically sold as a kit, these all-in-one, modular pieces slide into a predetermined size and spot in the bath. Many are made of fiberglass and some have built-in amenities such as small seats or ledges. Prices increase with details, such as a metal frame door.
- Stand-alone: If you don't have lots of room and also aren't interested in combination shower/tub setups, consider a self-contained unit. These typically have a small ledge that contains the water but these showers don't have amenities such as shelves.
- Built-in/Enclosed/Walk-in: These custom showers can be sized to fit any spot. They are typically enclosed by tile or glass walls or doors, with a ledge to contain water.
- Open/Walk-through: An expansive, open-shower solution, this shower isn't bound by any walls or doors. Instead, there is a wall for the showerheads and any ledges/shelves.