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Wet Room Kits – Not for The Novice

wetroom kitsWet room kits are for a very select group of “do it yourself” home improvement junkies. There are, indeed, many of the DIYers out there today who are always up for a good challenge and really enjoy their projects. They are up for anything and are always excited to tackle the next educational project. These are not kits made for these folks.

Wet Room Solutions

The truth is that they are not easily come by for the novice installer. IT can take a lot of projects before an installer, or a home improvement junkie for that matter, is able to provide solutions to issues unique to an installation of this kind. They need to have a portfolio of solid experience behind them dealing with all the challenges that these modern bathrooms dish out to the lucky installer. It is the experience behind them that allows them to see potential issues in design and construction and adjust accordingly before they become a detrimental financial reality. The average or even above average “Do it yourself” individual isn’t able to pick up on these subtle issues that are ahead of them, and they end up costing themselves time, money, and a lot of frustrations.

Wet Room Kits

They are, in general, for two groups of people. They are provided for the advanced and experienced DIY folks and they are also intended, believe it or not, for the professional installer. While it may be obvious as to why they are marketed to the Do It Yourself crowd, it may not make sense at first as to why the kits are also intended for the experienced professionals. It is a way to provide convenience to the professional. The installer can have the kit shipped to the location of the remodel. This saves the installer precious time, not only in delivering the parts, but also in the time saved finding all the parts.

Choosing Wet Room Shower Doors That are Functional For Walk In Showers

wet room shower doorsThe best wet room shower doors will be frameless and will not run on a track. They are simply mounted with pivots onto a wall. The basic things you must choose is the glass thickness and the color of the accents, be they chrome or antique or some other color to match your décor. You may also want to consider a curved door like the Kohler Cyan series that come in left and right handed models. These cost about $2,000 so they may not be the most economical choice, but they do allow for a corner shower area that may make all the difference to having walk in showers that actually fit in unusual spaces without getting a complete custom door built to measure.

Basco Shower Doors

The best and cheapest wet room shower doors are the Basco swing style walk in showers doors that can be totally customized as to glass thickness and accent colors. The thinline frameless doors are also a very elegant choice for wet room shower doors in rustic stone or natural tile settings. The Preceria design is a clean design that is very functional and practical for walk in showers that have walls or pillars where the doors can be attached. The Ininity series of wet room shower doors is an affordable way to have glass added to an inexpensive modular backing or floor tray design that can be made to look like a complete enclosure without need of tile or stonework. This may be an cheaper solution to having a walk in shower with a bit of glass without recreating the entire bathroom or shower area. There is also a sliding door option which will necessitate a track, but comes with the door kit.

Where To Buy

Basco wet room shower doors and glass products for walk in showers can be purchased at retailers all across the USA and Canada. Although you can view their product line on their website, it is not possible to order directly from the manufacturer. Lowe’s is one of the main dealers for the Basco line of shower products and there are thousands of such retailers across North America.