Guide written by:
Pauline, Self-taught DIYer, Leeds
Bath screens are designed to stop water from splashing out of the bathtub and ending up all over the bathroom. A stylish option, bath screens are ideal for transforming a bathtub into a stand-up shower to keep the whole family happy. With this in mind, be sure to choose a model that is tall enough for each user to be able to rinse off comfortably.
There are several different types of bath screen: some are fixed in place while others feature one or several mobile (swivelling) parts. Bath screens also come in different materials: most commonly glass or PVC.
Ideal for separating the bathtub off from the rest of the bathroom, bath screens offer a number of advantages:
It's important to be aware of the drawbacks of bath screens before fitting out your bathroom :
Available in a range of sizes, shower curtains come in different materials and can be chosen to match your existing decor, whether you go for a solid colour or pattern.
The upsides of a shower curtain :
As most of us know, shower curtains do have some drawbacks:
While shower curtains are easy to install and interesting from a financial standpoint, they do create a visual barrier. In more compact spaces, shower curtains can make your bathroom look even smaller. On the other hand, bath screens offer a cleaner finish and can add a lot to your bathroom, both in terms of convenience and aesthetics. Now, it's up to you to decide!
Guide written by:
Pauline, Self-taught DIYer, Leeds, 125 guides
With a handyman-father, I grew up with the soft sound of the sander and hammer on weekends. I am both manual and cerebral, I learned the basics of DIY and the customisation of furniture because I was passionate. The salvage mentality is a true way of life that allowed me to know how to use all the tools and products needed to give something a second life, from a sander to varnish. I have two favourite activities: the transformation of old furniture and decoration tips. I am always ready to lend a helping hand to revamp a table or to restore a mirror that was intended for the tip that will become a friend’s centrepiece. I’m convinced that it’s possible to reinvent an interior by small, regular modifications and I constantly research low-cost ideas.