Out With The Old In With The New: Is It Time To Update Your Shower Screen?

Shower screens are a very underrated part of your bathroom ensemble. That is, unless they are on the verge of falling apart, most people will ignore them until they are very old and covered in stains and streaky marks. Considering how big of a presence they have on a room they are very underrated when it comes to redesigning your bathroom. If you want a relatively cheap way to class up your ensuite, or you are tired of an ugly, old shower screen, then here are three reasons why you should consider upgrading to a modern alternative.


Modern shower screens have a far better-engineered construction which means you can have a frameless glass shower screen, with no danger of it being any weaker than the previous generation's models. This makes your whole bathroom look a lot sleeker than ugly frames that show fingerprints, soap scum, and even dust. Frameless glass shower screens can come in any shape or size to fit your needs, they can even be custom cut to match your unusual shower layout if you have one that is not mass-produced. That means there really is no excuse not to upgrade!

Weak Materials

Older shower screens were a lot flimsier, with many made out of plastic that would noticeably bend if you grabbed on to it for balance. That is because the reinforced glass was not widely available yet, and plastic was an easy and safe alternative – not to mention far cheaper. But that gap has shrunk dramatically to where it is now hard to even find a plastic shower screen because so many people prefer glass. Don't wait until your old plastic shower screen finally gives way before you make plans to replace it.

Timeless Look

The problem in decades gone past is that too many designers were looking to leave their mark on every aspect of your house, from shag carpet to very ornately patterned shower screens. These maximalist expressions are very dated and immediately signal to anyone who comes in that it has been decades since you have had any sort of upgrades or renovations. Modern shower screens come in a much more timeless look, with neat edges, no frames and very little discolouration. If you want a shower screen to look as good now as it will in thirty or fifty years, then now is a great time to take the plunge and make the change. 

For more information about shower screens, contact a shower or home improvement company