10 luxury walk-in showers

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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You've got to admit, the time spent in flat-share accommodation during your university days had you vowing that you'd never, ever, have a grimy shower-bath combination in your own home. Not to mention, the memories of that dreaded shower curtain stalking you, shivering, into various corners. Given that walk in showers have become a more accessible design consideration to the average homeowner, we're seeing them pop up in both small apartments and grandiose homes. There's something truly special about walk in showers; while they appeal to us tremendously from an aesthetic standpoint, the notion of walking in, and out, of a shower unit is a coveted feeling—reminiscent of fancy hotels and weekend getaways. Now, it's possible to have all this and more in your own home, as you, too, can have your own splendid walk in shower in the privacy and comfort of your own four walls. Take a look…

1. Subtle divisions

modern Bathroom by homify
homify

En-Suite

homify

Nowadays, the only option for shower glass isn't just clear! You can choose from a myriad of different colours to suit the scheme of your bathroom, as evidenced in this image, with the designers choosing a complementary tint to match that stunning bronze feature wall. This walk in shower design really has left us speechless!

2. Nordic inspired

How about your own Swedish spa within the confines of your own home? How does that sound? You can have that and more with this beautiful example of a wooden walk in shower. Combining steel, glass, wood and ceramic, this is a delectable scene that you can be sure to wind down in with great success. And, if you hadn't considered wood panelling in your bathroom design, perhaps you should reconsider! Tiles aren't the only floor and wall covering to choose from these days.

3. Blue moon

Wow—there is certainly something special about this eclectic bathroom with stellar walk in shower combination. The mixture of material qualities and textures is what makes this space shine; as evidenced by the clever incorporation of marble, tile, glass and steel. The pale blue wall to the rear complements the grey tones seen elsewhere in the room, coming together to create a walk in shower scene that looks something out of a Turkish spa.

4. Petite & powerful

You don't need to have a mansion to house a walk in shower, in fact, it is possible to have the same or a similar design in a smaller space. To keep this bathroom feeling open and spacious, the glass wall ensures the light sources can penetrate every nook and cranny. Any doors or partitions would have made this space feel closed off and dark, so in essence, a walk in shower has been the hero—ensuring this bathroom feels nothing other than inviting and roomy. 

5. Divided

Full renovation on Trinity Road, London: modern Bathroom by Grand Design London Ltd
Grand Design London Ltd

Full renovation on Trinity Road, London

Grand Design London Ltd

This clever walk in shower scene has been divided by a partition, sectioning off the hand washing area from the shower to create a sense of complete privacy. Glass isn't the only option when it comes to walk in shower walls, and as you can see, this room feels no less spacious and open had the same approach been taken with a translucent divider. Addressing this scene with a more classic approach, the moss coloured tiles are certainly the feature in this bathroom, piquing our curiosity to run our hands over the smooth, glossy finish. 

6. Artistic

The speckled tile pattern behind this walk in shower has really caught our eye. As mentioned earlier, gone are the days of white or beige tiles being our only option for wall and floor coverings—the world is your oyster when it comes to design, and the boundaries as to what you can have in your bathroom these days are only limited by your imagination! This quirky, artistic approach to a walk in shower wall is definitely not for the faint hearted—but if you'd like to wake up to a bit of pizazz each morning, then this is definitely the style for you! 

7. Compact

Property Renovation and Extension, Clapham SW11: modern Bathroom by TOTUS
TOTUS

Property Renovation and Extension, Clapham SW11

TOTUS

Even smaller than the design witnessed earlier, this compact walk in shower design is perfect for those living in tiny flats or apartments, or, for those who are looking for how best to use the space in commercially designed hotels. The shaded grey wall adds depth and drama to the space, showing off the flair of the designer who has successfully managed to pack a punch in terms of features and decoration into such a small space.

8. Classic vs. modern

Cricklewood Interior Design Project: modern Bathroom by Primrose Interiors
Primrose Interiors

Cricklewood Interior Design Project

Primrose Interiors

In this walk in shower example you can see how modern and classic elements have been combined together to great effect. The beautiful free standing bathtub looks right at home against the contemporary floating walk in shower design. The small section of glass, coupled with the taps and fittings that have been tucked away out of sight, makes this walk in shower appear as if it's hardly there at all…

9. Separated

Bossington House, Adisham Kent: country Bathroom by Lee Evans Partnership
Lee Evans Partnership

Bossington House, Adisham Kent

Lee Evans Partnership

If you're a little worried about the possibility of a bathroom being flooded by a wall-less, partition-free walk in shower, you can choose a more traditional approach, and opt for a walk in shower that is cleverly tucked away into a separate room. Given that the footprint of this bathroom space is relatively large, it is possible to section off the walk in shower from the remainder of the room. In keeping with the classic theme, the notion of a modern walk in shower has not interrupted or disturbed the desired style of this opulent bathroom space.

10. Chasing waterfalls

Spacious Modern shower room: modern Bathroom by PTC Kitchens
PTC Kitchens

Spacious Modern shower room

PTC Kitchens

Lastly, but definitely not least, we find ourselves graced with this stellar walk in shower with waterfall shower head combination. Coupled with the shingled slate tiles, all you'd need to do is close your eyes for a few seconds and you could imagine yourself swept away to a tropical location. The ultra sleek and contemporary design of this bathroom is definitely for those who appreciate minimalist, modern design in their bathrooms, paying homage to beautiful material textures and the ever popular less is more approach.

If you liked this ideabook about walk in showers, we suggest the following to you: Bath or shower? The pros and cons.

What do you like (or dislike!) most about walk in showers? Let us know in the comments section below.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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