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Why Design a Shower Without Doors?
Showers without doors, also known as walk-in showers, have plenty of benefits. An doorless style saves you cleaning trouble. Shower glass is one of the most cleaning-intensive features of a bathroom because any soap scum or mineral deposits show right away. These designs can also be more accessible for owners with flexibility or mobility problems.
Walk-in showers also have a wide range of design options. You can go wet-room style, with a tub and even sometimes the toilet in the showering area. You use an enclosure style, with three walls, or corridor-style, with two walls facing each other and openings on both sides. Some doorless showers even have no walls at all!
However, these showers tend to have more expensive design and construction costs because they don't come in standard sizes and frames, like typical showers you can buy at your local home hardware store. They are usually customized for each bathroom.
But with a little budget, some creativity, and inspiration from this gallery, you can design and install the doorless shower of your dreams.Continue to 2 of 20 below.
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Colorful Mosaic Tile Walk-In Shower
Glass mosaic tile brings lots of color to this doorless shower. Notice how the deep blue countertop recalls the bits of blue tile in the mosaic. This design by John Lum Architecture, via Houzz, is an example of a classic, low-cost, beautiful walk-in shower.Continue to 3 of 20 below.
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Eclectic Marble Shower Without Door
The marble tile in this walk-in shower adds elegance to a very personal, eclectic bathroom design featuring an oil painting and a skirted cabinet. This design by Lisa Luby Ryan is a beautiful example of how you can combine classic decor and personal touches.Continue to 4 of 20 below.
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Honeycomb Tile Walk-In Shower
Black doesn't mean boring in this wonderful matte honeycomb tile. This bathroom design by GIA Renovations features plenty of natural light, a neutral color palette that works for both men and women, and two super modern square-shaped rain shower heads and fixtures in black.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Half-Wall Marble Shower
When light and openness are more important than privacy, this half-wall walk-in shower style is perfect for keeping the bathroom spacious and bright. This bathroom by Jenni Leasia Design, via Houzz, uses classic marble and dark tile for a contemporary, minimalist style.Continue to 6 of 20 below.
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Wet Room-Style Walk-in Shower
Combine your tub and shower areas with a design like this wet room-style bathroom. Travertine tile instead of marble gives a different, more old-world look, and designer Kelly Stoneburgh balanced the feminine touches with more masculine straight lines and brown colors.Continue to 7 of 20 below.
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Private And Bright Walk-In Shower
If you prefer more privacy, this nook-style walk-in shower will give you just that. This design by Holland & Knapp Construction, via Houzz, features a bright yellow and orange color scheme to keep the room light and spacious. No dark corner in this bathroom.Continue to 8 of 20 below.
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Walk-In Shower With Multiple Sprays
Shower from every angle with this walk-through design from Rock Paper Hammer. Multiple shower heads and wall sprays provide maximum relaxation. The classic marble tile also makes this design timeless.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Vault-Style Walk-Through Shower
When you have the luxury of space, you can feature showers like this one. Rounded at the end of the room, the vault-style area also defines the space for the drop-in tub. In this custom home by GNB Builders, there's enough space for two (or more).Continue to 10 of 20 below.
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Shower Without Door for Small Spaces
This homey shower design by Harrell Remodeling, via Houzz, also has universal accessibility features for a multi-generational, aging-friendly bathroom. The muted green and blonde wood accents make this shower design-conscious but not pretentious, and its size is perfect for smaller spaces.Continue to 11 of 20 below.
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Minimalist Shower Without Door
This white marble tile shower by Sarah Bartholomew Design will please lovers of minimalism. The all-over white gives this space a minimalist profile, and the pared-down space with a small alcove for products foregoes distractions.Continue to 12 of 20 below.
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White Walk-In Shower With Accented Subway Tiles
You can avoid a boring white look by adding accent tile, as in this walk-in shower by Fox Group Construction. The lines of dark marble bring visual interest and movement to white subway tile, and the same dark marble is used in the hex tile floor. It is a great study in contrast.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Double Benched Walk-In Shower
The double-sided bench in this bathroom design by Atlantic Interiors perfectly defines the space and brings beautiful colors via its glass mosaic tile. Note the accessibility features and hand-held shower head, as well as the modern rain shower head.Continue to 14 of 20 below.
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Walk-In Shower With a Touch of the 80s
Glass blocks are definitely an 80s thing, but it works perfectly well in this contemporary bathroom by Shasta Smith, via Houzz. The soft, muted neutral palette brings this 80s staple into the 21st century, and the fogged glass provide privacy and transparency.Continue to 15 of 20 below.
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Doorless Shower With Glossy Tile
Would you dare this glossy, reflective tile in your walk-in shower? This design by RW Anderson Homes makes it work by providing plenty of light and contrasting the silver glossiness with a matte white marble floor and matte fixtures.Continue to 16 of 20 below.
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Classic Walk-In Shower
This classic, no-fuss, neutral-colored bathroom by Stonebridge Development Group, via Houzz, features a large walk-in shower with great lighting. The ceiling window provides needed extra light in a space with only another frosted window, and the neutral palette makes it perfect for seasonal color changes.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Corner Walk-In Shower With Bench
Marble is a great all-around luxurious material for walk-in showers, and this one is no exception. This great corner shower featuring several body sprays and a corner bench, by PLD Custom Homes, has everything you will ever want in a showering space and a luxury design that will add value to your home.Continue to 18 of 20 below.
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Craftsman-Style Bathroom With Walk-In Shower
This beautiful bathroom features a modern take on the craftsman style. The design by Norman Building and Design, via Houzz, is classic with a twist of contemporary: the light fixture and the sinks are especially cutting-edge. But you'll notice how the clever walk-in shower design maintains your privacy even when someone walks in and takes a bath.Continue to 19 of 20 below.
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Modern Walk-in Shower and Tub Combo
The cowhide/marble juxtaposition in this bathroom makes it visually interesting and full of character. Designed by Jackson Paige Interiors, it also saves room by putting together the shower and the tub, wet room-style.Continue to 20 of 20 below.
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Walk-In Shower With a View
What makes this walk-in shower so special isn't its size or its design, although it's pretty big, and has a great minimalist, neutral design, thanks to zaher architects via Houzz. The stunning feature is the view. Imagine walking out of this shower to watch the sunrise (or sunset) on this gorgeous ledge. What a way to use your location at its best.