Shower Bath Screen V Shower Curtin

We have covered in many of our articles why Installing a shower over the bath has always proven to be an excellent use of space in smaller bathrooms around Perth. This article though is not about why you should have a shower bath its about why you shouldn’t have a shower curtain.. but always you need to be fair in presenting the facts so below is a list of pros and cons of shower curtins and bath screens.

Below is a beautifully crafted bathroom renovation in Leeming that successfully uses the shower bath set up


  • A bath shower screen feels modern

  • If you want your bathroom to look neater when house guests visit, the shower curtain can be closed to hide the bath tub

  • Clear glass screens make the room look larger, giving a feeling of spaciousness. When we don’t feel we’re in a tight space it’s easier to relax and enjoy ourselves

  • Curtins can be opened up to show off a nice feature

  • Bath screens are effective at preventing water from splashing onto dry areas.

  • Shower screens are easy to keep clean, and who wouldn’t want to start their day in a sparkling clean bathroom.

  • You can choose from many different options including bi-fold or sliding screens, framed or frameless screens and even oval screens should you so desire. With such a wide variety of bath screens available

  • Screens last for a lot longer than shower curtins

  • Bath screens can increase the want and value of your property compared to curtins


  • The investment required for some bath screens to be purchased and fitted is certainly more than the cost of a simple shower curtain.

  • Unfortunately, shower curtains need to be thoroughly maintained in order to prevent mold and mildew from breeding on their surface

  • Like any screen they are porous and can get dirty quicker then a shower curtain

  • When carelessly left outside of the bathtub, shower curtains can also drip on the floor and make a mess. They also aren’t considered to be as innovative or as fashionable in a modern bathroom as shower doors.

I have never been a fan of shower curtins i remember as a child that feeling of it sticking to your body gave me the creeps but this isn’t about me its about you deciding on what works for you. Cost is a big factor, as well as space as some areas cant, have a screen due to the complex nature of the layout but if possible you should go the bath screen it will honestly make your life easier in the long run.

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