Bathroom Design Trend: Open Showers

The two most recent Bathroom projects I’ve photographed have both involved open shower concepts. They were both designed by Roseann Liccardello of Kopke Remodeling & Design in Sterling Heights, MI.

West Bloomfield Stone Shower

Bathroom Before Remodeling

This first bathroom absolutely took my breath away. We transformed this 1950’s PINK EVERYTHING bathroom into a tile and stone paradise. Check out the details inside of this shower:

We lit the shower with one tiny LED light, so that when the rest of the bathroom is dark, it almost feels as if you are showering inside of a cave, with tiny bit of sunshine peeping through the cracks. Showering here would be an incredibly relaxing experience, I’m sure.

St. Clair Shores Tile Shower

This shower has no threshhold between the shower and the rest of the bathroom, just seamless tilework, and a slight slope toward the drain. Many bathrooms with open showers will also have freestanding tubs when space is ample. This allows for the best of both worlds!

As you can see, both of these showers feature similar recessed shampoo niches with different tile/stone patterns inside. This is an incredibly popular design trend which are as functional as they are pleasing to the eye.

Bruce Township Glass Shower

For those who don’t feel comfortable with a completely open shower, the frameless, full-glass shower is still very popular. It gives the illusion of open-ness, but retains the comfortable enclosure. These all-glass showers are a pain to keep clean, though! You have to squeegee them after every use, lest get reprimanded by your head of household! ????

The open shower concept is fairly new, but I see why it is gaining so much popularity. They give designers more creative room to play, they can feel very natural, and with proper design, can be incredibly low maintenance! Would you consider an open shower for your home?