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Shower cabin buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 8 years ago 2 min read

If you’re looking for the perfect shower solution for your bathroom, a shower cabin may be the perfect choice. In this guide, we'll show you the type of shower cabins we offer, what kind of bathrooms they suit and the features they include.

Looking to up your showering game? With the option of body jets, hydrotherapy and steam settings, all in one enclosed space, a shower cabin really is a great luxury option for bathrooms big and small. Click on any of the links below to jump to a relevant section.

What is a shower cabin?

A shower cabin is a complete shower enclosure with backing panels and a tray, so all its internal surfaces are sealed and waterproofed. This means you don’t need to tile the walls behind it. Shower cabins also include the shower system itself, as well as other incorporated features like body jets. This makes it a convenient all-in-one solution, as well as providing the ultimate showering experience.

They are usually made from acrylic for a durable and contemporary finish, with glass doors and powder-coated or anodised frames.

Is a shower cabin suitable for my bathroom?

A shower cabin can make a good choice for a wide range of bathrooms. The main factor is space, so you need to match the size of the shower cabin with your bathroom. You should also consider the style of your bathroom to ensure that a shower cabin would suit it, and complement your other fittings and furniture.

Shower cabins for smaller bathrooms

The Mode quadrant black glass backed hydro massage shower cabin is the ideal choice if you have a smaller bathroom such as an ensuite or shower room. It fits neatly into a corner and has curved glass doors for a space-efficient design. With sliding shower doors, you don’t require extra space to open them.


  • 5mm glass thickness (4mm doors)—tested and CE marked to BS EN 14428
  • High quality thermostatic shower valve
  • Overhead rain shower
  • 10 hydro-massage body jets
  • Adjustable shower head and riser rail
  • Sliding shower doors
  • High spec shower tray
  • Glass shelf for toiletries

Mode quadrant black glass backed hydro massage shower cabin

Shower cabins for medium/larger bathrooms

If you want your shower to be a real feature in a larger bathroom, the Insignia left handed offset quadrant steam shower bath cabin can make a great centrepiece. This design allows you to bathe as well as shower, the offset curved shape gives you plenty of space and the sliding door provides easy access without the need for extra floorspace.

It would look fantastic in a contemporary bathroom with other sleek and modern fixtures and furniture, but could also suit a more traditional bathroom thanks to its classic lines and understated look.


  • 5mm tinted British Standard safety glass
  • Steam generator (fragrances can be added)
  • 6 body jets for an all over invigorating experience
  • 11 whirlpool jets for hydrotherapy massage
  • Overhead shower & riser rail handset
  • Bluetooth active touch screen control panel
  • Chromotherapy lighting
  • Mirrored back panels
  • Sliding shower doors

Insignia left handed offset quadrant steam shower bath cabin

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Why not take a look at our full range of shower cabins in more depth?

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 8 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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