It picks you up when you’re down. It energizes you. It also cools you down. At the very least, it cleans you up. We’re talking, of course, about your shower.

The perfect privacy and relief offered by a bathroom would be almost nothing without the convenience of a good, reliable shower. Like most other bathroom fixtures, showers have evolved over the years, and now the latest is a barrier-free shower, for some very good aesthetic, as well as practical reasons. Perhaps the most apparent reason is how open and inviting they look. We needn’t overstate the shower’s role as ‘best friend’ in the hygiene department, or even as a self-care necessity. We just think having an open and inviting shower is like a reward—for you: after all, you’ve worked, or are about to work, hard, so you deserve a generous shower space. 

Barrier-free showers have an elegant and practical design; they offer accessibility for those with mobility issues, and a level of sophistication for those who want a contemporary bathroom design.

Best of all – Hammerdown can build one for you. 

How? We work with a Schluter waterproofing shower system, and offer a broad selection of tile from our suppliers. In fact, one of our favourite reasons for building barrier free showers is because it offers a flexibility in bathroom design you simply can’t get with traditional tub and shower installations.

Furthermore, removing the shower curb creates a harmonious look that gets carried through the entire bathroom. When large tiles are used, the floor can be extended directly into the shower without the use of curbs. We consider this the crowning touch on a contemporary bathroom design.

Our Hammerdown team members are trained by the manufacturer of Schluter Systems to design and build ADA compliant* barrier-free showers. In fact, we’re among the few companies in Winnipeg trained and certified by them. This has provided us with extensive knowledge and experience in the field, crucial to a successful implementation of a barrier-free shower.

So, should you consider one? 

Let’s review: It’s elegant and unique. But beyond that, if you’re having any issues now with your mobility, or you’re planning to age in your home, then a barrier-free shower is an especially relevant investment (and, one more friend you can lean on).

If a barrier-free shower is indeed right for you and your home, be sure to hire an expert to ensure it’s done right. Contact Hammerdown today.

*ADA compliance refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act.