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    I am in the process of finding a contractor to renovate my bathroom so I can have a roll-in shower. I was wondering if anyone out there has one that has doors on it, or am I better to just go with a curtain? I am going to have a bench inside that I transfer to.

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    I find a curtain easier to deal with than a door.
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    • #3
      Yes a curtain will be easier, having a door could be awkward. I stayed in a hotel once and it had a door and was doing my head in when trying to get my chair out of the way and when i needed to put it next to me to transfer. Curtain would be the best bet from me.
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      • #4
        We have a ceiling hung shower curtain track that was custom made for our roll-in shower. My dad fashioned some heavy duty plastic straps that go from the hooks on the track to the shower curtain so that it goes all the way to the floor (I can post a photo if you want). It works great.

        If you are going with tile, be sure to get non-slip tile on the floor.

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        • #5
          I don't have anything.

          My shower is kind of like enclosed by walls & no water gets out. The roll-in shower at my parents house is very similar. I never had a curtain there either. I never needed one for privacy issues since I had/have my own bathroom & I don't think it looks goofy. I like the open-ness.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
            We have a ceiling hung shower curtain track that was custom made for our roll-in shower. My dad fashioned some heavy duty plastic straps that go from the hooks on the track to the shower curtain so that it goes all the way to the floor (I can post a photo if you want). It works great.

            If you are going with tile, be sure to get non-slip tile on the floor.

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            I would like to see a pic

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            • #7
              Here is my roll in shower
              Last edited by jryprt; 11-22-2010, 05:49 PM.

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              • #8
                The toilet and ceiling track lift is off screen to the left in these photos:

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                • #9
                  Shower room

                  I just had my roll in shower converted to a shower room. I need to take some more pictures of it to start a new string. My old roll in shower door was a wood door that swung inwards. I had it replaced with a Basco shower door made to 80" in height. The width is approximately 34" and the door swings outwards in case of an emergency. The door is frosted for privacy. The door jamb is made of white Meganite solid surface material with a 3/16" thick door trim. The outside door handle is in view and from the inside of the shower room you have the towel bar which you can see going across the inside of the door. The hinge is on the right side. The lock is a magnetic strip. The cabinet to the left is my supply cabinet and the top is for bedding.

                  The second picture is a sneak preview of what's inside. It turned out wonderfully!

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                  • #10
                    I just have a curtain. It's easier to get in and out of the shower area plus it doesn't hold in the moisture like a door might so it's ventilation is better I think. Also, after a while you just throw them away instead of cleaning them. All the roll-in showers I've used in hotels have had doors. I just don't think they are neccessary and would certainly be more expensive and more labor intensive to maintain and clean.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jryprt View Post
                      Here is my roll in shower
                      great shower but how do u use the toilet, looks low and tight
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
                        great shower but how do u use the toilet, looks low and tight
                        I was thinking the same thing, a little wheelchair unfriendly.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
                          great shower but how do u use the toilet, looks low and tight
                          I do not use it . I have a colostomy bag .

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                          • #14
                            great pictures everyone, thank you for sharing. It gives me some ideas for sure.

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                            • #15
                              Hi Shorty,
                              i hope this pic works..
                              we have double glass doors on ours..we trying for to look like your average house..there's no problem with ventilation as you can see we left a gap at the top of the doors..

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