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SHOWER SCREEN TIPS and TRICKS

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THE BENEFITS OF BLACK SHOWER SCREENS

Melbourne homes, known for their diverse architectural styles and refined aesthetics, are the perfect canvases for the incorporation of black shower screens. These screens not only bring a touch of modernity but also perfectly complement the city's chic and contemporary vibes!


Whether installed in a charming Victorian terraced house, a sleek high-rise apartment, or a spacious suburban family home, black shower screens effortlessly enhance the overall appeal.

Their ability to seamlessly blend with different colour schemes and decor styles makes them an excellent choice for Melbourne homes, reflecting the city's dynamic character and taste for understated elegance.

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Shower screens with black frames & hardware are available in various styles such as:

  • Sliding doors

  • Hinged & pivot doors

  • Frameless and framed

  • Wall-to-wall, and

  • Fixed panel,


They not only provide a contemporary look but also offer numerous practical benefits.

10 Quick Considerations Before Ordering a Black Shower Screen


  1. Design Aesthetic: Consider the overall design aesthetic of your bathroom. A black shower screen can add an edgy, modern touch to a minimalist bathroom.

  2. Size of the Bathroom: Take into account the available space in your bathroom to select a screen style that provides the best fit and functionality.

  3. Durability: Look for a black shower screen made with high-quality materials that can withstand the rigours of daily use.

  4. Ease of Cleaning: As mentioned below, black shower screen frames are easier to maintain than lighter options. Still, consider the screen's design in terms of cleaning ease.

  5. Privacy: If privacy is a priority, consider a black shower screen with frosted or tinted glass.

  6. Installation Process: Check whether the screen comes with clear installation instructions or whether professional installation is required.

  7. Budget: Ensure that the cost of the black shower screen fits within the budget you have set for your bathroom renovation. Generally black black tapware and bathroom accessories can be a little dearer than traditional chrome fixtures.

  8. Glass Safety: Look for safety features such as toughened safety glass or laminated glass, which reduces the risk of injury if the glass is broken, and ensure your shower screen complies with Australian Safety Standards AS2208 & AS1288.

  9. Style of Opening: Think about whether you prefer a sliding, hinged or pivot door, or perhaps a fixed panel shower screen.

  10. Resale Value: Finally, consider how fitting a black shower screen might enhance your home’s resale value. With their sleek and modern appearance, black shower screens can add a touch of luxury to the bathroom, potentially making your property more appealing to prospective buyers.


The Allure of Black Shower Screens

Black shower screens bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to any bathroom space. Their bold and striking shade stands out against the often-white tiles and fixtures, creating a dramatic contrast that immediately catches the eye. This high-contrast design approach adds depth and interest, transforming an ordinary bathroom into a design showcase.


Moreover, emerging bathroom design trends in Melbourne favour darker hues and industrial aesthetics, making black shower screens a perfect choice for keeping your home in vogue.


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Black Sliding Shower Screens: Space-Saving and Functional


Sliding shower screens are an excellent choice for bathrooms with limited space. As these screens slide horizontally, they don't require additional room to swing open like hinged doors, making them a practical solution for compact areas.

The sleek frame of a black sliding shower screen gives a modern, streamlined look, enhancing the sense of space, especially in a smaller bathroom. Choose from single sliding doors or dual or triple sliding doors.





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Pivot & Hinged Shower Screens: Classic Design, Modern Colour


Hinged shower screens offer a more traditional look, yet when finished in black, provide a contemporary twist. These screens, often seen in larger bathrooms, swing outwards, requiring more space but offering a wider entrance. The black frame provides a striking silhouette, adding a dramatic touch to the bathroom design.

Choose from frameless, semi frameless and fully framed shower screen styles with black frames for a timeless design that will never go out of fashion.




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Black Wall-to-Wall Shower Screens: Seamless Integration


For shower screens that span the width of a room, a wall-to-wall black shower screen is an excellent option. These screens are custom-made to fit perfectly between two walls, creating a seamless, continuous look.

The black frame adds a bold statement, accentuating the screen's presence and delineating the shower area clearly.

With wall to wall shower screen styles you can opt for the barn door sliding style accentuated with minimal black runners and hardware, or fully framed black shower screens that slide or have a hinge or pivot door.



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Black Fixed Panel Shower Screens

Shower panels and over bath screens are ideal for open-plan or wet room bathrooms. The minimalist black frame encapsulates a clean and simple design, allowing the beauty of the bathroom tiles and fixtures to take centre stage. As there are no doors to slide or swing, it adds to the sense of openness and freedom in the bathroom. Fixed shower screens can be fully edged in back or just like our frameless shower screen add a simple touch of black with wall brackets as a highlight.



Black Showers Screens Are Easy To Maintain


Black shower screens are incredibly easy to clean, primarily due to their bold, dark hue. Unlike lighter colours that easily show water stains, soap scum, and limescale build-up, black hides these common bathroom nuisances well. This characteristic largely reduces the frequency of intensive cleaning sessions, saving you time and effort.

Read about tips on maintenance of your shower screen - READ MORE


Coordinating Black Shower Screens with Bathroom Fixtures

When choosing a black shower screen, it's critical to consider the other fixtures in your bathroom. The black hue of the shower screen should complement and harmonise with the overall colour scheme of the bathroom.


For instance, if your bathroom features brass or gold-toned fixtures, a black shower screen can offer a striking contrast, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the space.


Similarly, bathrooms with chrome or stainless-steel fixtures can also benefit from the sleek sophistication of a black shower screen. Ultimately, the aim is to create a cohesive, visually pleasing environment that encapsulates your personal style while ensuring functionality. Not only can your shower screen frame be black but also the hinges, and door knobs.






Achieving a Striking Monochromatic Look with Black Shower Screens and Accessories

Black shower screens, together with matching accessories, can create a truly striking monochromatic aesthetic in your bathroom. This bold colour choice communicates a sense of sophistication and modernity that is difficult to match.


The jet black screens serve as a dramatic backdrop, providing a striking contrast against the usually soft, neutral tones of bathroom tiles. The black accessories further accentuate this look, adding depth and visual interest.

Whether it's a black towel rack, floor waste, or tapware, these elements work in harmony with the black shower screen to create an effortlessly stylish and seamless design. This monochromatic approach is not only visually striking but also exudes a sense of elegance and tranquillity, making your bathroom a space of luxury and relaxation.


The black shower screen and accessories, despite their strong colour, can be incredibly versatile, perfectly fitting into a minimalist, contemporary, or even a traditional bathroom design, further proving their potential as a remarkable design choice.



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Enhancing Your Property Value with Black Shower Screens

Integrating black shower screens into your bathroom design can considerably boost your property's value. Prospective homebuyers are increasingly drawn to homes with updated, stylish bathrooms, and a bathroom outfitted with a black shower screen certainly fits the bill.


The sheer elegance and unique appeal of these screens often make a strong impression, which can convert into a competitive advantage when it's time to sell.


And let's not forget, the durability of black shower screens ensures they maintain their striking appearance for many years, providing a long-term return on investment.


So, Is A Black Shower Screen Right For You?


In choosing black shower screens for your Melbourne home, you're not only making a stylish statement but also choosing a practical design solution, tailored to your space.


Whether it's sliding door for compact spaces, hinged for a classic touch, wall-to-wall for seamless integration, or a fixed panel for a minimalist look, black shower screens can elevate the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your bathroom.


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Take a look at our range of Black Shower Screen Frames


Give the Flexi Showers Team a call or head to our showroom in Campbellfield, Melbourne today and get started on giving your bathroom a sleek & stylish look.


Our team of expert glass panel shower installers can ensure that the job is done perfectly and safely - taking all the worry and hassle out of your new look bathroom or ensuite.



For more information on our quality custom made shower screens contact the

Flexi Showers Team below.



Flexi Showers Shower Screens Melbourne Showroom - 138 National Blvd Campbellfield. 03 9469 6190


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