How do you stay warm in the shower without an enclosure?
dfinkle
September 2, 2012
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Wouldn't the water be warm? And the house would be heated in winter? Not sure I understand the issue. What a fabulous bathroom.
    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 11:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dfinkle
I live in Miami. The shower enclosure allows the hot steam to envelop you when you shower. Without the glass enclosure, you will be cold regardless of the hot water. I ordered a whisper warm vent for the bathroom. Cynthia - did you work on this bathroom?
2 Likes    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 11:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Nope, dfinkle. This question was displayed on the general discussion forum for houzz and I noticed that it had not been answered by the architect in the 30+ hours that have gone by since your question was posted. I was curious to know about your issue. As a Canadian, my experience is that in summer heatwaves it would be a pleasure not to be surrounded by the steam, and I don't see an issue here in wintertime either. I've never lived in a hot climate so I'm unfamiliar with your issue.

So, you like this shower style, but you think it's not for you? You're probably right. Were you looking for some kind of specific information? If so, you might be best to look up 'modern house architects' email address and contact them directly.
    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 11:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dfinkle
Ok thanks. Try showering with your shower door or curtain open and you will see the issue. I love this bathroom!!! I just wanted to hear if this an issue for this homeowner bc I am doing the same thing.
2 Likes    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Actually, my in-laws used to have a home in Sebring. When I visited there, I showered with the window in the shower wide open and loved having the outside air contrasting with the heat of the water! I actually do that here too when weather permits. So I guess it's an entirely personal preference and we are exact opposites! :)

This photo was posted by the architect and they are probably not very likely to be contacting the homeowner to ask such questions now possibly years after the completion of the project. Perhaps someone else on houzz will comment, however.
    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mdoran
i understand dfinkles concerns completely & definitely found that an issue in UK even with heating etc, but now in QLD australia & not such a problem. I suppose you were looking for constructive advice & i see a couple of options....heat lights are great here, and also under floor heating mats which are super thin and can be placed under new tiles/flooring rather than within concrete floors (best reserved for incorporation within new constuction).
2 Likes    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 9:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ziav
dfinkle- where may I purchase a whisper warm vent? I am adding a wet room to my home and am concerned with the cold weather and trying to stay warm. Thank you
    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 7:42PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Should I stay or should I go? Said the rug
I just received my rug to go in the dinning room. Table...
immunigirl
How do I create a french country kitchen without starting from scratch?
I love the look of simple french country, nothing over...
maggiemae0552
Frameless glass shower enclosures
I'm currently redoing a bathroom, and I want to get...
AMN
warm flooring for bathroom?
I'm looking for flooring options in the bathroom -...
suzam22
More Discussions
Window treatments for kitchen slider & windows that meet in corner
We'd like to add some privacy and character to our...
jillmmax
need help choosing kitchen floor to match
Hi we decided to update our small kitchen and we are...
bkorenberg1
reembarqawi
budget bathroom remodel
I am getting ready to start a remodel in my bathroom....
almanorigo
Brighten a Wood Panel Living Room
Hi everyone! We like the wood paneling in our new beach...
hgreese
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™