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6 cheap walk in shower ideas

Make a splash with our cheap walk-in shower ideas. Our cost-effective options will help you transform your bathroom without breaking the bank, allowing you to wash with ease and style.

There a various makes and models of walk in shower enclosures on the market, but we’re going to show your our top 6 budget-friendly options to help you make the right decision.

Keep scrolling for some visual inspiration. And if you like what you see, check out our small shower room ideas for more.

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Turning your walk-in shower room into an aquatic haven without breaking the bank comes down to a few key choices:

  1. The style, size and thickness of your glass panels
  2. Whether you’re installing them straight onto the wall or the top of your floor
  3. If you want a matching shower tray or dipped floor configuration

For example, at the cheaper end, small walk-in showers with wetroom panels will cost around £150+, whereas more intricate designs and enclosures at the higher end will cost around £1,500. 

Find out more about the cost of a walk in shower installation.

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Single glass panels that configure your walk-in shower are a cost-effective option for most homeowners.

By integrating a stylish design like this one, with a black-framed pane that sits in front of the hidden shower head and faucets, you create a minimalist and designer look without the associated price tag.

The thin pink and white tiles that cover the back of this bathroom wall work well with the concrete shower floor to add interest and excitement to this bathroom. For those on a budget, consider clashing textures to help lift the space and make it stand out.

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These homeowners wanted an enclosed shower room to fit within their small bathroom.

As a result, this walk-in shower combines two shower heads, a seating area, a pebble shower tray and an inset shelf, giving it a versatile ‘wetroom’ feel without compromising on space.

The glass doors help ‘open’ the room, giving it the illusion of more square footage, while the diagonal grey tiles with white grouting tie in with the rest of the bathroom’s decor.

Costs are kept low by installing an entire unit, including the shower tray that’s elevated above the plug hole and negates the need for your bathroom floors to be dipped.

Why not shop the look and ask one of our professionals to install a similar design for you?

Small walk-in shower roomsWalk in shower bathroom ideas

For those with less space or an awkwardly shaped bathroom, installing a walk-in shower might require some imagination.

This modern, marble tiled example makes the most of its space by creating separation between the shower and the tub. A small dividing wall allows the step-through walk-in shower to slot neatly at the back of the bathroom, while the tub fits snugly in the remaining space on the other side of the wall.

This offers relaxation in a bubble bath beneath a window overlooking a plane tree and the convenience of a shower that fits seamlessly with the neutral and mottled grey decor.

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This gorgeous ensuite bathroom boasts a marble-tiled walk-in shower with double glass panels and a rain-effect showerhead. It even has a bench for you to sit on after a long day at the office.

You might assume a design like this would set you back a fair amount, but you’d be wrong. The shower tray is raised to save on costs and the floor to ceiling glass panels are budget-friendly and easy to install.

Finally, as the marble shower tiles are fixed to the existing wall, it’s just a matter of fitting and sealing them. However, to keep costs down even more, you can buy marble effect tiles instead.

If this design doesn’t tickle your fancy, why not read our blog: small ensuite ideas for more inspiration?

Contemporary walk in shower room ideasWalk in shower ideas on a budget

Keep things simple with this elegant and contemporary walk-in shower design.

Cost-effective, stylish, and ultimately hassle-free, the single glass pane keeps the space clean and clutter-free.

It’s a minimalist option that works well if you’re on a tight budget but want something that still looks expensive. As you’re able to save some pennies on shower trays and larger glass installations, you can invest a little more in the wall tiles, showerhead and faucets, keeping the space slick and tying in all the elements for a classic finish.

Still not sure whether to go for a shower tray or a wet room? Let our experts help you decide. Read our guide: Wet room or shower tray – which is right for you?

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Olivia Scammell

Hi Peter, I recommend filling in our request a quote form to get quotes from three tradespeople near you. I hope this helps!

Peter Small

That's great ur examples. Can you please advise on a recessed installation shower 2 sides with sliding doors. What's the cost?

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