If you think your shower screen isn't exactly the most exciting part of your bathroom redesign, you should think again.
In 1860, the ironmonger, Francis Henri Crittall, created the steel framed window - known today as Crittall windows – and 160 years on, we're still inventing new ways to use this classic technique.
We've been lusting after Crittall style windows for years. We've seen them create many light-filled and ultra modern kitchen extensions, but we're excited to announce that this graphic window style is seeping its way into our bathrooms, too. Black framed shower screens are the perfect way to bring this striking look into your home, without the investment of brand new windows and doors.
With a nod to industrial style, the sharp, clean lines and gridlock shapes bring an instant contemporary look to your bathroom. Whether you embrace warehouse style with concrete-effect walls and floors or you create impact by contrasting with fresh white marble, let your shower screen take centre stage with our edit of the best new designs.
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1. Crittall-style walk in shower screen
The classic Crittall-style shower screen creates a large walk-in shower, giving you plenty of showering space whilst preventing water from splashing all over the room. White metro tiles and contrasting black grouting mimic the gridlock design of the screen for a sleek and perfectly matching space.
3. Simple black framed shower screen
This minimalist shower screen design is beautiful for its simplicity. The stark black lines create drama against the gleaming marble-effect wall panels. Unlike traditional Crittall-style, this has single large panes of glass, creating less of a barrier, which may be useful in a smaller space.
3. Curved black shower screen maximising corner space
This contemporary corner design is a great way to make the most of every inch of your space, while looking bang on trend, too. Perfect for including in a family bathroom. The matching black door handles and black hexagon tiles complete the look for a sleek space that oozes confidence.
4. Crittall-style shower screen for a wet room
Get the most out of your wet room space with this single shower screen that's ideal for a smaller room. We're loving the concrete-effect walls and patterned flooring, creating a textured and industrial-style space worth lusting after.
4. Bath and shower screen with a minimalist design
The matt black finish on this bath and shower screen matches perfectly with the matt black shower, controls and towel radiator for a cohesive scheme that's smart, strong and minimal.
5. Black framed shower screen with modesty panel
Don't let your guest walking in on you in the shower be a complete and utter nightmare situation... a modesty screen can be a lifesaver, and when it looks this good, why wouldn't you? Thick matt black edging creates a real statement any bathroom would be proud of.
6. Black framed shower screen with horizontal details
We're loving this horizontal design, giving a modern edge to the classic style. The screen sits back beautifully with the Crittall-style window, black freestanding bath and rugged concrete-effect walls for a real warehouse-inspired space and the coolest start to every day.
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