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Crittall-Style Showers for Bathrooms | Everything You Need to Know

A trend we’ve been seeing on social media for a good couple of years now, Crittall-Style showers for bathrooms are still a popular choice with homeowners. Going back to basics, the word Crittall is often used to describe black steel-framed windows and if you’d like to know more, have a read of this guide as we take a look at this edgy approach.

What is Crittall-Style?

Crittall-Style windows were first created in 1860 by ironmonger Francis Henry Crittal. They were crafted from black steel and became well-known at the turn of the century when most windows were timber. It’s thanks to Francis that this grid-like charm has become so iconic today and if he were still alive he’d probably be very surprised to learn of the Crittall-Style interiors comeback.

Why is Crittall-Style still Trending Now?

Due to their sturdy, black profile Crittall-Style doors and windows give an edgy look. They’re also minimal in design with clean modern lines which most homeowners are tending to favour. Crittall is additionally incredibly versatile because it will work in any choice of bathroom interior so if your taste is industrial or maybe more Scandi you’ll have no problem bringing the general scheme together.

How to use Crittall for a Swanky Shower Room

Originally created for windows Crittall now provides many more interior options. Our favourite, in fact, is a Crittall-Style screen for a bathroom and shower with gusto. The beauty of Crittall is that it also works for both traditional and modern bathrooms but one tip we would give is to stick with a theme of black and white for urban glamour.

Crittall-Style Bathroom Products

Currently, there are plenty of products on the market celebrating this bathroom trend. From double shower doors to wetroom screens, Crittall is perfect for retaining an element of separation. This new addition to the Merlyn collection, for instance, is made from durable matt black steel. It’s also available as a single screen or as a walk-in enclosure for bathrooms that have more space.

Other Ways to Work The Trend for Crittall

The fad for Crittall is not just for bathrooms, it can be used in other parts of the home too. For instance, a Crittall room divider will look great downstairs when you need to zone open-plan living. If your budget also allows why not consider upgrading to Crittall-style windows? They’re thermally efficient and suit most properties not to mention being extremely secure.

Discuss a Crittall-Style Bathroom with Direct Heating

Thank you for reading this week’s post which explores the trend for Crittall-Style showers. It’s certainly a craze that’s bold and equally dramatic – great for the industrious look. If this sounds exciting, at Direct Heating, we can help you achieve the perfect Crittall-Style bathroom so to discuss a monochrome remodel please get in touch and book an appointment with our bathroom team. Thank you for reading.

Crittall-Style Showers for Bathrooms
A Crittall-Style shower screen design by Merlyn.
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