Shower enclosure redesign
We need to redesign our shower curtain enclosure. Would appreciate tips on materials, design, and a good local seamstress. (No sewing machine in our van house.) Prefer to choose materials that we can get in local stores. We're in Salt Lake right now.
While this is admittedly a small project, we're really looking forward to the end of sponge baths!
The problem: The current enclosure is a curtain attached to a track on the ceiling. The curtain only covers 3 of 4 walls, with the rear wall open. Unless we want a lake in the van, this makes the shower unusable. We'd also like a curtain that prevents leaks, as curtains tend to leak where they come together and at the shower pan.
The possible solution: A "shower tube" with magnetic attachment to ceiling and shower pan.
Design: Attach a thin sheet of steel to ceiling. Sew a tube out of a lightweight waterproof material. (Maybe the kind of nylon that used to make a tent rain fly?) Sew loops on top of tube, and attach rare earth magnets to loops. Tube curtain could then attach to ceiling via magnets. Sew loops inside tube to hold a couple of metal rings. (Suggestions welcome re a hardware store product that would work for the metal rings.) Rings would hold the tube open while showering. When curtain not in use, the whole thing could collapse into the shower pan. To use, would step into the ring, pull up, and attach to ceiling. Want metal rings to be detachable so that we can wash the whole thing. I doubt that the tube will dry very well, so mold could become an issue. A mold-resistant fabric would be great, if available.
Thanks for advising.
-- The Yeti