Published on January 18th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Cheap Vika Glasholm Bathroom hack

Materials: Vika glasholm (2X) glass clamp fittings for wall/floor

Description: So here’s the problem, bathroom shower cabins are expensive (very expensive)

And most of the time too small for my taste, so i went looking for a walk in shower system only to discover these were ABSURDLY expensive.

So the next best idea was to make something myself and just go DIY.

When searching for hardened glass i stumbled upon the Vika Glasholm desks.

These puppies are 10mm thick (compared to the standard 6 or 8 mm for pre- or custom built showers, and they can carry 50Kg according to Ikea.

So then I got online to search for some glass clamps and I found some cheap too (not an easy task).

Put 1 and 1 together and voila there you have it, one big shower.

For this hack people might want to use the simple frosted glass version but we liked this one just a bit more.

In my opinion not REALLY a hack but just used in a different fashion.

~ Rubin, Eindhoven

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Jules Yap

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17 Responses to Cheap Vika Glasholm Bathroom hack

  1. Bart says:

    @Anonymous, I think so, because the Ikea website shows the following under the Product Information tab of Vika Glasholm “Handle with care! A strike, knock or scratch can cause the glass to crack suddenly. However, only into small pieces, never into sharp fragments.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just wondering: are those glass panels safety glass? Completely innovative and geniously-devised idea.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I have a question
    How did you fix the clamps?


  4. Anonymous says:

    In the UK it is not allowed to have any electrical sockets (other than shaver points) in the bathroom. At a pinch you can have say a washing machine in the bathroom with the cable going through the wall to a socket outside the room.

    In many other countries it is allowed to have sockets in the bathroom. In Germany the washing machine is often here, and you need power for hair dryers and straighteners etc.

    It all boils down to commonsense. You can electrocute yourself in the kitchen just as easily.

    Sexy hack! Thank you.

  5. eva says:

    Those designs are truly adorable… i love it

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi there,

    Thank you for all the great comments :D where i got the clamps.

    Other good idea is to use U alu profiles at the bottom to prevent water coming from under it.

    And the washingmachine is actually only allowed in this room, the previous rentee of the house got it to the attic but got leakage and the drain was taken down for it.

  7. mensajes claro says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful idea

  8. Kelly says:

    Oooh, I want to know where you found the clamps too!

  9. lissistar says:

    that is just awesome!!!! i LOVE it!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea! Simple and effective. I would suggest ’tile tatoos’. They’re like stickers for tile, so you can bring some of that black throughout the shower without having to redo the tile. And the water probably won’t run because the floor is sloped toward the drain. One of my favorite hacks!

  11. Jen says:

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  12. Space! says:

    great but where did you find “glass clamps” ???
    And what about the down side: doesn’t water run out of the shower ?

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is amazingly beautiful!! Congratulations on your wonderful idea and thanks for sharing!!

  14. Matt says:

    I say, def a good hack. Would go frosted, but nicely done.


  15. Anonymous says:

    But is it a great idea to have electrical appliances in a wetroom?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Even if it is not a hack. It is a great idea! Just too late for me. Grrrr…

  17. Bart says:

    Rubin, for the sake of a fellow Dutchman, could you comment on where you got the glass clamps?

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