Showers used to be designed either by sadists who wanted to put people in caves or by people whose only consuming interest was the homeowner's privacy. These tiled-shower stalls had a low, 7-foot ceiling, and the entrances were even lower. The door jambs were 24 inches wide, and the doors themselves were made of opaque glass. But it appears that homeowners' ideas of privacy are changing, and they are open to new concepts in showers. When we receive a request to repair or remodel such a shower, we propose to open it up. We remove the low ceiling; the 24-inch opening is widened by removing the jambs, and we recommend clear glass (see figure 1). We have been quite successful