Upgrading your old bathroom might be just what it needs. There are plenty of decisions to make, including the type of shower you want. Glass shower doors will definitely look much nicer than a tired old plastic curtain.
But just making the decision to get a glass door doesn’t end there. There are plenty of different types of glass and frames to consider. The final choice may well come down to budget and space.
Types of Glass Shower Doors
There are several different types of glass you can choose from. First, are you putting the door over a bathtub or for a stand-alone shower? There are also framed and frameless glass doors, which will change the look of your bathroom.
You can get clear glass, frosted or opaque glass, tinted, textured, or rain glass. This will come down to your personal preference, but also if you want to see the beauty of your shower stall.
There are also sliding doors, swinging doors, or bi-fold doors for a stand-alone shower stall. Which you choose may depend on the size of your bathroom. Doors that swing open will need the space to do so.
Framed, Semi-Framed, or Frameless
Framed glass doors are far less expensive. They are much sturdier than frameless doors and are easier to install. However, they may limit you to certain designs and functions.
Frameless doors offer a wider range of motion options. They look much sleeker and are easier to maintain. They also are much more expensive, not nearly as dependable, and are far more complicated to install.
Semi-framed offers a range of motion and designs. They can still look very modern while providing sturdiness where you need it. They work well with limited space or awkwardly designed rooms.
Benefits of Glass Shower Doors
Glass doors are very popular for showers. Installing them is fairly easy and won’t upset your entire bathroom for very long.
Glass shower doors can make space look much bigger. It can add depth to even the smallest of bathrooms. A dark solid shower curtain is like a wall.
Even a nice shower curtain still looks like a cheap shower curtain. Plus, if you have nice tiles or designs in your shower or tub, the glass doors allow them to be seen.
It also allows you to see out when you are in the tub or shower. Perhaps you are trying to keep an eye on your toddler or you just enjoy the view of the rest of your home.
Adds More Light
Shower curtains block the light. Depending on the position of your lighting in the bathroom, it can mean showering in the dark. Plus, shower curtains tend to blow in or out, either allowing water to go all over the bathroom or sticking to your wet body.
Glass Shower Doors
Installing glass shower doors can also improve the value of your home. They look so much nicer and will add depth and space to your bathroom. It also keeps your bathroom and shower area healthier, as it is difficult for mold and mildew to grow on the glass.
If you have any questions, make an appointment with the experts at Karin Ross Design. They are leading experts on bathroom renovations and can assist you in making a more informed decision.
The husband and wife team has a combined 30 years of experience to help you realize your ideal bathroom. Whether it is the main bathroom, an extension, or the master bath, you deserve to have the best.