There are a number of things to consider when choosing a shower door for your bathroom. Following is a look at some of the most popular options as well as some tips that can help you make the decision for selecting right shower door. That best suits your needs, tastes and budget, while accessorising your new bathroom or remodeling existing space.
Frameless Shower Door
Frameless shower doors are made from thick glass and so do not need to have metallic framing around the edges. They give a bathroom a clean, modern, spacious feel and look particularly good in bathrooms with natural stone wall and floor tiles. These popular doors are available in several styles, including sliding door, rolling door, pivot door or bypass door.
Frameless shower doors can add value to your home if you intend to sell it in the future. The only downside to these doors is the high cost. A frameless custom cit shower door will always cost more than semi-framed or full-framed doors.
Semi-Frameless Shower Doors
A semi-frameless shower door has some metal edging on the top and bottom but the edging doesn’t stand out. These doors are ideal if you want a shower door and enclosure with a clean, sleek, modern appearance but can’t afford the high cost of a frameless shower door.
Framed Shower Doors
Framed shower doors, as the name implies, have a full metal frame around all the sides and edges. The frame, which is typically made from heavy-duty aluminum, protects the glass from damage while adding a touch of color to the bathroom. A framed glass shower enclosure can be purchased in various styles, including sliding door, round shower door, neo-angle, pivot, Inline glass shower door and bifold shower door.
Framed shower doors are ideal if you have small kids at home and are worried about their safety. They are also easy on the budget as they tend to cost less than frameless and semi-framed shower doors.
Fixed Shower Glass Panel
A good alternative to a shower door is a fixed shower glass panel or screen. It is essentially a sheet of glass that covers the long end of the shower area while leaving a portion of the area uncovered. It is typically frameless but you can buy one with a frame if you wish. The panel or screen can be clear or colored and they are available in a number of thickness options.
Fixed shower glass panels are ideal for small bathrooms as they give an area a spacious appearance. They look good in both traditional and contemporary homes and are often more affordable than shower doors. The only downside is that they aren’t a viable option for many shower types.
Enhancing your bathroom decor with the right shower door or enclosure will create the perfect ambiance for one of the most-used rooms in the home. Take time to consider your options carefully to make sure your new door is the right style and type for your particular bathroom.