Updating your bathroom and finally ditching your drab shower curtain can change the look and feel of your unique bathroom space, especially if you decide on a deluxe shower that includes many of the latest design trends. Finding the perfect shower for your unique bathroom matters. You don’t want a shower door that will take away from important features in your bathroom or make it less functional. Instead, you need a shower that includes the design elements you love and the functionality you need.
A gorgeous shower enclosure will have you looking forward to a relaxing, calming shower, in your spa-like bathroom. Your shower should suit your needs and your style, creating a functional space that will benefit your entire family.
One of the reasons frameless shower doors are so popular is due to their versatile, highly customizable designs.
There is a range of style options available, and different glass walls, glass panels, and hardware types to choose from.
Each of these popular shower designs has its own pros and cons, and may or may not work for your bathroom. The door you choose will also depend on your bathroom’s layout, shower size, space, and personal preference.
Below, you’ll find the top frameless shower door trends that can transform any bathroom, adding the elegance and style that have made these doors a popular choice for homeowners all over the country.
While the classic pivoting glass shower doors are often the go-to choice for larger bathrooms, small or narrow bathrooms often don’t have the space to accommodate a swinging door. Enter the sliding shower door.
Unlike traditional framed shower doors of the past, the frameless sliding shower doors glide along a track and do not obstruct the line of sight like framed sliding shower doors can, so you can still see the beautiful tile work in the shower, and the design can even make a smaller bathroom feel bigger. These custom glass shower doors offer smooth operation, can add functionality to your bathroom, and feature a modern look that will complement the existing decor.
In the past, large, oversized tubs equaled class and style. These days, elegant, large walk-in shower designs are replacing tubs. They’re especially popular with homeowners who want to add value to their homes.
A large walk-in frameless glass shower enclosure can instantly enlarge a bathroom since the shower seamlessly blends in with the rest of a bathroom’s layout.
A bi-fold shower door is equipped with a hinge that connects two panels of glass. When you push the door open it folds inward, making this modern design perfect for smaller bathrooms.
A pivot shower door opens the same way as a standard door, complete with a hinge located on one side and a handle on the other. These doors are commonly used on many types of stall-style showers.
The pivot hinges allow the door to be opened inward and outward, making them a great option for homeowners with smaller bathrooms. Another popular option is the revolving door. If the pivot hinge is mounted in the middle, the door can be opened from either side. Not only will this option save space, but it’s a creative and unique design choice that many homeowners don’t commonly see.
Tub doors allow homeowners to ditch their outdated shower curtains and update the look and feel of their bathroom by adding frameless glass shower doors. This design choice will also protect the bathroom floors and walls from water damage, which can be a common issue for homeowners that have used shower curtains for years.
When you choose a custom shower door, you’ll also have the option of selecting the type of glass that’s used. Clear and frosted glass are big sellers.
Frosted shower glass is a great choice for larger bathrooms, however, it cuts off the line of sight into the shower, which can make a small bathroom look even smaller. This decorative glass provides much-needed privacy, while also cutting down on maintenance. Unlike clear glass, you won’t have to worry about fingerprints and smudges.
Clear glass can make a small bathroom look much larger, allowing more natural light in, and offers that spa-like feel that many homeowners love. Clear glass also allows you to show off any tilework in your shower.
While the hardware used on frameless shower doors is minimal, the type of metal and finish you choose for the handles can really make a door pop, while allowing it to blend in with the rest of the hardware used in your bathroom.
In terms of trending shower hardware, polished chrome, brushed stainless, and oil rubbed bronze are at the top of the list for contemporary homes.
One of the biggest selling points of frameless shower doors is their versatility and endless customization options. But because these doors can be so difficult to install, you must have your shower doors installed by experienced glass contractors. At GCS Glass, our team can meet with you to discuss your vision. We’ll take precise measurements of your bathroom space and shower layout, and go over shower door options that will complement your bathroom and work with your budget.
If you’d like to learn more about the latest frameless shower door trends, discuss what style would work for your bathroom space, and meet with experts that can help you transform your outdated shower into the relaxing, elegant space you’ve always dreamed of, contact GCS Glass today to schedule an appointment and to get a free quote.
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– Philip Capizzi
Just had our new shower glass and frame installed and we are very pleased. Brendan and Tyler did a great job and we really appreciated them working around the other flooring project we had going on at same time. Very accommodating. The glass and framework looks great. I'm looking forward to using the shower tomorrow with the new look. VERY pleased. The company is very responsive, quick to come out and measure, and got the job done. Thanks!
– Steve Gerhart
A great experience from the first estimate, measuring and install. Really well priced and was surprised at how quickly the shower doors were delivered and installed an entire week early. Was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish.
– Kathleen Ruhl
I found this company after looking at many top-rate glass companies in Denver and seeing that I had to fill out forms and wait for them to get back to me. Some took days, and others have yet to call or email back. GCS was easy to text in from the website and talk to someone and get a quote rather quickly with examples over the text message. Within a few mins, I had a quote and an appointment set! That's how you earn the business! Make the initial request EASY and prove what the client is looking for! They were on time for every appointment and were professional. The glass took a few weeks to arrive, but the team kept us in the loop via text and never missed a detail. We are so happy with our choice, and the glass looks fantastic! They even added a complimentary glass coating to keep the soap scum at bay for two years. I'm starting a new project and will use them again in the next few weeks! Highly recommend.
– Alex Tooke
No need to search any further for a new shower door. Not only is GCS very fair on pricing (believe me, I did my due diligence) but their customer service is out of this world (so rare these days). From working with Chance on pricing, Austin on installing, and Tom on measuring and follow through, everyone was extremely professional. Tom is a perfectionist in the best of ways. His attention to detail is reflective in the quality of work. Thanks team!
– Caitlin Kinnett
We had the best experience work with GCS Glass! We knew going in some of our product was on back order and would take awhile. We were so impressed with GCS Glasses communication! They always communicated what was going on every time they got an update. We never felt like they “forgot about us” because they were in constant contact. Their workers were great and professional. Price wise they were slightly cheaper than competing companies. We could not be happier with this company.
– Jessica Laue-Flint
I would highly recommend this company for your shower door. Brandon was quick to respond to my request for quote. He provided excellent details about the options and prices including pictures, all in text so was very convenient.
– Teresa Hastings
GCS Glass is the premier company in AZ. Professional staff, outstanding installers. I ordered 3/8" Starphire clear tempered glass, brushed nickel hinges and hardware to match my bathroom fixtures. Emily sent me a detailed invoice with photos of the hardware. This was the finishing touch to the custom bathroom I built. If you want the absolute best GCS will deliver.
– Mark Plennes
We absolutely Love our Glass from GCS Glass Supply. The whole process went so smoothly and the quality is Amazing. Joe and Tim were very responsive each step in the process. The install by Junior and Camden was above our expectations. They were very polite, clean and provided quality craftsmanship. Many thanks GCS Glass. Best regards, Jim & Susan M.
– Jim Mohrig
We pride ourselves in having fast and professional staff that are always ready to help you with your next project.