There are many styles of frameless shower doors to choose from, each with its own pros and cons. The type you choose should complement the layout of your bathroom, especially if you’re tight on space.
Below, you’ll find the top styles that are popular with homeowners.
If you have a tub and shower combo, a bypass shower door is a great choice. This type of sliding shower door is made up of two to three glass panels that slide past each other along a track that's placed at the bottom and the top of the bathtub.
Bypass door designs are commonly found on standalone showers since they feature a space-saving design that’s perfect for smaller bathrooms and homeowners on a budget.
Another popular option is the pivot shower door. This door is mounted, allowing it to swing inward or outward. Bathrooms with limited space can benefit from a pivot door that opens inward, making it a great option for spaces that are too small for a bypass door setup.
A custom pivot door can work for oddly shaped bathrooms or smaller than average spaces. Typically, these doors measure a little over thirty-six inches wide. If a shower has a bigger opening than the standard-sized pivot doors, glass panels can be used.
Traditional shower doors usually feature a bulky frame that's made out of a type of composite material or aluminum. Frameless designs are much simpler and feature clips that hold and secure the sides of the glass.
In recent years, framed shower doors have fallen out of favor, with more and more homeowners opting for frameless doors for their more elegant appearance and low-maintenance design.
These doors are a great choice for homeowners who want a more modern look, a shower that’s easier to care for and clean, and can be the right choice for the homeowner that has beautiful tilework in the shower that they want to show off. Frameless doors are also commonly chosen because they can open up smaller spaces, allowing more light to shine throughout.
This type of door is often chosen for smaller bathrooms or corner shower stalls. The door is combined with a curved glass shower enclosure and fits on a rounded shower tray. This style is easier to clean since it doesn't have harsh angles where soap scum or grime could build up.
The right glass can complement your new bathroom design. With a frameless shower door and seamless glass enclosure, there are several ways you can customize your new shower, with glass options that include:
A frameless shower door can feature opaque or frosted glass for additional privacy. If you want to make your smaller bathroom appear more spacious, you can choose clear or ultra-clear glass.
Shower door etching can be a great way to further customize your door and allow it to mesh well with your existing bathroom decor.
Now that you’ve decided on the style of door that will complement your bathroom, you must find a glass company in your area that has the skills and experience to get the job done and install a beautiful new frameless glass enclosure that will add beauty and value to your home. While you can do it yourself, working with a glass company that creates custom frameless shower doors is the best way to ensure the door you buy will fit your shower space perfectly.
Many off-the-shelf shower doors are not designed for smaller or larger bathroom spaces. Improperly installing one of these doors or purchasing the wrong size can result in water leaks, water damage, and other financial losses.
When you have a door specifically designed for your modern bathroom and installed by the pros, you'll get a shower door that fits your bathroom space perfectly. Glass contractors can also recommend other style options, so you’ll end up with a door that blends well with the existing decor in your bathroom, seals correctly, and makes it easier for you and your family to prepare for the day.
Now that you know more about shower door styles and design options, it’s time to take the next step and contact the pros at GCS Glass today, for a free quote. After you’ve scheduled a consultation with one of our glass contractors, we can visit your home, take accurate measurements, and sit down with you to go over your style options, needs, and budget. When a project starts, you will have peace of mind knowing that this important upgrade to your home is in the very best hands. Contact us today to get a free quote and to learn more about the perfect shower door options for your home.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact GCS Glass today.
The team at GCS was so easy to do business with. I did everything from my iPhone. I received quotes for my project with options to choose from. We scheduled appointments by text. Measurements were precise and the glass install looks great. When it was all done I made payments through an app on my phone. Easy peasy.
– 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.