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Amazing Shower Designs to Make Your Bathroom Pop

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. 

Shower Door Glass Options 

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:

  • Etched shower glass 
  • Frosted shower glass 
  • Opaque glass
  • Clear or ultra-clear glass 

And more. 

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. 

The Next Step Toward Your New Modern Shower 

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. 

Shower Door Installation from the Pros 

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. 

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror Today 

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 and Mirror 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 and Mirror today.

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