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How Much Do Frameless Shower Doors Cost? Bathroom Remodeling Guide

The cost of a frameless shower door can vary, depending on many factors, including door size, type of glass, any extra remodeling needed to accommodate the door and shower enclosure, and more. However, investing in your bathroom can instantly transform an outdated space, while improving functionality and saving you thousands of dollars on a costly total bathroom remodel.

Upgrading your frameless shower door can be expensive, depending on the type of shower door you choose, whether the door is custom-made, the complexity of the installation, and other variables. On average, a frameless shower door can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,500. However, even a higher-end frameless shower door is significantly more affordable than a total bathroom remodel

Benefits of Frameless Shower Doors

Focusing on your shower is one of the most cost-effective ways to remodel your bathroom. If you have a walk-in shower with a traditional framed glass door or a bathtub with a shower curtain, this can cause your bathroom to look outdated and can make the space feel smaller.

Investing in a frameless shower door can change all that, while offering plenty of benefits, including:

  • Enclosed, dark bathroom spaces can feel dated and cramped. A frameless shower door allows any available natural light to easily flow throughout the space since there is no bulky metal shower frame blocking the light. More natural light flooding a space can give the illusion of a larger, more spacious bathroom.
  • The lack of a metal frame also allows you to clearly see inside the shower, allowing you to showcase beautiful tile work and fixtures.
  • The wide variety of frameless shower door styles available allows you to choose a door type that will make your bathroom more functional, depending on the size of your bathroom and your shower’s layout.
  • Frameless shower doors are highly customizable, allowing you to change your bathroom into the type of unique and relaxing space you’ve always dreamed of.
  • With no frame to scrub out, maintaining your bathroom will be fast, simple, and easy. Traditional framed shower doors can be breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and bacteria. With a frameless shower door and enclosure, cleaning up can be as easy as using a squeegee to wipe down the glass after each use.

Factors Affecting Cost

Some of the factors that can affect the cost of a frameless glass shower door include:

  • Door type
  • Hardware finish 
  • Glass thickness  
  • Shower door installation cost
  • Materials
  • Door size
  • Additional materials needed
  • Additional remodeling needs to support the door

How Door Style Affects Cost

The different types of frameless shower glass door you choose can have a major impact on the entire project and overall cost. Custom-made shower doors will come at a higher price. Additionally, the more glass panels that are required for the door and enclosure, the more you’ll spend.

Popular shower door options include: 

Shower screens. A shower screen is a fixed glass panel that can’t open like a normal glass door. Instead, this style offers an open bathing experience

Sliding. Sliding, or bypass shower doors consist of a couple of glass panels that slide along a track.

Swinging. Swinging doors open with a hinge located at the bottom or top of the door. These doors are available in a wide range of sizes and can be designed to fit showers of all shapes and sizes.

Hinged shower door. Hinged doors are attached by brackets or hinges with the door swinging off a glass panel or wall.

Bifold shower door. These doors consist of a couple of panels that fold into themselves when the door is open.

Neo-angle. Neo-angle doors feature an entryway with two panels, with a glass shower door at the center.

Door Size

The size of the door also has a significant impact on the overall cost. A more extensive custom shower will require more labor and materials.

Before the installation process, glass contractors will take careful measurements of your shower to determine the cost of materials, so you’ll have a clear idea of what to expect in terms of what you’ll spend. 

Material Costs 

Frameless shower doors are made out of thick tempered glass. These doors are typically, ⅜ to ½ inch thick. The thicker the glass the higher the cost.

The type and quality of the hardware used will also impact the shower door’s cost.

Hardware can include:

  • Hinges
  • Tracks
  • Knobs/handles
  • The door roller and bracket
  • Bottom sealant
  • Mounting clips

Labor Costs

A custom shower door installation is more complex than a standard prefab shower door installation, often requiring special tools and the help of an experienced glass contractor.

Labor includes cutting the glass to size, attaching handles and hinges, and ensuring the door is a perfect fit. It requires special skills to install this type of shower door, especially if any modifications must be made to the walls to accommodate the weight of these heavy-duty doors.

Extra Costs for a Shower Remodel

Any upgrades can increase the overall shower door cost.

Choosing low iron glass will raise the cost of a shower door. This glass is more transparent than other glass, allowing it to transmit 91% of light compared to the 83% that standard glass offers.

Decorative handles, water spot prevention coating, and modifications that need to be made to ensure a wall can support the heavy weight of a glass door, and other types of upgrades, can add to the overall cost of your new shower door.

Are Frameless Shower Door Remodels Worth It?

While a custom frameless shower door will cost more than a traditional shower door, the many benefits these doors offer easily outweigh the higher price tag.

Due to the popularity of these doors, installing a frameless shower door can instantly add value to your home, making it more appealing to potential buyers in the future. Aside from adding value to your home, it can instantly transform your bathroom into a relaxing and luxurious spa-like environment that will improve your bathing experience, while also adding functionality to your home.

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror to Get a Quote! 

Frameless shower doors can turn any outdated bathroom into a modern, elegant, and relaxing environment that will allow you to unwind after a long day at the office. At GCS Glass and Mirror, our shower door installers can help you choose the right shower door for your bathroom, one that meets your style preferences, and works with your budget. To learn more about the cost of our custom-made glass shower doors, contact us today to get a quote.




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