In the past, bathroom designs and layouts tended to focus solely on functionality. These days, homeowners view their bathrooms as an oasis, a place to relax after a long day at work. Because of this, bathroom design has dramatically changed, with a focus now on both style and functionality. The traditional shower curtain is out and frameless shower glass doors and enclosures are in. Many people want the type of shower door and enclosure that provides a spa-like atmosphere that’s elegant and relaxing. Regardless of a homeowner’s design preference, each one wants a shower enclosure that’s modern, easy to maintain, and adds beauty, functionality, and value to their home. If you want elegant shower doors and an enclosure that can completely change the look and feel of your bathroom, a frameless shower enclosure can achieve the look you’ve been dreaming of.
Make a Statement With The Most Popular Custom Shower Enclosures for 2023
When searching for the right type of shower enclosure or walk-in shower stall for your unique bathroom space, you’ll find that there are tons of options available. Adding a new glass shower enclosure to your main bathroom or master bath can be as simple as having frameless pivoting or sliding shower doors and panels installed. If you have a spacious bathroom, you’ll have more options to choose from. However, even if you have a smaller bathroom space, you can still benefit from a frameless glass enclosure, one with a space-saving design that can add both elegance and functionality to any type of outdated bathroom.
How a Shower Enclosure Can Define Your Bathroom in 2023
The shower is the focal point in every bathroom. It has the ability to add style to any type of space, but the wrong type of enclosure can make your bathroom look outdated, less functional, closed off, and cramped. When you work with a professional glass company, they can help you choose the perfect type of shower enclosure for your unique bathroom space, depending on the amount of space available, bathroom and shower layout, personal preferences, and budget.
The right type of glass shower enclosure and shower door option can open up a cramped bathroom, turning it into the functional, relaxing, oasis you’ve always wanted.
Top Trendy Shower Enclosure Options
Remodeling your bathroom is a big decision and one that can make all the difference in terms of functionality and the look and feel of your bathroom. The right design can create an inviting space that your entire family can enjoy.
Frameless glass shower doors and enclosures are the current trends in bathroom design. These elegant glass shower doors and custom enclosures are all about openness, practicality, transparency, and minimalism.
Frameless Shower Doors
Adding a frameless glass shower enclosure to your bathroom can create the spa-like environment that you deserve, whether you have an odd-shaped bathroom, a narrow bathroom, or a smaller space. With a custom frameless shower enclosure, professional installers can design and install an enclosure that’s specifically created with your bathroom, budget, and style preferences in mind. Because frameless shower doors can be customized to suit your functionality and space needs, you’ll enjoy the ideal glass shower enclosure that’s practical, modern, and adds value to your home. Depending on the style of enclosure and the glass used, it can open up a smaller bathroom, allowing more light to flow throughout, or you can enjoy a quality shower door enclosure with frosted glass for your larger bathroom that provides the style and privacy you need.
Semi-Frameless Shower Doors
Unlike frameless, semi-frameless shower doors will come with a minimal amount of metal, used to improve the stability of the doors and the enclosure. The enclosure will include metal headers, in addition to a thin metal frame that’s fixed around the glass. However, the shower door does not have a frame, with only a metal frame that extends along the perimeter of the shower enclosure.
Sliding vs. Pivoting Shower Doors
Depending on the shape and size of the shower enclosure, and your personal preferences, you can choose between a pivoting or sliding shower door.
A pivoting door can swing both outward and inward. The door’s hinge will allow it to open 180 degrees in either direction. The hinge can be center-mounted for a revolving shower door, or it can be attached to one side of the door. If you’re considering a pivoting frameless shower door, keep in mind that extra clearance is needed to allow the door to open without blocking access to fixtures or cabinets and to prevent the door from hitting the wall or other obstacles.
For smaller spaces, a sliding frameless shower door can be the perfect bathroom option. While in the past, sliding shower doors were limited to bypass shower door designs, which were usually semi-frameless or framed, these days, frameless and barn-style sliding doors allow homeowners to enjoy the best of both worlds. Barn-style doors are very popular, consisting of a door panel that glides along a metal bar.
Frosted Shower Doors
Many homeowners prefer clear shower glass for their enclosures because it provides a beautiful, modern look that can instantly make a bathroom look much bigger than it actually is. It can allow more light to flow throughout a bathroom and will highlight any beautiful tilework inside the enclosure. However, if you have a big family and prefer glass for showers that offers more privacy, a frosted shower door enclosure is a better option. While frosted glass does not allow as much light into your bathroom space as clear glass, making it seem smaller, it can still provide the type of spa-like environment you’re looking for, with an added level of privacy that’s essential for homes with small children. Additionally, there are many glass design options available, such as etched, rain, and textured glass, so you can add a more custom look to your bathroom.
Partial Shower Enclosures
Partial shower enclosures utilize half of a bathroom’s wall, with half of the wall covered with glass. A partial shower enclosure can be a better option for smaller bathrooms since they don’t take up as much space, while still updating the look and feel of your bathroom. These enclosures are highly customizable, so you can choose a style that will work with your bathroom and shower layout, and your budget.
Contact GCS Glass & Mirror to Get a Quote!
Updating your bathroom with a modern custom shower enclosure is a big decision, and one that can add value, style, and functionality to your home. At GCS Glass and Mirror, our professional glass shower installation team can help you choose the perfect frameless glass shower enclosure that will instantly transform your bathroom into the perfect place to relax after a long day. Our team can help you explore the different design options available, can come out to your home to take accurate measurements, and recommend a style and type of enclosure that will work for you and your family. If you’re ready to transform your bathroom into the oasis you’ve always wanted, contact GCS Glass and Mirror today to get a free quote.