If you’re planning a new build or a bathroom remodel, one of the biggest areas of attention is the bathroom space. Many homes have the classic tub-and-shower combination since it tends to be more affordable and saves some space. However, one of the newest trends is installing a walk-in shower and either installing a separate soaking tub or emitting the bathtub altogether.
With a walk-in shower, you’ll have several options for both the enclosure and the doors. Glass is a great choice since it’s relatively easy to clean and naturally water repellent. The key is finding the perfect style of glass shower doors for your bathroom space, shower size, and your style.
If you find a local glass company that offers custom options for your unique bathroom, then the sky’s the limit.
You can choose from a wide range of setups:
Swinging glass doors are a great option for walk-in showers. A glass contractor can affix the swinging glass door to a neighboring glass pane or wall using discreet hardware. Homeowners in Palmer Lake, CO can also choose to have the door swing out or in, or in both directions, providing much-needed flexibility for oddly shaped or smaller bathrooms. Essentially, a glass expert can make the door design work specifically for your home to add more functionality to your bathroom while still allowing you to achieve the look you’re striving for. This type of versatility is exactly what every homeowner is looking for.
A swinging glass shower door doesn’t have a track, so it fits in with no-threshold showers. Additionally, since there’s no need for a metal frame at the top and bottom, it can make your bathroom look more open.
The frame on traditional glass doors is a magnet for moisture. Trapped moisture can encourage mildew and mold growth, which also makes these doors very difficult and time-consuming to clean.
Another issue with the frame is that it tends to impede sightlines, which is a problem if you want to show off the tile work in your shower or you have a smaller bathroom. It also can make a bathroom feel cramped and too enclosed. If you want a shower with clean lines, one that provides an open feel, then you’ll want to steer clear of the traditional framed doors of the past.
A glass enclosure with frameless construction consists of heavy-duty tempered glass, combined with a system of discreet hardware. The construction of a frameless glass shower enclosure is more involved and includes a higher price tag for heavy-duty glass, but it comes with many benefits that a framed glass enclosure doesn’t.
Since it doesn’t have a metal frame, the enclosure becomes almost invisible, allowing you to showcase tile work in the shower, allowing more light and air to flow throughout your bathroom, and giving the bathroom itself a clean aesthetic that’s almost spa-like.
Less metal also means fewer places for moisture to get trapped, thus cutting down on:
Your choice of a glass shower door and enclosure will depend on the look you want to achieve. With a glass company that specializes in custom shower doors and enclosures, you’ll have more options in terms of styles, hardware, glass type, and design, so you’ll end up with a look that’s truly your own.
If you’re tired of your outdated shower glass door and it’s time for a change, contact the glass experts at GCS Glass and Mirror today. Our contractors provide excellent customer service, quality workmanship, and can help you choose the perfect door and enclosure design for your bathroom, based on your functionality needs, bathroom style and size, your budget, and your personal preference. When you work with GCS, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your bathroom remodel is in the best hands.
If you want to update the look of your bathroom and create the shower you’ve always dreamed of, nothing says style and elegance like a custom glass shower door and enclosure. Contact the team at GCS Glass and Mirror today to learn more and get a free quote.
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