Updating your bathroom and finally ditching your drab shower curtain can change the look and feel of your unique bathroom space, especially if you decide on a deluxe shower that includes many of the latest design trends. Finding the perfect shower for your unique bathroom matters. You don’t want a shower door that will take away from important features in your bathroom or make it less functional. Instead, you need a shower that includes the design elements you love and the functionality you need.
A gorgeous shower enclosure will have you looking forward to a relaxing, calming shower, in your spa-like bathroom. Your shower should suit your needs and your style, creating a functional space that will benefit your entire family.
Versatility and Style
One of the reasons frameless shower doors are so popular is due to their versatile, highly customizable designs.
There is a range of style options available, and different glass walls, glass panels, and hardware types to choose from.
Each of these popular shower designs has its own pros and cons, and may or may not work for your bathroom. The door you choose will also depend on your bathroom’s layout, shower size, space, and personal preference.
Below, you’ll find the top frameless shower door trends that can transform any bathroom, adding the elegance and style that have made these doors a popular choice for homeowners all over the country.
Sliding Shower Doors for Smaller Spaces
While the classic pivoting glass shower doors are often the go-to choice for larger bathrooms, small or narrow bathrooms often don’t have the space to accommodate a swinging door. Enter the sliding shower door.
Unlike traditional framed shower doors of the past, the frameless sliding shower doors glide along a track and do not obstruct the line of sight like framed sliding shower doors can, so you can still see the beautiful tile work in the shower, and the design can even make a smaller bathroom feel bigger. These custom glass shower doors offer smooth operation, can add functionality to your bathroom, and feature a modern look that will complement the existing decor.
Spacious Shower Enclosures
In the past, large, oversized tubs equaled class and style. These days, elegant, large walk-in shower designs are replacing tubs. They’re especially popular with homeowners who want to add value to their homes.
A large walk-in frameless glass shower enclosure can instantly enlarge a bathroom since the shower seamlessly blends in with the rest of a bathroom’s layout.
Bi-Fold Shower Doors
A bi-fold shower door is equipped with a hinge that connects two panels of glass. When you push the door open it folds inward, making this modern design perfect for smaller bathrooms.
Pivot Shower Doors
A pivot shower door opens the same way as a standard door, complete with a hinge located on one side and a handle on the other. These doors are commonly used on many types of stall-style showers.
The pivot hinges allow the door to be opened inward and outward, making them a great option for homeowners with smaller bathrooms. Another popular option is the revolving door. If the pivot hinge is mounted in the middle, the door can be opened from either side. Not only will this option save space, but it’s a creative and unique design choice that many homeowners don’t commonly see.
Tub doors allow homeowners to ditch their outdated shower curtains and update the look and feel of their bathroom by adding frameless glass shower doors. This design choice will also protect the bathroom floors and walls from water damage, which can be a common issue for homeowners that have used shower curtains for years.
When you choose a custom shower door, you’ll also have the option of selecting the type of glass that’s used. Clear and frosted glass are big sellers.
Frosted shower glass is a great choice for larger bathrooms, however, it cuts off the line of sight into the shower, which can make a small bathroom look even smaller. This decorative glass provides much-needed privacy, while also cutting down on maintenance. Unlike clear glass, you won’t have to worry about fingerprints and smudges.
Clear glass can make a small bathroom look much larger, allowing more natural light in, and offers that spa-like feel that many homeowners love. Clear glass also allows you to show off any tilework in your shower.
While the hardware used on frameless shower doors is minimal, the type of metal and finish you choose for the handles can really make a door pop, while allowing it to blend in with the rest of the hardware used in your bathroom.
In terms of trending shower hardware, polished chrome, brushed stainless, and oil rubbed bronze are at the top of the list for contemporary homes.
Customizable Frameless Shower Doors
One of the biggest selling points of frameless shower doors is their versatility and endless customization options. But because these doors can be so difficult to install, you must have your shower doors installed by experienced glass contractors. At GCS Glass and Mirror, our team can meet with you to discuss your vision. We’ll take precise measurements of your bathroom space and shower layout, and go over shower door options that will complement your bathroom and work with your budget.
Contact GCS Glass & Mirror Today
If you’d like to learn more about the latest frameless shower door trends, discuss what style would work for your bathroom space, and meet with experts that can help you transform your outdated shower into the relaxing, elegant space you’ve always dreamed of, contact GCS Glass and Mirror today to schedule an appointment and to get a free quote.