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Tailored Elegance: Why Custom Glass Shower Doors Outshine Big Box Store Alternatives

A bathroom renovation often calls for an upgraded shower door at the very least. These days, frameless shower doors have taken the shower door industry by storm, clearly appealing to homeowners who are looking for an affordable way to modernize their bathrooms, while adding the illusion of a bigger space and a contemporary design. But custom shower doors can cost more than their prefabricated counterparts, which can cause homeowners to make the mistake of purchasing an off-the-shelf shower door, only to be disappointed that their shower remodel didn’t turn out as expected. So what makes custom-made frameless shower doors the better option?

For a modern bathroom, frameless shower doors are the top choice. If you’re searching for the type of shower door that can transform your bathroom, offering a contemporary style complete with sleek lines and a minimalist design, frameless glass shower doors are a perfect choice. These doors can also be the best way to maximize space in an otherwise dark and cramped bathroom. Whether you want to add functionality to your bathroom or improve its aesthetic, a frameless shower door helps you achieve your bathroom remodeling goals. 

What are Prefab Shower Doors? 

Prefab shower doors are a more affordable shower door option. However, these doors are mass-produced and are typically made out of fiberglass, acrylic, glass, or plastic. This prefabricated shower option doesn't offer as many sizes and styles as custom doors do. In fact, ready-made glass shower doors are very basic in style and design, offering limited choices in terms of glass type and design. You'll typically find them available in a standard size, and in multiple or single piece units. 

One of the biggest drawbacks of standard shower doors is the limited sizes available, especially if you have a uniquely shaped shower, or don’t have experience with bathroom remodeling and plan to install the shower door yourself. In many cases, an inexperienced DIYer will install a prefab shower door themselves, only to find the door doesn’t seal properly. A ready-made shower door that doesn’t seal properly can cause extensive water damage, which can cost thousands to repair.

Advantages of Custom Glass Shower Doors

Shower door installation for a custom frameless shower door can be complex, which is why it’s important that you have expert glass contractors handle this part of the process. If you’ve decided to have a frameless glass shower door designed for your unique bathroom, you’ll have your choice of shower door style, glass type, and even hardware type. These frameless shower enclosures and doors are available in a wide range of sizes, colors, and textures, so you can choose a type that will elevate your bathroom’s style and visual appeal, while also blending seamlessly with your bathroom’s existing decor.

Big Box Alternatives Can't Match the Quality 

Custom glass doors are specifically designed with your shower in mind. An expert glass contractor will take careful and accurate measurements of your bathroom and shower to custom design a shower door type that will fit perfectly and blend in beautifully.

Custom shower glass doors add a level of elegance and beauty that a prefab shower door simply can’t compete with. Additionally, these doors are often made from high-quality materials, adding to their durability. Since these doors are made out of tough tempered glass, you can expect your new elegant shower door to last year after year.

Custom Shower Doors Defeat Size Limitations

The fact that custom-made shower doors are available in any glass size option is what makes them the leading choice for many homeowners. With no frame to limit the size and shape of the door, a frameless shower door can be custom-fitted to work with any bathroom’s unique design. Additionally, you can choose the type of glass, including etched, tinted, frosted, or patterned, to meet your privacy needs and match your bathroom’s decor. The result is a luxury shower door that will blend seamlessly with your bathroom’s overall design, creating a functional and unique space that you’re sure to love.

Customized Doors are Stylish

When it comes to designing a luxurious and modern bathroom, a frameless glass shower door can instantly elevate the look and feel of a room, turning your outdated master bath into a work of art. A frameless shower door can update your bathroom’s overall aesthetic thanks to its clean, sleek, and open look, making your bathroom feel more inviting and spacious. The lack of a bulky metal frame also allows more light to flow throughout your bathroom, giving the illusion of a bigger space.

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror to Get a Quote!

At GCS Glass and Mirror, we specialize in custom-designing luxurious frameless glass enclosures and shower doors that are made to last. Our expert glass contractors can meet with you to discuss your design needs, budget, and style preference and help you design a shower door that will elevate your bathroom’s aesthetic at a price that’s affordable. To learn more and to get a free quote, contact the team at GCS Glass and Mirror today.

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I did everything from my iPhone! Easy peasy!

The team at GCS was so easy to do business with. I did everything from my iPhone. I received quotes for my project with options to choose from. We scheduled appointments by text. Measurements were precise and the glass install looks great. When it was all done I made payments through an app on my phone. Easy peasy.

– Philip Capizzi

Very Accommodating!

Just had our new shower glass and frame installed and we are very pleased. Brendan and Tyler did a great job and we really appreciated them working around the other flooring project we had going on at same time. Very accommodating. The glass and framework looks great. I'm looking forward to using the shower tomorrow with the new look. VERY pleased. The company is very responsive, quick to come out and measure, and got the job done. Thanks!

– Steve Gerhart

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A great experience from the first estimate, measuring and install. Really well priced and was surprised at how quickly the shower doors were delivered and installed an entire week early. Was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish.

– Kathleen Ruhl

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I found this company after looking at many top-rate glass companies in Denver and seeing that I had to fill out forms and wait for them to get back to me. Some took days, and others have yet to call or email back. GCS was easy to text in from the website and talk to someone and get a quote rather quickly with examples over the text message. Within a few mins, I had a quote and an appointment set! That's how you earn the business! Make the initial request EASY and prove what the client is looking for! They were on time for every appointment and were professional. The glass took a few weeks to arrive, but the team kept us in the loop via text and never missed a detail. We are so happy with our choice, and the glass looks fantastic! They even added a complimentary glass coating to keep the soap scum at bay for two years. I'm starting a new project and will use them again in the next few weeks! Highly recommend.

– Alex Tooke

Look No Further!

No need to search any further for a new shower door. Not only is GCS very fair on pricing (believe me, I did my due diligence) but their customer service is out of this world (so rare these days). From working with Chance on pricing, Austin on installing, and Tom on measuring and follow through, everyone was extremely professional. Tom is a perfectionist in the best of ways. His attention to detail is reflective in the quality of work. Thanks team!

– Caitlin Kinnett

Best Experience Ever!

We had the best experience work with GCS Glass! We knew going in some of our product was on back order and would take awhile. We were so impressed with GCS Glasses communication! They always communicated what was going on every time they got an update. We never felt like they “forgot about us” because they were in constant contact. Their workers were great and professional. Price wise they were slightly cheaper than competing companies. We could not be happier with this company.

– Jessica Laue-Flint

Highly Recommend Company

I would highly recommend this company for your shower door. Brandon was quick to respond to my request for quote. He provided excellent details about the options and prices including pictures, all in text so was very convenient.

– Teresa Hastings

Professional staff, Outstanding installers

GCS Glass is the premier company in AZ. Professional staff, outstanding installers. I ordered 3/8" Starphire clear tempered glass, brushed nickel hinges and hardware to match my bathroom fixtures. Emily sent me a detailed invoice with photos of the hardware. This was the finishing touch to the custom bathroom I built. If you want the absolute best GCS will deliver.

– Mark Plennes

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We absolutely Love our Glass from GCS Glass Supply. The whole process went so smoothly and the quality is Amazing. Joe and Tim were very responsive each step in the process. The install by Junior and Camden was above our expectations. They were very polite, clean and provided quality craftsmanship. Many thanks GCS Glass. Best regards, Jim & Susan M.

– Jim Mohrig

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