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The Most Popular Shower Door Styles for Increasing Home Value

Full bathroom shower remodels can cost thousands. In fact, bathrooms are one of the most expensive rooms in the home to remodel. If you’re thinking about selling your home in the future, installing high-quality glass shower enclosure can significantly increase your home’s desirability to potential buyers. You don’t even have to do a full bathroom remodel to add serious value to your home. Simply updating your shower with a custom glass shower door can add instant appeal and help you sell your home faster.

How a Shower Door Style Increases Home Value 

You don’t need to invest in a costly bathroom remodel to increase property value. Glass shower doors can instantly enhance your bathroom’s appearance and utility. Many potential buyers look for bathrooms that include glass shower enclosures, instead of outdated showers with the traditional shower curtain/tub combo.

There’s a wide selection of shower doors to choose from, including:

And other options available. 

Here, you’ll find a list of the most popular style options available, to help you find a perfect shower design that will work well for your unique space and instantly update the look and feel of an otherwise cramped bathroom.

Framed vs. Frameless

Framed and frameless glass shower doors are two of the most popular options that prospective buyers look for when shopping around for a new home. 

Frameless shower doors feature the type of aesthetic appeal that many homebuyers want. These frameless glass shower enclosures are often found in master bathrooms and come equipped with heavy tempered glass and minimal hardware, to provide a clean, modern look that’s perfect for bathrooms of all sizes. Frameless shower enclosures allow you to showcase beautiful shower tile and stone, while also allowing more natural light to flow throughout the bathroom, making it appear more spacious. Frameless doors require regular cleaning, since fingerprints, streaks, and water spots tend to stand out. 

Framed shower doors, also referred to as traditional shower doors, work well to keep water inside the shower space, but the bulky frame design can make smaller spaces feel more cramped. They can also be more difficult to clean and maintain. This style is a better option for larger bathrooms. 

Semi-Frameless Style

If you want a more modern bathroom, semi-framed options are very versatile and can blend in with any type of existing style and decor. Semi-frameless shower doors feature a mostly frameless design, with clean lines and some hardware used to add strength and durability. The exposure of the glass edges creates a beautiful, modern appearance, offering the best of both worlds.

Sliding vs. Hinged Doors 

Hinged shower doors feature a traditional design that most people are familiar with. Sliding shower glass doors can be a more practical option in smaller bathrooms and can do a better job of trapping water inside the shower space. Both types are very versatile, so you can have a glass company create a custom shower door in the size and style of your choosing.

Fixed Shower Doors 

Fixed shower doors are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a modern, sleek design for your bathroom. In addition to their clean look, these doors are also easy to clean since there are no moving parts. This type of door also provides excellent coverage and can help a smaller bathroom space feel larger and more open. An experienced glass company can customize this type of shower door to fit your specific shower design and size, whether you have an expansive or smaller bathroom.

Pivot Shower Doors 

A pivot shower door features an offset pivot design. The pivot or hinge is positioned at the bottom and top of the door approximately 25% of the way in on the door’s length, causing the door to open ¾ out, so it offers a nice space-saving design that makes it a great choice for cramped bathrooms. These quality shower doors can work for most bathroom styles, but are a better choice for smaller spaces. 

Folding Shower Doors 

A folding shower door offers a durable, simple design. This shower door type is often used in residential properties or smaller guest bathrooms. The inward, split-folding design is simple and classic. Framed folding shower doors can appear somewhat bulky, giving it a heavy profile, while a frameless folding shower door provides a more elegant, modern look.

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror to Get a Quote! 

If you’re ready to update your bathroom and add function, elegance, and value to your home, contact the shower experts at GCS Glass today to choose your design. We can create a unique, custom shower door for your bathroom that will work for your shower’s layout, style, and your budget. We’ll come out to your home to take accurate shower measurements and help you choose the perfect glass door shower style for your bathroom. After we have created your door, we will keep you up-to-date during the entire shower installation process and ensure you ‘re satisfied with the results and love your customized shower. Contact us today to learn more and to get a free quote.

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– Philip Capizzi

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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.

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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

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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!

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– Jessica Laue-Flint

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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

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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.

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