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Why Choose a Custom Shower Enclosure Over Standard

Shower enclosures are the focal point of a bathroom. It can set the style and feel of the room, make it more functional, or the wrong one can make it feel cramped and outdated. Custom frameless shower doors and enclosures are currently the hottest option on the market, making it the number one choice for homeowners. Both prefabricated and custom doors and enclosures are available. 

Some homeowners will choose wholesale doors in favor of custom doors, simply to save money. Unfortunately, prefabricated doors can cause a wide range of problems, such as gaps and leaks, simply because these doors and enclosures are not specifically designed for your unique shower space and bathroom layout, while custom doors are.

Choosing a Custom Shower Door Design Over Wholesale Shower Doors

Wholesale glass shower enclosures and doors are available in different sizes and style options, but your choices will be limited. When you choose a custom door, you’ll have control over the hardware used, the style of the door, the glass type, and more.

Professionally Designed With You in Mind

Frameless shower doors are one of the most popular types of doors on the market. The big reason behind their popularity is that they’re made from sturdy, thick tempered glass and feature a modern design that can easily blend in with most types of decor.

Additionally, if you decide on a custom door, you’ll have more shower door options to choose from.

Custom Measurements

The supporting walls in a bathroom, the bathroom’s layout, and any structural issues are considered when determining which type of custom glass shower door will work the best for a bathroom. Available bathroom space and personal preference will also be factors. If you’re worried that your bathroom doesn’t have the space to accommodate a frameless shower door, don’t be. Custom doors can be designed specifically to fit your unique shower space, which is why it’s so important that you choose a custom model over a standard, off-the-shelf shower door.

A professional glass contractor will take precise measurements of your shower space, the walls, and bathroom, to ensure the door and enclosure will fit perfectly.

Choose Your Opening Type & Entry Point

After measurements are taken, the next step is choosing the type of shower door you want. There are several styles available, and each can be custom designed for the right fit and style preference. Whether you have a uniquely shaped bathroom, a corner shower, or a smaller bathroom, a custom frameless glass shower door can tie the entire space together and give you the modern, elegant bathroom you’ve always wanted. 

Pivot Doors

Pivot doors are the most common type of custom glass shower door. It’s one of the most affordable options and this type provides simple, quick access to your shower. However, based on your bathroom’s measurements and layout, this door may not be the right option for smaller bathrooms, since you will need enough space to allow the door to open fully without hitting a wall. If there is limited space in your bathroom, there are many other style options available that may be a better choice.

Sliding Doors

Sliding glass doors work well for bathrooms with limited space. There are several types of doors and enclosures to choose from, including single door and double door configurations.


Bifold doors include two or more panels that are hinged together at the ends, allowing them to easily slide open and fold together, resting off to one side.

Single Swinging

Single swinging doors can work for smaller spaces that have enough room for the door to open. This type of door is often installed on the same end as the shower head, with an additional piece of glass installed on the other side. Hinges are attached to the wall, allowing the door to open left or right.

Double Swinging

Double swinging luxury shower doors are available in a few different configurations and work well for larger spaces. 

Barn Style Shower Doors

A barn style shower door can work for small and large bathrooms. The unique design features a single glass shower door placed next to a fixed glass panel. There is a metal bar located at the top of the door, which allows it to roll to one side. This design will not compromise space, making it suitable for most types of bathroom layouts.

Choose Your Glass and Finish

In addition to choosing the style of door you want, you can also select the type of glass used.

Shower glass options can include:

  • Clear
  • Frosted etched
  • Frosted opaque
  • Rain glass

And other options.

Product Quality & Warranty 

If you choose a reputable glass company, they should offer a warranty on the installation and product quality. At GCS Glass and Mirror, we offer a lifetime craftsmanship warranty on our doors. This can be a huge plus to buyers who are worried about running into issues later down the line. To learn more about installation warranties and product quality warranties, contact the team at GCS today.

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror 

If you’d like to get a free quote or schedule an appointment on a shower door replacement and get started designing your custom shower door and enclosure, contact GCS Glass and Mirror today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you design a custom frameless shower door and enclosure that will instantly upgrade your outdated bathroom and turn it into the type of beautiful, modern bathroom you’ve always dreamed of.