For many homeowners, spring and summer are the best time to consider doing home remodeling. As far as interior design goes, replacing your bath curtains with a glass door is an effective and quick single-day installation. However, there are many factors to go over if you are considering adding a glass shower door. From design to practical logistics, getting a new shower door installed can be an intensive process. If you are thinking about updating your bathroom’s shower, consider the following styles.
A clear glass shower door provides your bathroom with more visual space. Your bathroom will appear physically bigger with the clear door design. Clear doors are also easy to clean and maintain. However, they also are easier to smudge than other options. Clear glass doors also offer no privacy and are often placed in showers that do not face any windows. The clear glass style is timeless and matches with any floor or sink/toilet design.
Custom Tinted Glass:
A tinted glass door is more unique and provides homeowners with more choice. Tinted glass doors can be designed to match the bathroom’s overall interior design. However, this does provide a flaw that if you decide to remodel your bathroom again in the future, these doors may no longer match your design. Tinted doors are extremely unique and can require custom glass workers, especially when adding designs to the door. This makes tinted glass doors more expensive than the standard run of the mill doors. If style and interior design are important to you, this option ensures that your bathroom is truly unique.
Textured glass doors include frosted, hammered and other designs. The primary benefit of these doors is that they provide privacy with elegant design. Textured glass doors provide a compromise between wanting a unique feel to your bathroom without needing something custom made. There are dozens of designs to choose from. Different designs allow for more or less privacy, cleaning convenience, and light transparency.
Framed & Unframed:
Besides choosing the glass style that works best for your bathroom, another design choice is the inclusion of frames. Frameless shower doors are easier to clean and offer a simplistic design. Framed doors are often less expensive to install and can be designed to match the shower faucet and handles. Framed doors also are less likely to cause issues with leaking. Larger showers are better designed for frameless glass doors. In the end, it is a question of balancing functionality with aesthetic design.
Having a professional design and install your glass doors is the best way to optimize style and functionality. At Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror, we can help turn your vision for your shower space into a reality. We offer custom designs for our glass doors that are designed to fit your shower both aesthetically and functionally. Contact us for a free quote today.