Key Considerations for Installing Glass Shower Doors

Glass shower doors are popular among homeowners, and for good reason. They look beautiful, make the bathroom seem larger, and require little cleaning and maintenance, among other reasons. There are glass shower door options for every type of bathroom, but it’s important to determine exactly what kind of shower door will fit best in yours. A few key factors to consider include:

Door Functionality
There are two main types of custom glass shower doors: sliding doors and hinged doors. Sliding doors are good space savers but may be harder to clean due to the tracks at the top and bottom of the door. Hinged doors can swing outward or inward depending on the set-up of your shower and the layout of your bathroom. The opening width of a hinged door can also be customized, which is especially helpful for people with mobility issues.

Glass shower doors can be framed or frameless. Framed doors have aluminum around the edges and are typically more budget friendly. Frameless shower doors are easy to maintain and give a more open and airy feel to your bathroom.

Glass Type
Glass shower doors that are made of transparent glass allow for a clear view of the entire bathroom. This goes a long way to make the space seem larger and more open. However, if you’re looking for a little more privacy while showering or to hide your bath products, a frosted, etched, or textured glass door may be more desirable.

Regardless of whether you choose a framed or frameless glass shower door, both will have some hardware to mount the door. Opt for the hardware finish that is closest to that of your faucets, towel holders, etc. for a cohesive look throughout your bathroom.

The standard size for a shower door is about six feet. Taller shower doors draw the eye upward, making the room seem larger and providing a more elegant look. Shower doors can also be extended all the way to the ceiling to create a steam shower.

True View offers a wide range of options in glass shower doors to meet your personal preferences. Contact us today to discuss your shower renovation.

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