There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to bathroom remodeling and one of the multiple items which say this loud and clear is the shower. More and more people decide to opt for a shower and make it the focus of their new bathroom remodeling project, leaving the tub outside the planning board. With so much focus on the shower, you have lots of options when it comes to design and one of the most important features of a spacious shower is the door. A shower door can make the entire bathroom feel cozier, can adjust the lightning and can dramatically change the entire design.
Multiple types of enclosures
As shower doors come in a variety of styles, the actual shower space which is supposed to fit them also comes in lots of shapes and sizes. Regardless your budget for bathroom remodeling you will find lots of choices to use as they are or mix and blend, to customize your shower and the entire bathroom space.
Frames are still an option – inexpensive one!
If you thought framed enclosures for the shower are a thing of the past, you were wrong. Yes, they are more difficult to clean; yes, the frame collects more dirt and grime and yes, they are the reason of many bathroom renovation projects. But, don’t be so quick to judge them, as framed enclosures were updated in the last years and now they are back, competing with other types of enclosures, bearing a highly attractive price tag.
Frameless enclosures are the most popular pick
A frameless enclosure with a hinged door is the most popular pick because it has a modern, clean look, which fits any style and any theme. The absence of the frame allows you to show off the tiles and other decorations and it’s easier to clean. Moreover, there is specially treated glass which repels dirt, soap and other bathroom dirt. This type of glass is also less prone to dry water stains. In terms of design, the frameless enclosure allows you to go for different types of framing, which boosts the entire bathroom design and makes it more personal. For example, you can “trap” the glass door of your shower between tiled walls. Because we’ve mentioned them, you need to know a hinged door is a more elegant alternative to the simple shower curtain and makes a better job at keeping the moisture inside the shower, while it allows the light to fill in the entire bathroom.
Slide that glass!
Sliding glass doors are a great space saver and there is no wonder many people choose them for small bathroom remodeling projects. Apart from being highly stylish and functional, they allow you to opt for a larger shower, even a shower for two. There are designs with one or two sliding doors.
Making it a private matter with custom bathroom remodeling
All the styles above can be achieved with simple, clear glass or frosted glass. The latter makes a better job at hiding you while you shower, being the perfect option for those who want some privacy when they shower. If you worry about the light, you can pick textured glass, which allows more light to pass through it, while concealing the person inside the shower. Both options make a wonderful design and can be matched with a wide array of tiles and colors.
Customized showers can take any form
When you start a bathroom renovation project you can opt for any sort of design, being creative with your shower doors. Starting from a simple, no door shower, you can advance to a full enclosure, which doubles as shower and sauna. This is only one example, but the possibilities are virtually endless. You can transform a regular shower into a complete home SPA.
For your next bathroom remodeling make sure you consider all your options when it comes to picking the best shower for your needs. If you have doubts or questions discuss them with your contractor or your designer.