Over half of all Americans planned to remodel a part of their home in 2021, with over half of them thinking about renovating the shower. If you are someone thinking about doing the same, now is the perfect time to invest in a new glass shower enclosure. Though are you aware of what this entails and the steps you should think about when planning for it?
Below are the eight most important shower glass enclosure tips and considerations you need to bear in mind. As you read through each one, make a mental note of the fact you need to think about them when shopping for enclosure ideas.
- Does It Fit In With the Rest of Your Decor?
A new glass shower door is a blank section of your home. Many different designs could fit in your shower enclosure, each of which shows off different styles.
You want something which fits the color, mood, and tones of the rest of the room. You also want to ensure it fits the needs of those using it. If there is any possibility of others entering the room, for example, you are more likely to want to consider frosted glass.
You can even investigate tinted glass to match the color of the paint or tiles in the rest of the room. This works much better with frosted glass, as you then avoid the people inside appearing a different color from their natural tones.
- Frameless or Framed Designs
In the past, all glass shower doors had a solid frame to prevent breakage of the glass. As trends have changed, we have started to see more frameless glass shower doors emerging because of how unobtrusive they are. You can consider installing one if you want the shower to not feel like it takes up as much space, as even a thin corner can feel like it fills an area.
The big difference in the frameless shower enclosure, though, is you will need thicker glass. This can mean you are paying much more for a similar-sized shower.
- If It Is Hard-Wearing
The shower will receive a lot of use over the years. This is especially true if you have a large number of people in your family using it regularly. You want to know it can take the punishment of water wear, too.
Most shower enclosures you find these days are designed with this kind of punishment in mind. Their shower glass is robust, and you can even invest in some laminated glass if you want an extra layer of safety for you and your family.
The enclosures themselves have protection from water damage. Although many might require a small amount of maintenance over the years, it will not be much more than cleaning or oiling a hinge.
- If the Enclosure Fits Your Space
Of course, there is no reason to put an enclosure in your home if it will not even fit in the space. You should be very careful when you measure the area and buy something that not only fits but allows people to move comfortably around it.
If you need smaller showers, we would recommend hinge doors. Sliding doors demand more space to recess into, so need a larger footprint before you can install them. Other options include accordioning doors or having no door at all, so long as the bathroom can accommodate it.
- If the Glass Matches Your Needs
You should consider the type of glass you wish to install in your shower before construction starts. Of course, these days, all showers receive safety glass as standard to prevent accidents. If you wish to go the extra mile, you could even think about laminated glass, which prevents the glass from falling if shattered.
As mentioned before, you also have the option of frosted glass. You might want to also consider patterned or even decorated glass. These could receive work to make them appear in the same color or style as your tiling, paint, or your other decor.
- The Type of Door to Match Your Wishes
There are options these days for many different kinds of doors for shower enclosures. As discussed above, the main decision you need to make is whether you go for a framed door or a frameless option. This can have a very large impact on how the whole enclosure appears.
On top of this, you need to think about which door handles you want to use or whether you want to go without them altogether.
- Whether It Adheres to Your Budget
This may be one of the most important considerations you have to make to make sure you can get what you want or need.
You must ensure what you buy matches what you have to spend. If you are frivolous, you might not end up being able to get decor that matches the rest of the room.
- Whether the Metal Matches Your Style
You need to think about the parts of the shower that are not glass surfaces. They are not only available in a range of styles but also in colors and textures.
Doors. What kind of finish do you want on your doors’ metal fixtures? Would you like them to match the taps in the sinks or have their own style?
Shower. What kind of shower are you looking for? Would you like an overhead one or one that increases water pressure?
Get the Best Glass Shower Enclosure
With the above advice, you can likely find a fantastic new glass shower enclosure to fit your style perfectly. If you are still unsure, though, or need to talk to someone who can install such an enclosure for you, we are only a phone call away.
Our Las Vegas-based experts can come and see the area where you need a new enclosure and recommend the best choices to fit there. They can then install it at a later time. All you need to do is give us a call, and we can start the process.