When deciding what shower door and glass to choose for your bathroom, there are many items to consider carefully before making a final decision. Consider your budget, consider the colors, consider the durability and research the company installing the glass.
When remodeling a bathroom, the budget is often most important and many run out of money before they get to select the perfect shower door. The design a beautiful bathroom with tile, new mirrors, cabinets and counter tops but few plan for the shower enclosure. It's best to know more.
Frameless vs. Semi-Frameless vs Framed
Frameless shower doors and enclosures are the classiest but also are the most expensive. For some, Frameless glass is the only way to go because it's the most luxurious and allows maximum visibility of the shower and bath tile.
Semi-Frameless shower doors and enclosures are slightly less expensive than frameless and can still provide the "wow" when guests see your bathroom. These enclosures typically use thinner glass than frameless because most of the glass edges are supported by frames. Semi-frameless shower doors use larger hinges and the edges of the door are not covered with a frame.
Framed Shower doors and enclosures are the least expensive of the three but still offer the beauty of glass. The glass in these enclosures are completely encased in a frame, including the door.
Colors of Shower Hardware
Like bath and kitchen hardware, there are options for the color of hardware you choose. Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Gold and Chrome are the basic options be custom metals can be ordered.
Type of Glass
One may not think of selecting anything but regular glass but many options are available. Obscure glass, tinted glass, rain glass, bronze glass, glue chip are a few options.
Glass Cut Accents
Glass Cut Accents are cuts into a rectangular piece of glass to remove an edge or multiple edges to make a curved edge or custom edge like mountains or trees.
Custom Laser Etching
Glass can be laser etched in really any design desired. A simple vinyl mask is created to adhere to the glass and then a laser or sand blast is used to etch or frost the glass leaving the design behind.
As you can see, there are many options to consider when choosing the right shower door, enclosure and glass. And further optional additions to customize your glass.