You decided you want to replace your tub and shower curtain with something new, something sleek and more modern. Many homeowners today replace them with trendy frameless glass shower doors.Frameless enclosures give bathrooms that “Wow!” effect you seek. Additionally, they clean easily.
Trendy Glass Shower Doors for Your Bathroom Remodel
Home improvement experts say in 2018 they continue to see bathtubs removed and replaced with showers showcasing trendy frameless glass doors. These shower enclosures provide a stunning sight, as well as making your bathroom look more spacious.
In fact, designers say luxurious-looking frameless glass doors that replace those outdated, loud flowery shower curtains have become the hottest item in bathroom remodels today. If you decide to renovate, consider this: Not only does it look more up-to-date — you can recoup up to 102 percent of the project cost when you sell your home.
Advantages of Frameless Shower Enclosures
Frameless showers have become all the rage in bathroom redesigns. They give homeowners a more desirable spa-like atmosphere and roomy feel.
A frameless shower enclosure is pure glass. This can have the same effect as mirrors, making the room feel more spacious. Additionally, some homeowners like it because it helps showcase a beautiful tile design included in their bathroom renovation.
Besides the wow factor, frameless shower doors cut down on housekeeping time by how easy they are to keep clean on a day-to-day basis. Their design minimizes where water can collect, thereby reducing the opportunity for mold growth.
Plus, if you have limited or an odd shaped space, the style can function as a sliding glass door. This eliminates the need to swing the shower door open, which can require more space.
Heavier Glass than Traditional Shower Doors
The advantages continue with trendy frameless glass shower doors employing glass 3/8-inch or ½-inch thick. Glass strengthens with increased thickness. The added structural integrity makes frameless shower doors sturdier and safer than your standard glass shower door, which comes in 3/16-inch or 1/4-inch thick sizes. With normal sizing the glass is required to be wrapped in metal to become rigid enough to be safe and usable.
Frameless shower doors continue to increase in popularity with the heavy glass now coming in more common shower opening sizes — 48 inches and 60 inches wide.
Type of Glass Options
Homeowners most often pick standard clear glass when they upgrade to frameless glass shower doors. But the choices continue to grow. Types of glass include low-iron, which manufacturers bill as ultra-clear. For those who value more privacy, acid etched or frosted glass provide a blurrier view.
Patterns available include rain, reed, flutex and glue chip. In addition, glass can come in bronze, gray and blue tints. Created in the manufacturing of the glass, the hint of color can create an added accent to your bathroom design.
Your trendy frameless glass shower doors can even boast a work of art with a custom design. Stripes, squares or other shapes can be etched or have something original done, such as a river or beach scene custom made.
Lee’s Glass a Full-Service Shower Installation Company!
When you need someone to help with your bathroom remodeling project turn to Lee’s Glass & Window Works. We custom design and install all types of frameless, semi-frameless and framed shower doors to make your bathroom an inviting and a relaxing place. Call us today to help with your contemporary design!