You know that feeling when you check into a hotel, take a look at the bathroom and realize your bathroom at home could use an update? Whether your idea of an update is ripping your bathroom down to the studs and starting a design from scratch or a more budget-friendly refresh of paint and fixtures, the simplest way to upgrade your bath is installing a modern glass shower door.
The current trends in bathroom design are large, open-style glass shower doors or enclosures, leaving plenty of room for benches, double fixtures and more. Plus, glass is the perfect “window” for allowing beautiful tile or cultured marble shower walls to shine through.
A Modern Glass Shower Door Design is in the Eye of the Beholder
The definition of what looks modern is different for everyone. For some homeowners, a modern shower door may be a matter of changing the finish of the frame from brushed nickel to oil-rubbed bronze or vice versa. For others, a modern update could be going from a frame to a frameless shower door. And of course there are those who never want to buy another shower curtain again by installing a shower door for the first time.
Whichever category fits you when it comes to modern shower doors, rely on Complete Home Concepts to transform your bathroom into a spa-like environment with shower choices ranging from custom to standard layouts. Custom doors allow our artisans more freedom to create a stunning, unique glass shower door or enclosure. Going standard still gives you lots of options since we install products from the leading U.S. bath and shower door manufacturers, Alumax Bath Enclosures by Sapa.
Our team can help you decide between bypass shower doors, frameless glass panel enclosures or standard pivot doors to neo-angle shower stalls, as well as the right glass pattern and finish to modernize your shower design.
Trends in Modern Glass Shower Doors
Contemporary bathrooms are sleek and sophisticated, often defined by glass shower doors. They have been around for a while, but with advances in technology and design, they have become increasingly popular in recent years not only because of their aesthetics, but also because of other benefits.
Glass shower doors can instantly upgrade the look of your bathroom, creating a clean, modern, and sophisticated vibe. Glass shower doors also allow more natural light to filter through, making your bathroom appear brighter and more spacious.
Another advantage of glass shower doors is their durability. Made of thick tempered glass, our shower doors are sure to be strong and resistant to shattering. With proper care – a squeegee and some cleaning solution -,glass shower doors can last for decades, making them a cost-effective investment for any homeowner.
Types of Glass Shower Doors
There are different types of glass shower doors available on the market today. One of the most popular options is the frameless glass shower door. These doors don’t have any metal frames, giving them a clean and minimalist look. They are held in place with discreet clips or brackets, creating a seamless appearance. Frameless shower doors are available in different styles including pivot, sliding and hinged.
Semi-frameless glass shower doors are another popular option. They have a minimal metal frame that supports the glass panels, providing extra stability and support. Semi-frameless shower doors are less expensive than frameless shower doors but still offer a sleek and contemporary appearance.
Framed glass shower doors are the most affordable option. These doors have metal frames around the perimeter of the glass panel, providing extra stability and support and are available in a range of finishes, including chrome, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze.
Choosing the Right Glass Shower Door
When choosing a glass shower door, consider your bathroom’s style, size and your budget. If your bathroom has a modern and minimalist design, a frameless or semi-frameless shower door may be the best choice. If your bathroom has a more traditional style, a framed shower door may better fit the aesthetic.
Measuring your shower space accurately is also crucial to ensure a proper fit. Consider the width, height, and depth of your shower area before choosing. This will help you determine whether a pivot, sliding or hinged door is the best fit for your space.
It’s also essential to look for high-quality materials that will last for years to come. Tempered glass is a durable and safe option that is resistant to shattering. Additionally, metal frames should be made from rust-resistant materials such as stainless steel or aluminum.
Need inspiration? Browse through our glass shower door projects or stop by our showroom to see our collection of shower door options. Our team is happy to answer any questions.