Of all the bathroom elements getting the most attention from homeowners during a renovation, modern glass showers are in the spotlight. With homeowners using renovations as an opportunity to transform their master baths into personal, luxury spas, we’re receiving more orders for custom cut glass to create modern showers—even at the expense of retaining space for a bath tub.
It makes sense considering a 2020 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study shows that while most rooms in home are staying the same size, the master bath showers are expanding.
Time and Relaxation are Driving the Modern Glass Shower Trend
For many, the days begin and/or end with a shower far more often than a bath in a tub. Creating a relaxing, and dare say a luxuriant, shower area is a trend not going away any time soon.
We are one of Kansas City’s largest fabricators, not psychologists. But we do enjoy showers and fully understand the relaxing nature of a long, hot shower taken in a beautiful master bathroom. And, maybe like you, we don’t have the time to soak in a tub. A modern glass shower provides the same feeling of unwinding in far less time.
Size Matters in Modern Glass Showers
Not only does larger size reflect a sense of grandiosity, allocating more space to the shower often is easier than expanding the size of the entire bathroom. In other words, homeowners are choosing to increase shower square footage versus the bathroom square footage. The benefit is that renovation budget can go toward custom cut glass, hardware and high-end finishes and accessories, rather than construction.
Expanding the Size of a Modern Glass Shower Opens Space for Luxurious Features
With the additional space in larger showers, rainfall shower heads, dual showers (room and two shower heads for two people) and heated towel racks are some of the most popular premium features.
The expanded square footage also is giving more real estate for design elements like tile and the shower door hardware. Currently, what’s #trending in shower doors are clean, minimal, modern designs and understated hardware.
Custom Cut Glass for Shower Doors
There are pre-cut, ready-to-install shower door kits at the big box hardware stores. However, for most bathroom renovations that involve expanding the shower, these kits just won’t work because they are too small. And, they limit your design options.
Whether you’re going with one or four shower walls, a custom glass fabricator can cut each piece of glass required to your exact specifications. This gives you the freedom to account for preferred height and unique angles.
Once the size and style of shower enclosure is determined, choose from a variety of shower door types. Again, custom cut glass provides the most options in any size. Choices include double swinging doors, a single swinging door, frameless and framed sliding doors and a bypass door. It’s an important consideration since the door is the entrance to the shower area and helps define it.
Glass Shower Door Patterns and Finish Options
Nothing beats clear glass to create a sense of wide open, larger space in your bathroom. Yet, patterns, such as obscure, rain, frosted, etc. can provide a sense of privacy. Patterned glass is an excellent option for shared and guest bathrooms.
The final touch on your custom shower is the hardware. We carry hinges, pulls, towel bars or other designer bathroom accessories from C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. in 14 finishes.
Contact us for expert guidance on custom cut glass for shower doors or share your measurements with us. Our custom glass cutting is performed in-house to assure a quality product and final result. We never sub-contract the installation phase because custom cut glass must be installed with knowledge and precision.