There is nothing more appealing and sleek than a glass shower door. It adds brightness and clarity to any bathroom. If you're considering a bathroom remodel or trying to choose the right option for your new home, how do you decide if you should go with an enclosure with glass doors or something simpler like a shower curtain or perhaps no door at all? Here are a few of the pros and cons of glass shower doors to consider.
More Visual Space
One of the main reasons that people choose glass for their showers is that it opens up the room. Since bathrooms are often the smallest rooms in the house already, it helps to not have further barriers like shower curtains to make the room seem even smaller. A glass door allows light to pass through as well so it brightens up the room and the shower enclosure too for more visibility when showering.
Helps Contain Water
Glass shower doors also tend to contain water better than a shower curtain because they allow for seals and frames that will keep water controlled in the shower space. With a curtain, it's easy to splash water onto the floor or even the walls around the shower space.
Another popular reason that homeowners choose glass shower doors is for the appealing aesthetic. They have a sleek and timeless appearance that somehow always feels modern and never dated no matter the age of the shower.
Good quality tempered glass is expensive so opting for a glass door will require extra costs over other options like shower curtains or no door at all. In fact, you can expect to pay between $550 and $1300 to have glass doors installed on your shower, although the national average is around $900. The type of glass, the size of the enclosure, and the difficulty of installation will determine the exact cost of your particular shower.
Another disadvantage of glass shower doors is that they require regular maintenance whereas a shower curtain can be easily wiped down or even replaced cheaply. If you want to avoid water spots and hard water stains, you'll need to regularly clean your glass doors. The best way to keep your shower door looking new is to use a squeegee after every use so that water droplets aren't allowed to remain on the surface and cause stains.Share
24 January 2022
Over the years, the materials that people use to make buildings and decor have changed. We rarely build homes from stone or brick anymore. They're made from wood, concrete, and drywall. But one material has not changed much over the past few hundred years, and that material is glass. Since glass windows were invented in the 17th century, they've become ubiquitous in homes. It's hard to imagine a home without glass windows! Glass is here to stay. That's one of the reasons we are happy to present this blog. Since glass is here to stay, we are going to discuss it here, in depth.