3 Tips To Help You Design Your New Shower

Whether you are in the process of building your home or you are remodeling a bathroom in your existing home, the design and installation of your shower is important. From the tile surround and the glass enclosure to the door and plumbing fixtures, there are many elements necessary if you want to create an appealing, functional, and valuable shower. Thankfully, help is available when you are ready to choose your shower's glass. Here are a few tips to help you select the right look and the right material for your shower.

Space and Layout

To get started choosing the right glass design, you need to focus on the space and layout of not only the shower, but also your bathroom.

If your bathroom lacks space, a large glass shower door may not be an option. In these smaller, more compact bathrooms, opt for a sliding glass door or a bifold door. You may also benefit from a tub/shower combination if your bathroom is very small.

If space is not an option, you have a few options available. You can choose to incorporate a large, frameless glass shower in the bathroom design or even a steam-shower enclosure that takes up the majority of your bathroom's space.

Family's Needs

How you will use your shower is also key during the design process.

If you have young children that will most likely be bathing in your bathroom, you want the shower to be easily accessible to you and your children. Many families are opting for wet rooms in their bathrooms. These rooms consist of a large glass enclosure with a tub inside, allowing you the option of either taking a bath or showering in the one area.

Frameless or Not

Frameless glass showers are very popular because they create a modern look that is appealing and valuable to most homeowners. Unfortunately, some people feel the frameless glass is too dangerous, but that is not true.

Frameless glass is not supported by full frames, but the tempered glass is thick and durable, measuring between 3/8 inch to ½ inch thick.

Frameless glass is not only appealing, valuable, and durable. It is also easier to clean. Since there are no door tracks and frames, dirt and soapy residue will only buildup on the actual glass, making your shower much easier to clean compared to other designs and styles.

Designing the shower of your dreams does not have to be challenging. These simple tips will help you create the shower your bathroom, family, and style needs. Contact a glass service for more help.