Choosing The Type Of Glass Shower Doors That Are Right For Your Home

Posted on: 20 April 2021

Installing glass shower doors in your home in place of a shower curtain is a great way to instantly upgrade the appearance of your bathroom and increase your home's value without spending a small fortune in the process. However, to ensure you are getting the most out of this home improvement project, it is vital that you ensure you are choosing the right type of glass shower doors for your specific needs. Typically this means choosing between a framed and a frameless shower door. Taking the time to consider the factors below can help you to determine which type of shower doors are best suited to your needs.

The Size Of Your Bathroom

The overall size of your bathroom is very important to consider when choosing what type of shower doors you wish to install. This factor is so important since you will need to ensure that your bathroom offers enough space for the shower doors that you choose to function properly.

For instance, if you choose to install a framed shower door in a small bathroom, you may need to select a door that offers a sliding frame, otherwise, you may not be able to open your shower door completely since framed shower doors that work on a hinge are only able to open outward. This can be a problem if your bathroom sink or toilet is too close to the shower door. Using a frameless shower door in this situation will provide you with the ability to open the door in either direction.

The Size Of Your Budget

In addition to considering the size of your bathroom, you will also need to consider the size of your budget. While there are both higher- and lower-end options available for framed and frameless shower doors, framed doors will often be the more economic option. This is because installing a frameless door properly requires the use of specialized skills and equipment that make it both more complex and time-consuming. These factors ultimately result in higher installation costs.

With that being said, the addition of a frameless shower door can also have a more significant impact on the value of your property as many homeowners find these doors to be the more visually appealing option. As a result, homeowners who are able to afford this more expensive option may wish to consider going frameless as a way of further investing in the future value of their home. 

Reach out to a professional who provides glass shower door installation services to learn more.