Whether you’re upgrading your entire bathroom or just selecting new shower doors, you have important decisions to make. Not only do you want to be sure you make functional choices that will work for the space, you will also want to find something that suits your personal style and design tastes. 

Not to mention, you need to take into account the size and shape of your shower enclosure to make sure you pick the right door for the space. 

Expert Tips for Selecting Shower Doors

To help you cover both the functional and aesthetic elements of selecting shower doors, we are sharing our top expert tips you can’t miss! 

Framed, frameless, semi-frameless? How to choose

You’re upgrading from a basic shower curtain and finally installing glass shower doors. But selecting glass shower doors also means choose the right style for your home. 

We break down which option is best for your home in this post, but we’ll also share some helpful information here.

Framed: Framed shower doors are common if you’re working with a set budget. They give a similar look to semi-frameless or frameless shower doors, but the frames may be more obstructive. The metal frames are used to hold the tempered glass in place rather than relying on hinges. 

Frameless: A completely frameless shower door is one of the most coveted bathroom styles on the planet! It creates a seamless and visually appealing look in any bathroom. Not to mention, they’re less prone to mold and mildew and they help show off unique stone or tile in your shower. 

Semi-frameless: Not ready to invest in frameless shower doors but not a fan of framed shower doors either? A semi-frameless option could be right for you! It’s a great balance between both options that includes a large frameless panel and a framed main panel. 

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When you’re selecting shower doors, you’ll also want to consider what kind of maintenance and upkeep you are ready to commit to. 

We already mentioned that frameless shower doors are less likely to develop mold or mildew. This is because there aren’t tricky grooves and spots where water can collect. 

At the same time, a frameless or semi-frameless shower door also tends to be less maintenance overall. If you’re not ready to commit to the work of cleaning and maintaining a framed shower door, another option might be right for you. 

Curious about caring for your shower doors and the best practices to follow? We cover all of that and more in this post

Clear or textured glass finishes

Selecting shower doors made of glass can also mean deciding between clear or textured glass. Which one is right for you?

If you’re looking for extra privacy and less maintenance, consider textured glass. On the other hand, many homeowners prefer the look of clear shower glass. Just keep in mind it will require daily squeegee-ing to keep it looking its best!

Sliding, pivoting, or bifold shower doors

There are also a number of shower doors to choose from depending on the size and shape of your shower enclosure. 

Sliding shower doors are particularly appealing when you don’t have the room for a door to fold in or out. Another option for tight spaces is a “telephone booth” style or “bi-fold doors. These doors fold inward and they can be installed over a shower or a tub.

On the other hand, pivot or hinged doors are an excellent choice in bathrooms with more space to work with. 

Need help selecting the best shower doors for your home?

We know you’ve got a lot to think about during a shower redesign, and we’re here to help! These tips are a great place to start, but we also offer individualized custom shower door services at Coastal Closets and Showers in Stuart, FL.

Whether you’d like to stop by our showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation, we can discuss all of your options. When we provide you with an estimate, we’ll also explain the quality of the materials we use so you will know you are getting the right combination of value and quality.

Contact us today and let’s get started!

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