Breaking Down Glass Shower Door Options For Your Master Bathroom Design

When thinking of the perfect master bathroom, most people consider items like marble tile floors, elegant basins, and sleek faucets. You have a lot of things to consider when remodeling your master bath. One of these is installing glass shower doors in place of curtains. Glass shower doors offer an extra level of elegance and sophistication that is sure to impress almost anyone who sees them. The following shower glass door information will help you when adding glass to the design of your master bath remodel:

Before Your Shower Door Installation

When replacing a shower door, most people assume that the process is pretty straightforward. Getting a new shower door installed involves a lot more than just removing the old door and replacing it with a new one. To help you understand what's involved, here's a step-by-step walkthrough of the process:

  • Measure—Measure the dimensions of your shower. The amount of glass you need will depend on your plans for your shower. If you're just changing the shower door, you'll likely need a new panel. If you want to replace the whole enclosure, you'll also need a piece of glass for the side and bottom of the shower.
  • Prep—Clean the shower area well. Remove any debris or caulk from the wall, and remove any tiles from around the shower area.
  • Frame—Measure and frame out your new shower. You'll need to space out the frame so that it fits the wall and ceiling of your shower.

When you hire a professional shower glass service, they will help do the measuring to give you an idea of the new glass. They will take the measurements to cut the glass to fit and come back to install it.

Frameless Vs. Framed Doors

Shower glass is a popular upgrade for master bathrooms. It can be difficult to find the right glass shower doors to fit your design and your budget. Here's a side-by-side comparison of popular door styles — sliding frameless shower doors and sliding bypass shower doors:

  • Sliding frameless shower doors—Among all the shower glass options out there, sliding frameless doors are one of the most versatile and attractive. They are the most popular style of shower door because of their stylish look, and the transparency they offer is unmatched by any other product.
  • Sliding bypass shower doors—These doors allow water to flow under the door instead of around it, making them an excellent choice for showers with limited space. Bypass doors are also great for showers with uneven floors because you can compensate for uneven floors by placing the door at a slight angle instead of level.

There are a lot of choices when it comes to adding glass doors to your master bathroom remodel. In addition to frameless or bypass doors, you also have clear, frosted, or etched glass options to choose from.

If you are ready to add glass to your master bath remodeling project, contact a glass shower door service to add these features.