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Bathroom Shower Door In Bad Shape? 2 Tips For Choosing Shower Door Replacements

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If you are moving to a new home and the bathroom is in bad shape, there are many things you can do to make the bathroom look much better for you. One thing you can start with is replacing the shower door. Below are two types you can choose from; remember to hire a professional to install the door for you.

Framed Glass Shower Doors

Framed glass shower doors are more secure than frameless shower doors. The frames also allow these doors to be more watertight, which can help prevent water from spraying onto the floor when someone takes a shower. Framed doors are less expensive, and you have many options to choose from when it comes to the glass, such as decoration and tinting. You can hire a professional to custom-make your shower door for you.

There are disadvantages to framed doors, however. Because of the frame, you can only open the door outward, which means you will have to have enough space in your bathroom in order to do this. Also, frames are much harder to clean as dirt, soap scum, and more can easily get trapped around the frame.

Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Frameless glass shower doors offer a variety of designs, styles, and sizes. You have the option to open the door outward or inward. Having no frame also makes this type of shower door much easier to clean. One of the biggest benefits of frameless glass shower doors is they improve the aesthetics of your bathroom. This is because having no frames makes the doors look seamless and beautiful.

Because these doors are not as stable, you do need to hire a builder to ensure your bathroom is set up properly for a frameless glass shower door.

Shower Options

Once you choose the type of glass shower door you like, consider the many options you have. First, if you choose decorative glass, there are endless options for what a company can etch into the glass. This could be your name, an image, or something else.

Consider storage options for in the shower. For example, you can choose built-in shelving to hold your shampoo, conditioner, and other items. For the shower walls, you could install tiles. This will take time and can be expensive, however. Instead, you could choose fiberglass or acrylic panels. These are much easier to install because they come in one sheet instead of individual tiles. This will save you money, and the fiberglass or acrylic panels can look just as nice as tiles.

Talk to a company that sells glass shower doors to learn more about them.