Considerations When Choosing a Shower Door

When remodeling your old house, or looking for furnishings for your new house, one room which many people have a tendency to ignore is the bathroom. And yet, in so many ways, it is one of the most important places in the house. It’s a place where you can be alone, where you can relax after a long day, or prepare for a busy week ahead with a brisk, cold shower on Monday morning. Now do you understand why your bathroom doesn’t just need to have all the amenities but also needs to look good? Naturally, you should be very careful and selective when you choose your bathroom furnishings, like shower doors.


There are many types of shower doors available in the market today, and not all of them would be appropriate for your taste or your budget. Here are some of the most important considerations when choosing a shower door.


1.                   Type of frame: Shower doors come in a variety of frame types, suitable for every bathroom. Most of the variety is in terms of color. You can get frames in a variety of colors like gold, silver or white. Pick one you feel goes best with your bathroom. However, you can also pick a frameless door, something that has become very popular these days. Frameless doors have the advantage of being hardier than framed doors, and also look much better, according to most people.

2.                   Method of opening: There are many styles when it comes to shower doors, with the most common ones being pivot, sliding and bi-fold. Pivot doors are like ordinary ones that require the most amount of room to open, and sliding doors slide open. However, they don’t work on shower stalls because of the space constraints. Bi-fold doors are actually two panels with a hinge in the middle that operate on a sliding mechanism but don’t require the extra space.

3.                   Type of glass: While many choose to go for clear glass, and indeed it looks great on frameless doors, remember it does not hide streaks very well. Frosted glass, while more expensive, gives the stall a cool, soft look, diffusing all incoming light. Tinted glass and etched glass are also available if you want some extra oomph in your bathroom.


There is no dearth of options when it comes to shower doors. Basking Ridge has plenty of shops that sell these type of bathroom furnishings, so all you have to do is walk in and take your pick.



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