I love the look of Frameless Showerdoors.
And if you don't, I think this post will entice you.
Frameless shower doors beckon one into a sleek tile or rustic, stone room, illuminating the walled enclosure with light. It's the simplest upgrade to increase the value of your home with a touch of luxury.
Frameless glass shower enclosures are made to order, giving you the opportunity to customize your bathroom shower. They come in many configurations and designs, along with a wide variety of glass options. Here is just some of what’s out there…
Seen above, frameless glass shower doors can be installed to support a knee-wall and curb. The shower curb is angled towards the drain to keep water inside your shower enclosure. The frameless design makes the enclosure look less bulky and more modern.
The beauty of a frameless glass shower enclosure is that it opens up the space in your bathroom, allowing for light to travel, and for you to show off your elaborate tile work. Above is a neo-angle corner shower, the trendiest of showers. These showers are installed in the corner of one’s bathroom to save space but add functionality to your bathroom.
Not all shower doors are just standard ‘clear’ tempered glass. Above, we see rain glass. This glass is great for added privacy and protection while providing a unique visual design cue. The "rain" pattern is applied to clear glass and mimics rivulets of water.
Another trendy glass option for your shower is ‘frosted glass’. It is an opaque and aesthetically attractive type of glass. Shading is applied either in full or a design, which allows in light, but blurs the shape of items behind the glass pane.
And the frosting of the glass does not have to span the whole glass pane. As we can see here, the frosting is only applied the middle of the glass. For an even more uniform look, you can match your shower’s hinges and handles with the rest of your bathroom fixtures. In this example, we see oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.
At the end of the day, frameless glass shower doors do exactly what the name implies: they eliminate the need for metal framing entirely. These doors are made from tempered glass ranging from 3/8" to 1/2" thick, which make the shower door sturdy and structurally sound, independent of any metal framing. Maximizing the use of glass, and minimizing the use of metal adds spatial light to the bathroom overall, creating a more open, inviting look. But beyond opening up a tight space, these enclosures add elegance and style to a room that is all-too-often overlooked, the bathroom!
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