A frameless enclosure with a hinged door is a more popular choice as it brings a clean, modern edge to any style design. Clear glass also allows you to show off tilework and other decorative features and leaves less space for dirt to get trapped. Choose a glass finish designed to repel soap scum and water spots to make sure your shower glass stays clean. The frameless enclosure could be either a full glass enclosure like the one pictured below left or a combination of tile walls framing a glass door like the one below right.
Sliding glass doors are available in either double or single doors to accommodate any size shower. Sliding doors make a sleek option for your bathroom, and also take up less space than that required for a hinged door. The elegant and practical designs shown below use single sliding shower door for a larger shower enclosure.
Textured or frosted glass allows more privacy for your shower experience and gives the bathroom design a unique look. Frosted glass like the bathroom remodel in Doylestown, PA pictured below does a better job of concealing the shower user, but the textured option provides greater style variations and allows more light to shine through the shower.
A hinged door for a bath/shower enclosure provides a stylish alternative to the traditional shower curtain for your tub/shower combination. Even in a small bathroom, a hinged glass door can be a sleek option to keep moisture in the tub while still opening up the space and allowing light to shine through.
Go all or nothing with either no door or a fully enclosed shower. Where you have allotted space and budget for the ultimate shower experience, consider installing an open shower design with no door. This type of large, walk-in shower is usually partially enclosed with tile wall and glass but leaves the doorway open. It evokes the relaxing feel of a spa, particularly when combined with a rainfall showerhead or a massaging shower panel. On the other end of the spectrum you might consider a customized shower with a fully enclosed door to create your own home steam room, like the one pictured below.
Customize your shower to achieve a unique, stylish shower enclosure. Let your imagination be your guide when selecting a design and materials, like using glass block instead of a standard glass enclosure or creating a unique shower doorway like the arched entry below.
There are many possible options for shower door styles to fit your design. Consider your available space and budget, the style of your bathroom, and other factors like who will be using the bathroom when determining which shower door style is best for you. Your design expert will make sure these requirements are factored into your bathroom design to give you the best shower experience possible.