Updating your shower is a great way to make your bathroom fresh and luxurious. With the many different customization options in Melbourne, FL, how do you choose which shower door suits your bathroom? Here are three tips to help you decide what will best fit your bathroom and suit your decorating style.
1. Bathroom Design
The size of your bathroom and the location of fixtures, such as the toilet and vanity, play a large role in choosing your shower door. Smaller bathrooms will have less space for a hinged door to swing into the room. In this scenario, a sliding door or a barrier-free, no-door option often works better.
A larger bathroom will usually have plenty of room for a hinged door’s movement. Be sure your door is not at risk of hitting an obstacle and breaking the glass when opened all the way.
2. The Type of Glass
There are different types of glass you can use for your shower door, and each of them has different qualities and benefits to offer. Clear glass and low-iron glass are remarkably similar. Both are transparent, but the clear glass has a hint of green while the low-iron type doesn’t.
As both of these works well with all styles, either can be a great way to show off your decorative shower tile or stone. They do, however, take some extra effort to keep clean and spot-free.
Frosted, patterned, and tinted glass all offer more privacy. The frosted and patterned doors both have textures that will trap soap scum and easily get dirty.
3. Your Personal Style
A big consideration when choosing your shower door is how your bathroom looks. Clear or low-iron glass helps make a smaller bathroom appear bigger and more open. On the other hand, tinted and patterned glass helps make a larger bathroom feel a little smaller and cozier.
Tinted glass is a great way to help accent a color you already have in your decorating scheme. However, you need to make sure the tint will harmonize with your decor. The same goes for some of the patterned glass doors.
Todd Thomas Home is here to help you choose and install the right shower door from the many options available. Call us or visit our website to schedule a consultation.
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