Essential time is spent daily in the shower – a space to wake up, clear your head and unwind in. It therefore makes sense to carefully consider what will work the best when investing in shower doors.
A wide range of options are available when choosing shower doors. The first spectrum of options pertains to the shape of the shower. Two classes of doors exist – bypass and pivot. Bypass shower doors are sliding sheets of glass and pivot doors operate on a hinge. These can then be customized further by adjusting the number of glass sheets for a bypass shower and the direction and angle of the bypass gliding shower as well as adjusting the angles for pivot showers. These variations will be dependent on the shape of and space available in a bathroom.
Different hinges are also available for the glass installations such as pivot, full-back and glass-to-glass hinges.
Frameless and Framed doors
Both frameless and framed shower doors have advantages and disadvantages, the greatest difference being the cost. Framed shower doors cost less than frameless shower doors and are generally lighter and easier to install. However, they won’t necessarily look as elegant as a frameless shower door and can be harder to clean. Frameless shower doors can greatly enhance the aesthetics of a bathroom but is more costly and needs to be installed with more caution.
Furthermore, the glass of a shower door can be chosen according to taste. Homeowners can choose between different glass types, colours and patterns. Options include clear, frosted, rain and bronze glass.
When it comes to the handles of shower doors, there’s no limit to creativity with a variety available which includes square, Victorian, ladder, knob and tubular options. To further customize these, they can be purchased in a number of colours and finishes.