One of the best parts of doing a remodel is designing the look and feel of the space you’re renovating. This is the fun part when you can make your imagination and creativity run free, budget permitting. When remodeling a bathroom, one decision that homeowners need to make is choosing between a frameless shower door or a traditional framed shower. Why should you choose a frameless shower door for your bathroom remodel?
First, let’s compare a frameless shower door to a framed shower. A traditional framed shower door uses typical hardware and framing, often made of metal or rubber. Frameless shower doors do not have any frames at all, giving them a seamless and transparent look. Now, let’s answer the question above.
1. The space will seem bigger.
Framed shower doors and shower curtains block the line of sight and cut up the bathroom space into smaller chunks of space. A frameless shower door is entirely transparent, so it opens up the space in the bathroom and allows the eye to travel over the entire room. It makes the area look bigger and more spacious.
2. It lets in more light.
A frameless shower door allows light to travel through the bathroom. If your bathroom has a window or a skylight, a frameless glass shower enclosure allows light to go through the whole space without anything blocking the path of the light. Natural light instantly brightens up any room, making it feel more spacious and airy.
3. A frameless shower door does not corrode.
When the metal on a framed shower door starts to corrode, you’ll need to replace the shower door. A frameless shower door removes the risk of corrosion, which can save money on replacements in the long run.
4. You can show off your bathroom design.
Frameless shower doors are almost invisible, so they do not obstruct or hinder any part of the bathroom. If you invested in beautiful tiles or high-end fixtures, you’ll be able to appreciate the entire design of the bathroom fully. They’re also a stylish and contemporary choice compared to framed doors, instantly updating the whole look of the space.
There are a few cons to frameless shower doors. One is the risk of the door shattering. This is very rare, but improper installation or defective glass may cause the door to crack for no obvious reason. Another con of frameless shower doors is specifically for families that share bathrooms. A frameless shower door may cause a lack of privacy. If a family is used to multiple people in the bathroom at the same time, they should think twice before installing this type of frameless shower door because it removes the privacy of the person using the shower.
A frameless shower door instantly upgrades and updates any bathroom. If you have the option to install frameless shower doors, we recommend that you do. If the remodel is for a rental property, it will instantly add to the universal appeal of the bathroom and make it more appealing to potential tenants.
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