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The alarm rings, the coffee brews, and the water warms up to the perfect temperature in your much-treasured shower. Morning after morning, the shower has become one of the staples to our ‘wake up’ routine. Aside from the shower jets that are relaxing and rejuvenating us, the shower door is one of the most important aspects to creating your dream shower. Keep reading for tips on choices and trends with shower doors. Information provided by our friends and partners at Basco.
First, let’s start with hinges. Installing good hinges is crucial to your shower door function. As far as finishes, chrome is the most popular finish, followed by brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze. Most choose the finish that matches their shower head and jets, but some mix it up….really a personal choice.
Next, let’s talk about the glass. Thicker glass is usually recommended on shower doors that open and close. Standard for this is 3/8″. Half inch is fine for stationary shower doors. Aside from thickness, you also can pick the glass finish. Clear is by far the most popular, especially in larger, more upscale showers. Over 80% of people currently are choosing clear. Another choice is called Rain. Again, this is merely a personal choice, no right or wrong answers here.
Define your style by choosing framed or frameless, header or no header, clips or no clips. Another personal decision, but this one will influence the cost and function. You’ll need to choose what works for your specific shower design.
Lastly, there are four basic types of doors: Stock, Special Order, Semi Custom, and Custom. These are fairly self explanatory and as you can imagine, pricing aligns with each.
Currently, 2/3 of homeowners are upgrading their master showers and increasing them in size. Traditional showers are declining, while custom ones are on the rise. Before beginning your remodel, first think about how you shower, what is important to you, and what are your goals. Then, contact us and let us help you through the process!