Designing a Frameless Glass Shower Door
In this day and age residential bathrooms have become a sanctuary where homeowners can relax. They are designed with focal points in mind, and incorporate the use of high quality, natural, and well-appointed materials such as glass and stone. One such focal point has become the shower itself. They are no longer standard fixtures that require nothing more than a simple shower curtain. In fact, modern showers are designed around frameless glass shower doors that provide both beauty and function.
Although designing a frameless glass shower door should always be left up to a professional in order to ensure the proper fit, the following guide will provide you with a good idea of how it is done.
The very first thing you need to do is to measure the width of the shower opening. Always keep in mind that the majority of shower doors are fit based on the opening in the shower. That being said the typical shower door measures a minimum of 36-inches wide. If your opening happens to be wider the use of a fixed panel on either side of the door itself is always a good idea.
Next, measure the height of the shower opening. Typical shower doors measure 72-inches to 78-inches tall. The shower door should be as high or higher than the showerhead, or up to the top of tile line if the ceiling is not tiled.
This is the point where design aspects come into play, so you must choose how the door is going to operate. For small showers a hinged door or bypass style are good options. Hinged doors typically swing open. Bypass doors are comprised of two doors that slide over each other to open and close. Always keep in mind that when the shower doors are the same plane it is referred to as an aligned configuration. However, if the shower includes a corner than it is referred to as a right angle. Typically right angle shower enclosures are designed with a transparent glass panel that is mounted above the bath allowing for the shower door to open on the adjacent side. Frameless glass doors have the ability to be designed with curved sides and custom angles as well creating a stunning effect. Another terrific aspect of frameless glass shower doors are the fact that they have the ability to be designed to extend all the way to the ceiling. This design aspect creates a spa like, steam shower setting.
Now that you have some glass shower door designs in mind, and an idea of the size and shape that will work best for your bathroom, it is time to sit down with a professional.
A Cut Above Glass is a leading designer, manufacturer, and installer of frameless glass shower doors in Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding areas. We take great pride in providing our clients with the most cutting edge designs and highest quality materials available on the market. We are happy to work with you from start to finish in order to get the job done right. Please contact us for an initial consultation. Our team of design experts will show you exactly how we can transform your bathroom space into a luxurious spa like atmosphere.