Redesigning Your Shower? Enclosure Options for You

When you decide to take the step to redesign or remodel all or part of your main bathroom, you may be excited and nervous about the process at the same time. On the one hand, you will be able to design your bathroom with your own tastes and needs in mind. On the other, you will need to make many decisions in the process. One of the decisions you will need to make is to choose a shower enclosure. There are a variety of ways that you can choose to enclose your shower and before you make your final decision, you should get to know more about a few of the options that are available to you.

Traditional Sliding Shower Doors

The traditional way to enclose a shower or a bathtub/shower combination is with a set of sliding shower doors. This means that the shower doors run on a track that goes along the outer edge of the shower or bathtub. One of the reasons that this shower enclosure option is so popular is that it does not take up a great deal of space. This space-saving factor makes this the ideal option if you bathroom is small or particularly narrow.

Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless shower doors are a more modern option for shower enclosures. If you are looking for a sleek design that is easy to clean and maintain, frameless shower doors may be the best option for you. They cut down on the prevalence of mold because they do not use the same frames and tracks that traditional glass shower doors do. However, they do cost a bit more and may shatter with high impact. Because of this, they are not idea for a bathroom frequently used by younger children as they may be more likely to break frameless shower doors.

Open Shower Enclosure Design

Another option for a fun and modern shower design is to choose to skip the shower doors and go for a more open shower enclosure option. If you want a walk-in shower that feels luxurious and unique, you can have a curved entryway to the shower or an open doorway as well as shower tile that extends beyond the actual shower itself. Essentially what this does is creates an organic flow to your bathroom design and the extended tile design helps to ensure there is no moisture damage to the rest of your bathroom. And you could always install a shower rod and hand a shower curtain over the entry to the shower if you want more privacy or to better control moisture.

With these different shower enclosure options in mind, you can be sure that you make the best choice for you bathroom remodeling project and get the design that you have been looking for.