Whether you’re doing a complete renovation of your bathroom or you’re just looking to make an update to your shower, choosing the right shower door is a big decision that can bring your entire bath together.
While it may seem like a clear choice, the decision can get a little cloudy when you realize there are dozens of glass shower door options. With a few distinct door types and countless glass finishes that can help you achieve the look you’re after, this breakdown of glass shower doors will help guide you toward a beautiful bath with an elegant glass finish that suits you best.
Shower Door Types
The type of shower door that you choose will largely depend on what will best accommodate your bathroom. The most common door types are sliding doors, round doors, and hinge/pivot, each with their own unique attributes:
- Can accommodate small shower spaces where a sliding door can’t open wide enough
- Usually openings are 36” to 48” inches wide
- Requires additional space between the shower and nearby fixtures
Before you choose one of these shower door types, you’ll need to take some careful measurements (always take measurements after all other renovation is complete, such as tiling or stonework). The door you choose must align with the heighth and width of your shower.
Shower Door Designs
After you’ve meticulously measured your shower dimensions, you can start thinking about the kind of design or finish you want for your door. Luckily, there are a number of options to complement your interior decor for the perfect look.