When you remodel your bathroom, choosing shower doors is an essential part of the look. These doors will add a layer of loveliness to the room, will be easy to clean and will help reduce the accumulation of humidity in the bathroom. There are several different styles of doors to choose from. Let us look at the top five styles that you can choose from.
1. Curved Glass Doors
Commonly used for corner installations, curved glass doors feature a frame at both the top and the bottom. They can create additional space in your shower when compared to other styles of corner enclosures. The door is typically reversible so that you can have access from either the left or right side of the shower.
2. Sliding Glass Doors
Topping the list as one of the most common, this style of glass doors slide open and closed. They are placed in a track that is located above the tub. Although these doors are appealing because of their wide design, the downfall is that they do sometimes leak water. Additionally, the panels may be hard to keep clean on this type of door.
3. Frameless Doors
Increasingly popular, frameless glass doors are often seen in modern bathrooms. These doors are built to pivot out into the room and are made of a single glass pane. Prior to installing them, ensure that you have enough room in your bathroom for them.
4. Bi-Fold Doors
This style of door is perfect in a bathroom that has space limitations. Featuring a bi-fold design, these doors have a set of panels that are on hinges in the center. Instead of folding outwardly and taking up space, these fold inside the shower. The one disadvantage to this door style is that they ride on a track that goes along the bottom of the door. This track can cause the doors to become twisted and bound up.
5. Pivot Doors
Pivot doors are one of the first types of doors that were created. They are designed in such a way that they will swing outwards, into the bathroom. They are often found in recessed showers since they provide a wide opening into the shower. The one disadvantage is that they will require a lot of space to swing outward into the room.
The Pros and Cons of Using Glass Doors in the Shower
- Allows for more space in the shower than a curtain because it will not blow into the tub and stick to you.
- Will hold in the water instead of allowing it to leak onto the floor
- Looks modern and nice
- Holds in the warmth while bathing
- Permanent, does not need constant replacement like a curtain does
- Can improve the value of your home
- Difficult to bathe young children with the doors or track in the way
- Can be difficult to clean because of the doors and/or track
- More expensive than shower curtains
- As the doors age, they can fall off or stick to the tracks they are on.