What do you need to know about glass shower enclosures? If this is your first experience with a shower renovation project, take a look at the questions to ask before you start the demolition process or invest in a new shower.
Is A Glass Enclosure the Right Choice For This Project?
A highly qualified glass contractor who specializes in shower/bathroom remodeling projects can help you to answer this question. Custom glass shower enclosures are ideal options if:
You want to add a sense of space to the bathroom. Clear glass lets you see into the shower area. This adds the visual illusion of extra space.
The bathroom is dark or drab. Clear glass also lets the light shine in. The result is a brighter bathroom with a crisp, clean modern aesthetic.
You want to remove a tub. Do you prefer a shower to a bath? Even though the tub may seem like it's part of the room's structure, a skilled contractor can remove it and replace it with a glass shower.
The bathroom has odd angles. A custom-cut glass enclosure can easily fit into any area.
You may also want to explore glass enclosure options if your renovation project is a major update that will change the aesthetic into a contemporary, spa-like space. Glass enclosures are modern additions that have a tranquil, resort-like look.
Is A Glass Enclosure Practical?
The answer to this question is usually, "yes". While the specifics of any project depend on the room itself, most glass showers can:
Reduce space use. Not only will glass add to the illusion of square footage but a slimmer stall shower will also save you space (compared to a tub). If you want to maximize space use, talk to your contractor about a sliding glass door.
Increase physical safety. Do mobility issues get in the way of using a tub? A walk-in shower with a sliding or hinged glass door is an easier, and potentially safer, option.
Provide you with a long-lasting addition. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), shower doors can last for two decades. Proper care may increase the lifespan of your glass doors and add to the overall durability.
Glass enclosures combine form and function to create an aesthetic that is also a practical decorative option. Even though glass may seem like a delicate material, custom enclosures are made from strong safety-graded materials that should stand the test of time.
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