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The Best Shower Doors Options for Your Bathroom

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Having the right shower doors for your bathroom isn’t just about looks, it’s also about functionality. With the proper doors, you can take care of any mold or mildew issues that may arise, as well as add some extra privacy in the event that someone is using the toilet while you’re getting ready to get into the shower. Here are the best shower doors options to consider if you are planning on remodeling your bathroom soon.

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The Best Shower Doors Options

Frameless

While frameless shower doors are more expensive, they offer a sleeker look and make your bathroom feel larger than it is, they have less visual bulk than a framed option would. They also clean up easily. since there are no corners or grates on which water can collect, you don’t have to worry about scum building up as you do with other options. For these reasons, frameless shower doors are becoming increasingly popular in homes across the globe.

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Framed

The advantage of having a framed shower door is that it comes with an outer frame, which means your bathroom will look much more elegant and modern than if you had a frameless or sliding shower door installed. Not only do framed doors help make your bathroom look nicer, but they also offer more privacy while you’re getting ready in the morning, meaning you can feel good about letting others into your private space without worrying that they might accidentally see something embarrassing. Framed shower doors are available in both single-door and double-door configurations, so you can choose one based on how much room you have to work with.

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Sliding Doors

Sliding shower doors are often used in small bathrooms or powder rooms where space is limited and square footage must be maximized. They require significantly less square footage than a hinged shower door, making them ideal for smaller spaces. It’s easy to open these showers from inside or outside, so you can enjoy your hot soak even when you’ve got no help on hand to prop open a traditional door. If you’re looking for a clean, contemporary look that also saves space, sliding shower doors are an excellent choice. However, they do have some limitations: You’ll need enough room in front of your bathroom wall to slide a panel out without bumping into anything, and it may be challenging to replace parts if something breaks down the road.

Reeded Glass Shower Door

Glass shower doors, on their own, are far from being energy efficient. But when you pair a glass door with an insulating panel, you can cut down on heat loss in your bathroom and save money on your energy bill without sacrificing style or ease of use. Frameless shower doors are generally easier to clean than other options—the water slides right off them. Plus, they’re easy to install and come in just about any color imaginable. You can also find glass shower doors that have built-in shelves or soap dishes. If you want a really unique look, consider installing glass panels instead of traditional shower curtains; it will make your bathroom feel larger while still providing privacy. And if you don’t like cleaning glass, consider installing reeded glass instead; it still looks great but is much easier to maintain.

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Curved Shower Doors

If you’re looking to make a bold design statement with your shower doors, curved options are an easy way to get there. They can also be more affordable than full-length hinged shower door options, as these require just a little less craftsmanship to install and maintain. Curved shower doors make any bathroom appear more luxurious, but they can also serve practical purposes: steeper curves allow you to use your shower without drenching your entire bathroom in water.

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Bold Color Walk In Shower Doors

Choosing a pop bold color walk-in shower door is one of those small changes that can make a big difference in your bathroom’s character and style. Whether you’re creating an all-new space or just updating what you have, think about adding a happy color like yellow.

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Read More: Create A Stylish Walk-In Shower Easily

Tension Shower Door

Choosing a tension shower door means you won’t have to drill holes into your tile wall. To get started, measure the length and width of your existing bathtub opening; visit a local home improvement store to find a shower door that’s right for your space, whether it’s square, rectangular or arched. Once you have an idea of what type of door will work best for your space, take measurements so you can compare them with those listed on each product page. A good rule of thumb is to choose a shower door that’s slightly longer than your tub opening,this will give you some wiggle room if something doesn’t line up perfectly during installation.

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Conclusion

In choosing a shower door, think carefully about all of your options and choose one that will add to your bathroom’s functionality and beauty, as well as its energy efficiency. With a little forethought and research into your shower door options, you’ll be able to select a great one without much trouble at all!

Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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