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Style Choices With Glass Shower Enclosures

by Rasmus Koskinen

One of the reasons that glass shower doors are so useful is because of the many different style options that they allow. Here are some of the important design choices that you have when you elect to use glass in your bathroom.

Where Should the Shower Be Placed?

Typically, a shower is placed against at least 2 walls to help contain the water. But if you are using glass with a custom designed, you could choose to forego any wall support at all. Shower enclosures can be designed to be completely self sufficient, giving you many new ways to rearrange your bathroom layout.

Should You Include a Tub?

Of course, adding a bathtub as the base of your shower enclosure will bring up the price. But it is an excellent use of space and it can also increase the value of your home by helping you appeal to a wider range of homebuyers when the time comes.

What Type of Glass?

There are many types of glass that are useful in shower enclosures. You could simply use thick glass panes to accomplish your goals, But you could also use glass blocks to add privacy and texture. Another option is to mix glass panels with aluminum supports. The bottom line is that there are many different ways to style the glass to make a statement. But just make sure that you run your glass choice by your contractor, because certain types of glass are not strong enough to make a secure glass shower enclosure.

What Type of Shower Head?

There are plenty of customized shower heads that can change the texture and even color of shower water, so shop around and choose one that complements your new glass shower doors well. The decision will come into play in the later phases of your shower enclosure design.

How Large Should the Enclosure Be?

This part of the design has as much to do with logistics as it does style. The maximum and minimum constraints of the shower enclosure will depend on budget, the strength of the shower head you plan to use, and the size of your shower enclosure's base.

This can be a lot of different factors to process at once when you're not sure what options are available for shower enclosures. Perhaps your glass contractor can help you narrow down your options and show you photos of shower enclosure designs that would be appealing to you. For more information, contact companies like Master Glass & Mirror LLC.