Glass Shower Door Installation Mistakes

7 Mistakes to Avoid when Installing Glass Shower Doors

Installing new glass shower doors is exciting. However, you don’t want to get swept away and make rookie mistakes. It’s okay, you don’t have to learn the hard way. We’ll let you in on a few trade secrets to make sure you avoid these mistakes in your glass shower door remodel.

1. Don’t ignore spacing

Know your space! Measure it and then measure it again. If the door of your dreams won’t fit in your bathroom, it won’t be functional. If you don’t have enough room for a pivot door, sliding doors might be a better option. Either way, the glass shower door you choose needs to make sense for the space. 

2. Don’t forget about functionality

Remembering who’s going to be using the shower is important. Are there kids in the house? Maybe a tub enclosure with sliding glass doors would be best. Did you remember to consider adding a seat, grab bars, and towel bars? Besides choosing the shower door that looks and fits the best, you have to consider if it makes sense for the household.

3. Don’t forget about shower head placement 

You don’t want a leaky shower. They are inconvenient and annoying. So, consider where the shower head is placed in comparison to where your new door opens. For reference, the shower head should be placed opposite the hinges. 

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4. Don’t “wing it” 

Research and planning are essential to a shower remodel there are a lot of things to consider. Make sure you understand your options, then decide which glass shower door is best for your space and consider the price. 

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5. Don’t overspend or underspend 

Having a realistic budget is important. The average shower door can cost anywhere from $1,200-1,800.  Make sure you know what you’re getting into. Tip: We will give you a free quote and measure your space for free! Comparing prices will help you set a realistic budget. 

6. Don’t forget about storage space in your shower 

If you’re making the switch from tub to standalone shower, installing glass shower doors could take away a ledge typically used to store your shower essentials. Consider creating a seat in your shower, or an alcove in the wall for these items.

7. Don’t forget about ventilation

In order to keep your glass shower doors clean, ventilation is key. Assess what type of ventilation you currently have. Improper ventilation could result in mold and mildew.  

Your new glass shower doors will help you create the bathroom of your dreams. You don’t want to make any mistakes along the way! We’ll make sure the process is as seamless as possible.

If you’re looking to install a new glass shower door, contact Arrow Glass & Mirror today! 

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