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Why all Glass Shower Doors are Not Created Equal

A glass shower door will enlarge your bathroom and make it feel brighter, all while increasing the value of your home. From layout to space, creating a functional shower is of the utmost importance. You need to consider the functionality and your needs before moving forward. Below are a few suggestions that would work best depending on your space and aesthetic needs.  

Small Bathroom

If you have a small bathroom, you’re going to want a glass shower door that doesn’t take up a lot of space. Additionally, you might want to consider adding more lighting or windows in your bathroom to open it up.  

Your Glass Shower Door options:

  • Bifold door – A bifold door opens in on itself, so it’s a real space saver.
  • Pivot door – If you have a narrow shower door, a pivot door is the best option.
  • Sliding door – Sliding doors will save space and make sure water doesn’t leak anywhere.
  • Clear glass – Clear glass is a great option because it opens up your space and makes it look bigger.

Related: 5 Misconceptions About Glass Shower Doors  

Big Bathroom

If you already have a fairly big bathroom, you have a lot of options for your glass shower door design.  

Your Glass Shower Door options:

  • Walk in shower – Although there are many options, some have the potential to make your bathroom look like a luxurious spa.
  • Partial enclosure – A partial enclosure is functional and works with any design.
  • Swinging door – A swinging door is a great option if you have the space.

Family Bathroom  

If you have kids, you might want to consider a few unique elements that will make your bathroom functional, visually appealing and kid friendly.  

Your Glass Shower Door options:

  • Tub/shower combo – This is helpful at bath time. It makes it easier to bathe your children and helps limit the amount of water that will end up on the floor.
  • Sliding glass doors – Again, this is helpful when it comes time to bathe younger children. The sliding door can limit areas that are affected by bath time fun.
  • Frosted glass – If you’re planning a shower in the master bath, frosted glass is a good option, so that you have privacy.

Related: 8 Perks of Glass Shower Doors You Probably Didn’t Know  

Senior Bathroom  

For people with mobility issues, creating a functional bathroom is imperative. You have to consider how easy it is to get in and out of your shower.  

Your Glass Shower Door options:

  • Curbless shower – This ensures that it’s easy to get in and out of the shower.
  • Seat – Once you’re in the shower, a seat can help with safety.
  • Grab bars – Again, it’s all about safety! Make sure there are grab bars in the shower for stability.

If you’re planning on remodeling your bathroom, it’s important to take your personal needs into account. Consider the functional use of your shower before you start your design as it will help create the bathroom of your dreams.  

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