What Do Custom Glass Showers Offer for Your Bathroom?
Why You Should Get a Custom Glass Shower Door
Are you thinking about upgrading your home and giving it a contemporary, new look? Or maybe you are in the process of buying a new house that you want to design?
Going through home-decor magazines and websites can at times leave you confused. There are so many new interior designing trends, such an array of options to choose from. Doing a balancing act between following trends and managing your personal preferences can be a tricky affair. When it comes to designing a bathroom, it is a combination of three factors that come into play:
- The Appearance of Your Bathroom: You want the bathroom to look great.
- Your Bathroom’s Functionality: A practical bathroom with easy to use fixtures.
- Your Personal Preference: It should address your specific needs.
This is where frameless glass shower doors come into the picture. They are a great option to upgrade your bathroom and give it a completely new look. Frameless glass shower doors check all three boxes: appearance, functionality and personal preference. Since there is no metal or wooden frame involved, the door looks sleek and does not give the bathroom a bulky appearance.
These frameless doors can be custom-made. You can choose cut-outs that suit your needs. Cut-outs are specific cuts made to the glass, prior to the shower door installation. The hinges,
hooks, handles are fixed into these cut-outs later. A custom door also means that you can design the door the way you like. The advantages of getting a frameless glass shower door for your bathroom are many:
- It can instantly transform the look of your bathroom, and give it a modern feel.
- Since it is a frameless door, it has a seamless appearance which looks very classy.
- A frameless glass door is low-maintenance. The door does not have any crevices or
gaps that can accumulate dust and grime. This makes it very easy to clean.
- Since there is no metal frame involved, there is no chance for rust either.
- You could choose a plain glass door or one with designs and patterns.
If you decide to choose a particular theme, you can choose a custom glass. Pick patterns that go with the overall theme that you have selected for the bathroom. For example, if you are going with an ocean theme, you can choose a glass door with aquatic patterns like waves or fish on it.
- Since the door is custom-made, you can choose the exact size and dimensions that
will fit perfectly in your shower area. You can also choose the position of the cut-outs
for the handle and hooks for hanging towels or robes. The hooks can be placed at the right height for you so that they are easily reachable.
One of the main factors that can make any area look modern are open spaces. With frameless glass doors, you can make your bathroom look bigger, more spacious and open. Without heavy doors or frames, the bathroom appears more spacious to the eye. It also looks brighter since light travels easily without the obstruction of opaque doors or frames. Contrary to the belief that glass doors are risky, they are in fact very safe. The glass used for the doors is tempered and is extremely sturdy. The doors should be fitted properly though. A loosely fitted door can increase chances of water leakage through the gaps.
It is recommended that you employ the services of a custom glass technician to make sure your shower is done right the first time. We at Michael’s Glass Company have been helping homeowners in the tri-state area creating their dream showers for over 2 decades.
Now that you are aware of custom glass shower doors, go ahead and start planning about giving your bathroom an elegant new upgrade by going frameless.
The Pros and Cons of Installing Frameless Shower Glass Doors
With a new house or apartment comes certain needs to make it feel like home. A shower is a typical example of this. When you install a shower, a shower door is essentially part of the package. So, a popular one that you could buy is a frameless shower door. To get a proper all around gauge on its advantages and disadvantages, here’s a list of its pros and cons.
Customizability of Frameless Shower Doors:
Your shower installation becomes easier as frameless shower doors can be tailored to your bath area dimensions, regardless of its size. This means you won’t be limited to the same generic designs you’ll see in most houses that you visit. Frameless shower doors are custom made for different shower sizes.
Buying a rectangle shower door off the shelves, for your shower might not be suitable since adjustment will need to be made for it to perfectly fit your shower. And at that point, adjustments might lead to a displeasing design. So, with frameless shower doors, you have a range of choices on your side. Even the glass is available in varied thicknesses and quality, for you to take a pick.
Frameless glass shower doors cost more than other shower doors. Due to the quality of the material used during production of the shower glasses, costs get higher. Custom glass showers are usually priced anywhere between $500 to $4000 depending on your preferences, though these are one time investments for something custom made for you.
Frameless shower doors are beautifully designed and made with top of the line materials to produce appealing items that the phrase “eye candy” will be the perfect for. You don’t want your shower door to be identical to your neighbors, do you?
Functionality will be reduced as a result of the beautiful design and materials that are used in making the glass doors. Framed shower doors have rubbers or seals to tightly secure the door to glass shower enclosures – this is simply used to prevent leaks. While frameless doors are cut with high accuracy to perfectly fit the shower, which makes this production method imperfect as it does not prevent leaks.
Frameless shower doors minimize the risk of growing mold. Since they perfectly fit the showers they were custom made for, small spaces where mold can grow isn’t available. Unlike framed shower doors that allow mold to develop. Mold or water accumulation isn’t good for hygiene, cleanliness, and health, and should be avoided at all costs.
Also, glass replacement is easier as a result of the design used. Which coincidentally makes cleaning them easier than framed shower doors.
Although this rarely occurs there’s an off chance that it could, so you should be aware. Frameless shower doors can shatter, especially if the glass is really thin. Small scratches and cuts can be made on the body on the off chance that the shower was being used at that moment when the glass was shattered. Glass doors are made from tempered glass, which has the inherent property to shatter into small pieces as a safety precaution. This is actually much safer than the glass breaking into big pieces that can cause deep wounds. In summary, these advantages and disadvantages are some of the most important ones you should know. Specialty glass for shower doors is just one of the many glass products that we make.
If you’re looking to give your shower a makeover, give Michael’s Glass Company a call at (215) 338-3293 to learn how we can create a unique shower space just for you. You can also take a look at some of our recent projects here, to help you get an idea of what you’re looking for!