Year on year, bathroom remodels invariably rank among the top 5 most popular home renovation projects. The trend for relaxing, spa-like, bathrooms is here to stay. One of the easiest enhancements is glass shower enclosures. Check out our Q&A this month!
Q: My bathroom is cramped and dark. How can investing in glass shower doors improve it?
A: Installing a glass shower or bath enclosure is a guaranteed way to improve the functionality and appearance of your bathroom, making it look and feel larger. Glass enclosures are sleek, modern and allow light through, more than shower curtains would.
Q: Is it easy to clean my new glass shower enclosure?
A: Unlike shower curtains that can rip over time or get mouldy, glass is easy to clean and maintain. With regular cleaning with store-bought or home-made glass cleaning solutions, your glass shower enclosure will look sparkly clean for a long time.
Q: What kind of doors should I get?
A: Our glass enclosures are fully customizable. Depending on the size and layout of your bathroom, you’ll be able to choose from swinging doors, sliding doors, tub doors and neo-angle doors. Really tight on space? Add a towel rail to your swinging door. Our hardware also comes in a variety of styles and finishes.
Q: Do I need to have a shower door?
A: No. Depending on the design of your bathroom, the size of the shower area and the spray of water, it is possible to do without a shower door.
Q: What side should the shower door be on?
A: Design and practicality are very important aspects of the bathroom installation, so be sure to speak to our consultant to discuss the details. We recommend having the shower door opening on the same side as the shower hardware so that you can easily turn the water on and adjust the temperature from the outside, without getting wet.
Q: What privacy options do I have for my new shower enclosure?
A: Among our customizable products is our glass, which comes in clear, tinted or obscure glass. Custom etched designs are another option to consider.
Q: What is a wet room bathroom?
A: Wet room bathrooms are a hot new trend in bathroom design, where the shower and bath are enclosed in a single pane of glass. There is no shower tray and the water from the shower drains through the main drain in the tile floor. Although trendy, this style of bathroom works if the size and shape of the room won’t allow for a traditional shower and bath combination.
Make an appointment with our consultants at First Response Glass to talk through your next bathroom improvement project.