Bathrooms have long transitioned from addressing daily needs such as bathing, to being an oasis of calm and luxury. Today, next to the kitchen, the bathroom is the most treasured room in a house and an essential component of the home’s personality.
Contemporary home décor seeks to include elements that are sleek, simple, and sophisticated, and bathrooms are no exception. Since the introduction of frameless glass shower doors a decade or so ago, there has been no better way to elevate your bathroom’s ambience, and to add value to your home.
Not only are they stylish, frameless shower doors come in a wide variety of sizes, color, and glass options. Gone are the ornate tubs with their elaborate columns and arches.Frameless glass shower doors are trending in 2017. Discover some of their wonderful advantages below:
1. Frameless Shower Doors Make Your Bathroom Appear Larger
Glass has an inherent quality of making a space look and feel larger. Frameless shower doors consist of heavy glass, that is 3/8” to 1/2” thick.
Because the thicker glass flexes less, it requires no frame to support it.
It also makes even the smallest of bathrooms feel bigger. Bathrooms of any size can be accommodated by different shower door configurations in frameless styles.
2. Glass Doors Allow Elegant Designs
Frameless showers provide a seamless look by using almost no metal. The glass is mounted directly to the wall with minimal and discreet hardware. For an ultramodern look, many custom designs include glass on several or all sides. According to marketing specialist with Oasis Shower Doors, Chris Dearborn,
“It’s a beautiful solution. It’s minimal. It’s pure glass. It’s almost like a fish tank, instead of having any kind of heavy frame or gasketing that you see with semi-frameless or fully framed.”
3. Clear Glass Keeps Your Bathroom Open and Airy Feeling
Because frameless glass shower doors let you see past them, they don’t serve as a visual wall like a shower curtain or framed door does.
This creates an open and airy feeling making your bathroom seem larger, brighter and less confining.
4. Frameless Glass Doors Allow Natural Light Inside
Natural light in the bathroom has many benefits. A source of vitamin D, flawless makeup application, hair removal, and greater self confidence. Shaving your legs behind a dark shower curtain or squinting under fluorescent lights is never ideal. When light affects your life so much, frameless glass shower doors ensure you have plenty of it.
5. Showcase Beautiful Tile Designs
Opaque doors mask the beauty of your shower by creating an illusion of a giant box sitting in your bathroom. This takes away the natural feel and splendor of your bathroom décor. Frameless glass shower doors provide a crystal clear view of the tile design, color and accents, thus allowing for greater aesthetic appreciation. This is best illustrated by lighting designer Gregg Mackell and his walk-in master shower with its spectacular natural onyx artwork.
6. Creates a Spa-Like Experience
Renovating a bathroom is great for return on investment, both financially and personally. Frameless glass shower doors foster an atmosphere of calm and transparency.
In Scott McGillivray’s latest Reno to Reveal project, he transforms a small basement bathroom into a spa-like retreat fit for royalty.
“If you want your bathroom to feel more open, there’s one sure-fire way to do it. Install a glass shower enclosure. It’s way more luxurious than a shower curtain, and it removes the visual obstruction.”