How To Choose The Right Shower Door For Your Bathroom

Posted on: 4 August 2015

Many people choose to use glass shower doors on their shower because they create a stylish look in the room. If you are planning to have a shower door installed in your bathroom, it is important to take your time when choosing which door to choose. The following guide walks you through a few things to consider when choosing the right door for your bathroom.

Sliding or Swinging?

You can choose between a sliding glass shower door or a swinging door. Many bathrooms that have bathtubs and showers in the same space use a sliding shower door, while bathrooms that only have showers in the room often use swinging doors in the space because the area is too compact to use a sliding door.

Frosted Glass or Clear Glass?

When choosing a door, you can choose between a frosted glass door or a clear glass door. The frosted door creates privacy so that no one can see into the shower when someone is using it. The clear glass door does not create any privacy at all.

What Size?

Next, you need to take measurements for the area where the door will be used. Some spaces are a bit larger than standard sized shower doors and require an additional panel of glass to be mounted next to them to make them fit the space perfectly. Use a tape measure to measure the space before going to the store to buy the door to ensure you find a door that is the right size for your space.

Which Way Should the Door Open?

Once you have purchased the door, you need to determine how you want the door to open when it is installed. If the space is limited and you need to use a mounted door, you may want the door to open toward the center of the room so that you do not have to worry about it hitting the wall as you go to get in and out of it. You can choose to have sliding glass doors mounted in anyway because the glass will slide in either direction on the track that is mounted onto the tub.

If you do not know how to install a shower door on your own, you can have a professional like Alabama Glass Works Inc install it for you. The door will come with a mounting kit that allows it to be installed quickly and easily.