Types of Shower Enclosures

Posted on May 22, 2019

Shower enclosures do not only serve the purpose of keeping water away from other parts of the bathroom but they also serve as a division to separate one part of the bathroom from another. Enclosures range from the most elaborate and fancy to the simplest options like shower curtains. If you’re undergoing bathroom remodeling and you’re thinking of adding an enclosure or changing your current one, you might want to know what options are available to you so you have an idea of what to look for:

Framed Shower Doors

Framed shower enclosures are perhaps the most common type seen in most bathrooms. This type typically comes with an aluminum frame on all sides to support the glass. This is perhaps one of the most cost-efficient options and is relatively durable.

Frameless Glass Enclosures

Frameless glass enclosures can be really beautiful when installed. The advantage to this type is that it gives continuity to your bathroom space and it can open up bathrooms that lack space. Since there are no visible frames, they are perfect for making a bathroom look bigger and brighter. If you’re undergoing bathroom remodeling, you can have your frameless glass enclosure custom-made to fit your bathroom.

Tiled Walls

If you have enough space in your bathroom, you can have a wall installed to separate the shower area from the rest of the bathroom but keep the entrance to the shower open. You can match the tiles to the rest of your bathroom or use a different material if you want the divider to double as an accent piece in the bathroom. For instance, you can keep your bathroom tiles neutral and clean but add a pop of color in the divider so you have a focal point of interest.

When choosing a shower enclosure, make sure that the material is durable and is easy to clean, as it can be quite expensive to have one permanently installed. It is also best to have a bathroom remodeling expert install your enclosure for you, as you might end up spending more money later on if you don’t plan the installation properly.

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