While trends may come and go, one thing that will never be out of style is a sleek, well-designed bathroom. Recently, homeowners and designers alike are moving towards a more minimalist look, especially in bathrooms. The focus of minimalism is on creating a look that will withstand the ever-changing design trends and conduct a more translucent look that suggests a larger space. One popular way to do so? Frameless shower doors.
Frameless shower doors are made with thick, sturdy tempered glass. Each glass panel ranges from ⅜” to ½” thick, making it possible for the doors to stand alone without the need for metal reinforcement. Because frameless shower doors don’t need metal support around the exterior edges of the glass, the final result is a more transparent look that can showcase detailed tile work and create the illusion of a larger bathroom.
Benefits of a Frameless Shower Door
Aside from making your bathroom appear larger, there are many other benefits that frameless shower doors have to offer. One of the reasons that glass shower doors have gained massive popularity is because of how easy they are to clean. Frameless glass doors in particular are quick and simple to tidy up and maintain. Because the doors are almost entirely glass, cleaning them is just a matter of spraying them down and then wiping them clean. Also, using the shower squeegee everyday can keep your frameless shower glass looking clean, clear, and super shiny with minimal effort.
Shower doors with metal framing typically require deep cleaning in order to maintain their shiny look. Over time, metal corrosion and mineral deposits can occur, despite diligent cleaning. Metal framing is also usually installed on a track system, which can trap water within it and become the breeding ground for mold and mildew. With frameless doors, there isn’t much metal that can become corroded, and virtually no space for mold and mildew growth.
As for the aesthetic, frameless shower doors offer many different styles and thickness options to choose from. With metal framed showers, there isn’t much room for creativity; but with frameless doors, you can customize a look for your bathroom specifically, no matter the size or style of the room.
Shower Doors at Glass By Lund
Here at Glass By Lund, we offer a wide range of quality and affordable frameless shower doors. Our shower door materials are sourced from superbly made Holcam and Agalite glass, which have received outstanding reviews for their durability and beautiful aesthetic. Our clients can choose from clear glass, starphire glass, or custom obscures (privacy glass). As for hardware options, we provide an extensive catalog of chrome, brushed nickel, silver satin rubbed bronze, copper, and gold fixtures to choose from.
If you’re looking to update your existing bathroom or design a new one from scratch, our team of experts at Glass By Lund is here to help! Located in Seattle, Washington, we will help you plan out the bathroom design of your dreams. From vision to execution, we will ensure that each decision our clients make is well-informed so that the final result is beautiful, functional, and expertly installed. Contact us today to schedule a consultation! We can’t wait to work with you.