Buying the right shower door

There are many things to consider when purchasing a shower door. When you choose the right kind of door, it can truly enhance the look and feel of your bathroom. In most cases, your shower door is what brings the entire room together. That being said, there are a lot of factors to consider.

Determine the style needed.

There are three options to choose from when purchasing a door. These options are shower, pivot or tub. Observe where the door will go. Determine if it’s a narrow stall shower, a pivoting shower door or if the door needs to cover a tub. With a wider space for a shower door, a sliding door is the best option.

Make sure the measurements are accurate.

Test the area of the shower door. Make sure it can open and close without issue. When measuring, start at the widest point. The door should match the maximum width of where the shower door should go. In tight spaces, sliding doors are the best option.

Choose the appropriate glass for your door.

There are many glasses to choose from for your shower door. If privacy is important, choose glass that has texture. Some enjoy the clear glass look as well. There is no right or wrong here, it’s just a matter of personal preference.

Details in design matter.

Shower door hardware should match the finishings in your bathroom for a pleasing aesthetic look. Either match with what you already have, or take this opportunity to replace and redesign all of the finishings based on the style of your shower door. Consider framed shower doors to add more character to your room.

Look into customized options.

Many prefer steamy showers. When this is common in a household, it is always best to purchase shower doors that extend to the ceiling. This will hold the steam in, keeping it where it’s wanted, and not fogging up the mirrors, or dampening everything else in the bathroom.

Purchase an easy install.

When doing your own renovations, it is always smart to consider the easy install options available to you. Never take on a project that is bigger than you. It can cause you more fiscal damage that has to be corrected by purchasing more material or hiring a professional.