If you’re considering replacing your shower door, you have many options to consider, including the type of glass you want. Clear glass provides an unobstructed view into and out of the shower, which makes the bathroom appear brighter and more spacious. Clear glass is also an effective way to show off custom shower tiles.
However, this option isn’t right for everyone. In fact, choosing specialty glass patterns for shower doors can enhance the appearance of your bath and shower enclosure. But what shower door glass style is best for your needs? Here’s what to consider as you browse different options.
Decorative Glass Patterns for Shower Doors
Glass shower doors come in many different patterns designed to add a decorative element to the bathroom. One of the most popular glass patterns for shower doors is called rain. This creates the appearance of water running down the glass as if it were a window pane on a rainy day. Only one side of the glass is textured, leaving the shower-facing side smooth for easier cleaning. The pattern also conceals hard water marks and fingerprints, so you don’t have to clean as often.
Another decorative pattern is called reeded glass. The glass is cut at an angle to provide unique diagonal lines toward the center of the two sliding doors. The view into the shower is obstructed slightly, but the primary purpose of this shower door glass style is to add a decorative element to the bathroom.
Privacy Glass for Shower Doors
When privacy is the most important element of your shower enclosure, consider installing privacy glass. It breaks up the view through the door, so someone can shower while another person uses the bathroom sink without concern.
Combine Decoration and Privacy
To create fashionable privacy, consider a custom shower door pattern. Frosted glass stripes offset clear glass for a modern appearance that conceals all the right places. Installing a glass shower door like this will instantly modernize your bathroom and accentuate any other stripes used in tiles, wallpaper, and other decorations in the bathroom and throughout the rest of the house.
Hardware for Patterned Glass Shower Doors
Hinge, handle, and frame options for patterned shower enclosures are as diverse as those used with clear glass doors. Choose from frameless, semi-frameless, or framed shower doors in any hardware color and style, from modern chrome to retro brass to antique brushed nickel. Working with a shower door designer and installer is the best way to choose hardware that matches the rest of the bathroom.
Install a New Shower Door from Glass Doctor
A new shower door is a practical way to refresh your bathroom. If you could also use new bathroom tiles, turn to Mr. Handyman for help. Mr. Rooter Plumbing also has some great DIY plumbing ideas to make sure your bathroom not only looks fabulous but functions smoothly as well.
Then, for help installing a new bath or shower enclosure, please contact Glass Doctor. We are specialists in designing and installing frameless shower doors with specialty glass patterns to fulfill your privacy and decoration needs.