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I have always had problems renovating my home, which is one of the reasons I started focusing so seriously on finding contractors. I began going through and looking for incredible places who could help with everything from replacing my carpet to taking care of finding new glass, and a few months ago, I was able to find a contractor that I felt really great about working with. They went through my home and replaced all of the auto glass, and I was really impressed with how great of a job they did for me. This blog is all about getting help with glass.




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Getting Help With Glass

How To Choose The Right Shower Enclosure

by Lynn Webb

Walk-in showers are the new norm for the bathroom. The old tub-and-shower combination was relatively easy to enclose — you either chose to hang a curtain or to have a sliding glass door installed. Walk-in showers take a little more thought for the enclosure. Choose the one that best fits your space and design style.

Framed Enclosure

The most common enclosure for walk-in showers is the full glass enclosure. Framed enclosures consist of glass panels rimmed in metal frames, which are used for installation. Because of the frames, contractors can use a lighter weight of glass, making a framed enclosure a cost-effective option.

The framing can obstruct views, though. Likewise, the metal might harbor mold if not properly dried. That said, the framing does create a waterproof barrier so water doesn't leak into the rest of your bathroom. Indeed, this is the only choice if you're turning your stall into a steam shower.

Frameless Enclosure

With frameless glass enclosures, contractors use discreet hardware for installation. This results in an almost seamless look in your bathroom. However, that means they must use a much heavier grade of glass, which increases the cost.

Many homeowners are opting for curb-less bathroom design to facilitate access for all family members. As Home and Garden TV points out, a frameless glass enclosure with a swinging door is one choice for no-threshold showers.

Glass Walls

Another option for no-threshold showers is a glass enclosure with no door at all. This construction consists of heavy-duty glass installed as walls to enclose your walk-in shower. Such a shower enclosure can be stunning because it's so crisp. However, you must ensure your bathroom stall features enough space so that the water doesn't spray into the rest of the bathroom.

Glass Doors

The exact opposite of a glass wall enclosure is using a glass door. With this construction, contractors install a standard shower surround. However, you have it closed off from the rest of the bathroom with a glass door.

You can choose either sliding or swinging for the opening mechanism. If you choose swinging, your shower can still be the no-threshold style. For the surround, you can choose either a prefabricated stall or one that's customized to your space. If you choose the former, this style of enclosure is another budget option.

Glass is a common material for the bathroom because it's reflective and relatively easy to clean. Choose a glass-based shower enclosure that best fits your bathroom's style. For additional advice, contact a company that creates custom shower enclosures.