How to Choose the Right Shower Door for Your Bathroom

Choosing the right shower door is a complicated and crucial decision. You’ll need to know the exact dimensions of your shower space. Is there enough room between the shower and other fixtures? How much time will you need for daily cleanup? How will your choice fit your lifestyle and wallet?

There are loads of shower door options available in a range of prices. With the right information, the best choice for your bathroom should be clear.

Sliding Shower Doors

Sliding shower doors, or bypass doors, take up the least bathroom space. They never extend inside or outside the shower. They are usually made up of two to three panels that slide past each other on the top and bottom tracks of the door. Sliding doors are practical for tub enclosures and narrow bathrooms with closely-spaced fixtures. They show off the beauty of the shower without taking up too much room.

Round Shower Doors

Unlike other types, round shower doors open inward and are ideal for corner showers. The curved glass allows more elbow room, and the lack of a corner gives more open space in the bathroom. They’re easier to clean because you don’t have corners to contend with.

Neo-Angle Shower Doors

Neo-angle shower doors best fit corner showers. The door is in the open space of the bathroom instead of next to a wall. These shower enclosures have three panels: the door, and an angled panel on each side.

Pivot Shower Doors

Pivot shower doors are swinging hinged doors. They open outward and are best for standalone shower stalls too small for sliding doors. For wider openings a double-hinged mount allows the door to pivot both inward and outward.

Bi-Fold Shower Doors

A bi-fold shower door is a combination of a bypass and a pivot door. It has two panels attached by a hinge. When you pull the handle, the two panels fold inward toward each other. Bi-fold shower doors are perfect when you want a wider walk-in opening, but lack the space for a pivot door.

Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless shower doors aren’t an exclusive category. Instead, you can get framed or frameless versions of the different types of shower doors. Frameless shower doors do not have metal supports around its exterior edges. This gives a clean-lined look free of visual obstructions. They help showcase beautiful stonework, intricate tile designs and gleaming hardware.

Consult a Bathroom Remodeling Expert

You can count on Handyman Connection of Jeffersonville to find the right shower door for you. We will complete your bathroom remodeling with utmost care, quality and customer service. Call (888) 766-3189 for a consultation and estimate.

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