Shower Door Options and Ideas for Today’s Homeowner

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Monday, October 10, 2016)

Shower Doors Sterling VirginiaKnowing your options is the first step in coming up with creative ideas for your new shower door. Today’s homeowner wants a glass shower that is not only stylish, but practical and environmentally friendly. Finding the perfect glass door is an important aspect of creating a shower enclosure like this, so let’s take a look at the possibilities.

Bypass doors are a traditional favorite, especially for homeowners seeking a space-friendly shower solution. They also offer a level of versatility since each bypass unit consists of two moving door panels sliding in parallel tracks. On a typical bypass system, the door panels themselves will be frameless, while the edge of the enclosure as a whole will be framed.

At times, a homeowner needs the compactness of a bypass door but desires a fully frameless shower enclosure due to décor considerations. Thanks to innovative new designs from shower door manufacturers, this is now a possibility.

Frameless sliders consist of a sliding door next to a fixed panel. Instead of sliding along metal tracking like bypass doors, a frameless slider will glide along apparatus such as a rod extending across the top of the enclosure.

Swinging glass doors
are a third possibility as long as there is sufficient clearance around the shower entrance. Per building codes, a swinging shower door must swing outward, although it’s permissible for it to also swing inward. Depending on available space and the desired width of the shower entry, you will choose between one or two swinging doors.

Finally, some homeowners wish to eliminate the door panel altogether and create a curbless walk-in shower with an open entrance. In this situation, you will need to be especially thoughtful about shower head placement, floor slope, and drain location. Shower professionals can help you achieve a walk-in shower that offers reliable water containment.

In addition to picking the perfect door option, you’ll want to give your shower features that make it highly functional and energy efficient.

Some popular upgrades include:
    •    Water saving shower head.
    •    Non-slip stone floor.
    •    Extra vinyl seals.
    •    Shower bench.
    •    Handheld shower head.
    •    Extra body sprays.

When it comes to the glass enclosure itself, you only need to call one shop for great selection, quality products, and excellent customer service – ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. of Manassas Park.

Contact us at 703-257-7150 and set up an appointment for a free in-home meeting with one of our glass experts. The journey to a more attractive and glamorous shower enclosure begins with a phone call to ABC!

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