When you’re ready to update or customize your home, it’s no secret that the bathroom is one of the places for the biggest “wow” factor (and the biggest bang for your buck). And when it comes to bathroom updates, nothing says “special” like a beautiful piece of glass.
But long ago were the best mirrors you could find stuck to your walls as your makeup mirror! No – today you can work glass, in one of its many manifestations, into your countertops, backsplashes, shower surrounds, and even your cabinet hardware.
The best part is that glass has the unique ability to be taste specific and tasteful at the same time!
With that goal in mind, here are suggestions for incorporating custom glass showpieces into your next bathroom remodel – a frameless shower.
Focus on Frameless Showers
When you want to make the shower the focal point of your bathroom, the easiest way to do this is to replace your old shower setup with a frameless glass enclosure.
More durable than its aluminum-framed predecessors (which always get gunky in recesses and off the rails) consisting of thin glass panels secured to thin hangers with glue, the frameless showerhead is constructed of thick tempered glass with stainless steel metal hardware that creates seamless, uninterrupted, clean and modern look to your bathroom.
And speaking of modern, nothing says the latest in luxury like a heavy glass door (as opposed to a rattling shower door that hangs for life) is akin to what you might find in a world-class spa resort. Indeed, the smaller your shower is made with framed hardware, the more exposed glass surfaces are exposed to catch light, the brighter and larger your entire bathroom will be. Even if you haven’t done any structural demos yet, you’ve just increased the size of your room and increased the value of your home in one fell swoop!
Another good reason to go frameless is the flexibility it offers. For example, you don’t even need a full cover – with a frameless setup, you can leave the back half of your shower open to create a cubicle suitable for even the most luxurious spas!
When you’re not wrapped in a case of pre-fab glass, you can completely customize glass type and size, height, width, and hardware details around the specifications of your shower area.
The Benefits of Being Frameless
*More Environmentally Friendly: Shower glass is more environmentally friendly than shower curtain. Think about it – when you only have a piece of glass to clean rather than vinyl siding to tear and replace frequently, you have less waste ending up in the bottom of a landfill.
Not only that, PVC plastic contains carcinogens that damage the ozone layer and pollute the air you breathe when you shower.
Finally, glass is 100% recyclable so when you’re ready for another update (which will be a lot slower than with curtains!), you can turn your shower into a pretty table with recycled glass!
*Highlight More updates: And while we’re on other repair issues, frameless glass showers allow your outstanding custom tile work to shine and get the recognition and awards it deserves.
Besides frameless shower stalls, what are some other ways you’ve seen people modernizing their bathrooms with custom glass incorporation?