While frameless showers remain popular and stylish, many designers and homeowners are embracing a new kind of framed or framed-style door: gridscape shower doors. These are a hot trend in bathroom design, but their look flows from the classic steel framed windows manufactured by Crittall Windows of England since the 1800s. Dark metal framing forms a geometric grid around the pieces of glass that make up the panel, so these doors match modern, transitional, and traditional bathrooms.
You are used to counting on ABC for your custom glass and mirror, and you can now rely on us for Crittall style gridscape shower doors, enclosures, and screens. Like our other products, these are available with a range of options and designs to best meet your needs and decorating goals.
90 degree return panels or other fixed panels can be installed along with the doors as needed to enclose the shower area. The range of door and panel options makes it possible to design a convenient and attractive gridscape shower enclosure in both small and large bathrooms. These special shower doors require more time to prepare, with lead times of 3-4 months. If you’re ready to begin or would like to learn more, please give our team a call at (703)257-7150.
A dark metal gridscape and clear glass are the classic choices for Crittall style shower doors, and this look is definitely trending. Since clear glass and dark metal are very timeless materials, it’s a trend with solid roots. However, if you want a more private shower area or prefer a different look, you can choose a privacy glass option:
There are also several choices for the layout of the gridscape:
The distinctive look of a Crittall style door can also be achieved by applying ceramic frit and U-channel to the glass to create the appearance of a metalwork grid. The frit is placed on the glass through digital technology. Then it’s cooked onto the glass as it is tempered for further bonding. This technique allows us to have your shower doors ready more quickly, with lead times of 6-8 weeks. Whichever option you choose, you’ll have a beautiful, on-trend shower enclosure.
As mentioned earlier, you can call ABC at (703)257-7150 to begin the process or get more information about either Crittall style product. We can then schedule a free in-home consultation so you can see samples and ask questions, and our estimator can note the measurements and observations needed for a quote. We’ll email you the quote, so you can make a decision at your convenience. Once your order is placed, we’ll prepare the panels and doors (specific lead times noted above) and contact you when everything is ready. At our final visit, a team of glaziers will install the new enclosure. ABC has been serving area residents and businesses for nearly two decades, and we’d love the opportunity to beautify your home with one of these gorgeous shower doors!