Time to do something about a dingy shower stall in your home? Trading your shower curtain in for heavy glass is a remodel that transforms the whole space. Best of all, there’s no reason to feel daunted by the project. With the help of ABC Glass & Mirror, updating your shower is easy and hassle free. Start by calling our shop at (703)257-7150 to learn more and schedule a free estimate. Our estimator will visit your home to measure and inspect the shower area. In addition, you can ask questions and view product samples.
Choose the door type that works for your style and convenience.
• Swinging frameless door or doors
• Frameless rolling “barn style” doors
• Semi-frameless bypass doors
Swinging doors are elegant and work perfectly in many bathrooms. Single doors can be added to small shower stalls or paired with panels of fixed glass. However, there does need to be enough clearance around the shower entry for the door to swing open safely and conveniently. If swinging doors aren’t practical, you have two appealing options. Rolling “barn style” doors are frameless doors that hang from and roll on a header spanning the enclosure. They require no more space than a shower curtain and are very stylish. Bypass doors are a somewhat more cost effective option. Semi-frameless glass is used, and the double doors slide in metal tracking.
Choosing the right type of glass is key to designing the perfect shower for your bathroom. Today’s favorite choice is clear glass. It doesn’t hide the shower tile, is easier to wash than textured glass, and makes the stall and bathroom seem bigger. Normal glass has a slight greenish tinge around the edges. However, if you want optimal clarity, you can upgrade to ultra clear glass, which has lower iron content and therefore reduced discoloration. While clear glass is lovely, there are some situations in which a more private shower stall is desirable. Privacy glass options include:
• Many patterned glass designs
• Acid etched glass with complete frosting or a frosted pattern
• Bronze or gray tinted glass
• Cast glass formed in a mold for dramatic texturing
Besides selecting the glass, you can pick a hardware finish that will coordinate with the rest of the metal in the bathroom. Some glass shower systems have several choices for the hardware, while others have a wide array of options that can be combined in different ways. Examples of hardware variations include:
• Handle style
• Hinge style
• Finish – metallic or colored options
• Optional towel bar
• Framing thickness (if applicable)
To learn more about your shower options, call ABC at (703)257-7150. We will set up your free in-home consultation and help you design the shower enclosure that offers both the beauty and functionality you desire! Our team has decades of experience and makes your satisfaction with the project our top priority!