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When prioritizing for a bathroom remodel, it can be hard to know what’s truly important and what’s negotiable. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what upgrades are most necessary, but here are some thoughts to consider.


Once your bathroom remodel is complete, the space should be more functional than it was before. The form this takes depends in part on the condition of your space before the fix-up. Issues you want to check for and be sure to address include:

•    Leaking shower enclosure.
•    Shower door that is difficult to open and shut.
•    Problematic layout.
•    Not enough vanity mirror space.

Thus some great ways to boost bathroom functionality include installing a new glass shower, re-configuring the location of the various fixtures, and adding a larger wall mirror or perhaps two framed mirrors above the vanity.


Your updated bathroom space should also be safe and user-friendly. Concerns you may want to address in this regard include a slippery shower floor and a shower curb that causes tripping.

When selecting material for your new shower floor, there are a few ways to get away from slipperiness. For one thing, you can opt for tile with more texture rather than a smoothly polished surface. Alternatively, choosing small tiles means more grout lines, which add further grip.

Many homeowners are choosing to skip the curbs on their new glass shower enclosures, but others are going a step further and ditching the door, too. A curbless walk-in shower features a smooth, open entryway with optimal safety and accessibility. In an enclosure like this, water containment is managed by means of floor slope, drain location, and shower head placement.

Visual Appeal

What’s a bathroom remodel without the addition of charm and beauty to the space? Popular fixtures that can boost your bathroom’s visual appeal include:

•    Frameless clear glass shower enclosures.
•    Furniture style vanities.
•    Framed mirrors.
•    Back-painted glass backsplashes.
•    Chandeliers.
•    Hand-painted tile.
•    Vessel sinks.


Many want a bathroom upgrade that will “last”; a look that is up to date but not so fad-oriented that it will be out of date next year. Some looks that we believe will wear well are clear glass, frosted glass, natural wood vanities, stone tile, and rectangular vanity mirrors.

Count on ABC!

Whether your priority is elegance or practicality, you can count on ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. of Manassas Park, VA for the pieces of glass needed to bring your project to completion. Types of glass we work with include tempered glass, laminated glass, reflective glass (mirror), back-painted glass, and fire-rated glass. Call us at 703-257-7150 to learn more and to schedule your free in-home consultation and estimate!

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