Frameless Shower Doors: Great for Small Bathroom Designs

When you want to redesign your small bathroom to feel larger and more modern, you should pay special attention to choosing the right type of shower. A walk in shower is a better option than the standard bathtub and shower combination. Bathtubs take up a lot of linear space, and if you decide to use a shower curtain, the space feels partitioned off and blocks light. A shower with glass doors, on the other hand, permits plenty of light and conserves valuable open floor space.  This often proves to be a great shower design, small space or not.

First, you should consider installing frameless shower doors. Rather than having to look at an unsightly metal frame, you can install a shower enclosure that features clean, uninterrupted glass panels and doors. Metal clips hold the

This small bathroom features travertine tile, glass doors and a square overhead shower fixture.

planes of glass in place and secure them to the shower base, the ceiling, the wall and to each other. These types of doors and enclosures are easier to clean because you don’t have to get into dark corners that regular shower frames contain.

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Second, if you want to install the shower yourself to save money, then consider neo angle shower door kits. They are easy to install for the average weekend-warrior. These enclosures feature glass panels suspended in a metal frame. There are typically three panels of glass that angle to fit into the corner. One of the panels pivots as the shower door. Neo angle showers conserve space in a small bathroom.

The best shower enclosures for small bathrooms transmit plenty of light and don’t take up too much space. To complement your modern shower enclosure, choose shower fixtures that match and feature the same finish. Shiny chrome looks very modern, or if you prefer a more subtle look, go with brushed nickel. Antique or oil rubbed bronze and copper fittings are also custom features that are available.

In terms of cleaning your bath or shower, consider natural alternatives to the harsh chemicals sold today.  You can use a simple vinegar and baking soda mixture that will do the job in most cases.  This can be just as effective as a grout cleaner for your tile work.  Commit to wiping down your shower regularly to keep it looking sparkling and clean.  Just because your bathroom is small doesn’t mean it can’t look modern and classy.  Sometimes, small bathroom designs can be just the excuse you need to move toward units with frameless shower doors or corner bathtubs.

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