If you’re ready to elevate your bathroom from lackluster to luxurious, a glass shower enclosure from Glass Solutions will provide you with the transformation you want. Our experienced team can design and install a custom shower that will work with your bathroom’s layout and space, align with your budget, and most importantly, suit your unique aesthetic.
Choosing the Right Glass Shower Enclosure
We offer three different types of glass shower enclosures to Cary residents to ensure you get the look and design you want.
Framed Shower Doors
Framed shower doors are a more traditional look and also the most affordable option. Because of the support frame along the top and bottom of the enclosure as well as framing that connects adjoining panels and the door, lightweight glass can be used while ensuring structural stability. Our framed shower doors are available in a variety of metal finishes including stainless steel, brushed nickel, oiled bronze, and brass.
Semi-Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures
Semi-frameless shower enclosures blend elements of frameless and framed options by leaving door edges frameless but adding structural support where the door hinge or glass panels come together. To ensure stability, we use ¼-inch glass panels to create this attractive look.
Frameless Shower Enclosure
A fully frameless shower enclosure creates an open, “floating” look. For stability, we use heavy, …œ-inch to ½-inch glass panels and the low-profile hardware and installed handles within the glass ensure a clean, minimal look. This option is growing in popularity, especially with designers and architects who favor a modern look or who are designing a spa-like bathroom.
Customizing Your Shower
In addition to designing the type of shower you want, we can customize it with the finishing details to create the look you prefer. In addition to offering contemporary, modern, or traditional hardware in different finishes, we also have a variety of beautiful glass options, including:
- Transparent glass
- Frosted glass
- Hammered glass
- Rain glass
- Tinted or colored glass
- Patterned glass
Why Choose Glass Shower Enclosures?
If you’re not sure if glass shower doors or a custom enclosure is right for you, consider these benefits over a shower curtain:
Adds Value to Your Home
If you plan on selling your home in the future, you need to consider the resale value or return on investment you’ll get from your bathroom remodel. Choosing to elevate your bathroom with a sophisticated, custom glass shower enclosure will make it more appealing to prospective homebuyers who will love the bright, airy feel of the bathroom as well as the minimal maintenance required.
Adds Visual Appeal
While traditional shower curtains create a visual block, making your bathroom appear smaller and darker, glass enclosures have the opposite effect. Frameless shower enclosures are particularly good for making your bathroom seem larger, more open, and brighter as there are no visual barriers and natural and artificial light can pass easily through the entire space.
Glass shower doors are also incredibly easy to take care of, particularly compared to having to clean or replace shower curtains. With a mild cleanser and a squeegee, spots and residue are easily removed while hard water stains and mineral deposits are wiped clean with our custom glass cleansers.
Custom Shapes and Design
A shower enclosure, especially frameless options, are nearly limitless in their design and shape. We can turn an unused or awkward corner of the bathroom into an attractive corner or create a spacious hexagonal shower using custom glass panels. Our experienced glass installation team will work with you to design and install a beautiful, luxurious shower that you will love.
FAQs Regarding Glass Shower Doors
What is a glass shower door or enclosure?
A glass shower door, also referred to as a glass shower enclosure, is a aesthetically pleasing feature made of tempered glass. Many Cary homeowners choose to upgrade their bathroom by having a glass shower door or enclosure installed because it is a modern feature that not only replaces the need for shower curtains or tile, but can make a small bathroom feel larger.
What are the benefits of having a glass shower door installed?
Not only are glass shower doors and enclosures a modern feature, but they amplify the natural light your bathroom gets. In addition, glass shower doors give your bathroom an open concept feature which makes it feel more spacious.
Many Cary homeowners choose to have a glass shower door or enclosure installed because it’s much more sanitary and easier to clean than shower curtains and tile. While shower curtain and tile collect mold and bacteria, glass shower enclosures wick away bacteria and are much less susceptible to gathering mold. In addition, the glass installers at Glass Solutions suggest adding Microban to your glass shower enclosure to help prevent the growth of bacteria and mold.
Other benefits of a glass shower its ability to fit your shower’s custom dimensions, the safety it offers as it prohibits water from escaping the shower, and the value it adds to your home.
How much do glass shower doors cost?
The cost of glass shower doors can range from $500-4,000. The wide range can be explained by the size of glass shower door you need, the type of glass used to create the shower door or enclosure, as well as the cost of labor. However, the typical price range for a glass shower enclosure is $530-1,350. To get an accurate estimate of your desired glass shower door or enclosure, contact us at 919-772-1007 or fill out this form.
Are glass shower doors durable?
Since frameless shower doors are made of tempered glass, they tend to be more durable than framed shower doors. This is due to their high-quality construction and use of tempered glass. Without the metal frame that covers up potential weak points, frameless shower doors are able to incorporate thicker glass that can withstand more force and pressure. In addition, frameless shower doors also often feature reinforced edges for added strength and stability.
What type of glass comprises glass shower doors?
Glass shower doors and enclosures are made of tempered glass. Tempered glass, also referred to as safety glass, has the ability to withstand pressure which means it is less likely to break. Since tempered glass is processed by thermal treatments, its strength in relation to normal glass is much greater.