When it’s time to transform a dark, dated bathroom into a bright, airy space, our Durham glass specialists can help you make the updates you need with a custom glass shower enclosure. Whether you prefer a classic look or you want a spacious, modern feel, our experienced team will design and install a beautiful enclosure or shower doors to achieve the look you’re dreaming of.
Why Choose a Glass Shower Enclosure?
Glass shower doors and enclosures are rapidly growing in popularity in Durham and the surrounding area for a variety of reasons:
Glass shower doors are incredibly easy to clean and maintain, especially compared to shower curtains that can grow mold and mildew or tear and wear out over time. With our custom glass products, even hard water stains and mineral deposits can be removed quickly and easily.
Glass shower enclosures allow more light, both natural and artificial, to flow through your bathroom, creating a brighter room that appears cleaner and more attractive.
Adds Sense of Space
While shower curtains create a visual “wall” that makes the bathroom seem small and closed off, a glass shower enclosure has the opposite effect. Glass doors allow the eye to move through the entire space, creating clean lines that make your bathroom feel larger and more spacious[/link[.
Custom shower enclosures can be designed and installed to fit your specific shape, making them ideal for smaller areas or when you want to create a separate shower and bath area. From traditional squares and rectangles to angled or hexagonal shapes, the design possibilities are nearly endless.
Return on Investment
If you plan on selling your home, adding glass shower doors as part of your bathroom makeover can give you a greater return on investment. Homebuyers seeking an attractive, low-maintenance bathroom will love the custom look and bright, airy space.
Choosing Your Shower Enclosure
At Glass Solutions, we can help you design a fully customized shower, starting with the type of enclosure you prefer.
Frameless Shower Enclosures
This open, “floating look” is a sophisticated option that is easy to maintain and shows off your entire bathroom to a beautiful effect. Installed with heavy …œ-inch to ½-inch thick glass to ensure stability, installed handles and low-profile hardware will complete the minimal, modern look.
Semi-Frameless Shower Enclosures
Semi-frameless glass shower enclosures are installed with ¼-inch glass and are a more cost-efficient option for homeowners. This style relies on framing key structural points around adjoining glass panels and door hinges, while the edges of the door are frameless.
Framed Shower Doors
This is the most traditional and affordable option because it can be made with lightweight glass that is supported by a structural frame with attached hinges and hardware. Frames can be installed in a variety of metal styles, including stainless steel, bronze, or brass.
Customizing Your Glass Shower Doors and Enclosure
We want you to get the shower you want, which is why we offer a variety of customization options. In addition to having several different hardware options, including contemporary, modern, and traditional, we also offer beautiful glass styles, including:
- Clear glass
- Frosted glass
- Hammered glass
- Rain glass
- Tinted or colored glass
- Patterned glass
Our experienced team will help you determine the ideal options for your home to align with both your style preferences and your budget. We can also assist with any other [link id=1984]residential glass services in the Durham area.
FAQs About Glass Showers
What is a glass shower door or enclosure?
A glass shower door, also known as a glass shower enclosure, is a aesthetically pleasing feature made of tempered glass. It replaces the need for shower curtains and liners. Many Durham homeowners choose to upgrade their bathroom by having a glass shower door or enclosure installed because it is a modern feature that can make a small bathroom feel larger and allow more light into the bathroom.
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 amount of natural light your bathroom receives. Additionally, glass shower doors give your bathroom the illusion of an open concept floor plan which makes it feel more spacious.
Many Durham 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 mold. For extra protection, our Durham glass shower installers recommend 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 or enclosure, the type of glass used to create the shower door or enclosure, and the cost to install the glass. However, the typical price range for a glass shower enclosure is $530-1,350. To get custom quote for your Durham home, contact us at 919-772-1007 or fill out this form.
Are glass shower doors durable?
Yes, glass showers are very durable! Since frameless shower doors are made of tempered glass, they tend to be more durable than framed shower doors due to their high-quality materials. Frameless shower doors are made of thick glass that can withstand more force and pressure than a framed shower door. In addition, frameless shower doors also often feature reinforced edges for added strength and stability.
What type of glass are glass showers made of?
Glass shower doors and enclosures are largely 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.