When we choose our homes and properties, it follows that we all want what’s best for it. We often think long and hard about the appliances and furniture we buy, and we spend countless hours planning the different rooms in our home – which brings us to the bathroom. It has traditionally been considered ‘just a grooming/showering space,’ but people’s perception of this space is increasingly changing. What was once standard space is now seen as more of a space where you can relax, soothe, and pamper yourself – your own private spa. This is why more homeowners are designing their bathrooms with comfort and convenience in mind – which brings us to frameless shower enclosures and why they are more popular today. Here is everything you need to know about frameless shower enclosures and their benefits to your bathroom.
What you should know
When it comes to designing a bathroom, one element that often gets overlooked is the shower enclosure. That said, a frameless shower enclosure can be a stylish and modern addition to your bathroom, but before you decide if it’s right for you, it’s better to understand frameless shower enclosures a bit more.
What is it?
Frameless shower enclosures are exactly what they sound like: a shower enclosure without a frame. Instead of having metal framing around the edges of the glass, the glass is secured instead using specialized hinges and clips. With this, you can create a seamless look that adds elegance to modern and contemporary bathrooms.
There are several benefits to choosing a frameless shower enclosure for your bathroom. First and foremost, the lack of framing means the glass can be thicker, making it more durable and long-lasting. In addition, frameless shower enclosures are easier to clean, as there are no nooks and crannies where soap scum and mildew can accumulate. Finally, the frameless design creates a sleek and modern look that can make any bathroom feel more luxurious and cozy.
Installation and maintenance
Installing a frameless shower enclosure is a job best left to the professionals. Because the glass is thicker and heavier than framed glass, it requires special tools and expertise to install it correctly. Furthermore, the hinges and clips to secure the glass must be properly adjusted and aligned to ensure the door opens and closes smoothly. But when it is installed, the shower enclosure requires very little maintenance. All you need to do is wipe down the glass with a squeegee after every use to prevent water spots and soap scum from building up.
One of the greatest advantages of these shower enclosures is the wide variety of design options. Because the glass is the focal point, there are several different glass types, colors, and finishes from which you can choose. For instance, clear glass is a popular choice, as it allows the shower tiles and fixtures to be the show’s star. However, textured or frosted glass is also increasingly popular and can provide added privacy and a unique design. What’s more, you can choose from various hardware finishes to complement your bathroom decor, including brushed nickel, chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze.
While frameless shower enclosures may be more expensive than framed options, they are an investment in your home that can add value and style.
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