Nothing beats a shower enclosed in glass. Tempered-glass shower enclosures are a permanent solution and easy to clean, and they have a sleek transparency that makes a bathroom appear bigger. And when installed properly, they keep water where it belongs.
Shower enclosures are available in two types: framed and frameless. The frameless shower door enclosures, while stylish, require thicker glass, expensive hardware, and flawless construction; whereas framed units weigh and cost less, but they'll also take more abuse
While a shower curtain may be the most appealing short term cost option, they are a high maintenance item.
Disadvantages of a Shower Curtain
• Maintenance and upkeep: Shower curtains require routine cleaning and maintenance to prevent mold and mildew buildup. This could mean washing the curtain with soap and water every few weeks or replacing the curtain every few months to avoid constantly cleaning it.
• Shower Curtains detract from the modern look of a bathroom: If you want a modern in your bathroom, consider installing a glass shower door. A glass enclosure can add style and give the illusion of space in a small bath. Maybe it's a swinging door with hinges; a frameless contemporary model; textured glass; a curved enclosure for a challenging corner; or perhaps customized panels to suit your particular style. Whatever the design, it will certainly spruce up the look and feel of your bathroom.
• Utilizing floor mats or daily towel cleans: Shower curtains will often drip water on the floor following a shower, requiring extra clean up time. Failing to clean up the wet area could result in mold and mildew on the outside of your shower. Properly installed shower enclosures keep the water where it belongs.
Glass shower enclosures require less maintenance and cleaning than shower curtains. There are a variety of shower door designs and options available that can add to the modern look and feel of your bathroom.
The complexities of installing a shower door vary depending on the layout of your bathroom and the type of enclosure you choose. Frameless shower door enclosures, for example, are much more challenging to install, whereas hanging a framed door and side panel is a project that can easily be completed in an afternoon.
Call A1 Handyman at (208) 995-6457 and schedule a time to have your new shower enclosure installed and for added value, get those other nagging items on your “To Do” list completed while we are at your home. From faucet installation to drywall repair and much more, A1 Handyman is the insured professional who can handle it all.