Types of Shower Doors

Shower door styles, materials, and construction vary wildly—so what’s the right selection to suit your bathroom? Learn how to make the right choices for your shower enclosure, from the experts at Handyman Connection of Blue Ash.

  • Framed vs. Frameless – Shower doors and enclosures come with a frame or without. Frames, which support thinner glass panels, are generally fashioned from metal in a finish to complement the bathroom faucets and hardware. Frameless versions look sleek, are easier to clean because there’s nowhere for soap scum to collect, and eliminate visual interruptions. Frameless doors and enclosures are generally more expensive (about 40 percent more costly than framed versions) because they are made to fit precisely using thicker glass panels (3/8-inch thick minimum) that compensate for the lack of frame support.
  • Pivot or Swinging – hinges allow a door to swing open like a standard hinged door, while a pivot hinge lets the door swing 180 degrees into the shower enclosure or out into the room. A center mount pivot allows a door to revolve 360 degrees.
  • Round – these doors save space by gracefully enclosing a corner shower.
  • Sliding/Bypass – when there isn’t space for a shower door to swing out into the room, consider a pair of glass panels that slide past one another on a track, allowing them to open from either direction.

The experts at Handyman Connection of Blue Ash have experience in a broad range of bathroom remodeling options and can customize your project to fit your individual needs. Call us today and or schedule a free, no-obligation project estimate!

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