There are many reasons why you might want to renovate or redecorate your bathroom. One of these is to upgrade the shower screen to give your bathroom a new look.
Shower screens made from glass have been popular since shatterproof glass became available to the public. Before, only a few options were available, but with improvements, the manufacturing processes made it possible to have more choices to choose from, including utilitarian screens that were designed to let light in, while keeping the water from getting out. Today’s screens are more versatile and well-designed.
Old vs. new
Shower cabins sporting the old look are often made with toughened glass panes, which are usually textured or frosted for limited visibility. These panes are housed in aluminium frames and can be installed with a hinged or sliding door. While they did the job of keeping the water from getting out of the shower enclosure, rarely would you find a style that was attractive and catchy to the eye. And this was one of the limiting factors of achieving a luxurious interior bathroom design.
What makes today’s designs more versatile is that manufacturers are able to produce shower screens that are semi-framed and frameless. When combined with clear doors and glass panels, you can achieve a luxurious bathroom interior and a design you’ve always wanted. Textured or frosted glass shower panels can make bathrooms appear smaller while using clear glass can help homeowners achieve a more spacious shower area.
Different types of shower glass
If you’re sharing your bathroom with the rest of the family, you’ll want to keep in mind that clear glass panels won’t give you much privacy. Since the panels or shower screen will take up a lot of space in your bathroom, there should be much thought put into the type and design you’re going to buy. If unsure about which one to buy, below are the options you can choose from:
- Frosted glass. The frosted glass gives a soft and pleasing appearance, and at the same time, offers a sense of privacy.
- Tinted glass. If you’re after a certain shade or you’re following a colour motif, installing tinted shower glass is the way to go. Even if the glass is coloured, the bathroom won’t feel small and cramped.
- Antique glass. Classic-looking bathrooms are also achievable if you follow the theme to the most minute detail. Shower screens shouldn’t stop you from getting this look because you can always buy antique glass to complete the look.
Having a wide range of choices available gives you more flexibility with your bathroom style and more room for creativity. The next decision you’ll have to make is to choose either a frame or a frameless glass panel. This depends on your personal preference and of course, the bathroom design you want. Once you have a set budget, start looking for a shower panel so you’ll have an idea of how to allocate your money.
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