4 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Shower Enclosure

A functional, stylish, and well-organized bathroom can add great value to your home. Do you want to update or remodel yours? A custom glass shower enclosure is a stylish way to freshen up your space.

But lots of thinking is required when choosing the perfect one.

From understanding your style and budget to perusing the different glass door options, here are four factors to consider when choosing the perfect glass shower enclosure.

How to Select the Perfect Glass Shower Enclosure

Do you love the seamless look of custom glass shower doors? But how do you choose the right one to perfectly fit your bathroom and complement your decor? Here we explore the most important considerations to make sure you have chosen the right glass shower enclosure.

1. Take Your Budget Into Account
What you can buy depends on how much you are willing to spend. This decision saves you time as you won’t waste it looking at options you can’t afford. It also helps prioritize what you like.

Your final price tag will depend on many details, such as whether you choose a framed or frameless enclosure, the finish and the type of glass. The more elaborate the details, the more expensive your shower enclosure will be.

Fortunately, there are many shower enclosure options in a range of prices, which make it easy to find one for your taste and budget. You can even design a custom enclosure with a trusted contractor. Of course, that is a more expensive option.

If you need a price estimate for a custom glass shower enclosure, contact Shower Lagoon. We’ll give you a free quote. And don’t forget to include the cost of installation when deciding on your budget.

2. Consider Its Functionality

Your bathroom is likely used by multiple people. So, when deciding on a shower enclosure, consider its functionality and how much foot traffic it will see. You should invest in an enclosure that can stand the test of time and resist wear and tear.

Also consider the location of your tub or shower, what the walls are made of, and where the support studs are. The answers to these questions will help you decide the maximum weight of the glass your wall can support.

3. Consider Your Bathroom Space
When thinking about your shower enclosure, keep in mind how much bathroom space you have. While large bathrooms provide the luxury of having space in which to relax, small ones can give you a warm and cozy feeling.
Also think about whether you want a complete bathroom remodel or want to work within the existing bathroom space. If you stick with what you have then you don’t have to relocate other fixtures which will add more cost and time to the project.

If your budget allows, you can go for a more in-depth bathroom renovation. These investments can significantly increase your home’s value.

4. Focus on Your Personal Decorating Style
When it comes to the perfect glass shower enclosure, there are plenty of styles and choices.

In terms of shapes, there are a number of options. Semi-circles and boxy rectangles are great at highlighting your bathroom’s design scheme. L-shaped shower enclosures are ideal if you have a large space or want to maximize the use of your corner space. If you have a smaller bathroom, a pentagon shower enclosure is the best idea to install in a corner.

In terms of shower glass, the most popular option is clear tempered glass. Or you can consider frosted, patterned, or lacquered glass for added privacy.

Framed and frameless glass shower enclosures are both available. The frameless design gives a clean and seamless look while the framed design defines the glass.

In terms of door types, if you have limited space, a sliding door is your best solution. But hinged shower doors are more suitable for big bathrooms.

There is nothing right or wrong when it comes to personal style. Just think about what the most suitable shower enclosure means to you and what you can afford to install. Contact Shower Lagoon to get a high-quality custom glass shower enclosure that suits both your lifestyle and your home’s aesthetics.