Reno Notebook / By Carol Wang / September 25, 2017
Glass Enclosures Turn Small Baths Grand
A glass shower door brings light and transparency to any space
While shower curtains can add flair to your bathroom, they aren’t always ideal for smaller spaces or a more streamlined look. Enter the glass shower door: it immediately makes a room feel more spacious, modern, and clean. They’re also easy on upkeep—a quick swipe with a squeegee and you’re good to go. These glass panels come in a variety of styles, can be framed with metal or rimless for a “floating” look, and can be fixed, sliding, or made to swivel on a hinge. Take a look below for some favorite bathroom renovations done by Sweeten, a free service matching homeowners with vetted general contractors.
Katie and Lance found they needed to retain a glass panel at the end of their tub to prevent water from splashing out. A black-rimmed pane was a chic solution that complements the rest of their matte black fixtures while adding some contrast to the bright white subway tile.
Charlie’s space-saving glass shower door is not only stylish, it echoes the paneled barn door leading into the bathroom.
The frameless partition and hinged glass shower door in Kavi’s Brooklyn townhouse are perfect for allowing light from the window into the rest of the bath.
A simple half-pane is enough to keep the water where it belongs in Cody and Marissa’s bath refresh, and it invites in plenty of light from the fixture above the vanity.
Nazli’s walk-in shower in a gut-renovated guest bath has a simple glass panel and matching door that stops a few feet short of the ceiling to aid air circulation.
Claudia’s bathtub features two glass panels, one on hinges that enables the pane to swivel, the other a fixed panel at the end of the tub.
With walls on three sides, Ana and Leo’s shower would have felt confining without the visual airiness of the glass, plus the transparency shows off the interior’s gorgeous marble tile.
A frameless enclosure and sliding glass shower door in Nancy’s bath makes the room seem twice as large.
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