Picking a shower door is not easy. It seems like they all look the same, but in reality, they don’t. You have to go through a long process before you can find the perfect match for your bathroom. Here are some tips you should take into consideration.
Choose the best style
Check the space where the shower door will be installed. You should also check the width of the shower stall. If it is narrow, a pivoting shower door would be perfect. On the other hand, if the shower door is covering a bath, you might opt for a sliding door. For wider shower stalls, a sliding shower door would also be a perfect choice.
Measure at least twice
You can never go wrong when it comes to measurements. If you do, this could mess your plans up. Make sure that the shower opening is carefully measured to ensure that the doors will fit in the given space. Use the width at its widest point to select the best size. Find a shower door for which the maximum width is equal to or greater than the shower opening’s maximum width. The reason why you should measure twice is because your first measurement might be inaccurate. This is done to validate the accuracy of your first measurement.
Choose the type of glass
There are different types of glass to choose from, especially in terms of thickness. You might immediately conclude that thicker glass is a better option due its durability. However, you need to realise that thicker glass doors need more support. You should also consider your budget. Thicker glass is more expensive. This does not mean though you should automatically go for the cheapest option. Again, determine what works best for you in terms of durability and cost.
See the actual shower door
It is best if you don’t just imagine how the shower door will look once installed, but actually see it for real. Of course, this is physically impossible when you are ordering online. The best way to do it is by using an online design tool. This allows you to try different configurations and eventually determine which door would be the right choice. You can even have side by side comparisons for you to visualise how it will look in the end.
Doing all these steps could take some time. There is no shortcut when it comes to the selection of shower doors. You are investing in something that will change the overall look of your bathroom. You might as well invest in the best option possible. Look at the choices and buy the perfect one.