Whether you have a large or a small bathroom, a common question among homeowners is if they should go for a shower door or a shower curtain. Which is best depends on several factors such as budget, desired privacy, ease of cleaning and maintenance, etc. In this blog post, we’ll discuss five advantages of choosing glass shower doors over shower curtains.
- No Water Leakage
Water leaking out from the shower area is a common problem seen in most bathrooms. The problem worsens as the water reaches the other areas of the room, especially when you have a small bathroom. It can damage the vanities and woodwork that lie in close proximity. Shower doors, be it fixed or sliding, prevent leakage of water from the shower area when properly installed. Although shower curtains help minimize water leakage, they fail to eliminate the problem like shower doors do.
- Low Lifetime Cost
Shower doors are mostly made from laminated and tempered glass that are durable and have a long life if maintained properly. Shower curtains, on the other hand, need to be replaced occasionally as they accumulate lots of scum, stains and also promote the growth of mold. This makes for an added expense.
- Makes the Space Appear Roomier
A clear glass shower door makes your bathroom look more spacious and airy. It works well if you have a very compact bathroom. Most shower curtains break up the coherence of the room, and visually shrink the space.
- Easy to Clean
Shower doors are easier to clean and maintain than shower curtains. Glass shower doors with a protective coating makes them easy to clean and keeps them looking new for years. The scum from soap water can be cleaned by using standard glass cleaners and squeegees. If the shower doors become soiled from scale buildup (mineral deposits) or hard water spots, it can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a sponge. For some simple tips to clean your shower doors and keep it shining like new, check this post.
- Enhanced Aesthetic Appeal
Shower curtains block the view to the inside of your shower. Shower doors are a great way to flaunt your bath area and can become the focal point of your bathroom. A no-frills frameless glass shower door helps you show off your rain head, fixtures, bench, bathtub or glass tile accents and adds a special touch to your bathroom design.
Framed or frameless, glass shower doors set the tone for your bathroom decor scheme and provide the space with a polished, finished look. Although shower curtains bring a softer look, feel, and style, they aren’t as durable and functional as shower doors. Now that you know the advantages of a shower door over a shower curtain, you can make an informed purchase decision.
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