Whenever people build or purchase a home, they invest a lot of time and money into the appearance of it. One room that should never receive any less energy into its upkeep is the bathroom. It is one of the most important and frequently used rooms in the home, and there are many different ways for a homeowner to express his or her style and creativity in this room. One way is through the shower doors. Many people do not realize just how many different choices there are out there. Finding what works best in your bathroom should be a fun and creative process that helps improve the overall look and feeling of the room.
Bypass doors are the ones that slide. Many people like these because they take up less space, which is ideal if someone is trying to decorate a smaller bathroom. There are at least two different panels that are located between a top and bottom track. They work perfectly on a bathtub-shower combination. They are designed to take the place of a shower curtain. These allow for light to be let inside of the shower stall and are also able to better prevent water leakage than a shower curtain can.
Round shower doors work best for shower stalls that are located in a corner. The door opens towards the inside, so they help save space. This is ideal because most corner shower stalls are installed there because there was not room elsewhere in the bathroom. They can open to either the left or the right. It is simply the homeowner's style and preference in this matter. Neo-angle designs are similar to the round designs. They are for corner showers, but they are angled instead of rounded. They take up more space and are used for a larger corner shower.
Lastly are pivot doors. The pivot design generally opens outwards. However, they can be installed with multiple hinges so they can open towards the inside or the outside. They are strictly used for shower stall and will not work with a bathtub-shower combination. These doors are smaller and work well for an area that would not be able to use a sliding door. These types of shower doors are most commonly used on an alcove shower.
There are so many things that can be done to enhance the decor of a bathroom. Selecting the perfect style of door is only one of them. Once the style is chosen, there are many other decisions concerning them that must be made (like what type of glass will be used on them). Whatever the homeowners decide to use in their bathroom will help to make the area unique, while allowing the added convenience of not needing a shower curtain. Shower doors last longer and are more sanitary than a shower curtain. With all of the added benefits, they will only help improve the room in which they are installed.