So you’ve decided to install a shower in your new or renovated bathroom and are looking for a shower door. Or, perhaps, you are simply looking to replace one that is old, outdated, or broken. Well, whether you’re looking for something streamlined and completely frameless, something with a touch of rustic charm, a door and wall panel, or even a curved door, just for you I have collected the very best and most popular shower doors available.
If you’re looking to purchase a shower door there are a few, very basic things you should keep in mind. First of all, I want to state that if you are working with some sort of contractor it is best to consult with him or her before just randomly purchasing a door. That being said, I am assuming that you are here because you know a little bit about bathroom renovations and are ready to purchase your shower door.
Size – The most important thing to consider when purchasing a shower door is its size. There is nothing worse than purchasing one and getting everything prepared for installation just to find that it doesn’t fit. Measure the opening for the space into which you will be installing your door to be certain that you find one which will fit.
Plumb? – You should also check to see if your walls are plumb before you purchase your shower door. Many walls, floors, or ceilings aren’t entirely square with one another. If this is the case in your bathroom you will need to find a shower door with enough space in its side frames for adjustments.
Style – Obviously, style will be an important part of your decision. For the most part, the doors on this list are rather flexible in terms of the styles they will work with – most feature hardware which is pretty universal among interior designs. If you are unable to find exactly what you are looking for but absolutely fall in love with the basic size, structure, and price of a door, remember that you can always purchase different hardware to change its appearance.
Just a Door or Something More? – You also need to consider whether you are actually looking for just a door or whether you will also require a wall panel or entire shower enclosure. A couple of the doors on this list come with an additional wall panel because they are made to fit into recessed alcoves, but many are only doors.
Sliding Shower Doors
Probably the most popular type of shower doors on today’s market, sliding shower doors are built for use with shower wall panels or to slide behind actual walls. For the most part, this option is best for people who have turned a traditional bathtub alcove into a shower stall. Let’s take a look at some of the best sliding shower doors on the market before moving on to other types of shower doors (such as hinged doors, curved doors, and swing doors.)