15 Glass Shower Doors to Inspire Your Bathroom Remodel Project

1) Frameless (Door, Panel, Return) — ORB Finish

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Frameless shower doors provide a clear and sophisticated bathroom look free of unsightly frames or other hardware. A shower door without a frame can give bathrooms a larger feel without adding any actual extra space. These doors seem to hover above the ground, and they have a weightless quality to them that framed shower doors lack. In an oil-rubbed bronze finish, the brackets anchor the door without taking way from its clean and open appearance. With the door, panel, and return all made of frameless glass, the entire enclosure practically disappears.

 

2) Semi-Framed Bronze Shower (Gold/Bronze and Navy are seemingly coming back into trend)

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For a more traditional look and feel in the bathroom, semi-framed shower doors are a great option. They come in many colors and configurations, though bronze is a classic look that is virtually always in style. Semi-Framed shower doors work well for fully enclosed showers, whether with a sliding opening or a more standard style pull door. In some cases, framed and semi-framed shower doors may do a better job at containing water in the shower area, as some frameless options might not touch the floor.

 

3) Framed Chrome Shower with Knee-wall

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Another framed option is the chrome shower door. Like the silver variety, chrome finishes provide a look that will last for years and stay in style at the same time. To make the bathroom more personalized, you can add a knee-wall in place of a full-height shower wall. Knee-walls are shorter walls about the height of a small set of shelves that allow for glass to be installed above them. Since there is unobstructed area above the short wall, knee-walls create a separation of space while also opening up the bathroom.

 

4) Semi-Framed Neo-Angle

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For bathrooms that need to maximize every inch of available space, a neo-angle shower door can be a great solution. Semi-Framed neo-angle shower doors are more or less what they sound like: they get installed at angles, typically with three separate pieces of glass that serve as returns for the shower door itself. The frames connect the multiple glass pieces to create a nice angled look without taking up a lot of surface area.

 

5) Frameless Satin Glass

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To use glass for your shower door while maintaining a certain level of privacy, satin glass is the way to go. Similar in some ways to “frosted glass”, satin glass gives an appearance of clarity without sacrificing on the important feeling of privacy while taking a shower. Frameless satin glass shower doors take this one step further by removing the hardware and other implements that might take away from the clean glass look.

 

6) Frameless Wall Shower

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For the ultimate in modern design and appeal, go with a frameless wall shower. These showers can be installed with or without a door, depending on the desired look. Without a frame to clutter the visual appearance, frameless wall showers essentially build a room within a room. Once positioned around the shower, frameless glass walls create a set of partitions that block water spray-off and create a feeling of chic luxury in the bathroom.

 

7) Frameless Door (showing Marble Tile)

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Another benefit of frameless shower doors is the ability to present what’s behind them. In other words, glass shower doors can show off the work inside the shower itself, such as beautiful marble tile, for instance. Without a frame to get in the way, the shower itself feels like an extension of the room, rather than an occluded alcove. If you’ve put the energy and resources into having gorgeous marble tile installed in your shower, let people see it by using a frameless shower door as well.

 

8) Frameless Matte Black or ORB finish

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Another benefit of frameless shower doors is the ability to present what’s behind them. In other words, glass shower doors can show off the work inside the shower itself, such as beautiful marble tile, for instance. Without a frame to get in the way, the shower itself feels like an extension of the room, rather than an occluded alcove. If you’ve put the energy and resources into having gorgeous marble tile installed in your shower, let people see it by using a frameless shower door as well.

 

9) ProGlide (Barn Door style)

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Unique to Century Glass, ProGlide shower doors have a sleek modern look that also provides effortless functionality. Whether you decide to have a traditional straight glass door or even a shower door made of curved glass, ProGlide can work wonders in your bathroom. Because of the versatility of the smooth wheels located at the top of the enclosure, ProGlide shower doors create a beautiful and practical bathroom experience every time.

 

10) Frameless (possibly Low-Iron) French Doors

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Elegance comes to the bathroom by way of classic style. To add a bit of panache to yours, choose frameless French doors for your shower. As with the other frameless varieties, you get beauty and simplicity without any clumsy hardware getting in the way. With French doors, you also have the charm of an old world feel. There is something rich and graceful about having two doors opening onto a shower. So, to design a look that’s uniquely yours and luxurious at the same time, French shower doors are a fantastic choice.

 

11) Painted Glass Backsplash

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Few things say sleek and modern like a beautiful backsplash. In order to take yours up a notch, go with painted glass. The glass produces a sophisticated appearance, and the paint elevates the material. In a way that’s reminiscent of satin glass or frosted glass, painted glass backsplashes generate a unique creamy quality that you just can’t get anywhere else. Choose this option for a look that’s seamless and refined from top to bottom.

 

12) Frameless Low-Iron Corner Unit

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All glass contains at least some amount of iron. However, the less iron there is present in the glass, the clearer the glass can ultimately be. For this reason, if you want to install a simple corner unit shower with the most transparency in your bathroom, select a shower door with low-iron content. To make it even less noticeable, make sure it’s also frameless. The combination of low-iron glass in a frameless environment produces a look that practically vanishes before your eyes.

 

13) Frameless ORB finish

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If you place a premium on clean lines while also favoring traditional looks, opt for a frameless shower door with an oil-rubbed bronze finish. Unlike framed shower doors, the hardware will virtually disappear. At the same time, the oil-rubbed bronze finish provides a charming and fashionable look that remains subtle. Show off your shower tile and fixtures with a frameless shower door and utilize elegant bronze finishes to complete the look.

 

14) Frameless unit (might be Low-Iron) and have a hole cut in the glass to pass the body sprayer between the tub and shower

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If you’re planning for a bathroom that makes use of a shared wall between the bathtub and the shower, an effective solution comes in the way of a frameless unit that has an opening cut in the glass. The glass hole allows for easy access to a body sprayer, which can used in both shower and tub. Additionally, the frameless design makes it seem as if the shower wall itself isn’t even there. Make all your guests jealous with this simple and ingenious shower wall design.

 

15) Frameless Door, Panel, Return

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Except for rare cases when using curved glass, you’ll need at least four walls to create an enclosed shower space. As a result, many showers make use of a door, a panel, and a return to make this happen. Simply enough, the door connects to the panel, and the panel connects to the return; the door and the return both connect to the wall, with the panel connected between them. These two shower “walls” make up half the needed wall space to create your shower enclosure, with structural walls making up the other half. When going this route, frameless is always a fantastic solution. It brings a natural, effortless, and clear appearance to any bathroom.

Visit a Century Glass Showroom Near You

Our Columbia and Charleston showrooms are stocked with beautiful showpieces highlighting the best in framed, frameless and semi-frameless shower doors, sliding shower doors, pro-glide showers, bathroom mirrors, windows and sliding patio doors, and more.

If you are in either the Columbia, SC or Charleston, SC area, then stop by our locations to see what kind of shower glass and door solutions we have for your home or business.

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