Month: November 2019

Don’t Update Your Bathroom Without This!

Remodeling A Bathroom

If you’re looking to bring your outdated bathroom into the 21st century, the best way to do it is with heavy glass doors. In the past few decades, shower doors have seen a complete revolution. Now that heavy glass doors are available, style framed shower doors are a thing of the past.

What Is Heavy Glass?

Shower doors used to be thin and flexible, wrapped in a metal frame which ultimately gave them support when being opened and closed. The frame was really used to make sure the thin, fragile glass wouldn’t break. With heavy glass, the shower doors are no 3/8” to 1/2” thick. This allows them to stand alone without the support of the metal frames. These heavy glass doors are sturdy, feel solid, and look upscale. What’s not to like? No more wiggling when they open or close. You’re going to love them.

Framed Shower Doors Look Dated

The majority of shower doors we replace are framed. The reason for this is because those were the only kind of shower doors available until a decade ago. If you are updating your bathroom, make sure to upgrade by installing glass shower doors. Yes, framed shower doors are cheaper, but they also look like it. With heavy glass doors, you can get that modern, sleek look without all the hardware.

Heavy Glass Means Less Hardware

Thicker glass actually allows for more freedom when it comes to design. Unlike thin glass doors, heavy glass doors need much less hardware. We can actually attach heavy glass shower doors with simple clips, handles, and channels reducing the visual intrusion of the metal framework. Now your beautiful tile work will no longer be hidden and other features you have spent a good amount of money on can be shown off. 

Frameless Shower Doors Make Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Heavy glass doors will give your bathroom more of a modern look but that is not even the biggest impact they have. When updating your shower doors to heavy glass, it will give off the feel that the bathroom is now bigger than before. Especially in a room that is already really small. This will allow guests to focus on more beautiful, more important aspects of your bathroom instead of your outdated shower door.

But My Bathroom Has a Tub

Another trend we have begun to witness is families ditching the tub behind for a larger shower. Many homeowners have found they no longer use their bathtub. Think about it, if you already have another tub in a different bathroom, do you really need more than one? Treat yourself by upgrading to a shower enclosure only. Expanding your shower can really enhance a bathroom. No worries, our designers can help you visualize a larger shower!


TIP: Just don’t replace your only tub. They do come in handy for soaking/cleaning large items. 


If you have a bathroom that is in desperate need of a renovation, we highly consider updating to heavy glass shower doors. Check out our shower door gallery. Call us at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online and let us create the shower of your dreams.