So you’ve decided to update or remodel your bathroom. That’s a great idea! Real estate agents will tell you that bathrooms and kitchens are the first rooms to date a home and the most important for resale. Now you find yourself considering shower doors. You could go with framed shower doors (most likely just like what you had in your bathroom before) or choose frameless shower doors. Which one should you go with? We get this question a lot with our customers. Let us give you some guidance.
If You’re Updating, Go with Frameless
If your bathroom was outdated and you’re trying to bring it into the 21st century, the last thing you want to do is spend the money to install something that will give it an outdated look. Don’t go backward in time if your goal is to update the room.
If You’re Upgrading, Go with Frameless
This holds true especially for master bathrooms where a bit more luxury might be expected. If you’re upgrading things like fixtures and faucets, it would be a mistake to forget about the shower doors. You may even want to consider replacing your rarely used tub with a larger, luxury shower. That is one of the latest trends we’re seeing in bathroom remodels.
If You’re Thinking about Resale, Go with Frameless
Bathrooms and kitchens are the rooms that make or break a home sale. If you’re planning on selling in the next decade or less, don’t settle for an outdated look now or you’ll really be sorry in ten years.
If You’re Looking at Cost Only, Go with Framed
If you are simply looking to replace a shower because it is not working properly and you have no interest in updating or upgrading your bathroom, cost may be your biggest concern. In this case, replacing the shower door with a framed shower door won’t change the look of your bathroom or detract from its current state. Save the money and go with a framed glass door.
That’s the best advice we can give you. Yes, frameless glass shower doors are more expensive than traditional framed doors. But you get what you pay for. As far as quality goes, both are fine and will do the job they are designed to do. But when it comes to how it looks, frameless doors win every time. We hope that helps with the decision-making process.