Planning out your shower door installation properly is essential. You don't want to overlook any important factors when it comes to your shower door installation or it could lead to inconvenience and added costs.
The following are six factors you don't want to overlook when you're having a shower door installed.
The ability of your door design to block shower head spray from reaching your bathroom floor and walls
It's surprisingly easy to overlook the potential for your shower head spray to get on your bathroom floor and walls.
You need to make sure that your shower door design will prevent water from getting onto your bathroom floor and making a mess. Make sure that water won't leak out onto your bathroom floor when your shower door is closed.
The possible challenges of cleaning your bathroom with your new shower door
It's important to make sure that you can conveniently clean your new shower door. Unfortunately, homeowners sometimes have a shower door installed in an area that is difficult to keep clean.
Make sure that there is plenty of room to clean both sides of your shower door. Avoid tight spaces where it will be easy for surfaces to become coated by mold or mildew growth.
The path of a swinging shower door
Consider the path that a swinging shower door in your bathroom will need to take. Make sure that there is enough space for the shower door to open fully without striking any obstructions or getting in the way.
If there is not adequate space for a swinging shower door, it could be difficult to move around freely within the bathroom. It might also be more likely that the shower door will become damaged if it strikes a wall or another fixture within the bathroom.
The available glass options
There are numerous glass options from among which you can choose for your shower door depending on your unique tastes. You don't necessarily have to choose clear glass. You can also consider frosted or cast glass for more texture and visual effect.
The potential for damage caused by household members
You need to choose a shower door that's particularly sturdy and unlikely to become damaged if you have kids using a bathroom in your home. Some shower door designs are fragile and likely to become damaged with rough use.
You need to make sure that you don't choose a fragile shower door if kids in your home probably won't be gentle when using the door.
The amount of time the installation will take
Planning your shower door installation carefully is important. Your bathroom is likely to be out of order until the installation is complete. This means that you should plan your installation for a time when members of your household can avoid using the bathroom for a while.