If you’re thinking of installing shower doors on a new build or remodeling your bathroom, there are many options from which to choose. Whether you want a classy look or modern design, shower doors increase the beauty in your home. See if adding shower doors add value to your home, as well.
Any remodeling you do will indeed increase the value of your home. Shower doors, individually, add functionality and attractiveness to your bathrooms, which increases the resale value of your home. On average, a bathroom remodel adds anywhere between 60.2% and 67.2% to a home’s value.
Let’s talk about what types of shower doors add the most value.
Shower Door Styles
There are several different styles to consider, depending on your preference. One thing to remember is adding a shower enclosure helps to open up the bathroom space, so it appears larger. Here are some shower door styles to consider.
This type of shower door uses heavy tempered safety glass and limited hardware that provides a modern, clean look and is excellent for a bigger bathroom that adds dimension. A frameless shower enclosure allows stone, tile, or other attractive features of the shower’s interior and can be rectangular or hexagonal, depending on the size and budget restraints. Frameless glass is also easier to clean than framed glass doors.
Tempered glass framed shower doors offer a more waterproof enclosure than a frameless door and can be wrapped in aluminum that’s colored to match the overall decor of your bathroom. Framed doors are more affordable, as well.
A semi-frameless enclosure offers the strength and economic advantage as framed options, plus allows the exposure of glass edges. This creates a beautiful, attractive appearance.
Sliding Vs. Hinged Doors
The traditional design is that of a hinged shower door, but the more modern look includes adding a sliding door. It offers a more practical option in a smaller space and a vital water barrier from the shower to surrounding areas. Choose from a variety of options that include styles, sizes, and hardware finishes that match with your decor.
Steam Shower Enclosures
There are a few options when it comes to choosing steam shower enclosures: custom-built or prefabricated, all-in-one units. You can have a custom-built steam shower that’s tailored to match your bathroom space perfectly. Choose from clear glass to showcase your shower, or if you prefer, choose rain glass for a more discreet look. Include different amenities, such as lighting, a sound system, and foot massager in a small compact design, and have a piece of heaven.
Another way to add value to your home is by making your bathroom more accessible. A shower door that is flush with the floor allows easy usage by wheelchair users. By 2040, 21 percent of the U.S. population will be seniors who will be looking for homes that offer easy access. Adding accessibility to your bathroom can increase your home’s value, if you choose to sell, or can accommodate your needs if you are in that age group.
What to Consider Before Installation
Before installing a shower door, consider the following:
- Measurements: Have an expert measure the shower area to ensure correct measurement before installation.
- Configuration: This is important to know since the makeup of your walls and surrounding will influence the volume of weight that can be supported with a new fixture.
- Shower Heads: Choose a shower head that won’t spray outside the parameters of the shower wall.
- Ventilation:An expert needs to evaluate the ventilation in your bathroom to ensure no mold, mildew, or moisture buildup occurs.
Interestingly, approximately 62 percent of people who remodeled a part of their home felt more joy than those who didn’t, according to the National Association of Realtors Research Department (NARI). Taking on projects is often worth the investment and time. NARI reports that after remodeling, a whopping 75 percent of owners have a greater desire to be in their home, with sixty-five percent having an increased enjoyment in their home. Fifty-six percent feel happy, and 39 percent feel satisfied when they see their completed project with a typical Joy Score of 9.6.
A further 77 percent feel a significant sense of accomplishment when they think of their completed project, with 36 percent of owners reporting the single most important result from remodeling is better functionality and livability. Seventeen percent say durable and long-lasting results, materials, and appliances, with the same percent reporting beauty and aesthetics.
Contact Northern Utah Glass
Are you ready to remodel your bathroom and add elegant and functional glass shower doors? If so, we’d love to talk with you about your options to fit with your style, needs, and budget. Give us a call today and let us upgrade your bathroom for a sleek and modern look.