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Interested in frameless doors for your showers? This option is becoming more popular with homeowners who want to enjoy an upscale aesthetic in their bathrooms. According to GlobeNewswire, the U.S. glass shower door market is estimated to reach USD 4.51 billion by 2026, likely due to this increase in popularity. If you're updating your bathrooms, or building a new home, it's worth your time to consider frameless shower doors.

1. Enhanced Aesthetics

Put simply, frameless shower doors just look better! They're definitely more functional and attractive than shower curtains, and less clumsy looking than framed shower doors. If you're renovating your bathroom, now is a perfect time to upgrade to frameless doors. Anyone who wants to enjoy a high level of aesthetics in their home can benefit by choosing this type of door for their bathrooms.

2. More Light and Space

A more everyday benefit of your new shower doors is the increased light and space you'll experience. In addition to a more comfortable shower experience, the overall look and feel of your bathroom will also benefit. Your new shower doors will give your bathroom a more modern feel. This means that it'll have a sleek look without sacrificing any functionality. You'll have more space in your shower, your bathroom will enjoy more light, and the entire room will likely feel larger. Frameless shower doors are the perfect choice for all types of homes, not just modern ones! Anyone who wants to elevate the feel of their bathrooms should consider this type of door.

3. Increased Value

Updated and modern bathrooms make a home more valuable and more attractive. If you want to sell your home in the near future, upgrading to frameless shower doors is a smart move. Any cost of the improvement will likely be offset by the increased value of your home. Your modern and sleek new bathroom will also make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Don't undervalue the impact that new, updated, and upscale bathrooms can have on the attractiveness of your home. It could put your home at the top of many buyers' lists!

We're the team to call if you're interested in frameless doors for your showers. We're able to create custom sizes and aesthetics to perfectly meet your tastes and preferences. Give Tim's Glass and Mirror Company a call today to learn more about our services and the available options. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Frameless shower doors have become the epitome of contemporary bathroom design, offering both functionality and aesthetics. However, what factors contribute to their cost? Join us as we delve into the key determinants that shape the pricing of these sophisticated additions, helping you understand the investment behind the seamless allure."

Here at Tim's Glass and Mirror Company, we segment shower door pricing into 3 to 4 components:

  • Glass: The type and quality of glass you choose for your frameless shower door can significantly affect the cost. Options range from common 3/8" clear glass to more premium choices like 1/2" clear glass, starphire (low iron), frosted, textured, or even customized designs.
  • Hardware: The hardware components, including handles, hinges, seals, and brackets, not only contribute to the aesthetic appeal but also impact the overall functionality and longevity of the shower door. High-quality hardware often comes with a higher price tag.
  • Installation: Proper installation is crucial for the functionality and longevity of frameless shower doors. The complexity of installation, especially in the case of custom or uniquely shaped enclosures, can influence the overall cost.
  • Protective Coatings: Glass coatings, such as anti-spot or water-repellent treatments, can enhance the appearance and reduce maintenance requirements of your frameless shower door. While they may add to the initial cost, they can offer long-term benefits in terms of ease of cleaning and preservation of the glass's pristine look.

Let's take a common 5ft walk-in shower scenario: