Not all glass doors are the same and they can be obstructed in one way or another so that you can keep your privacy. All of them are great at letting natural light in, which reduces electricity bills and give a friendlier feel to the bathroom.
Kinds of Glass Materials
Clear glass is as stylish as a door can get, especially if installed in a frameless structure. It has a visual effect that makes the room look larger than it actually is, another way to make your property worth more. The problem with clear glass is of course privacy but if you don't have a shared bathroom, then installing this kind of glass won't be a problem at all.
Frosted glass obstructs view through these doors but lets all the natural light in. Unfortunately it doesn't have that clear glass hi-tech feeling and when done with a vinyl it can peel off. Acid etched surfaces look much smoother and homogeneous, and give the advantage of a timeless piece.
Advantages of Using Glass
Glass doesn't rot, rust or peel, unless the vinyl used to block the view does of course. It does not swell or stretch to moisture. If you want something else that is not glass but has its beneficial features, then your only other option is some sort of a plastic. And out of all the materials, plastic is the least classy.
All glass doors used in showers are made of tempered safety material, which is not easy at all to break under everyday circumstances. Do not attempt to push pressure and break it though because although it may look cheap but it is quite expensive to replace a 1/2" thick full height sheet of glass.
Installing glass shower doors is just one step in the process of improving your home and making a beautiful and exquisite bathroom. Usually you can find glass shower doors in modern and contemporary bathrooms because they go well in this design atmosphere. So if you don't have enough budget to redo and renovate your whole bathroom, then installing a simple glass door can significantly add class to a simple bathroom.
Over the years, shower curtains have become outdated because of their old-fashioned feel. Since most homes are being remodelled or new homes are popping out continuously, more people are gearing towards the modernized type of homes. Different parts of the house are being dressed up according to a theme.
These days, it's very refreshing to know that you can also doll up your bathrooms according to any style that you wish. Common bathroom themes are minimalist modern, which is mostly a choice of young Zen style for those who are closer to the environment and would want a more natural feel. Another popular choice is the classic country style bathroom for those who opt to have bathrooms with a homey feel.
All those bathroom designs now dare to have a perfectly matching glass shower door to the bathroom separating it from the lounging area. Glass doors are the first important feature that needs to be installed in the bathroom. A lot of things may be considered depending on the preference of the owner.
Some types of glass doors vary on the type of glass and how it is put together. The first thing to do is to choose a type of glass with its desired hue and cut. Most people prefer the frosted type allowing just the silhouette to be seen. For ultimately modernist individuals, they prefer the clear type of glass for a cleaner and more sophisticated feel.
After picking out the glass type, next comes the shape and cut. Others prefer a whole straight cut of glass. For the artistic individuals, they sometimes add patterns to the glass by cutting it into smaller pieces then have it put back together.