Which Glass Shower Door is Best for My Bathroom Space?

Are you remodeling or adding on a bathroom in your Sonoma County home? Whether you are looking to sell or simply need an upgrade, a bathroom remodel or addition will help add value and functionality to your house. 

bathroom with white bathroom and heavy glass shower enclosure

When planning your bathroom project, little details like a beautiful heavy glass shower door can make all the difference. A glass shower door can transform an old, cramped space into a sleek and modern oasis. 

You will never want to leave your bathroom if you follow our simple tips for choosing the perfect glass shower door for your new space.

Measure the Space for Your Shower (Twice)

What kind of glass shower door have you been dreaming of for your bathroom remodel or addition? There are many options, but they all depend on the bathroom layout and the amount of space available. Make sure you take precise measurements of the width at the widest point in your bath or shower space. This will help determine what kind of heavy glass shower door you should choose. 

Bypass or Sliding Doors

Sliding glass shower doors are both functional and attractive for small bathrooms, since they don’t require any floor space for the door to open. A bypass or sliding door will consist of two or three panels that slide along each other on tracks. 

Pivot or Hinged Doors

A hinged shower door swings open, so it requires more space, either inside or outside of the shower. 


For a more modern feel, consider a barrier-free, fixed glass shower door. The glass panel will be positioned to prevent water escaping, but an opening will allow you to enter and exit without touching the glass at all. 

Different styles provide different ambiences, and there are pros and cons to all of them. B&L Glass Company is happy to help guide you through this difficult decision making process.

To Frame or Not to Frame Your Glass Shower Door?

Another big decision to make when choosing a glass shower door is whether or not it will have a frame. Frames play a key role in keeping water inside of your shower, as well as enhancing the style of your new bathroom; although frameless glass shower doors are becoming quite popular. You will have to decide what is best for your new bathroom.

Framed Shower Doors

As we mentioned above, frames are practical for keeping water inside the shower. There are a variety of finishes available for framed shower doors. Think aluminum, stainless steel, or composite material — whatever complements the rest of your bathroom decor.

Frameless Shower Doors

A frameless glass shower door will add a contemporary touch to your new bathroom design. Frameless doors are easy to clean, come in different thicknesses and styles, and will make your bathroom seem bigger.

B&L Glass Company can help you pick the perfect framed or frameless glass shower door for your space. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced team today.

Different Finishes are Available for Glass Shower Doors

Heavy glass comes in a variety of finishes. Depending on the look you are going for and the amount of privacy you need, B&L Glass Company will help you pick the perfect finish.


Clear glass shower doors can make a small bathroom seem bigger, just by the amount of natural light that passes through the glass. 

Patterned or Textured

If you prefer more privacy during your showers, patterned or textured glass is the way to go. Patterned and textured glass is also easier to maintain than clear glass shower doors.

Work with a B&L Glass Company to Design and Install Your Glass Shower Door

B&L Glass Company has been a trusted source for glass products in Sonoma County since 1959. Not only does B&L Glass Company perform shower door installation, our trained staff can assist you in planning your space and purchasing the perfect heavy glass shower door. We know a bathroom remodel or addition can be a lot of work., and we take pride in helping our customers turn their visions into reality. Visit our residential glass showroom on Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa to start the process.