If you're building a new custom home, there's no question that you want to best of everything. Of course, most people don't have an infinite budget to play with, which makes picking and choosing your battles critical to building the perfect house for your needs. While frameless showers may initially seem like a luxury, they're arguably one of the best decisions you can make for your new home.
Before you decide on a more traditional shower design for your home's bathrooms, consider these three reasons why frameless enclosures can be a practical, long-term decision for your new house.
1. Put Your Tile On Display
Your shower surround tile is likely one of your bathroom's more expensive and prominent features. The tiles you pick can showcase your unique personality and style while also helping to tie together other elements of your bathroom. A traditional framed enclosure can hide this design choice by obscuring the tiles and breaking up their pattern with metal framing.
Using a frameless enclosure, you'll help to put your tiles and display and make them a prominent part of your bathroom. If your shower tiles match or complement other tiles in your bathroom, you'll be able to enjoy the look of a more seamless transition. Allowing your shower enclosure to fade into the background also gives you more room to play around with your bathroom's overall design and feel.
2. Enjoy Greater Design Flexibility
Building a custom house is about getting what you want out of your home, but traditional framed shower enclosures can be limiting. In many cases, off-the-shelf framed components may only come in specific sizes, forcing you to select from a few different options. As a result, you may need to devote more (or less) of your bathroom space to your shower than you'd like.
Frameless enclosures typically use custom sheets of glass, so you don't face these same limitations. This advantage means you can create more interesting designs, but it can also be practical. If you're working with limited space, a custom frameless shower enclosure can allow you to reduce the overall size of your shower to make your bathroom feel more open and spacious.
3. Concerns About Lighting
A traditional shower enclosure can block lighting, creating two distinct spaces in your bathroom. Most bathrooms need to have separate shower lights for this reason, but they can still result in a shower space that feels dark and dingy compared to the rest of the bathroom. Likewise, the main bathroom space benefits less from any lights installed in the shower area.
With a frameless enclosure, light can flow more naturally through the room without the unnatural division created by a shower enclosure. This extra lighting can make your room look better while making it more practical and usable.
For more info, contact frameless glass shower enclosures installation services.