When you upgrade to glass shower doors, you have a lot of decisions to make. From the type of door to the design. One of the questions you’ll need to ask yourself is whether you want clear or frosted doors. But don’t stress. Below are a few pros and cons to help you make your decision.
Clear Glass Shower Doors
Pro: Enlarges your space
One of the main reasons that people get glass shower doors is because they want to have an open design. With clear glass, your whole bathroom will look larger.
Con: Lack of privacy
If you have a bathroom with several users, clear glass might not be as functional due to the lack of privacy. If several people need to get ready at the same time, then a clear glass shower door won’t work as well.
Pro: Brightens your bathroom
A clear glass shower door will make your bathroom look brighter, especially if you have windows. Without any obstruction to the light, the whole atmosphere is more open.
Con: More cleaning
With clear glass, you might have to clean your shower door more because the water spots will be easier to see. However, if you clean it after every use, you can keep your glass shower door looking brand new for years.
Pro: Modern, trendy design
Clear glass is a very popular design right now. Not only is it trendy, but it has a timeless look that won’t go out of style.
Overall: Clear glass shower doors are a great sleek and modern design. They make your bathroom look larger and brighter. However, you may have to clean it more and it might not be as functional, depending on how many people will be using it.
Frosted Glass Shower Doors
Pro: Functional and private
Unlike clear shower doors, a frosted door will preserve your privacy and is functional for several users.
Con: Makes the bathroom look smaller
Frosted doors close off the sight lines and end up making your bathroom look smaller.
Pro: Several design options
One of the best parts of frosted doors is that there are several design options. You can have rain glass, textured glass, or even etched glass.
Con: Darker atmosphere
Since frosted shower doors block off sight lines, there isn’t as much light. It ends up making your bathroom darker overall.
Pro: Less cleaning
A frosted shower door will hide many water spots, so you won’t have to clean as much.
Overall: These are very functional glass shower doors and can be easier to maintain. However, they could make the bathroom look smaller and not as bright.
Ultimately, it depends on your bathroom and the people who are using it. For master bathrooms, clear glass is definitely the way to go. But for your sibling/guest bathrooms that have several users, frosted glass is a great option.
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