Selecting the right style of shower doors helps show the homeowner’s style and creativity. Many people do not realize just how many different choices there are out there. Finding what works best in your bathroom should be a fun and creative process that helps improve the overall look and feeling of the room.
Installing or replacing old shower doors can make a big difference in the look and functionality of your shower. When you begin to shop for your new shower doors, you will quickly see that there are many choices available. Many of these are style decisions, and of course, there will be decisions on what kind of glass you want—clear, fogged or etched. First, though, you should consider more basic questions of just what design style you’re after.
Here is a list of six basic design styles for shower doors:
1) Bypass Door
Bypass shower doors are sliding doors, operating in much the same way as a patio door. Typically, they consist of two sliding glass panels (although there can also be additional fixed panels) that roll on tracks attached to the shower enclosure. The doors may simply slide in the tracks, or there may be mechanical rollers that assist the movement.
Bypass doors are used both on stand-alone showers, as well as the shower doors mounted on a bathtub in combination tub/shower configurations. Bypass doors make for efficient use of space since they require no space for the doors to swing out into the bathroom.