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There are certain spaces in any home for sale that most home buyers are particularly picky about, with the kitchen and bathroom(s) usually being right at the top of the list.
When it comes to bathrooms most buyers are seeking both great form and excellent function. And indeed, the most attractive and functional modern bathrooms are all about contemporary style blending perfectly with practicality. One way that home sellers can consider upgrading an older bathroom to provide this is to replace the standard shower curtain for shower glass doors.
The Practical Side of Shower Glass Doors
One of most homeowners pet peeves about their bathroom is how wet floors get after anyone has showered, however expensive or heavy the shower curtains are. Not only is it unpleasant – and potentially dangerous – to walk on a wet floor it can also eventually lead to other, more serious problems like mold, mildew and even rotten floors.
One excellent – and less expensive than you might think – solution to that problem is to have glass shower doors professionally installed. As long as you make sure that the showerhead is correctly positioned in relation to the new glass shower doors, wet floors are a thing of the past. Your installer can help you determine where the showerhead should be located before the doors are installed.
The Stylish Side of Shower Glass Doors
Wet floors aside, glass shower doors are a beautiful addition to any bathroom. They match well with any décor because they simply disappear and blend in with their surroundings. Installing shower glass doors let you showcase the shower interior itself. That might sound a bit trivial, but given how many ceramic, porcelain and glass tile options are available today that are absolutely stunning it opens up the design possibilities considerably.
Some people worry that glass shower doors are not safe, especially if children use the bathroom. That is far from the case. Glass shower doors are crafted from tempered glass that is extremely difficult to break or even crack. In addition, the edges of glass shower doors are filed down to a smooth surface that presents no danger to anyone climbing in or out of your shower.
Finding a well trained professional to install your new shower glass doors is essential though. There must be an adequate amount of ventilation above the doors to allow moisture to escape from the shower enclosure itself or you could still end up with a mold and/or mildew problem down the line.
Installed correctly however, this single bathroom remodelling tweak can make a huge difference and turn a less than stellar bathroom into a real selling point. Don’t believe us? Browse the gallery below for some great design inspiration.