4 Steps to Picking Out the Right Shower Door

Ashley Christensen
August 28, 2023

When it comes time to replace your current shower door with a new one, it can be a bit daunting trying to decide what style you want. Looking online you’ll see images of countless different design choices, frames, glass options, etc. How do you know what you want, or what style will look good in your space? Thankfully, Gordon’s Glass has tips to help you decide what shower door is right for your room in 4 easy steps. 

Step 1: Type

Before purchasing a new shower door, you’ll need to select one that is the right type for your space. Do you have a stand-alone shower, or is it a tub/shower combination? Depending on what you have, will play a role in determining what type of shower door enclosure you can get. 

Step 2: Swinging or Sliding Door

The two main styles of doors are swinging or sliding. This can also be dependent on the type of shower enclosure you’ve selected. Typically a tub/shower enclosure will utilize a sliding door, whereas corner showers usually have a swinging door. A sliding door is ideal for smaller bathrooms as it doesn’t take up a lot of room. On the other hand, a swinging door is ideal for larger bathrooms, or for small corner, showers where there isn’t enough room for a sliding door. 

Step 3: Glass Options 

This is part of the selection process where you can really let your personality and design preferences show. Do you want clear glass, for a minimalistic, clean look? Perhaps you want some sort of obscure look to add some personality to the space. When it comes to obscure or frosted styles of glass you have many different options–rain, water, reeded, satin etch, etc. 

Step 4: Framed, Semi-Frameless, Frameless

The final step is to decide what type of frame option you want. Do you want a traditional framed shower door, or perhaps you’d prefer a frameless option? Framed shower doors were really popular a few years ago, with semi and frameless shower doors the new popular option among many homeowners. With each style, you can decide what finish you want–brass, oil-rubbed bronze, chrome, etc. to further customize your choice. 

As you can see, picking out the right shower door for your bathroom isn’t as daunting as you might have thought. By following these four simple steps, you can select the shower door that you’ll love for years to come. When you are ready, contact Gordon’s Glass to get your new shower door installed by the best! 


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