Shower Door vs Shower Curtain: Which One is Better?

Ashley Christensen
March 14, 2023

Chances are you have an opinion on shower curtains vs shower doors, and why in your opinion one is superior to the other. While shower curtains allow you to change on a whim, are relatively inexpensive and showcase personality, there are a lot of benefits from having an actual shower door that you might not have thought of. 

Keep Water in the Shower

One of the biggest advantages of a shower door over a shower curtain is that a shower door is far superior in keeping water in the shower instead of on your bathroom floor. After all, that is the sole purpose of both a shower door and shower curtain is to keep water in the shower, while a shower curtain tries, a shower door is more successful. Shower doors are better equipped to keep water inside because they are attached and sealed to the wall, floor, or tub rim. The ability to keep water inside is not only advantageous as it prevents water damage to other parts of your bathroom, but it also prevents any slippery puddles from forming on the floor, which could be a slip hazard. 

Bathroom Looks Bigger

When a shower curtain is closed it looks nice, and you’re able to show off the design and your personality but it comes at a cost. Not only does a closed shower curtain show your personality and style, but it also closes off the bathroom, making it feel smaller and more confined. On the other hand, glass shower doors give the illusion of a larger, more expanded space, making even the smallest of bathrooms feel large and spacious. Opting for a frameless or even a semi-frameless can create an even more spacious feeling space with minimal hardware. 

Last Longer

The initial upfront cost of a shower door is going to be more than that of a shower curtain, but it will last a lot longer. Curtains are more susceptible to needing frequent replacements due to ripping, staining, or mold/mildew. When shower doors are properly cleaned and cared for, your investment can last for years, making their lifespan substantially longer than that of shower curtains. 

More Entry Points

A shower curtain limits where you can step in and out of your shower–you slide open the shower curtain, step in or out, and slide closed. Whereas with shower doors, you can have a door that swings open or slides, providing different entry points. This can be ideal for showers in smaller or unique spaces. Another added benefit is that having a shower door that opens the direction that you need, can make it safer and easier for elderly individuals or those with compromised mobility to shower safely. 

Highlight Shower’s Interior

Many showers have intricate and detailed tile work done, which you’ll want to show off. When you have a shower curtain, the tile work will be hidden behind the curtain. A glass shower door allows you to show off your tile work so that you can admire it even when you’re not in the shower. 

Increased Resale Value

Homes that are modern and updated have a higher resale value than those that don’t. A glass shower door can help to increase the resale value of your home for potential buyers. This is especially true if you invest in a custom or frameless shower door, to give your bathroom an updated and sleek appearance, which many modern buyers want. 

If you are in the market for a new shower door, contact Gordon’s Glass today, with experience in custom, framed, frameless, and semi-frameless shower doors you’ll get a beautiful shower door that will add value and luxury to any bathroom. 

Get in touch with us

Serving Northern Utah, including:
Copyright © 2021 Gordons Glass
crossmenuchevron-downarrow-up linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram