European shower doors are the ideal choice if you’re looking for a sleek, modern – and affordable – bathroom upgrade. Also known as frameless glass showers, Euro-style shower installations are becoming increasingly popular among northern Utah homeowners. Learn more about European shower enclosures so you can decide whether a frameless enclosure is a right choice for your bathroom.
Advantages of European Shower Doors
Installing a Euro-style enclosure can turn an ordinary bathroom into a stunning, spa-like retreat. Frameless glass showers offer a light and airy look, visually expanding the space. And, the design style allows homeowners to fully show off custom stone or mosaic tile walls.
In addition, European showers have few nooks and crannies for soap scum and hard water stains to build up. So, they’re not only easier to clean than framed shower doors, but also pose less of a risk for mold and mildew.
As is those weren’t enough advantages, a Euro-style shower enclosure also instantly boosts the value of a home. Framed glass showers also increase home value, but often not to the same degree.
European Shower Door Design
Design expertise is essential for Euro-style shower installations. Without proper skill and knowledge, frameless glass enclosures are prone to leaking.
To avoid leaks, Frameless glass showers need doors that fit perfectly and have no gaps. Also, the showerhead and drains must be carefully positioned. Understanding how to create a leak-free design plan takes years of experience – and not all northern Utah glass shower installers have that.
If you want to make sure your enclosure doesn’t spill water on your bathroom floor, you’ll need to choose a glass contractor with a successful track record of leak-free Euro-style shower door design – like the professional artisans at New Concepts Glass.
Are European Shower Doors Right for Your Bathroom?
Frameless glass showers require custom design and fabrication in most cases. Although Euro-style shower enclosures come in a few pre-cut sizes and shapes, customization allows for the best use of the available bathroom space.
In addition, thicker glass and extra-sturdy hardware are required for Euro-style installations, as they don’t have frames to hold them in place.
Although frameless glass showers cost more than framed enclosures, the high-end look of a European shower is beyond compare and no other bathroom upgrade offers the same level of luxury. And, when the time comes to sell your home, you are likely to recover a significant portion of your investment, making Euro-style installations well-worth the price for many homeowners.
The best way to determine whether a Euro-style shower enclosure is the right choice for your master or guest bathroom is to meet with a local glass design expert. If you live in the greater Salt Lake City area, schedule a consultation with the award-winning artists at New Concepts Glass.
As a northern Utah industry leader for more than 30 years, New Concepts Glass is known for exceptional handcrafted custom design and superior customer service. We can provide you with a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind bathroom upgrade, regardless of whether you decide on a stylish framed shower or elegant frameless doors. To explore your options for custom glass showers and European style doors, contact us today.