Create a Spa-like Oasis with Floor to Ceiling Glass Shower Doors and More

A modern bathroom with marble flooring and floor to ceiling glass shower doors

If you want to create a spa-like experience in your bathroom, it needs to look the part, and adding features like floor to ceiling glass shower doors is essential. Ideally, the rooms in your house all feel calming, welcoming, and comfortable; even more ideally, these spaces will feel luxurious! And why should we keep the bathroom from this list?

A surefire way to achieve an inviting and luxurious feeling in your bathroom is by incorporating glass design. Glass is a great material to bring into the bathroom and will surely take it to the next level and help you make the most of your space. 

Of course, every bathroom also needs to be functional and serve you and your family members in all necessary ways. Every house needs a practical space where people can brush their teeth, bathe, get ready and unready for the day, and so much more. But that doesn’t mean the space shouldn’t be elevated, beautiful, and pleasing.

Keep scrolling below to learn more about creating a spa-like experience in your bathrooms with glass design.

7 glass design ideas that will create a spa-like bathroom experience

The average person spends over two years of their life in the bathroom. Since this is a significant amount of time for an individual to spend in the bathroom, the space should at least be inviting, luxurious, and spa-like.

Incorporating glass into design and spaces can instantly enhance your bathroom, making it feel brighter, clean, and modern. Glass has the magical ability to give the appearance of more space, making space look and feel bigger than it actually is. 

Here are seven glass design ideas that will help create a spa-like bathroom experience:

  1. Floor-to-ceiling glass shower doors — Nothing screams luxury like a nice, oversized shower, complete with beautiful tile and fancy shower doors. A frameless glass shower door (often called a European shower door) will do the trick. If you want to take your shower to the spa-like level, consider investing in a shower door and surround that goes from the floor to the ceiling.
    For a true spa-like experience at home, many property owners opt for a steam shower, where the glass has to run from the floor to the ceiling in an airtight area so the steam accumulates. To manage the weight of the door, instead of bringing the door all the way to the ceiling, many steam showers will feature an operable transom above the door. This transom works like a vent, tilting open to release steam or kept closed to keep steam inside the shower.
    Floor-to-ceiling glass shower doors support a light and airy feel, visually expanding the space, even if you are short on square footage. This design style supports a spa-like experience and lets homeowners showcase custom stone and tile work inside the shower. Moreover, these fancy shower doors have fewer nooks and crannies for mold, mildew, soap scum, and hard water stains to accumulate.
    Two vases with plants sit on a table, surrounded by floor to ceiling glass shower doors displaying a fancy glass design
  2. Glass accessoriesRemodels are mentally draining, time-consuming, and expensive. Whether you do not have the desire, time, or budget for a total bathroom renovation, there are other ways to add glass to your space to help cultivate a spa-like retreat. You can refresh and elevate your bathroom to a resort level by adding glass accessories throughout.
    If you’ve ever walked into a spa dressing area or a nice hotel, you are likely to see that they utilize glass accessories to display their items. Use glass jars, bottles, trays, and canisters to organize your bathroom items, such as bath salts, cotton balls, mouthwash, toothbrushes, and more, in an aesthetically pleasing yet functional way. Depending on your style and aesthetic, you can opt for clear glass or colored glass.
  3. Opt for back-painted glass or glass tiles Back-painted glass is a design choice gaining momentum among homeowners. This design features a pane of glass with a painted or coated side while the other remains unpainted.
    These panels are installed with the painted side down or against the walls and the unpainted side facing outwards. Back-painted glass adds color, unique style, and aesthetic blends while being durable and versatile.
    Many homeowners opt for stone tiles, but more and more property owners are leaning towards glass tiles for a clean, spa-like look. Glass tiles come in various colors, sizes, and textures and create depth, shine, and the illusion of added space to your bathroom.
    These glass designs will create a contemporary and modern aesthetic for your bathroom that is chic, sleek, and simple without losing interest.
  4. Swap out builder-grade mirrors — Unless you built or bought a fully customized home, the bathroom mirrors in your house usually come with a builder-grade mirror. There is nothing fancy about these mirrors; they are perfectly functional, practical, and basic in their design and shape.
    If you want your bathroom to exude luxury and opulence, complete your spa-like space with a custom mirror. A custom mirror, one made specifically for your space, will match your style perfectly, improve the look, and add a sense of sophistication and interest to your bathroom. A perfectly placed mirror can do a lot for visually enlarging a space without adding square feet and increasing brightness.
  5. Switch standard cabinet doors for glass fronts If you’re like many people, it doesn’t take long for your bathroom cabinets to fill with clutter, and it’s probably not something you want to have on display. Most packaging on hair products and tools, makeup and beauty supplies, cleaning solutions, and anything else you might keep in your bathroom cabinets do not really have the “spa” look.
    However, some of the products you own might be begging to be featured in your bathrooms. If you are able to swing it, swap out your standard cupboard doors with ones that feature glass fronts, which can significantly elevate your space.
    Like many spas and relaxing resorts, their bathroom goods are displayed for decor and use. These cabinets allow you to showcase your favorite bath salts, towels, candles, perfumes, and more.
    A luxurious bathroom featuring a skylight, bathtub, and floor-to-ceiling glass shower doors with a fancy glass design
  6. Add a skylight or windowIn many cases, bathrooms are cavelike: dark and damp. And if they are over a couple of decades old, it’s not unusual for them to look dingy and dated. If your bathroom falls into any of these D categories, you might want to consider adding some natural light with a window or skylight if your floor plan and roofing situation allows for it.
    There isn’t a luxurious or calming spa that doesn’t have plenty of natural light. Moreover, homeowners will enjoy lower electrical bills since you won’t need to use the lights as often, and you can open the window for ventilation.
  7. Install glass shelvesIf your bathroom is like many, you could probably use a bit of extra storage space. Countless storage solution options are available on the market, such as a medicine cabinet or an over-the-toilet storage unit. However, these options are usually bulky and dated.

Instead, consider adding two or three shelves made of glass to solve some of your storage shortage issues without crowding or dating the space. Similar to the glass-front cabinets, keeping your bathroom items on display doubles as storage and a beautiful spa-like way to store towels, books, bath bombs, candles, and more.

Want floor to ceiling glass shower doors in your bathroom? Contact New Concepts Glass Design today!

If you want floor to ceiling glass shower doors, glass cabinets or shelves, or a custom mirror in your bathroom, the professionals at New Concepts Glass Design are here for you.

Our team is proud to be Utah’s trusted and go-to glass professional and is ready to help you get the fancy shower doors of your dreams. We have over 30 years of industry experience and are excited to hear your glass design ideas.

We understand that making home and design-related decisions and settling on your idea can be stressful. That’s why we are here for you all along the way, from start to finish. We are here to help you explore your options, brainstorm ideas, and settle on a plan to ensure you get exactly what you want.

Whether you have a plan or an idea and need help collaborating and coming up with the design and concept, the New Concepts Glass Design team is here to work with you on your glass projects. We’re here to help you with shower doors, painted glass, handrails, wine cellars, and many other glass projects.

Our experienced and skilled team is dedicated to all of our clients. It is committed to providing each of them with the highest customer attention and care, as well as high-quality products and workmanship. We work hard for our nearly flawless reputation (seriously, look at our reviews!) and are proud to be Utah’s leading glass company.

Contact New Concepts Glass Design for a free estimate on all custom glass projects in Park City, Salt Lake City, Murray, and various surrounding cities.