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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Shower Door for Your Bathroom


If you're on the brink of a bathroom makeover or just looking to add a touch of elegance to your shower space, you've landed in the right spot. Choosing the perfect shower door might seem like a small detail, but trust us, it can make a huge splash (pun intended!) in your bathroom's overall aesthetic and functionality. So, let's dive into the ultimate guide on how to pick the right shower door for your bathroom.

Know Your Space: Before you start browsing through the world of shower doors, take a good look at your bathroom. Consider the size, layout, and overall design. Is it cozy and compact, or do you have the luxury of space? Knowing your bathroom's dimensions will help you determine the type of door that fits seamlessly into your space.


Style Matters: Now comes the fun part – choosing a style that complements your bathroom vibe. Are you into sleek and modern, or does a classic, timeless design appeal to you? From pivoting to sliding, frameless to semi-frameless, there's a style for every taste.


Swing or Slide? The Door Operation: How your shower door opens or closes can significantly impact your bathroom's functionality. Swing doors are classic and provide a wide entrance, but they might not be ideal for smaller spaces. Sliding doors are space-saving, perfect for cozy bathrooms. Consider your daily routine and the accessibility you desire.


Easy Maintenance: Let's be honest – nobody enjoys spending hours scrubbing their shower doors. Opt for doors with easy-to-clean features, like glass coatings that resist water spots and soap scum. We highly recommend a Shower Guard or Enduroshield as two coatings to make cleaning much easier. Your future self will thank you for this!


Budget-Friendly Options: While dreaming of a lavish bathroom is exhilarating, keeping an eye on your budget is crucial. Fortunately, there are stylish shower door options for every price range. We are happy to design around a fixed budget (and we know all of the tricks to save you some money but still get the overall feel and quality you are expecting).


Choosing the right shower door is like finding the perfect accessory for your favorite outfit – it completes the look and enhances your overall experience. But, like us, we sometimes need the help of experts to walk us through the selection process. McDowell Glass is happy to help! We love working with homeowners, remodelers, general contractors, and anyone looking to complete their bathroom with a beautiful shower door. Give us a call today and let us know how we can help!


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