When it comes to dressing up the bathroom, you really need to exercise your creativity if you want to stand out from the same usual spa-inspired designs. Most homeowners stick with clear frameless
Colored Glass Panels
With new advances in
Etched and Textured Accents
Go beyond color and consider texture as the next step in making your bathroom unique. The most dramatic and eye-catching textures include
- Thick ripples and waves, creating a rustic melted look
- Marks at sharp angles to mimic the look of frost on a window
- Diagonal and crosshatched lines for privacy
- Round raised dots that
Aside from the various rippling and frosted glass you can find at most suppliers, you can also order custom etched pieces for your shower door installers to hang. Expert artists equipped with sandblasters and etching chemicals create whatever design you want without compromising the strength of the glass.
You've likely shopped for light fixtures already for the bathroom remodel, but what about lighting up the frameless shower door itself? The most basic and affordable option involves mounting LEDs along the edges of the glass so the color light reflects through the inside of each panel. You must get the wiring professionally installed since it runs so close to a water source.
If your budget allows for it, you can even get a color changing shower door light kit. Switch between different colors and brightness levels to create a soothing atmosphere or a high energy wake up routine.
Some of these ideas work together to bring life to your favorite frameless glass shower doors. For example, colored glass is just as easy to etch as clear material, but it is a little harder to find it in a wide variety of texture options. In contrast, LED lights work best with clear glass only.