Why Add Glass Shower Doors? Considerations for Orem Homeowners
Whatever the size or configuration of the bathroom in your Orem home, adding glass shower doors can instantly give the space a more luxurious, spa-like feel. In our minds, that’s a good enough reason to embark on the project – but as it turns out, bathroom upgrades like a glass shower enclosure offer other benefits.
According to Consumer Reports, freshening up the bath can boost the sale price of your home by two to three percent. And, research by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) says that major bathroom renovations are near the top of the list in terms of the expected value at resale. What’s more, forty-four percent of the Realtors® surveyed by NARI recommended that home sellers complete a bathroom renovation before putting a home on the market.
What if you’re not planning on selling your Orem home anytime soon? Does investing in a glass shower enclosure still make sense?
The Real Value in Glass Shower Doors
NARI also surveyed homeowners who have completed remodeling projects to find out their level of satisfaction once the work was done. Taking this information, they calculated a Joy Score, ranking each type of renovation project. Higher Joy Scores indicate projects that make people the happiest.
Bathroom renovations ranked quite high — the Joy Score came in at 9.6 out of 10. Modernizing a bath gives people an increased enjoyment in their homes, and being happier with where you live is a powerful reason for going with a glass enclosure.
With a glass shower enclosure, your bathroom will look and function much better. You’ll likely feel a major sense of accomplishment after completing the project – and, of course, you’ll find taking a shower to be much more enjoyable. For all of these reasons, adding glass shower doors is worthy of consideration whether or not you ever sell your Orem home.
How to Select the Ideal Glass Shower Enclosure
If you decide to move forward with bathroom renovations, you’ll want to give serious thought to the design of your glass shower enclosure. While budget will no doubt be an important consideration, planning the project with an eye toward enjoyment involves more than simply crunching the numbers.
Aside from price, what should you think upon as you select your glass shower doors? To narrow down your options and end up with a shower enclosure that makes you happy, take the following into account.
Is your shower located in the corner of the bathroom? Or do you currently have an alcove bathtub? Are the bathroom walls structurally sound? Where are the studs needed to support a glass enclosure? The answers to these questions can help narrow your search for the perfect shower doors.
Looking at the available bathroom space, would swing-open glass shower doors be practical? Is installing a rounded glass door to gain more space in the shower an option? Functionality is crucial to your satisfaction in the project, and thinking about what will and won’t work for the space can help with your design decisions.
After considering structure and function, you can move on to selecting a shower enclosure that fits your personal style. To accomplish this task, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you interested in European or frameless shower doors? Or would you prefer a framed enclosure with hardware that matches your bathroom fixtures?
- Given the choice, how would you like the doors to operate? Do you want them to swing open, slide on a track or fold together in an accordion style?
- Do you want the shower to be made of clear glass? Or do you think that frosted patterned, textured or tinted glass would better suit the look of your bathroom?
When designing a shower enclosure for your Orem home, you have a multitude of options to consider. If you’re ready to update your bathroom with glass shower doors and want help determining what’s practical – and what’s possible – look for an experienced professional contractor.
Get the Glass Shower Enclosure of Your Dreams
Making decisions about bathroom renovations is much easier when you have a highly skilled professional offering advice. Turn to Complete Glass, and that’s what you can expect. And since we’ve been helping Orem homeowners with glass shower doors and enclosures for more than 20 years, our team has the knowledge and experience to make recommendations that make sense.
When it comes to a bathroom remodel, upgrading to a glass enclosure isn’t the only way to make the most of the space. Replacing the window with a newer model or adding a new window might be a smart plan. And rather than heading to the local big box store to buy a run-of-the-mill bathroom mirror, why not consider a custom-designed mirror?
At Complete Glass, we’re here to meet your window replacement and installation needs. And, our team can provide you with mirrors that accommodate your style and suit your bathroom space.