The right door frame helps showcase your shower space. Basco offers three different frame types to customize your space: framed, semi-frameless, and frameless. Here we'll discuss the differences between the three and provide some inspiration that perfectly highlights the benefits of each.

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A framed enclosure includes framing around both the door opening and each panel. It’s the perfect way to complement the finishing on other fixtures in your bathroom.

Pros: Typically cost less than their frameless counterparts. Simpler install than frameless.

Cons: Less open look and feel.

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A semi-frameless enclosure has framing on each side of the larger piece, but not around the door panel. The stationary panel may or may not have a complete frame, depending on the model. It’s ideal if you want to incorporate your finishing without obstructing the view into your shower.

Pros: Perfect combination of framed and frameless. Provides some openness to a space.

Cons: Can be more expensive than framed enclosures. Not a fully open design.

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These doors have minimal framing in order to provide the clearest view into your shower. It’s the best way to highlight tile, rain shower heads, and other high-end features.

Pros: Provides an open and airy look.

Cons: Requires heavy glass, so this option can be pricier compared to others. More complicated install than framed.

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