When it comes to the design of any room, every element plays a critical role in defining your space and creating an overall look that makes you feel at home. This, of course, also applies to the bathroom. Considering all the elements in your bathroom that make up the space, a shower enclosure stands out not only because of functionality, but also because of the significant contributions it can make to bathroom aesthetics.

Whether you are renovating an existing bathroom or designing a brand new one, understanding the impact of shower doors in your space can help you make the best choice to combine maximum functionality with style.


The Illusion of Space

We have said it before and will say it again - glass showers are the best way to make your small bathroom look big! One of the most notable effects of choosing glass shower doors, particularly frameless doors, is the illusion of space it creates.

Traditional shower curtains can make a bathroom feel cramped by breaking up the visual flow of the room. In contrast, clear or textured glass doors allow the eye to travel virtually uninterrupted across the room, creating a sense of openness.


Enhancing Natural Light

Natural light can transform the ambiance of any room, and bathrooms are no exception. In fact, adding natural light to your bathroom might be one of the best ways to upgrade your space from the ground up. Glass shower enclosures allow natural light to penetrate the entire space and brighten up the room more than a shower curtain.
For bathrooms with limited or no natural light, glass doors can still help make the most of what is available. Reflections from lamps on the glass can lead to a bright, airy and luxurious feel that makes your bathroom appear larger than it is.

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Customization and Personalization

With Basco enclosures, customization options for your enclosure are vast. From frameless, semi-frameless, or framed to swing, rolling, sliding and folding doors, we tailor your enclosure to not only match your taste, but also precision-fit your shower. Additional customizations like metal finish options, glass options, custom handle and towel bar selections and much more, you can truly create a space that is exactly how you envision it. Whether you have a built-in bench or an arched ceiling, our custom glass solutions will bridge the gap between functionality and beauty for your home-spa.


From harmonious designs that blend with your bathroom decor to contrasting focal points like our GridGlass enclosures, a shower door can be the deciding factor to take your bathroom from “just a bathroom” to your oasis of relaxation.


Functionality and Cleanliness

When compared side by side, maintained glass enclosures convey a cleaner, more luxurious look. Glass enclosures paired with our AquaGlideXP protective coating, or designed with our Guardian ShowerGuard glass, add real functionality by keeping the door clean for longer and reducing the amount of time and effort needed to make your enclosure shine like on day one again. A shower curtain, even an expensive one, will often look less clean and neat, therefore reducing the aesthetics of your bathroom. Shower curtains fade and are a hassle to clean regularly, and while plastic liners can help prevent the fabric from staining or getting gunky, they are also difficult to maintain and attract hard water stains like any other surface. Our modern glass enclosures, especially those treated with our protective coatings, will ensure your space looks luxurious and aesthetically pleasing.

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The Why

So, Why does it Matter?

Simply put, because your comfort matters. Shower doors are more than just practical fixtures; they are a critical design element that can significantly impact the aesthetics of a bathroom. From creating an illusion of space and enhancing natural light to adding elegance and customization options, shower doors have the power to transform your bathroom into a stylish and functional oasis. An oasis that creates a feeling of happiness and relaxation in your home is a key part of finding peace on a busy day and allowing yourself space to wind down.

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