Since December is #ShopSmall month, we’ve assembled some of our most recent local shower door installations into a single post. We’re a proud local, family-owned business, and every single one of our employees lives in one of the towns or cities we serve in the Frederick area.
We have employees who live in Hagerstown, Frederick, Jefferson, and Brunswick. And all of them say the same thing: their favorite jobs are the ones down the street from their homes and our showroom. The workdays are shorter, and doing great work in a neighbor’s home is rewarding in its own unique way. These are the people you smile at and wave hello to at the store. They’re the people who have a shared vested interest in a tight-knit, thriving community.
So in the spirit of celebrating #ShopSmall month, here are five local shower door installations we completed over the past few weeks:
This is a beautiful frameless corner glass shower enclosure we installed in November. To complement the earthy tones of the tile, the homeowner opted for oil rubbed bronze bathroom fixtures, a finish we matched with the shower door hardware. The door is hinged off of a stationary glass panel using glass-to-glass pivot hinges, tastefully located at the very top and bottom of the door. These give the shower enclosure the fully frameless look most homeowners prefer.
This layout is increasingly popular in the area. A relatively deep shower space is divided from the bathroom by an angled knee wall and a narrow shower door opening. This is considered a 2/3 neo angle layout because it only has the one angled panel. Full neo angles have two angled panels–one on either side of the door–meeting the front face of the shower at 135 degrees. This homeowner opted for a 6″ ladder pull handle in chrome to achieve a modern hardware look.
So many homes in the area have a master bathroom with this layout: a shower pan directly beside a soaking tub. This frameless glass corner shower enclosure is a great example of how homeowners can approach this layout. The door hinges off of the wet wall, and a notched stationary glass panel is cut out to accommodate the bathtub. A buttressed return panel completes the enclosure at 90 degrees, held securely in place by a corner clamp, as well as a glass-to-wall clamp on the back wall.
We’ve been picking up a lot of work in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia over the past 2 to 3 years. We’re generally out that way at least once a week, working in some beautiful homes in Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Shepherdstown. This 2/3 Neo Angle in Martinsburg turned out really well. The homeowner opted for a 6″ Symphony handle to tie the rustic wood flooring to the marble and river stone shower pan. Even though jobs in the Eastern Panhandle are out of state for us, they’re still closer than the jobs we pick up in Baltimore or DC. Our showroom is right off of Route 340, so it’s a straight shot, and you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful drive than the one that takes you over the rivers and through Harpers Ferry.
Last but not least, we have a door and notched panel that we did for a customer in Pennsylvania. Towns like Greencastle and Waynesboro are a short drive up Route 15 from Frederick, and we pick up 2-3 jobs per month in this area. You can see at the bottom left of the shower that we had to accommodate a geometric tile design detail. So we fabricated a stationary glass panel with a slight notch, and then used u-channel up the wall so we could set the door centerline on the shower curb. The oil rubbed bronze shower hardware works really well with the earthy hues of the tile.
We’re proud of every single shower door we install, all around the DC Metro region. But these jobs in our backyard are extra special to us. Take advantage of our shower door showroom in Jefferson, MD, near Frederick, and check out our full-size shower displays any weekday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. Whether you stop in just to get some design ideas or you’re ready to make a purchase, we guarantee you a memorable and neighborly #ShopSmall experience!