Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia are both short, scenic drives from our shower door showroom outside of Frederick, MD. As a result, we travel to these areas several times per week, installing frameless shower doors in some of the region’s most impressive homes. Here are three examples of shower door installations we completed towards the end of January 2017 in Reston, Leesburg, and Purcellville, VA.
Steam showers are fully enclosed with glass in order to capture and contain digitally regulated steam. Typical frameless showers leave space above the unit for steam to escape, but steam shower enclosures run full-height to the ceiling.
However, because fabricating shower doors in heights that exceed 84″ is bad for the hinges long-term, it is common to add a glass transom above the door. This steam shower enclosure in Reston, VA actually has two transoms above the shower door: one operable transom and one fixed transom. The operable transom immediately above the door pivots open and closed, giving the homeowner another way (beyond the digital steam regulation) to adjust the density of steam within the shower.
This frameless shower door and panel is pretty straightforward from a hardware perspective. We used standard glass-to-wall hinges on the right wall and standard 2″x2″ glass clamps on the left wall to secure the glass panel. On the handle, however, the homeowners opted for an upgrade: a square combination 6″ pull handle/24″ towel bar.
These handles are popular because they offer the best of both worlds: a convenient pull handle on the inside of the shower door, as well as additional (and conveniently accessible) towel bar real estate on the outside of the door. It’s a very practical upgrade.
In addition to frameless shower enclosures, we also fabricate framed shower units like this corner shower door in Purcellville, VA. Framed shower doors purchased from Big Box stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s can be dicey options. They are all prefabricated with limited adjustability to accommodate inevitable out of plumb and level conditions. The problem is that this adjustability undermines long-term usability of the unit. They have a tendency to settle and shift, requiring ongoing readjustment over the years.
Our framed shower units are not much more expensive than the ones available at the Big Box stores, and they are all pre-measured and fabricated to fit your exact space. This means that they will both look and function better over time. Framed shower enclosures are handsome, affordable alternatives to fully frameless shower doors.
We are offering a free glass corner shelf to our customers in Loudoun County, VA and Fairfax County, VA with every purchase of a shower door between February 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017. Use coupon code SILVERLINE to take advantage of this offer!