Shower Door of the Week: Matte Black Grid Shower Door in Kensington, MD
This grid shower door we recently installed in Kensington, Maryland is doubly on trend! Grid showers and matte black are both having a moment, and we love it.
The doors we install are actually from the second generation of the grid shower door movement. Coastal Industries first released their Gridscape units a few years back. They opted for small rectangular panes of glass welded together with metal framing, and the look was an immediate hit! Especially in urban areas with uber-contemporary design trends, these units sold like hotcakes.
But they were ghastly expensive! And other manufacturers found better, less expensive ways to accomplish the same look. We source ours from Century Bathworks in New Jersey. By using a single piece of glass with thin grid framing adhered to it, Century is able to provide this trendy matte black look at a fraction of the cost of its competitors.
Matte black hardware is, in general, also having a moment. Perhaps it’s because oil rubbed bronze finishes run the gamut from super dark to super light? And it’s easier to pair black with black versus two different oil rubbed bronze finishes from two different manufacturers? Whatever the case, we’re officially on board!