Expert Advice: Custom Finishes

Shower Door of the Week: Door and Panel with Custom Brushed Bronze Finish

Custom finishes were a big topic of conversation in 2020, with matte black reigning supreme! Bathroom fixtures with custom finishes can be maddening to match with shower door hardware. Fortunately, this wasn’t our first rodeo. These Silver Spring, Maryland clients were looking for a custom brushed bronze to match their bathroom, and we made it happen!

Shower door with custom brushed bronze hardware

The most common custom finishes we use to match your bathroom:

  • matte black
  • brushed bronze
  • satin or polished brass
  • satin or polished nickel

Matte black and polished nickel are still somewhat uncommon, but they’re becoming more easily accessible. We will usually have them in stock already. Which is a good time to note: custom hardware can add a week or more to your lead time, but trust us – it’s worth it! We will be super-clear in the early stages of the installation process how custom parts and finishes could affect the production phase and the overall timeline of the project.

Get in touch if you have any questions about custom finishes or anything else. We’re on Facebook and Instagram too, where we share comics, coloring pages, and all kinds of weird…I mean… fun stuff! See you over there.

Bronze Pentagon in Leesburg, VA

Shower Door of the Week:  Glass to Glass with Brushed Bronze in Leesburg, Virginia

This client came to us with a vision of brushed bronze hardware – and we made it happen! It’s one of the great joys of our job, turning your visions into reality. And we really love how this one turned out.

As Expert Emmarose notes, “This is a big boy!” The pentagon shape makes for even more space and requires the two panels to meet at a custom angle. That’s where the specially ordered brushed bronze hardware comes in! Even though it’s a big enclosure, the overall look is still light and open with just the notes of bronze seeming to hold it together.

Also worth mentioning: these clients wisely chose to invest in optically clear low iron glass. We recommend this for clients with white and light-colored tile. Regular glass has a slight greenish tinge. You might not notice it against colorful tile, but for this much white tile it does make a difference.

In other Shower Door Expert news, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Santa has already been handing out gifts to employees and contractors. Strangely, our head honcho Tom never seems to be around when Santa visits…

For more seasonal photos and shower door inspiration, find us over on Facebook and Instagram!

Wet Room Shower Doors in Martinsburg, WV

Shower Door of the Week: Custom Frameless Corner Shower Doors in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Free-Standing

This West Virginia homeowner wanted the wet room bathroom experience, so we made it happen with a custom frameless shower door. Frequently, so-called “corner shower doors” are found in bathrooms with a shower pan directly adjacent to a soaking tub. That set-up requires a glass cutout to accommodate the tub deck. But this shower we recently completed in Martinsburg is completely free-standing. And it turned out beautifully!

No Curb

Because the bathroom is designed as wet room, there is no curb on this shower. Typically, we see 4” curbs defining the shower pan. But since the bathroom floor and shower pan floor were made of the same materials, there was no need for a curb. Some homeowners like to avoid using a shower curb to make their showers ADA/wheelchair friendly.

Oil Rubbed Bronze

You can see that the free-standing soaking tub in this bathroom has earthy brown tones. The floor material also has a rustic earthiness to it. So when it came time to talk shower door hardware, we recommended oil rubbed bronze finish as the best match. Our oil rubbed bronze finish is available in light, medium, or dark to match pretty much any other bathroom fixture available in oil rubbed bronze.

Want a Free Quote?

Our showroom in Jefferson, Maryland is temporarily closed to keep everyone safe. But our office staff is available to give you a quote for a custom shower door! You can fill out a quote request form on our website, send a message on Facebook, or text us at (833)222-2789.
Our installers are classified as “essential workers,” so we’re still able to measure and install shower doors! For our panhandle friends, our schedule typically takes us your way 1-2 per week. So we have appointments available near Harpers Ferry, Charles Town, Ranson, and Shepherdstown, West Virginia at your convenience. Get in touch!

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