Hagerstown Neo Angle in Aquamarine

Shower Door of the Week:  Neo Angle in Hagerstown, Maryland

Our pick for this week’s shower door was unanimous – that tile is stunning! This neo angle unit is clearly (ahem) an example of why you would go with frameless glass if you’ve invested in eye-catching tile. Heavy metallic frames would detract from what’s unique about this shower space.

Neo angle shower door unit with aquamarine tile

Technical details for our fellow shower door geeks! Of if you just want to know what to ask us about. (Please do get in touch! We looove to talk all things shower doors.) This is a neo angle unit with an additional in-line panel. The extra panel supports the weight of the door without adding any extra hardware. For hardware, you’re seeing prima pivot hinges and beveled clips for a smooth look that complements the frameless design.

Another design note: we often counsel that optically clear low iron glass works best against light-colored tile. Here it’s the opposite! Regular glass, which has a slight green tint, actually brings out the blues and greens in this aquamarine tile. (We’ve been debating – is “aquamariner” a word!?) The frameless design + glass choice really come together to make this tile POP!

Let us know what you think – and check out our fun Halloween pics! – on Facebook and Instagram. And stay tuned for our Second Annual Hand Turkey contest! You heard it here first…

Expert Advice: Matte Black Trend

Matte black is a bathroom design trend that’s here to stay! We get quite a few questions and comments about matte black options, so here are some ideas to consider when you’re considering a new shower look…

Black and Light

One of the most popular – and show-stopping! – iterations of the trend is black against white or light-colored walls and tile. This beige space, which could have been dull on its own, is completely transformed by the black hardware.

Mix and Match

Matte black can stand alone, but it also plays well with other metallics and colors. Here the black shower frame is paired with silver-tones, marble, and stone for a unique but entirely cohesive look. Grid showers are also having quite a moment, and these two trends are a match made in shower door heaven!

Be Bold

Chrome is the standard choice for bathroom hardware, but it can fade into the background. Totally fine if a neutral is what you’re after. We love how these folks in Frederick paired a more neutral handle with a bold black faucet and painted panels. And that tile! This unit definitely makes a statement!

Or Start Small

If you want just a bit of black in your bathroom, it’s easy to switch up your cabinet pulls or faucet. For the shower or tub that could mean just a black shower head or handle. Who knows, you might get carried away by the trend!

Get In Touch!

We’d love to know what you think about this design – really! Matte black: yea? nay? We are quite active on Facebook, and you can also get in touch the old fashioned ways – well, not carrier pigeons but, you know, phones and email! We’re also on Instagram where we share even more shower door pics for design inspiration.

Or if you’re ready to dive in, you can get a free quote anytime!

Swing Into the Shower Cave

Shower Door of the Week: Swing Door to Wet Room in Middleburg, Virginia

Sometimes all you need is one simple swing door to make all your shower dreams come true. As shower door experts, we’re known for our technical custom work. We geek out about challenges like last month’s custom 4-sided shower door of the week. But sometimes the beauty of design is in its simplicity.

Take a break, Devin!

This single panel door opens to an enclosed wet room. The dark tile and minimal lighting reinforce the feel of a cozy shower cave, a retreat from the rest of the house/world!

Swing glass door to wet room shower enclosure

What do you think about the shower cave? We share our Shower Door of the Week on Facebook and Instagram, so you can let us know.

Modern Matte Black Shower in Maryland

Panel door panel corner shower with a towel bar and robe hook in matte black

On the practical side of this design, the single-sided towel bar on the panel over the bath tub adds valuable bath real estate for wash cloths and towels. The interior robe hook is great for a loofah. We’re guessing they’ll go for a black loofah?

We’d love to know what you think about this design – really! Matte black: yea? nay? We are quite active on Facebook, and you can also get in touch the old fashioned ways – well, not carrier pigeons but, you know, phones and email! We’re also on Instagram where we share even more shower door pics for design inspiration.

Expert Advice: Our Trusted Tile Companies

Choosing tile is the time for your inner interior designer to shine! There’s something special about making a unique interior space that’s all your own. But who do you turn to for options and advice? Who actually installs your dream tile? We often get asked for referrals, and with 30 years in the shower door business, we’ve made some excellent local contacts. Please do let them know that we referred you! But without further blogging ado, here are our most-trusted tile contractors:

Frederick County, Maryland

Epic Kitchen & Bath / Scott Phucas / 301-363-5531

HH Homes / Hank Parater / 240-870-2985

J Grubbs Construction / John Grubb / 301-748-7374

Lighthouse Craftsmen / Pete Ring / 240-315-832

Newell Property Services / Tom Newell / 301-371-0645

PKS Home Improvements / Paul Sager / 301-337-0134

Premier Contracting Services / Tyler Timberlake / 877- 928-7767

Quality First Home Improvement / Dave Farnum / 443-398-1100

Woodsboro Craftsmen / Jeff Crum / 301-304-0945

Carroll, Howard, & Washington Counties, Maryland

Woodsboro Craftsmen / Jeff Crum / 301-304-0945

 

Montgomery County, Maryland

PKS Home Improvements / Paul Sager / 301-337-0134

 

Washington, D.C.

Falcon Construction / Kaz Malachowski / 301-294 – 3100

 

Loudoun County, Virginia

Goode Guy Handyman / Ronnie Goode / 703-431-2754

 

Berkeley County, West Virginia

Miller’s Residential Creations / Travis Sprouse /  304- 918-0007

Tristate Home Improvements / Chris Hill / 304-240-0646

 

Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Innovative Kitchen & Flooring Supply / Ryan Stouffer / 717-263-2611

 

Note: We are not responsible for any mistakes, mix-ups, or mayhem caused by these contractors. Kidding: they’re good people. But please let us know if you have a negative experience that might cause us to retract our recommendation. And definitely get in touch when it’s time to plan for your perfect shower door! In the meantime, follow along on our social media (Facebook and Instagram) for tile and other design inspiration!

Symphony Shower in Alexandria, Virginia

Shower Door of the Week: Symphony Hardware in Alexandria, Virginia

There are so many ways to make a shower truly your own. For our shower door of the week, you can see the eye-catching tile, always fun to shop for. On the practical side, there’s bench seating and a handheld shower head. Nice! But hardware is an often unsung hero of shower design. Not here in Alexandria! These clients are singing loud and proud with their Symphony hardware upgrade. Handles, hooks, and towel bars can really add that extra something to your bathroom design. Hardware can take almost any look toward more modern and sleek – or here something a little more classic. Shower door expert Emmarose calls this one “fancy”!

Corner shower unit in Alexandria Virginia with Symphony hardware
Shower Door of the Week
Close-up of a Symphony handle

You can let us know on Facebook or Instagram what you think about this style. Are you more of a ladder pull lady? Coda guy? Stay tuned for our upcoming quiz to finally find out “Which Shower Door Are You?” We also have a new expert / model in the showroom who you’ll definitely want to meet. He doesn’t say much, but he has a fantastic t-shirt collection…

Phantom of the Germantown Shower!?

Shower Door of the Week: All-Glass Phantom in Germantown, Maryland

Never fear, that’s just our all-glass Phantom shower door!

Reducing the number and prominence of metal parts has been an industry obsession for years. But 310 Tempering has taken things to a whole new level of frameless glass with Phantom shower doors. This unit debuts a game-changing glass header system that anchors high-end bathrooms without dominating them. When you invest money in eye-catching tile, you want to see it!

These happy customers also opted for low iron glass. That’s another way to make sure your tile isn’t obscured. Iron content gives clear glass a slight green tint. Low iron glass, also known as high definition glass, is more optically clear and gives the shower a noticeable luster.

In other Shower Door Experts news, did you know that we’re on Instagram? You can catch our shower door of the week there every Sunday, but there’s so much more! You can see our good-lookin’ experts (if we do say so ourselves), new coloring sheets to support our local food bank, shower-themed holiday wishes, and more! Yesterday was International Cat Day. We’d love to hear if your cat has any weird shower habits. If you send us a pic (emily@showerdoorexperts.com), we might feature it on our Instagram page! Oh, we also definitely want to know if your shower is actually haunted.

Cat bath. Wet cat. Girl washes cat in the bath

Your experts are also quite active on Facebook, and you can always get in touch by phone, text, and email too. We genuinely love to chat about shower design! If you’re keen to get started, you can even start a completely free quote from our website. Hope to hear from you sometime!

Sandblasted Glass Making Waves in Pennsylvania

Shower Door of the Week: Custom Sandblasted Glass in Chambersburg

We were making some summer sandblasted waves in sunny Chambersburg, Pennsylvania! Our friends at Rowland Glass Studios in Thurmont, Maryland did the custom blasting. We always enjoy working with them! Design note: they left the top section of the shower clear to show off that fun sparkly tile. On our end, we think the upgraded curved concerto handle fits really well with this wavy design.

Side note: Expert Emily sees waves, but Expert Noah makes the fair point that you can also stand in the shower and pretend you’re a tiger. Who’s right? Email emily@showerdoorexperts.com if you want to weigh in on this debate…

What They’re Saying

Wow, this one really blew up over on our Facebook page! (We’re also on Instagram.)

“Gotta love when two great companies come together on a project and get beautiful results!!”

“Love this, need this”

“Do you give free estimates?”

Yes! Yes we do give free estimates! Get in touch or start a free quote from the website. Somebody also asked us about a full bathroom model, so also know that we can recommend contractors in your area. We work with some terrific and trustworthy people – very much including Rowland Glass Studios! – and are always happy to share our insider knowledge.

What our Clients Say

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