Glass shower enclosures like this are a great feature to have in any remodeled bathroom. They are quickly become one of the hottest home design trends for 2022 because they add fantastic style and a great "spa" feel to a bathroom. I particularly like how these home owners made their frameless shower the primary focal point in the bathroom. Because the entire enclosure is transparent and they installed a frameless shower door, the large unit does not overpower the space. Instead, it supplies just the right amount of luxury and elegance, especially with the addition of the beautiful teak bench that coordinates perfectly with the espresso vanity nearby.
All design decisions are important ones but, as we recently learned during our master bathroom remodel, some can really transform a space. Our choice of glass shower doors was actually the element that transformed our bathroom the most. Before the space looked nice, but the edgy contemporary style we were going for was really amplified by the frameless shower door that we installed as the final step. I wanted something that was a bit futuristic and that would reflect our aqua bathroom colors well. The transparent glass enclosure allows the beautiful mosaic wall tile to be displayed throughout the rest of the room, not just from inside the shower, making it a stylish accent to the entire space. If you are on the fence about getting one of these, I would definitely go for it.
We have been thinking about swapping out the large metal rimmed glass wall in our bathroom with a more modern frameless shower door. In my opinion, the nickel border on the top really dates the unit and, even though we updated the vanity, mirrors and floors, the room still seems quite old. Frameless sliding shower doors always give a more contemporary look to a bathroom no matter the age of the rest of the decor. In fact, I think you could probably add one to a room with outdated vanities and flooring and it would still look like a modern space. Since we are swapping out the doors, I think that we will go ahead and get a new bathroom accessories set to upgrade the room even more. Something in a nice polished chrome would be absolutely perfect for the room.
Decorating a bathroom can be an intimidating project for most because there are so many important elements like tile, vanities, shower doors, wall paint, etc. that much all tie together in the end. For this reason, I always tell my clients to start small with one single design decision such as a tile choice or a light fixture purchase, and then move on to each different layer from there. By breaking the overall decor into smaller manageable elements, it is much easier to figure out the building blocks of the overall finished design. When in doubt, certainly start with your bathroom color ideas. This could be a paint palette, a tile option, or even the finish of your vanity. Any of these decisions will greatly influence the direction that you go with the rest of your design. In this room, we actually started out by picking the cool wood grain tile accents you see used throughout, which then led us to choose a great frameless shower door, and paint color for the walls.
We hired a designer to try to fit as many cool features as we could into our small master bathroom. In addition to the fact that the space is quite tiny, several of the walls are covered by large windows so, before, we did not have room for anything other than a corner shower, toilet, and small vanity. My wife has always wanted a soaking tub so we wanted to try to redo the floorpan to fit that as well as duel vanities. Our interior decorator was brilliant because she somehow managed to fit everything we wanted into the small space. I am pretty sure the key to achieving this, was carefully selecting finishes, like these frameless glass shower doors, that keep the space bright and open. Even though the area between the shower and tub is quite cramped space-wise, decoratively it flows quite well. I attribute this to the frameless shower door that gives the illusion that there is much more open space than their really is.
One of my favorite bathroom trends for 2022 is incorporating cool modern shower enclosures that open up the design and give it a great spa feeling. This master bath we recently finished up is actually one of my projects that I am most proud of because we were able to really highlight the unique architecture of the space while making it very luxurious and functional at the same time. The homeowner wanted a large jetted tub as well as a spacious shower with multiple heads. The versatile floor plan certainly had the space for it, but they weren't sure how to incorporate them both in a cohesive way. Rather than creating dedicated spaces for both we decided to place them next to each other divided only by shower glass. I love the versatility of a frameless shower door because you can achieve bold and unexpected looks like this. The entire unit looks like one open shower but their are, in fact, independent areas for bathing in both.