Three Accessories To Complete Your Frameless Shower Enclosure

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Frameless shower enclosures can create a modern look in your bathroom, and they can also give the space a more open, airy feel. If you are considering remodeling your bathroom and adding one of these showers, there are some accessories you might want to consider. Use these ideas to find the right finishing touches for your new shower space.

Shower Door Hardware

Your shower enclosure may be frameless, but it will need hardware, such as hinges and handles. These items come in a range of designs that can complement your bathroom's new look. Consider sleek polished chrome hardware for a modern look, or choose an oil-rubbed bronze for a vintage decor theme. You can also find grab bars in coordinating finishes if you need extra help getting in and out of the shower every day.


One of the benefits of having a frameless shower enclosure is that the natural light from your bathroom can help to illuminate the shower area. This means you won't need as much lighting in the shower itself to increase visibility, so you can choose more decorative lighting options instead. Simple recessed lights add a clean look to the space, while sconces situated on the walls next to the shower create an elegant finishing touch. If your bathroom is located on the upper floor of your home, consider working with your contractor to add a skylight in the shower area to let natural light flood the room.

Shower Benches

Shower benches can give your bathroom a more spa-like feel, and they can also help to make your bathroom more accessible for you or any family members with mobility issues. If you plan on installing a bench, be sure to discuss it with your contractor before purchasing the materials for your shower. Depending on the space you have available, the shower door enclosure may need to be cut to fit the bench. This is particularly true if your shower is replacing a standard bathtub, as the bench may need to go at one of the narrow ends of the enclosure. Permanent shower benches become an extension of your shower wall, and they can be covered in the tile you use for the rest of the wall for a seamless look. You can also choose a contrasting tile color to create a bold design, which will be visible throughout the bathroom thanks to the clear frameless shower doors.

Talk to your contractor about the lighting, hardware, bench, and any other accessories you want to add in advance so you can get your bathroom remodel completed efficiently.


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