Shower doors can transform an old bathroom

by : Roger King



The most common shower door style is the bypass door that has two doors that slide in a frame mounted to the tub's endwalls. With any door style type you'll have a choice of glass styles and hardware finishes.

Shower doors and enclosures have undergone a tremendous change in the past several years, whatever the style of your bathroom, from older-home quaintness to modern day luxury, a Lasco shower door provides just the right finishing touch.

When choosing a shower door, some thought should be given to where to place towel bars where they will be convenient. Some doors come with integrated towel bars. In these cases, note that towel bars are not substitutes for grab bars. They are not designed for this purpose.

Shower doors are easy to install and can dress up your bathroom. Sliding and hinged models are available, and the doors come in a variety of colors. Shower curtains have the advantage of being generally inexpensive and easily replaced, but their disadvantages are that they are hard to clean; they lack durability and wear out rather quickly.

Fixed doors solve all of these problems. Whether you are replacing an existing shower door, or building a new shower enclosure, proper measuring is critical for a perfect fit.