Let us clarify the different options when it comes to designing and ordering a new shower door. “Framed” shower doors most of us are familiar with, they came as the first option to get rid of the shower curtain. They are available in a wide variety of finishes from chrome, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze to gold. The glass used in these doors is able to be considerably thinner due to the support and protection the frame offers, saving you money during that costly remodel. However with all that extra aluminum it makes it harder to clean and with the buildup of hard water and other corrosion to the frame it can quickly become unsightly. Another drawback being that in most cases there will need to be some kind of header to support the rest of the frame, which can be inconvenient for taller individuals. Semi-Frameless showers offer a solution for budget and by removing some of the unsightly aluminum in your custom shower enclosure. There are many different versions of “Semi-Frameless” including a frame around the whole enclosure with a frameless door and or a fixed panel with a channel on the wall and threshold. By removing some of the cumbersome aluminum and giving you more exposed glass the Semi-Frameless look can save you a few bucks during remodels. Which leaves us with the “Frameless” shower door enclosure, the most beautiful and thoughtful way to finish your bathroom with. As the name suggests the Frameless shower door consists of all glass with minimal hardware to create a truly transparent look and feel for your home. The shower enclosure is usually made from 3/8 to ½ inch tempered safety glass, the hardware is available in multiple finishes and can help in creating a unique shower experience. If you are located in the greater Seattle area and have any questions or would like any more information on the above shower layouts please feel free to contact us today.