A single door shower door is just that - a single glass door that fits in a shower opening. Doors can open to the left or right. You can also get these showers with a steam shower transom at the top.
Single glass shower doors are perfect for smaller spaces, like you might find in older Washington, DC area homes. From a historic home in Fairfax County, VA, a Mount Pleasant Tudor in downtown DC, or even the Beaux Arts style home specific to Kalorama...each unique space deserves the best frameless glass shower! Even smaller-sized guest bathrooms in a recently-built like you might find in a contemporary home in Northern DC are perfect for a smaller-sized single glass shower door.
Single glass shower doors make economic use of space, and are easy upgrades for existing showers with single doors. They’re also great for a renovation project when you’re looking for a space-saving shower. Talk this over with your contractor, architect, or designer when you’re planning the space. After your tile is laid, the time is right to get in touch with us so we can help you specify and install your new single glass shower door.
How do you know a single glass shower door is right for you? This one is pretty simple.
Not sure what size your single shower door should be? Here are some common single shower door size recommendations.
Your single glass shower door will normally be between 22” wide and 36” wide. 36” is the maximum width your door can be due to the amount of weight your wall and hinges can bear. Local codes will also typically tell you what the minimum width allowance is, but this can vary. For comfort and ease of use, you’ll single glass shower door will fall between 22” and 36”.
If your shower opening is wider than 36”, you may need to consider a door & panel, or inline, shower door. This just means that you’d have a single shower door between 22” and 36” and then an extra glass panel to make up the additional distance in the shower opening. This is for safety purposes.
How tall is the standard single shower door? Your single glass shower door will most commonly be about 72” high. 96” is the maximum height for most single glass shower doors. How tall the door can be depends on the width of the door because the height contributes to the weight of the door as well. There are typically local codes and builder guidelines that will be used to determine the proper width and height of your single shower door.
When choosing a single shower door, the space you have available is the first consideration. It’s easy if you’re replacing an existing shower door. New construction or a bathroom remodel will require some additional thought.
You will be able to customize your single shower door so that it is exactly how you want it. For example, you can choose the glass thickness, type of glass, glass thicknesses, and more. Learn more about our shower door customization options in our Shower Buying Guide.
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