Why Placement Is Critical With A Seamless Shower Door Installation

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Why Placement Is Critical With A Seamless Shower Door Installation

7 December 2022
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A seamless shower door can add a heightened sense of style to any bathroom. Even if you're hiring a contractor to do a seamless shower door installation job, you'll still need to make a few key decisions. One of the biggest choices will be the placement of the shower door. Here is why that matters so much. 

Cleaning and Maintenance

The placement of the shower door will determine how hard or easy the cleaning and maintenance are going to be. It might seem like a small issue, but accessing the screws if a hinge is damaged can be an annoyance if the door is too tight to a nearby wall. Likewise, getting in and out of the shower to clean it can be tough if the door doesn't provide room to maneuver. You don't want to have to dodge the showerhead when you're trying to stand in a spot to clean the door, for example.

Fortunately, you can usually install a longer or shorter panel to manipulate the door's placement. You can then target a specific spot for the door to open.


You also don't want the shower door to conflict with other parts of the bathroom. If the shower is close to the door into the bathroom, for example, you don't want the shower door to be at risk of colliding with it. At best, it makes getting in and out of the bathroom tougher. At worst, there's a risk that the two doors could strike each other and suffer damage.

Similarly, you don't want the door to risk bumping into drawers, cabinet doors, or the corners of countertops. You don't want to risk the shower door contacting another piece of heavy glass because that increases the chances of something shattering. While modern safety systems in the glass won't send shards flying, you'll still have to replace or fix at least one of the pieces of glass.

Long-Term Planning for Replacement

The odds are high that at some point someone is going to have to do a seamless shower door replacement. When that time comes, you don't want it to be in a bad spot. This can make it difficult to move the old door out and the new one in. Ideally, you want the shower door in a spot where anyone replacing it can move large panels around. Even if you expect to sell the house before you have to do a replacement, this is the kind of little thing buyers like to nitpick when bargaining on the house's price.

Contact a local contractor to learn more about seamless shower door installation