When designing your new shower enclosure, keep in mind that each glass panel needs to be at least 4 1/2″ wide, which is the minimum width for tempering glass and supporting the hardware. Also, the door will need to be a minimum of 22″ wide and no more than 36″ wide.
Walls which meet a door or glass panel need to be completely vertical, or “plumb”, in order to prevent gaps, uneven joints, and hinge “bind”. This means the wall can’t lean in any direction, or be “bowed” or “bellied”. Any walls that are more the 1/4″ out of plumb make it difficult to install a […]
Decide whether to install your shower enclosure on a curb or to have it flush with the floor. While eliminating the curb is beneficial when planning a handicap accessible shower enclosure, keep in mind that a properly constructed curb helps prevent water from leaking or pooling onto the bathroom floor.
Be sure the wall on which you would like to install a hinged shower door has double 2×4 although single 2×4 would suffice. Always have wood studs or blocking where door hinge or panels are anchored, especially when metal studs were used in original construction of the wall.
For the next 17 weeks we will be sharing 17 design and construction tips for designing your new shower enclosure. These handy pointers help ensure low-stress, cost effective installation. We know that any remodeling project can seem a bit daunting, so we have put together some helpful tips to make the process easier and ensuring […]