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Shower Door Design Ideas for Raleigh New Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Shower Door Options:

What's are the most popular shower enclosure and door styles for Raleigh new custom homes?

  • Frameless, semi-frameless, or framed?
  • Sliders or opening doors?
  • Glass partitions?

See the top 5 shower door options here, with photo examples.

Best Types of Shower Doors:

Shower door preferences vary widely, as do budgets!  For some homeowners this is a "splurge" area, a way to add even more drama and detail to a custom tile shower.   For others, the design of the door is simply one more step towards a beautifully beguiling bath.  

Some common shower door styles include:

1. Frameless Shower Doors and Enclosures

This shower door is completely frameless - with just a touch of dark bronze required for the hinges that enable to door to open.

Oil rubbed bronze fixtures and finishes stand out in this softly painted contempoary craftsman master bathroom, from a version of the McAlvany.

Here is an example of a frameless shower enclosure, from a version of the Peay. Metal brackets keep the large glass wall stable, without disrupting the minimalistic style:

2. Semi-Frameless Shower Doors and Enclosures

A semi-frameless shower door can use a frame on two sides. In this photo, from a version of the Remington master bathroom, a glass window looks between the shower and alcove tub. This is a modern open concept shower design.

3. Framed Shower Doors and Enclosures

This three-sided shower is fully framed with a brushed nickel finish. This is a great shower layout for an alley style master bathroom, with his and hers separate vanities. The closet opens on the opposite wall of this linear bathroom layout - see more photos of this Raleigh custom home here.

4. Shower Door Sliders

Shower doors that slide open are ideal for small bathroom layouts. While typical shower doors swing open - and need clear space to do so - sliders are self-contained within the shower frame.

Here is an example of shower door sliders, in a compact master bathroom. This photo is from a version of the Sherri, an efficient one story home near Raleigh, NC.

5. Glass Partitions - with No Door - to the Shower

Glass partitions block shower spray, while leaving a no-door opening. These showers are most common in contemporary style homes with an open concept, as well as wheelchair accessible homes (with zero threashold roll-in showers).

Pictured is just half of this two-person shower. Click here to see a photo tour of this home, a version of the Judson.

The shower door framing and swing style you choose will depend on several factors, including:

  • Master bathroom layout (U-shaped, L-shaped, Single Wall, Open Concept)
  • Custom home style (Contemporary, Craftsman, Traditional)
  • Any special considerations (Wheelchair Accessible Showers, Aging in Place Layouts)
Talk to your builder about your favorite floor plan - and get expert advice about all the master bathroom details.

Explore More Shower Design Options on Houzz:

Browse Raleigh custom home photos from Raleigh custom homes designed and built by Stanton Homes. What's your favorite bathroom shower design? Tell us what you love about these photos, and we'll show you what it takes to build:

See more favorites in our Raleigh Custom Home Shower Doors Ideabook on Houzz.

Contact Stanton Homes for a new home cost estimate here, or call 919-278-8070. Stanton Homes builds new custom homes throughout the Research Triangle Park area of central North Carolina.