In most bathrooms, the shower enclosure is a bit of an afterthought, just a practical solution for keeping water from spraying all over the room. But lately a different kind of shower enclosure is picking up steam — steel framed doors that make the shower a thing to be celebrated.
I suspect that most (if not all) of the shower doors pictured in this post are custom jobs, but if you're interested in replicating the look without dealing with a fabricator there are a few options, like this French door-style corner shower, and Costal Shower Doors' Gridscape series, which is available in a variety of styles.
This is a perfect fit for bathrooms with a bit of an industrial vibe, like this one from Smith Hanes.
But a steel-framed shower door is also lovely in a more traditional bathroom as well — like this one from Byrd.
These shower enclosures can take on a different look depending on the size of the panels. This steel and glass door from GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens reads quite modern.
A delicate shower enclosure draws the eye in a bathroom from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. (The minimal profile of the bottom of the door really shows off the contrast between the shower tile and the wood floor.)
Here's another variation on the look, from Adrienne Derosa. The transom is an interesting touch.
Another minimal steel-framed door, seen on My Domaine.
This shower enclosure from TradHome resembles a graceful pair of french doors. Also lead image above.
From Larry E. Boerder, a more traditional take on the look. This shower almost looks like a stained-glass window with leaded panes.
A simple steel-framed shower spotted on Canny.
A steel-framed door makes the shower a standout element in this bathroom from Dwell.
And finally, an industrial/rustic bathroom seen on HGTV.com.
Re-edited from a post originally published 12.6.16