These Showers are the Next Big Thing for the Bathroom

These Showers are the Next Big Thing for the Bathroom

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 6, 2016
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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.

(Image credit: Smith Hanes)
(Image credit: Smith Hanes)

This is a perfect fit for bathrooms with a bit of an industrial vibe, like this one from Smith Hanes.

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But a steel-framed shower door is also lovely in a more traditional bathroom as well — like this one from Byrd.

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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.)

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Here's another variation on the look, from Adrienne Derosa. The transom is an interesting touch.

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Another minimal steel-framed door, seen on My Domaine.

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This shower enclosure from TradHome resembles a graceful pair of french doors. Also lead image above.

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From Larry E. Boerder, a more traditional take on the look. This shower almost looks like a stained-glass window with leaded panes.

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A simple steel-framed shower spotted on Canny.

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A steel-framed door makes the shower a standout element in this bathroom from Dwell.

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And finally, an industrial/rustic bathroom seen on HGTV.com.

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