For starters, there is only one sink. The garden tub is cumbersome to get in and out of when showering and it is too deep to keep the water properly hot for bathing. Although it is not in the budget right now, my vision is to convert the tub to a walk in shower and replace the single vanity with a double.
This got me to thinking about how to close the shower in. My bathroom does not have a window to allow in natural light. Therefore, I would be hesitant to wall the shower in and merely have a small glass shower door. My preference would be to have a wall of glass closing in the shower. Then my designer brain got thinking about what other options there are to the standard glass shower door and whether any of these would work in my space. Here are some altneratives I found.
1. Japanese shoji screens. I like how the slats break up the glass. The large frame gives it visual weight and still lets light in.
2. French door style. It creates the idea of a window to the outside. Gives the subway shower a classy look.
3. No door. I like the idea of enclosing half the shower with a wall outfitted with glass on the top half for privacy and ventilation.
4. Barn door style. I have always been partial to barn doors so this barn style shower door is very intriguing.
5. Frosted patterned glass. A very modern take on a glass shower door but, the pattern provides both privacy and a real style boost.
When the time comes to renovate my bathroom I will definitely be considering one of these gorgeous options. Standard glass shower enclosures are beautiful but these options take it to the next level. Should you have a bathroom remodel in your future take a look around to see if there are new products which stray outside the general design choices. Adding something different makes the space uniquely yours.