A beautiful frameless shower door starts with good planning

A bathroom remodeling project can be a major endeavor for any homeowner. Whether you are replacing a shower door or installing a brand new one, careful planning will help to ensure that your project is a success. When you work with a design consultation company for your custom shower project, you can expect valuable advice and a comprehensive installation plan. Here are some tips to consider when installing new frameless shower doors.

Start planning early

When you are getting ready to replace shower doors, it is a good idea to start the planning process as early as possible. To begin planning, you will want to contact an in-home design consultation service. A home design professional can walk you through all of the steps needed to create the beautiful shower of your dreams. This professional advice before you start construction can help prevent delays and unforeseen problems.

Plan for custom installation

During your shower design process, you may want to have custom items installed in your home. For example, frameless glass shower doors can create a beautiful centerpiece for your new bathroom. In order to provide yourself with plenty of time to receive your custom items, it is important to schedule your custom glass installation well in advance. Also, make sure to schedule an in-home consultation with the experts before purchasing tools or hiring an installation team.

Avoid costly blunders

Simple planning mistakes can become expensive issues when remodeling your shower. Raised tile borders inside the shower, for instance, can interfere with new shower doors. The shower threshold should also be pitched inward toward the drain to prevent leaking. Instead of tile, slab material should be used for the shower’s ledges, seats and curbs. These considerations may seem minor, but can result in major headaches later in the project.

Consult with the top glass and shower experts in the Chicago area by calling 1-800-SHOWERS for a free in-home estimate. Creative Mirror & Shower’s award winning showrooms are open convenient hours both at their 20,000 S.F. superstore in Addison or the Chicago Design Center downtown. Visit them online at www.CreativeMirror.com to see spectacular photo galleries, find showroom hours and locations, and explore special promotions.

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