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Frameless Shower Doors: How to Choose the Right Hardware

May 3, 2024

By Kevin Wisecarver

Frameless shower doors require specific types of hinges and handles that are rated for glass use to prevent damaging the surface of the glass over time. Because of this, you must choose the right type, finish, and fit for your unique frameless shower door and enclosure. At Wise Glass LLC, we can create a custom frameless shower door and incorporate hinges and handles that will blend with the existing decor in your bathroom, creating a stunning space that will add functionality, value, and style to your home.

A Comprehensive Guide to Selecting the Perfect Handles and Hinges for Your Shower Door

Shower door handles and hinges are an essential part of any frameless glass shower door. Hinges securely hold pieces of glass in place and allow your custom frameless glass shower door to smoothly open and close, while handles provide a secure grip that allows you to easily open and close the door. Both types of hardware can add a stylish touch to your bathroom decor and frameless shower enclosure. There are several types of hinges and door handles to choose from, each with its unique benefits and features.

Choosing the Right Style of Your Shower Hardware

It’s important to choose the right hardware for your custom frameless glass shower door since the materials used can significantly affect the durability of a shower door and enclosure and the wrong type of hardware can damage the glass. When you hire the pros at Wise Glass, they can meet with you to go over the different creative hardware options available, explain how they work, and help you choose a type that will work perfectly for your new custom glass shower door and enclosure and bathroom style. 

Shower Hardware Options

Shower door hardware should be chosen with care. Generally, hinges and handles vary in their finish and are available in a wide range of colors.

Hinges

The hinges available are offered in a variety of finishes, so you can easily choose a style and type that works with your shower glass door and bathroom design. The edges of the hinges will be square or beveled.

Pivot. Pivot hinges are ideal for smaller spaces, allowing your shower glass door to swing open in either direction.

Full-back. Full-back hinges are used on doors that are extra-wide or heavy and can allow the shower door to swing open up to 180 degrees.

Offset. Offset hinges are used for oversized shower glass doors or corner showers.

Glass-to-glass hinges. These hinges connect two pieces of glass.

Knob and Handle Styles 

There is a wide range of frameless shower door handles and knobs to choose from, including:

  • Ladder pull
  • D-pull
  • Square pull

Handles are also available in different lengths, allowing you to  choose a handle based on the style of your door and the look you want to achieve. These handles can be positioned horizontally or vertically, depending on your preference and needs.

Finish/Color 

In terms of finishes, you should have no problem finding a wide selection of handles available in the following finish types:

  • Bronze
  • Gold
  • Black hardware
  • Stainless steel 
  • Copper
  • Satin brass 
  • Brushed nickel
  • Polished chrome

Matching the Shower Hardware with the Other Metal in the Bathroom

The color of the hardware in your bathroom creates a theme that can influence the color and style of your door hardware. Glass door hardware will be uniformly one finish type or color. At Wise Glass, we can help you choose a color or finish that blends perfectly with the other hardware in your bathroom.

Silver and gold are the most common colors used. These hardware colors are often chosen because of their reflective natural and aesthetic appeal. Bronze and nickel are also popular and can provide a modern, contemporary look.

At Wise Glass, we will go over the shower door hardware options that will work the best for your bathroom’s design or theme, and a type that will also complement your new frameless shower enclosure and door. 

Contact Wise Glass Today

As you can see, the type of shower door hardware you choose for your frameless shower door matters. At Wise Glass LLC, we can meet with you to discuss your shower door and hardware options and help you choose the right handle and hinges that will seamlessly blend in with your existing decor, creating a stunning uniform look, and transforming your bathroom into the spa-like environment you’ve always dreamed of. Contact Wise Glass LLC today to learn more.

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