A clear glass shower door can help a bathroom feel open and show off the tile work going on in the shower. However, they are not always the most practical type of door to have on a shower.
If you have multiple people in your home using the bathroom in the morning to get ready, you may want some privacy while in the shower. These ideas can help you get the privacy you are looking for, either as a quick fix or a long-term solution.
Use a Shower Curtain
While not the most elegant solution, a shower curtain is a quick, effective, and inexpensive way to add privacy with a glass shower door. You can hang the shower curtain on the inside of the shower using a tension rod, or actually install a rod for a more permanent installation.
The nice thing about using a shower curtain is that it allows you to easily swap out the curtain if you like to change up the design.
Install a Window Film
Another quick fix to the problem will be to install a window film onto the glass. Window film is available in a variety of different colors and textures, which can give you total privacy in your shower or just enough to not allow people to see in.
The installation of a window film is simple. All you need to do is match the window film to the shape of your shower door and cut out places where any hinges or door handles would go. Spray down the door with a soapy water solution and place the window film on top of it. Use a squeegee to get rid of all the air bubbles, and the window film will be ready to go.
Just make sure to apply the film to the exterior of the door rather than the interior. It will be easier to clean the glass on the inside of your shower without a window film in place.
Use a Folding Screen
If you have the room for it, a Japanese style folding screen can be a great way to add privacy. The screen sits in front of the shower door and acts as an additional barrier so others cannot see in. It is a bit more practical as well, because it gives people privacy even when drying off outside the shower.
Install a New Shower Door
Of course, you can always replace the glass in your shower door with new frosted glass. This option may be more expensive, but it is long-term solution that will ensure that the shower door looks its best. For assistance doing this change, contact a local contractor that specializes in replacing shower doors. For more information, contact a service like Park Glass Inc.