• Matt Newnham

A Quick Guide to Shower Doors and Enclosures

Shower doors are an important part of your bathroom design. You will need to choose a type of door to prevent water from escaping your enclosure, unlike those with walk-in showers or wet rooms. Different shower doors can be made in different styles and shapes. We have compiled a list of the most popular shower doors.


The most basic style of hinged doors is the one that's available. They can be opened and closed on the hinged side. However, they can also be used with straight or curved shower enclosures.

They offer a safe enclosure that will protect your bathroom from water and steam damage. This timeless design is classic, and you will find the right one for your home.

A hinged door works best for larger bathrooms because it opens into the room. This means that you will need more space around your shower enclosure. For square or rectangular shower enclosures, hinged doors are a great choice.


Pivot doors are another elegant door style that can be opened and closed in a simple way. You can choose to have them open inwards or outwards depending on how much space is available.

Pivot doors can be opened wide so that they can lay flat against the wall of your shower enclosure. You should not store any items on the side that might prevent the door from fully opening.

Pivoting doors are great for large bathrooms because they can open wide.

If you have carpets or rugs, doors that open outward could cause them to soak. Pivoting doors are great for bathrooms with wet floors or in those that have non-slip flooring.


Because they are compact and slim, sliding shower doors can help save space in small bathrooms. Sliding doors can also be made to fit with curved shower cubicles so it doesn’t matter what shape enclosure you have.

Small bathrooms can also benefit from sliding doors that don't require extra space. You won't lose any space because they don't open outwards.

A sliding door is ideal for a guest bathroom. These bathrooms are usually smaller than the master bathroom.

They may not have enough space to enter the shower enclosure. This is not usually an issue since guest bathrooms aren't as frequently used as main bathrooms.


Bi-folding doors are next. These doors are functional and elegant. Bi-folding doors can be made with two or three folds, which is a great way to save space and look a lot better than traditional doors.

Modern bathrooms look amazing with bi-fold doors. They can transform shower cubicles into standout pieces. A bi-fold door will instantly transform your bathroom into a stylish and chic space.


There are many styles and designs available for shower enclosures, making it difficult to decide. We've tried to make it easier for you to choose from the most popular styles and shapes.


Quadrant enclosures are triangular-shaped doors that can be used to maximize space in the bathroom. It can be used in any size bathroom, but it is especially useful for smaller bathrooms.


An offset quadrant shower enclosure is just like a standard quadrant enclosure. It fits perfectly into a corner in the bathroom. It is longer than regular shower enclosures. This allows you to have a larger shower, without having to sacrifice too much space in your bathroom.


These shower enclosures, named after their shape, are rectangular in shape and take up the same space as standard baths. This is a great option if you have a large bathroom and need as much space as possible for your shower.


Square shower cubicles are practical and stylish. You can choose from many shower doors and make use of the corners.


D-shape shower enclosures are similar to quadrants but have flat backs. They can be placed next to straight walls and still provide the chic style and space of a curved enclosure. To make it stand out, you can place it in the middle or in the corner of the wall.


Frameless shower enclosures don't need to have visible frames. Its frameless design gives it a modern and contemporary look. This design is the ideal way to add luxury to your bathroom.

When it comes to installing a new bathroom, Gary Fullwood Designed Living has the expertise and inspiration you need most. Call us today and let’s get started on your dream bathroom.

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