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How to Keep Your Glass Shower Enclosure Sparkling

Whether you have a frameless glass shower door or a complete clear glass shower enclosure, there are simple steps you can take to make sure your bathroom looks as sparkling and stylish as you imagined it would. 

As the folks at Better Homes & Gardens say, “A glass shower door adds modern elegance to your bathroom, but like other bathroom fixtures exposed to moisture, unsightly grime and mineral deposits can build up.”

Their advice on how to clean glass shower doors for a bathroom that sparkles includes:

  • They suggest wiping your clear glass shower panels down after everyone in your family has showered. Others recommend keeping a squeegee in the bathroom, so you can quickly whisk away water drops before the dry and cause spots. 
  • “Leaving the door open after a shower will also help dry it out,” the folks at Better Homes & Gardens say. 
  • There’s another step you can take to help keep those lovely frameless shower doors sparkling, they say: “To further prevent hard water spots and keep shower doors clean, spray the doors with a water repellent spray, such as Rain-X, or consider installing a water softener to reduce mineral buildup.”
  • When it is time to clean your glass shower panels, Better Homes & Gardens is among the many experts that recommend using a DIY glass cleaner made with vinegar. They suggest that you “mix distilled white vinegar (heated first) with the grease-cutting power [sic] of dish detergent, such as Dawn, in equal proportions. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it on the front and back of the doors. Let the mixture stand for about 30 minutes or until it has cut through the grime. Rinse off the solution using fresh water and a damp sponge, and dry the glass with a microfiber cloth.”

 

A note of caution: As BHG reminds us” “If your shower is made of stone, vinegar could damage it.” As an alternative, they suggest that you make an environmentally friendly paste using liquid soap and baking soda. 

 

Lemon juice might be another possible replacement for vinegar. “Juice from lemons isn’t as acidic as vinegar,” 

 

The Home Depot’s experts report. And there’s a bonus! “It smells better.”

For more tips on maintaining your clear glass shower enclosure, contact us.

Creative Colors for Your Bathroom

So, you decided it’s time. Time to try something new in the bathroom. Why not? You spend a good chunk of your life there, so why not invest a little time and money in a colorful upgrade. If you have a glass shower enclosure, a fresh new color on the walls or vanity can really make a statement.

What to Look for When Choosing Paint for Your Bathroom

Designers from HGTV always have great ideas and they don’t disappoint when it comes to offering bathroom paint color ideas:

  • Misty Gray

This color is very popular now and for a reason. It complements so many different looks and designs. It looks good with almost anything, including white and silver tones. Changing walls to gray is an easy way to create an elegant, modern look.

  • Navy

A saturated color, like navy blue, can add interesting contrast to an all-white bathroom. “The classic blue hue adds drama and contrast to any airy space and looks handsome with all metal finishes,” HGTV’s experts say. 

  • Sage Green

This earthy color is serene and soothing and it pairs great with natural, light tones, according to HGTV. 

  • Coral

“The fresh and flamboyant coral hue brings personality and warmth,” HGTV says. Their designers suggest mixing it with contrasting mosaic tiles and brass hardware – which will be appreciated all the more with frameless glass shower doors.

  • Yellow

Sunny and bright, this color will always lift your spirits. Just imagine waking up to a cheerful yellow room!

  • Denim Blue

The suggestion from the pros at HGTV is to use this warm shade of blue to highlight your bathroom’s best features. 

No matter what color you choose, a clear glass shower enclosure or frameless shower doors will let you enjoy it all the more. Call us at (561) 997-6990, or contact us online for more information.