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Design tips for custom showers

Tips on designing your glass shower enclosure

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We recently collaborated on a shower enclosure design article with a member of AZ Shower Enclosures to give pros and home owners alike a few tips to keep in mind when designing and estimating their showers. Below is a snippet from the article. If you want to read our 11 design tips, everything from the proper angles to use for maximum cost effectiveness in construction to hardware to walls, panels, and shower head positions. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll be happy to help you here at Stellar Glass Works, give us a call at (602)-679-8346 or find us on our contact page.

Take the step that may make the difference between getting your dream shower and a construction nightmare. Familiarize yourself with the design elements you want and the structural elements you need to ensure your shower is stunning and it’s built to last. After years of installing custom glass for frameless shower enclosures for customers all over Phoenix, we’ve delivered hundreds of custom showers and fixed just as many design flaws other contractors have overlooked.

You don’t have to be an expert in shower enclosures or custom glass, but you should know these design tips to know the contractor you choose is building your new enclosure the right way…

The list of our Tips includes:

  • Tip 1: Angles to Use
  • Tip 2: Support For Shower Doors and Hardware
  • Tip 3: Shower Curb
  • Tip 4: Slope of Curb
  • Tip 5: Slope of Shower Seat
  • Tip 6: Plumb Walls
  • Tip 7: Minimum Width of Glass Panels
  • Tip 8: Glass Tiles
  • Tip 9: Soffits
  • Tip 10: Shower Head Position
  • Tip 11: Raised Tiles and Overhangs


  • Alice Jones
    Posted at 20:10h, 07 April Reply

    Thank you for listing these tips to know before hiring a contractor. I like how you point out the importance of understanding the different styles of shower enclosures in order to avoid a construction nightmare. There are so many details to consider before making a final design decision. I’ll need to review your tips again before I try to start building my shower enclosure.

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