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View Poll Results: shower door
clear glass 13 43.33%
frosted glass 17 56.67%
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:30 PM
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Location: SE Michigan
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Default shower doors: clear or frosted

I closed on my new home and I had ordered clear shower door. However, I got frosted instead. ( I don't know how I missed it before final walk through.)

anyone DH thinks frosted is better because of privacy. And also, I have learned (after making my option choices) that clear glass door is very hard to keep clean. So I am thinking about not even complaining about the error in choice.

Just wanted to know:

which do you have,

the pros and cons of what you have

and if you could do it over again, would you switch

and why?

thanks!
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I didn't vote - I HATE shower doors (more places to trap grunge) - if we could remodel, I'd tear out and go back to old-fashioned tub w/a shower curtain.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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I didn't vote - I HATE shower doors (more places to trap grunge) - if we could remodel, I'd tear out and go back to old-fashioned tub w/a shower curtain.
I have clear glass doors in my present home, and I have had them in the last three homes. They are so much brighter. They add so much to the room. I wouldn't have anything else...
If I moved into a house with frosted, they would be the first thing to go...!!
Tell your hub no one, but NO ONE is watching him shower, so stop being so damned shy and open up his world.
Clear glass is not hard to keep clean, unless you're lazy. Frosted glass, even when clean, look dingy..!
You need tips to keep your clear glass sparkling..? Write me after you get them..!
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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We have clear glass and the waterdrips that dry as dots are unslightly (I put them in the same category as unslightly soap scum). I just don't have (nor want to take) the time to squeegee the shower dry after every shower. My resolution was to hang lace panels on the outside of the shower to mask and hide the water spots.

All my previous homes had frosted glass, and I prefer that big time.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: In the stix
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I have clear shower doors and I like them ok. I wipe them down after I shower as well as wipe the tile. They may look a tad dingy after awhile but for day to day it's fine. On the weekends or when you have time you can clean them better. Another benefit for me is I have a window in my shower so it allows all the wonderul light to filter into the bathroom.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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Funny, my DH prefers clear glass...especially if it's me in the shower.

Don't fool yourself that the frosted glass is any easier to keep clean, it just hides the dirt better the the dirt, water spots and soap scum are still there.

I like clear glass and it's worth the little bit of extra effort to keep it sparkling clean.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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I squeege the entire shower, including the floor, after every shower. After I squeege it, I take the bathmat I step out on, and wipe the entire shower down, including all of the bright work. I also have a small spray bottle of CLR mixed 50/50 with water. I only need to use that every few weeks, because completely cleaning it after every use, it doesn't get dirty. It looks like the day we moved in.
It takes what??, two or three minutes to clean after every shower...? No big deal and it's beautiful at all times...
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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We have clear doors that came standard in our ballroom sized masterbath in which the whole family seems to migrate. DH and I would prefer frosted and even checked into having a pattern etched into them but didn't want to spend the money. I think the clear doors are a fad that the 20 to 30 something buff, daily gym-visiting, body-building bootcamp members like. But truthfully, once you get into your 40's and 50's and have more to do with your life than exercise and tan, most people I think would prefer frosted (or blacked-out!) Privacy
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Brevard, NC
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There are more choices out there now than "clear" or "frosted". We're ordering a door and they have a half dozen varieties of glass. We're leaning toward a "rain" or "water" textured clear glass that would let through the most amount of light while hiding water spots.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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There are more choices out there now than "clear" or "frosted". We're ordering a door and they have a half dozen varieties of glass. We're leaning toward a "rain" or "water" textured clear glass that would let through the most amount of light while hiding water spots.
Those are the ones that I like.
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