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Quick Question about glass shower door. Getting the right size.

Quick Question about glass shower door. Getting the right size.

Old 02-24-14, 09:23 PM
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Quick Question about glass shower door. Getting the right size.

Hi there,

I am planning to redo my master bedroom shower. Currently is is a plastic insert type and I plan to rip that out and tile it.

My question is about the shower door. My opening is 48 1/4 inches. The shower seems to have been built for that plastic insert shower from the builder. When I went to Hope Depot to look for a new door none fit my dimension (most are 45" or 55").

So my question is, when you are getting a new shower door, can you buy one that is adjustable to fit your space, or do you get one custom made, or do you demolish or add to the space in the shower to accommodate a pre-made shower door?

Wondering what options I have because depending on what is available I may or may not have to rip down a wall to make the new door fit.

Thanks for any help in advance.
Old 02-25-14, 01:57 AM
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Pretty much all three is the answer. You can use a stock door by altering the opening, some doors are adjustable in fairly limited amounts and the best in your situation will be a custom made door. Unfortunately, the custom door is also the most expensive.
Old 02-27-14, 01:33 PM
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Custom option

We redid our shower recently and were able to get a custom door (and shower walls) made to fit our existing space. The company that made ours did the installation for us, but we had several bids and they all seemed to want business pretty badly, so I think even if you just wanted someone to make the door for you to install yourself they would be willing to do that. I've found some good info on shower remodeling and design on showerinfo.com. Hope this helps!

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