Frameless vs semi-frameless vs semi-framed: which modern shower screen is for you?
Your shower screen design can make or break the look and feel of your bathroom. The shower is one of the most comforting areas of your home — there’s nothing quite like a long, steamy shower after a long day, or even just when you need to think in the water.
A modern shower screen can add comfort and class to the space, turning a simple bathroom into a luxurious spa in your very own home.
At Montgomery Homes, we have multiple types of shower screens to choose from in our Diamond and Sapphire Collections, because we know it’s the little things that make all the difference. So what kind of shower is right for your new bathroom?
In this article, we explore frameless, semi-framed, and semi-frameless shower screen designs and their benefits, so you can make an educated decision about your bathroom design. Plus, we share the fixed panel shower screen option for a minimalistic atmosphere.
Semi-Framed Shower Screens
A semi framed shower screen has a continuous frame that provides superior strength, maximum durability and safety.
A semi-framed screen is included within the Diamond and Sapphire Collection and offers a sophisticated design by detailing less aluminum around the glass shower screen.
A semi-frameless shower screen has both frameless and framed edges to the glass, offering the transparency of a frameless screen and the support of a traditional fully framed shower.
One of the major benefits of a semi-frameless shower is that it’s also easier to clean than a fully framed shower. There are fewer edges to wipe down and fewer crevices to conquer, so cleaning your shower doesn’t have to be a major chore.
Our semi-frameless shower screens come in chrome or black. As pictured above in our Avalon 220 display home, the shower is framed with chrome to complement the patterned white tiles and porcelain elements.
All in all, a semi-frameless shower can add some extra character and interesting linework to your bathroom design.
A frameless shower screen has no frame at all. It’s made from thicker glass than most other modern shower screens and it uses patch fittings to create a stunning shower that doesn’t require a frame.
Despite being almost 100% transparent glass, a frameless shower can completely change the look of your bathroom. They’re contemporary, sleek, and at the same time subtle, adding a modern twist to your everyday bathroom.
One of the best things about frameless showers is that they look divine in every home. They’re almost exclusively glass, so they will blend into any bathroom design whether you have white, navy blue, earthy brown, or black walls and tiles.
The only difference is the tapware, which you will be able to choose from our Diamond or Sapphire Collection.
Fixed Panel Shower Screens
If you’re looking for something really chic, you’ll love the look of the fixed panel shower screens. Made up of one durable panel of glass, there’s no need for shower doors or frames, so you can take a truly minimalist approach to your bathroom design.
The remainder of your bathroom (like the toilet, basin, mirror, and linen) is protected by a singular glass panel.
Featured in our Cayman 287 display home at HomeWorld Box Hill, you can get a feel for the simplistic and sleek look of our fixed panel shower screens. Matched with matte black tapware, you’ll be showering in absolute luxury with a fixed panel shower.
At our Riviera 1 267 display home in Redbank, on the other hand, you’ll find the shower screen has a matte black frame in stark contrast to the white walls. This complements the dark geometric tiles inside the shower and the stunning rose gold tapware.
If you choose to enhance your interior design with our Diamond Collection upgrade package, you will be able to choose between a fixed blade panel or a frameless shower screen as part of our latest promotion, where you receive $50,000 worth of upgrades for just $5,000!
Create a stunning bathroom design in your new home with our selection of modern shower screens
At Montgomery Homes, we offer the best shower screens available to help local homeowners create stunning bathroom designs. Using frameless or semi-frameless screens, luxurious metal tapware, and unique tile designs, we can design a beautiful bathroom where you can relax for years to come.
Download our Diamond and Sapphire Collection brochures to find out what’s included in your new home build and start planning your future home today!
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