Shower Doors vs. Curtains: Which Option is Best for You?

When it comes to bathroom renovations, one of the most common decisions people have to make is whether they should install a shower door or shower curtain. Both options have benefits and drawbacks, so it can be challenging to decide which option is best for you.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the critical differences between shower doors and curtains based on aesthetic appeal, hygiene and cleaning, and functionality.

Shower Door Or Curtains?

There’s no such thing as a right or wrong answer on this one. We’re here to shed some light on this topic; let’s break it down:

Aesthetic Appeal

Shower doors have a clear advantage over shower curtains when it comes to aesthetics. They look more elegant and give your bathroom a more polished and spacious appearance.

Shower curtains offer more themes and patterns to decorate your bathroom. You can implement seasonal curtains adding a festive spirit to your bathroom.

Hygiene and Cleaning

Shower doors are more hygienic than shower curtains, as they can be easily cleaned with a simple swipe of a cloth or a quick spray down with the hose. However, meticulous cleaning is mandatory once a month to avoid having mold developing in the rails or the soap staining the glass.

For shower curtains, the cleaning can be more difficult than cleaning the shower doors; this is why plastic curtains should always be the go-to option. Curtains made of fabric absorb odors and moisture, creating an unpleasant atmosphere.


Shower curtains are super practical since you can install them by yourself. They’re easy to take on and off and in no time. Shower curtains are beneficial when taking care of kids or the elderly at home, when bathroom supervision or assistance is part of your daily tasks.

Shower doors are customizable, so they can adapt to your space from rails to swinging doors, framed or frameless to better fit your needs. You’ll require a professional assistance to replace the shower door in any scenario.

Once installed, shower doors keep the water inside the shower effectively compared to shower curtains. Additionally, this feature increases the value of your property, acting as an accessory to your bathroom that a potential new owner won’t have to worry about installing.

Which Is Right For You?

So, which option is best for you? It depends on your needs and preferences. If you’re looking for an elegant, polished look for your bathroom and want the added hygiene benefits, then a shower door may be the best option. The shower curtain could suffice your needs for a more economical and versatile style.

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If you’d like more information on shower doors, please don’t hesitate to contact C&C Glass. We’ll be more than happy to help you with the shower door installation in New York.

C&C Glass provides professional glass services in the Hudson Valley area, NY. We offer a wide range of glass products and services, including glass shower door installation, mirrors & window install, and more.

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