A great way to give your new bathroom a custom look is to install a frameless glass tub shower enclosure. If you are unfamiliar with the term frameless, think about the last high-end hotel you stayed in. They typically have these glass tub shower enclosures installed in the bathrooms. The term frameless just means there are no metal supports at the top or sides of the glass. The only metal is in the hinges, handle and support brackets. It provides a really clean look for any new bathroom.
The best part about the tub shower enclosure in this video is the price. Frameless shower enclosures typically run in the thousands of dollars to have installed. The high price is mainly due to the custom fitting required from a glass company. The kit we show here in the video does not require any custom cutting of the glass so it is possible for a dedicated DIY'er to install with the help of a friend. This translates into a savings of hundreds of dollars.
Installation is relatively easy. The kit we used in the video is for a five foot wide tub shower enclosure. If you are re-tiling your shower, this makes installation even easier...although it's not completely necessary. You will need some common tools, about two hours of time, and a friend to help hold the glass in place as you secure them.
You really can create a high-end custom look for less than $500 by installing your own new frameless glass tub shower enclosure.