One of our readers asks:
I have a tub and shower combination and I can’t decide between using a shower curtain or a sliding glass door. What are my options?
If the tub is frequently used for bathing, consider using a shower curtain.
Shower curtains can be pulled aside to prevent the closed-in feeling that a sliding enclosure might create for someone soaking in the tub.
Permanently installed curtain rods tend to be of a better quality than tension rods plus, they will provide more stability for heavier curtains.
If you typically use the shower however, then a sliding enclosure is a cleaner, lower-maintenance option which never needs laundering.
Frameless tub / shower enclosures have less metal hardware and generally cost a bit more, but they will lend a timeless elegance to a bathroom,
whatever your aesthetic taste. Specify a knob handle rather than a horizontal bar for a cleaner look and as a safer option.