For most homeowners, securing the privacy of their bathroom with only a door is not enough, there needs to be one more: a glass door or a shower curtain, perhaps. Selecting which goes better will mainly depend on one’s budget, design preference, time in maintaining the house, and layout of the bathroom.

If the bathroom has little to almost dismal space, usually like a walk-in shower, then a curtain is always the practical option; but what if you have the freedom to choose which one you really want? Which is the more advised option? Here are some of the factors you can consider.


There is no doubt that shower curtains are more affordable and easier to change and customize than glass doors. There is a wide array of designs, styles, colors, and fabric you can choose from. You can get something textured with solid colors for a simple, classic look. You can also go full pop or vintage or follow a certain theme in the bathroom by getting curtains with various patterns and colors. You can also choose whether your shower rod is stainless, brass, bronze, or nickel. The options are endless. Just make sure, of course, never to get something with a hard to clean fabric and needs to be brought to the dry cleaners because you need to regularly wash it to avoid the growing stain or mildew.

Glass doors, on the other hand, are clean, simple, and modern. Nowadays their texture and color can also match your style, especially useful if your bathroom is already filled with design and color and you just want a simple bath and shower area to balance it out.


Shower curtains require more cleaning and overall maintenance, and at the same time also need to be replaced eventually. If you have already decided in buying this, you will need to wash it from time to time, make sure to spread it to keep it dry when not in use, prevent it from dripping all over the bathroom floor, and watch out for mildew or even fungus.

If you’re looking into a more long-term usage and minimal maintenance, then a glass door is definitely the better way to go. It is durable, easy to clean, especially when made with good material and applied with protective coating. You can easily clean it up with a squeegee and soap.

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