4 Bathroom Design Trends

When you’re ready to create the bathroom of your dreams, it’s no time to chase fads. You want design trends with enduring appeal, concepts that blend luxury, beauty, sensibility and eco-friendliness. Striking the perfect balance between indulgence and practicality can result in a bathroom where you’ll happily spend time getting ready to face the world or decompressing after a busy day.

As you’re planning your bathroom remodel, here are four 2017 bathroom design trends that are as smart as they are luxurious and lovely:

Rediscover Cork

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Chances are, if cork is already present in your home, it’s part of a bulletin board or nestled in the neck of your favorite bottle of wine. However, cork has many advantages as a design material, and it’s especially appealing in modern bathrooms.

Cork is a beautiful natural material. With a wide variety of colors, grains and textures, each piece of cork is a unique work of natural art. It’s naturally water resistant (although not water proof) and anti-microbial, so it combats mold and mildew in bathrooms. As a flooring material, it’s soft, warm texture is friendly to bare feet.

Finally, cork is exceptionally sustainable; it’s renewable, recyclable and biodegradable, and cork trees need not be cut down in order to harvest the material.

Wall-mount Toilets

wall mounted toiletAlready widely found in European homes, wall-mount toilets are gaining in popularity in the U.S. Wall-mount toilets offer many design advantages that are both beautiful and practical. Mounting a toilet on the wall allows greater design flexibility, and makes cleaning beneath and around the fixture easy. Great in any size bathroom, wall-mount toilets work particularly well in smaller spaces to create an uncluttered and open visual effect.


natural daylightingDaylighting uses natural light from multiple sources to illuminate a space. It has been around for a while, and this is the year to welcome the trend into your bathroom. Incorporating natural light into a bathroom can help reduce electricity consumption, improve visibility, positively affect your mood, balance your internal clock and increase your home’s resale value.

Windows are the most common way to bring sunlight into a room. If your bathroom has an exterior wall that’s lacking a window, consider adding one. Windows with glass blocks or simple frosting on panes can allow you to enjoy sunlight while retaining privacy.

Skylights and tubular skylights are another tactic for bringing daylight into a bathroom. For rooms with direct roof access, professional skylight installation can be a cost-effective way to daylight the room. For ground-floor powder rooms and second-floor bathrooms with an attic above them, tubular skylights use reflective tubes and mirrors to transmit sunlight from the roof into the room.

Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless Glass Shower EnclosureFrameless shower doors have been trending toward larger and luxurious for some time now on the bathroom design scene. For a shower that truly stands out in terms of visual impact and luxurious experience, consider going frameless. Another bathroom design concept that’s popular abroad, modern shower doors eliminate the metal frame, enhance accessibility, make cleaning easier and create a more expansive shower experience.

The average mid-range bathroom remodel recoups more than 65 percent of its value upon resale, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report. By choosing design trends that combine good sense with luxurious style, you can create a bathroom that will enhance your enjoyment of your home while increasing your home’s value.

What Is A Frameless Glass Shower Door?

Frameless glass shower door in luxury bathroom
Frameless glass shower door in luxury bathroom


Unlike traditional shower doors, frameless glass shower doors are just just that…..- frameless. 

Because they don’t have a metal frame, the glass is thicker, usually ¼ inch thick or greater. With the heavier and thicker glass, they will slide better on their tracks for better operation. Frameless Glass Shower Doors also create a more upscale look than a glass door with a frame.

Another benefit, is that they are easier to clean. Without a frame, there is less chance of soap or debris deposits. Just a simple swipe with a squeegee after your shower, is enough to keep the glass clean.

Classic Mirror & Glass is a frameless glass shower door installer in CT.

A Little Bit of Luxury at Home

Frameless Glass Shower Enclosure

Ever stay at a nice hotel and immediately fall in love with the fancy bathroom?

Do you wish that bathroom could be yours? Next time take a look around. Chances are that what you a drawn to is the sleek look of the frameless glass shower door or shower enclosure. Other than the free soap, that is usually the only difference between your bathroom at home and the one at the hotel.

Of course there are some really high-end hotels that have those luxury spa-like bathroom retreats, but you can still make a big change to the look of your bathroom by having Classic Mirror and Glass install a new frameless shower door.

Glass Options For Bathrooms

Bathrooms have evolved over the years. They have now become a focal point in some homes these days. Leading the charge has been frameless glass shower doors and tub enclosures. The grandest of bathrooms deserve the upgrade and even the smallest bathrooms can take on a spa-like look with the proper use of glass.

There is a dizzying array of options for shower doors. Custom options open up the possibility of doing anything you can dream up for your home “spa”.

Frameless shower doors, sliding enclosures and partial stone and glass options are available.

Modern Bathroom

Where to start? Pinterest is a good place for inspiration. Many of our clients email us ideas they got from Pinterest and we make their dreams a reality. If you have no idea what to look for or where to start, we can help. We have been in business for over 30 years and have seen a lot of options and trends come and go. We know what works best for each situation and we can help you make the best choice for your bathroom.

Experienced Frameless Glass Shower Door Installers in CT

We love what we do here at Classic Mirror & Glass. We are a father and son team and we have been in business for over 30 years. Being family owned means that we put our name on everything we do. Most of our clients come by referral by people we have built relationships with in the past and that trust we will do right by their friends and family. Feel free to give us a call and we can explain our services more in detail and will be happy to answer any question that you may have.

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Our services include mirror installation for both residential and commercial applications, and as you already know, we are experts in frameless shower doors and glass tub & shower enclosures. We are excited to be part of the transformation of your bathroom. The frameless shower door is like the cherry on top of a sundae. It’s the most exciting last part of the remodel. There are so many options these days for shower doors. We look forward to sharing the options with you.

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Classic Mirror & Glass is located in North Haven CT and serves all of Connecticut.

Summer Is Here

Now that summer is here, thoughts have turned to fun and vacations. Summer is also a good time to get some items checked off on your wish list. With the hot weather, people tend to take more showers in the summertime. Now may be the perfect time to remodel your bathroom and finally get that modern frameless glass shower you have been dreaming of.


Classic Mirror and Glass is a family owned business located in North Haven and serving the whole State of Connecticut. We have been in business for over 25 years.

Classic Mirror & Glass | Frameless Showers CT

If you are thinking about remodeling the bathroom in your home, take a long look at the style and beauty a frameless shower can bring to a bathroom.

These showers are about more than just good looks. Frameless showers are also affordable. This is especially true considering the elegance these showers add to a home.

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frameless shower door

The look of the frameless shower begins with the glass. The showers are made with heavy tempered glass. The thickness of the glass means there is no need for additional support from framing. There are different options in terms of the thickness of the tempered glass (usually between 3/8” to ½”). You’ll have the choice to choose the glass you want for your frameless shower.

The custom design process of the frameless shower is your opportunity to discover what you really want in the bathroom of your Connecticut home. You’ll be able to choose the style, design and configuration of your frameless shower. How much design control do you have with a “traditional” stand-up shower? Typically, not very much. A frameless shower can be designed to fit the specifications of your bathroom, whether the shower is going in an existing bathroom or is part of an overall bathroom remodeling project. These frameless showers will bring added value to your home.

At Classic Mirror and Glass, each custom design starts with an in-home consultation. The consultation includes a comprehensive survey of your space. This is just one of the steps taken by our team of professionals as they create your vision of the perfect shower for your Connecticut home.Classic Mirror & Glass Connecticut

Another big bonus to the frameless shower is the easy cleaning. Nobody really looks forward to cleaning the bathroom. There is no frame (obviously) with a frameless shower so there less chance of mildew, mold and soap scum in the bathroom.

Classic Mirror and Glass has more than 30 years of experience in custom-fit tub and shower enclosures in Connecticut. <a href=Contact us today in our North Haven, Connecticut location to find out more and to schedule a home consultation.