OK if fixed shower panel means have to step in to turn on?
I'd like to use a frameless enclosure with swing-open door in my new shower but because of size/budget limitations it will mean that the shower head and wall controls will be behind the fixed panel -- you'll have to step into the shower to turn it on. My contractor is suggesting a slider -- but I would prefer not to have the slider top rail blocking the light/view from the window in the shower wall. I figure one can turn the shower head to the side to avoid any initial cold water.
Has anyone else been forced into this choice? Do you regret not being able to turn on the water before entering?
As always, thx for any advice!