frameless shower door height

ikea_gwJuly 1, 2013

We are putting a frameless shower door in our masters and have some questions about the height of the door. We definitely don't want it to go all the way to the ceiling. The shower is 39x55 (inside curb) with a rainshower head 84 inches from the floor. What will be a good height for the glass door/panel? Thanks so much.

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millworkman

76" should be sufficient.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 11:49AM
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nhbaskets

I don't know what the proper height should be but we have ours at the same height as the top of the window casing of the window next to the shower. Visually I think this looks good.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 8:50PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Our glass is at 7' with an 8' ceiling. Water spashes as soon as it hits your bod, so if you have tallish people using the shower, higher is probably better than lower.

-Babka

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 11:14PM
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ikea_gw

My husband is 6 ft tall. 76 inch glass + 6 inch curb will be 82 inches from the floor. Will that be enough?

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 10:58AM
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millworkman

Yes I believe so, that is what usually do. Anywhere between 72" and 76" is the norm.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 12:55PM
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elphaba_gw

Keep in mind that height will determine how easy or hard it will be to reach the top of the panel to clean (with Windex or whatever you use.) I'm trying to decide height also knowing that I don't want to have to get out the step ladder everytime I want to clean the top of the door/panel.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 12:33AM
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Babka NorCal 9b

You will only need to clean it if water spatters on it. Either way, you will have to clean the glass or the floor outside the shower, if the door isn't high enough to contain the splash. Take your pick. I selected a patterned glass, so it won't show spots.

-Babka

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 1:04AM
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