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Since the bench is aligned with the step, does that allow me to use any kind of door? Or do I need to just use a curtain?
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Something like this and I think the door is open with just the edge showing. I thought the shower glasses had to be tempered so it was impossible/very very high cost, to have them made custom, but the image glass over the seat is made around the seat. Maybe this isn't american shower. Maybe it is very thick glass.
Usually, if you want glass enclosure, you need a plan first, get the glass enclosure, then build the shower/bath to fit the glass.
I would also slope the seat, fairly severely, to drain away from the opening and make sure inside corner doesn't pool water.
What would my options be if I cut the bench back to make room for a different kind of door?Once you have it all tiled, call in a glass company and have them custom make a stationary panel for the left, cut to the tile offset, and an operational door fitted to the right. It won't be cheap, as it will need to be tempered.
What do you mean caulk glass to tile? The tile at which location? If I shortened the bench by just a few inches then wouldn't the glass be connected the same way in all places?I think already mentioned by one of the posters. If you shorten the bench by 3-4 inches, yes and possible to clean as well. But this means you can't caulk the glass to the tiles in that space so you need to plan for water barrier that does not caulking. If shorten by about a foot, no restriction. As long as replanning, how about no bench at all and use a fold down bench instead? It's my preference, though, since I like plenty of room. Your photo, no depth showing and it looks like it would be impossible to clean between the bench and glass.
3-4" between bench and glass? Or bench and threshold?Another oops. Sorry, two for two.Glass enclosure like yours would not be caulked. Still, leave at least 3-4 inches gap so if any repairs (tile caulk or grout) can be done without having to move the glass.
3-4" between bench and glass? Or bench and threshold?
What's the reason for that?3-4" between bench and glass? Or bench and threshold?
Not good at all. 10-12" maybe.