A bespoke glass shower with an etched glass design

Project Overview

The client sought to create a statement bathroom that married functionality with high art. The design brief was to incorporate an etched glass shower that would serve as the space’s centrepiece, providing both privacy and a conversation piece. The aim was to craft a sanctuary that felt both open and intimate, with a touch of personal flair reflective of the homeowner’s taste for contemporary art.

A custom-etched look to the bathroom


The primary challenge was to ensure that the etched glass would complement the modern aesthetics of the bathroom without overpowering the other elements. Additionally, the design needed to maintain privacy while allowing natural light to illuminate the etchings and the shower area. The intricate design also had to be carefully planned to accommodate the functional elements of the shower without compromising on style.

The process of creating a bespoke etched glass shower

After consulting with the client, the decision was made to implement a custom, abstract wave design that would flow across the glass panels, inspired by the serenity and movement of water. This motif was chosen to resonate with the relaxing ambiance of a spa-like bathroom.

A state-of-the-art etching technique was employed to create the wave pattern with precision, ensuring that the frosted areas provided adequate privacy while the clear sections allowed light to dance through the design. The process involved careful stenciling and expert application of etching solutions to achieve the desired effect.

Frameless glass shower enclosure with repeated star design

The glass shower was constructed with a fixed panel to maintain a sleek look and ensure stability. High-quality toughened glass was selected for its durability and clarity, providing an optimal canvas for the etched design. To enhance the longevity of the etchings and ease of maintenance, a Ritec ClearShield Polymer Coating was applied, creating a barrier that would repel water and resist staining.


The final installation was a stunning etched glass shower that became the focal point of the luxury bathroom. The abstract wave design etched onto the glass panels brought a dynamic and artistic element to the room. The interplay of light and texture through the etched patterns created a sense of calming and invigorating movement.

The Ritec ClearShield Polymer Coating proved to be especially beneficial in maintaining the pristine appearance of the shower, ensuring that the etchings remained clear and the glass free from water spots. The client was particularly pleased with the blend of art and functionality, which met and exceeded their expectations.


This project illustrates the transformative potential of custom-etched glass in bathroom design. The tailored approach to the client’s vision resulted in a visually striking and practically sound space. The success of this installation highlights the importance of attention to detail and the value of personalization in creating a bathroom that is not just a utilitarian space but a personal retreat and a work of art in its own right.

What options are available when choosing an etched glass shower?

etched glass shower

1. Hinged Etched Glass Showers

Elegance and Ease: The Hinged Design

Hinged etched glass showers are a popular choice for their classic, elegant look and practical design.

2. Fixed Etched Glass Showers

Sleek and Modern: The Fixed Panel Style

Fixed etched glass showers are the epitome of modern bathroom design. They consist of one or more fixed glass panels that do not move.

3. Sliding Etched Glass Showers

Space-Saving and Stylish: The Sliding Glass Door

Sliding etched glass showers are a fantastic solution for bathrooms where space is at a premium.

4. Accessible Etched Glass Showers

Inclusivity and Function: Accessible Shower Designs

Accessible etched glass showers are designed with inclusivity and ease of use in mind.

Go Glass worker creating a sandblast design for a glass door.

Go Glass are specialists in etched glass showers and have a range of options for each project. You can contact them on 01223 211041 or see the interactive website goglass.co.uk