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Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block
Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block

Introducing a High End Curved Glass Shower Enclosure for Bathtub to Shower Conversions with a Cost Competitive Price

High end curved glass shower enclosure for a bathtub to shower conversion
High end curved glass shower enclosure for a bathtub to shower conversion

If you have a small bathtub you’d like to convert to a shower while improving the looks of your space and obtaining a high end look – you need to check out the new Novara curved glass shower enclosure with a “bowfront” style acrylic (or ready for tile) shower base. This unique system combines the low maintenance aspects of an acrylic shower base with the sleek styling of 5/16” thick curved glass with an easy rolling door system that slides smoothly and effortlessly. Learn more about this system below.

The Novara curved glass system – What makes this system so appealing (in addition to it’s contemporary style and the 5/16” thickness of the tempered glass) is the curvature of the glass increases the space inside the shower by approximately 5” – even though the shower is still confined to the alcove space previously occupied by the tub. This extra space allows for more comfortable showering and eliminates the need for ugly curtains that can get old and moldy. The clear glass provides the opportunity to show off high end tile, wall or decorative interior wall panels. Since this curved glass is mass produced in a standard size it is much more cost effective than custom made curved and bent glass – so you’ll get the style of a custom project without the high price associated with customization!


The Novara shower door hardware options – Sturdy and good looking hardware makes a door operate easily and lasts a long time. The Novara shower door system uses a heavy duty rolling system which is available in chrome, brushed nickel and ultra chrome finishes which can create a high end shower look even in a tiny tub space. These sliding shower doors can be configured to open from either the left or right hand side as well.


A curved acrylic base designed to fit the curved glass shower enclosure – Making a custom base fit a curved shower enclosure can be a coordination challenge for a bathroom remodeling contractor. With the Novara system by Fleurco the construction coordination is eliminated because the system can be supplied with a sturdy fiberglass reinforced acrylic base. This base measures 30 3/16” on each of the sides – but expands to 36” in the center to maximize showering space (a very cool design). It is 60” wide which is equivalent to the width of a standard tub enclosure. Acrylic has the advantages of being warm to step into and is easy to clean.


bowfront curved acylic shower base for bathtub to shower conversion
Bowfront curved acylic shower base for bathtub to shower conversion

Premade custom ready for tile bases– If you’re not a fan of acrylic bases there is also a custom ready for tile base available for this curved bathtub to shower enclosure system as well.


What do you think about this curved glass bath to shower enclosure system? Do you have any questions about them? Please comment below.




If you’re looking for more information or an estimate to install this Novara curved glass shower enclosure visit The Bath Doctor of Cleveland (216-531-6085) or Columbus (614-252-7294).For nationwide direct product sales call Innovate Building Solutions (877-668-5888). For complete bathroom remodeling contact Cleveland Design & Remodeling (216-658-1270).


Mike Foti

President of Innovate Building Solutions a nationwide supplier and regional (Cleveland and Columbus) remodeling contractors. Some of our product lines include glass counters, floors, backsplashes, glass blocks and grout free shower and tub wall panels

Comments (7)

  • Richard – the bowfront glass and shower pan comes in a 48″ size and a 60″ wide size. So your options would be to increase the size of the shower or slightly decrease it to make this unit work. If me – or my team – could help you further call 877-668-5888 – Mike

  • Marie: Did you have any luck finding a curved front shower door to fit the Kohler tub you referenced above? I have the same problem!! Love the tub, but we’d really like to add glass shower doors! Please let me know. thank you.

  • I am trying to find out if there are doors that match a curved front apron for a Kohler K-1100-LA-47. Or do you have a tub and curved doors? American standard makes a matched pair but I am looking for a higher quality product for the tub like the Kohler one. Thanks for the help.

  • Wayne – thanks for your interest. We will contact you. Yes we can help with a tile ready bow front base and the curved glass system!

  • Looking for a tile ready bow front shower base, 30 inches on each end, bowing out to 34 or 36 inches in center and 4 feet wide. Left hand drain.

    Also curved glass enclosure to go with base. Sliding bypass door from left side.

    Left side glass and right side attaching to solid tiled wall.

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