If you're planning a bathroom remodel, you may find yourself with old shower doors and other components that need to be disposed of. You can reduce the amount of waste generated by your project simply by finding ways to repurpose some of the things you're taking out. For example, old glass shower doors can serve several unique purposes in your house. Before you let the contractors haul them away as trash, consider these repurposing tips to extend the life of that old shower glass.

Glass Table Top

Glass shower doors make a great coffee table. The glass allows for some light reflection, which will brighten up the room. Consider working with a metal fabricator to build a metal frame, then create a recessed space where you can put the glass. To ensure that it will fit, carefully measure both the length and width of the glass panel. You can also build a frame yourself with finished wood. Just remember to use wood glue with the nails to hold the corners together.

Table Display Cover

If you have an old, worn out table that you just can't bear to part with, turn it into a collage or scrapbook. Glue pictures, news clippings, artwork or other material to the table surface. Once the table is covered, put a thin bead of glue around the outer edges of the glass shower door and put the door over the collage. This protects all of the material while allowing you to clearly see and enjoy it. This is a great way to display childhood memories, a collection of items from the beginning of your relationship with your spouse or mementos from family vacations.

Family Note Board

Whether you create a chore schedule, meal plans, or shopping lists on it, a glass shower door can provide you with a great space for keeping family notes. Mount the glass to a wall or keep it on a large easel stand. Then, you can use a grease pencil or a glass marker to write notes, create lists and have everything right at your fingertips. These products can be washed off the glass with ease using an ammonia-based window cleaner.

As you can see, there's no reason to dispose of that old glass shower door. With the tips presented here, you can give it a whole new life as a table, protective barrier or note board. If you're getting ready to remodel your bathroom, consider one of these options. Get your new shower installed by a professional like Alabama Glass Works Inc.