Can you install an inward-opening frameless shower door if there isn't clearance space to open the shower door outward?

No. According to safety code, there must be appropriate clearance space for the shower door to open outward. The shower enclosure must permit unobstructed access to a showering person in case of a fall. An inward-opening shower door can become the obstruction when a person falls in the shower next to it.

However, your shower door can open in both directions, outward-opening and inward-swinging.

You'll need about 30" of clearance space outside your shower to install a swinging shower door.

If your bathroom is not configured for a shower door, consider choosing a hydroslide: an all glass, frameless, single-sliding door shower enclosure. Your other alternatives include double sliding doors, which come either semi-frameless or framed, and a shower screen which leaves ample clearance space in case of an emergency.

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