What is the aesthetic benefit of a frameless shower screen?

Even when they are fully opened, sliding tub doors and shower curtains have hardware which catches eye, somewhere between the two walls at each end of the tub. This detracts from the visual impact that a glass shower screen has in opening up the bath area and helping to make the bathroom feel bigger. If like most people, you have a small bathroom, opening up the bath area can make the bathroom feel around 50% larger than if the bath area is enclosed by a shower curtain or accented by hardware.