Whether you’re picking wood finishes for cabinets or deciding whether to go with granite or quartz for counter surfaces, there are so many aspects of design to think about when you want to update your home! The fixtures and finishes you choose for your kitchen, bath or other remodeling project will reflect your taste and personal style but also bring a smile to your face every time you see how your rooms have been totally refreshed.
There’s a classic material that you might not have thought about that deserves consideration in upgrading the look of your home: glass. If you look around, you’ll realize the many new and exciting opportunities for adding more glass to make your home shine.
Start with Windows, of Course!
Today’s high-performance windows have increased energy efficiency, which means you can add larger window surfaces to any room to let in more natural light while not spending more on energy costs. Instead of one tiny window over the sink in a dark kitchen, your open-floor-plan kitchen can have a row of windows above the counter instead of wall cabinets. We love that it’s a beautiful look for your kitchen that also lets you enjoy the view year-round while staying cool (or cozy) indoors.
Kitchen designs today often pack cabinetry up to the ceiling to get the most storage space possible. Having some upper cabinets with glass doors will lighten up the heavier look that all solid doors can bring to the room. When you use frosted, leaded, or any one of a number of textured glasses for the cabinet fronts, you get a fresh look without putting everything on clear display. Another nice option is outfitting one cabinet with glass doors from counter to ceiling for the look of a china cabinet.
Glossy Glass Tile
For a colorful and durable alternative to ceramic tile, glass tile is an excellent choice. Glass is eco-friendly when made from post-consumer recycled glass. The rich hues and variety of shapes make glass the perfect tile material for a master bath accent wall, a glossy mosaic kitchen backsplash, or a shower stall that expresses your creativity.
Ditch the Shower Curtain
Many master bathroom renovations today feature a spa-like atmosphere with a large shower. Nothing spoils that vibe faster than a shower curtain, so these showers feature glass enclosures. With glass walls (or half-walls) a roomy, curbless shower is an elegant solution that makes the space feel bigger. It also allows a more accessible bathing experience when you plan to stay in your home as long as possible. Add a smart shower system with personalized presets, a tiled shelf, and a bench and you’ll have the luxurious touches you need for complete relaxation in your master bathroom.
It’s transparent how glass can be the perfect way to make your home shine! We can help you lighten up your home with glass in any number of exciting ways. Get in touch with us today to start the conversation.