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By: GLASS DESIGN | Created 03/20/2020

Are you interested in a unique way to bring your home to life? If so, it’s time to consider the many ways you can use glass to accomplish this goal! The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to decorative glass.

Here are some of the most unique ideas to consider:

1. Frameless Shower Enclosure

A frameless glass shower enclosure gives your space the luxurious, high-end look and feel you’ve been dreaming of. Frameless shower enclosures have minimal hardware and clean lines.

Want to take it up a notch? We offer glass upgrades such as low iron/ultra clear glass, textured glass and cast/slumped glass. We also have in house artists that can fuse bubbles or etch a design on your new shower enclosure!

2. Entry Door

Is your entry dark and drab, lacking in natural light? Adding glass to your entry door is the perfect solution to this issue! An entry door with glass enhances the curb appeal and value of your home, and is also enjoyed on the interior of the home!

Glass Design has many options available-leaded and beveled, etched, textured glass, stained glass overlay and more!

3. Glass Backsplash

A painted glass backsplash is an easy way to upgrade the appearance of your kitchen. A glass backsplash will give your space a unique, custom feel.

Glass backsplashes can be completely customized to the homeowner’s taste, available in many textures and thicknesses along with custom color matching.

4. Bar or Vanity Top

Is your bar in need of an upgrade? How about your bathroom vanities? Rather than opt for a traditional countertop surface, such as granite or marble, consider utilizing a thick glass countertop for your bar or vanity.

Adding glass to your space will offer a unique, custom appearance. There are many textures, thicknesses and color options to choose from.

Contact Glass Designs

What do you think about these unique ways to use glass in your home? Could one or more of these be just what you’re looking for?

Contact us or visit our design consultants in one of our Southwest Florida showrooms today!

By: SHOWER ENCLOSURES DIRECT | Created 03/18/2020

For homeowners contemplating a home remodel or building a new home, installing Frameless Shower Doors is an essential bathroom upgrade. One of the top bathroom trends, Frameless Shower Doors are more aesthetically pleasing, increase the perceived value of your home, and are much easier to clean than framed shower doors. 

Framed Shower Doors vs. Frameless Shower Doors

Traditional shower doors are surrounded by thick, unattractive metal frames that support and strengthen the shower enclosure. Framed doors often “wobble” when opened and closed because the glass is relatively thin and weak. 

On the other hand, Frameless Shower Doors are a cleaner, lighter, “pure glass” alternative to framed shower doors. Frameless Shower Doors are manufactured with thicker, stronger tempered glass and have no unappealing metal or rubber edges, giving them a “suspended” quality. The all-glass enclosure is supported by minimal clips, seals, and hinges, making your bathroom appear larger and more modern.

Frameless Shower Door Installation

Installing a frameless shower door can be complicated, which is why you should always consult with a professional installation company. Shower Enclosures Direct, a family-owned frameless shower door and mirror manufacturer, specializes in cost effective shower replacement and offers expert frameless shower door installation services. Experienced glass professionals take precise measurements to ensure that your custom shower enclosure is installed correctly and that the doors are functioning properly, thereby reducing the risk of water leaks or shattered glass.

Frameless Shower Door Options

Shower Enclosures Direct offers an array of custom frameless shower and tub solutions, including Frameless Sliding Shower Doors, Frameless Bathtub Doors, Frameless Tub Shower Doors, and Inline Shower Doors. Shower Enclosures Direct also provides Frameless Mirror Solutions, the perfect complement to your new all-glass shower enclosure. 

Custom Shower Solutions

Because no two homes or homeowners are alike, Shower Enclosures Direct provides Custom Frameless Shower Doors and a range of Custom Design Showers to fit your unique needs and style.

About Shower Enclosures Direct

Serving Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade, Shower Enclosures Direct brings light and luxury to your showers and bathrooms, home and commercial kitchens, and small office or corporate environments with exceptional glass products and expert installation services. No matter the task, we consistently deliver outstanding value, high quality of work, and unparalleled customer service. Whether you are a remodeling expert beginning a complex renovation or a homeowner tackling your first bathroom remodel or kitchen makeover, we work closely with you to bring your vision to life on-time and on-budget.

By: AFK FLOORING AND KITCHEN | Created 10/09/2019

There are few problems more annoying than having a small bathroom. But the good news is that there are things that you can do to make your small bathroom look bigger. Below are eight tips that you can use for making your small bathroom look bigger.

1. Use Shelves

One of the best things that you can do to help when your bathroom is small is to use the vertical surfaces with shelving. So that you avoid creating a feeling of a closed-in room because you’ve put up shelves, install narrow, open, eye-level unobtrusive shelves that are the color of your walls. The deeper cabinet shelves should be put up higher.

On your eye-level shelves, the items that you are using often should be stored. These are things such as beauty and toiletry products such as bath lotions and salts in bottles that are attractive and use some designer baskets to hold items such as toilet paper and towels. Items that you don’t use very often, put them higher up.

If you don’t have enough wall space for hanging ample shelves, think about adding some recessed shelves. This can be created by using that empty space in your walls in between the beams. This can be done only on the walls that have been made using drywall. You should also have a professional install this type of shelving.

2. Maximize the Medicine Cabinet

Look at the medicine cabinet. Is it older? If so, think about getting one of the newer ones that are sold. The medicine cabinets that are sold today have a lot of space for storage along with great features such as lockboxes to store prescription medications. Some of them even have towel racks and shelves that are closed and open. Select a cabinet that has shelves of different heights so you’re able to fit everything in it.

3. Tackle Your Toilet Area

It might be due to the location, but the area that’s above your toilet will often go unused. Use this space on the wall by putting a cabinet over your tank. Some of the models are pretty extensive and tall and come with open and closed shelving.

If you’re thinking about replacing your toilet, it’s possible to save room by choosing a toilet with a bowl that’s rounded instead of an elongated, oval one.

4. Organize Your Shower

When you keep conditioners and shampoo in your shower, it will help with freeing up space elsewhere. However, a lot of bottles often becomes unsightly and disorganized. You can get an organizer for your shower or you can get a caddy that can be hung on the arm of the shower if there’s only a couple of bottles.

The corner units which are the same color of your shower or match the bathroom’s décor scheme will offer you a look that’s seamless and a lot of the larger towers have a lot of space for storage. There are also dispensers that you can mount on the wall that can be filled with conditioner and shampoo.

5. Wisely use Sink Space

If there isn’t a cabinet beneath your sink, it’s a good idea to replace your sink with a sink that has that type of cabinet under it or you can install one. It’s also a good idea to choose a sink with countertop since it gives you extra space for storing items that you use often.

6. Redirect Your Door

Does your door swing into your bathroom? If so, it’s a better idea to make it so that it’s swinging out rather than in. You can also use pocket doors that will slide.

7. Trick Your Eyes

Different visual effects will give an illusion of extra space in the bathroom than exists. A mirror that is well placed will reflect light as well as add some depth to your room. Hang a single big mirror in your bathroom and position it so that it’s among the first items that you’re seeing when you come into the bathroom. You can also add a focal point that’s eye-catching such as a plant, sculpture or painting. When you have something attractive that your eyes fall on will remove the focus that it’s a small space.

Painting using neutral, light tones also will help with opening up your room, along with more than one shade of a light color of paint. Choose colors like taupe, off-white, cream and beige along with grey, yellow, muted blue, blue, and pink. If you’re looking for complementary colors that are bright, they can be introduced using accessories such as soap dispensers and towels.

8. Take Advantage of Accessories

Even though adding a couple of items that are purely decorative will work, when it’s possible choose some accessories that are functional as well as attractive. A good choice is some soap dishes and dispensers that are eye-catching along with designer towel racks and hooks for hanging things like towels and clothing. Decorative boxes, tins and towels also will make a great choice when it comes to storing a lot of items in the bathroom.

These are the tips that you can use for helping your bathroom look a lot bigger than it is. By maximizing your space and using some smart paint choices, you are going to forget that you have a small bathroom. You will be amazed at what you can do and what a difference it makes. Your bathroom is going to be transformed!

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