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Incorporating Glass To Brighten Your Home

Thursday, April 02, 2015

One of the great things about glass is that it is incredibly versatile and can be used in so many different areas of your home to create a unique style.

Today we’re looking at two key rooms where you can easily utilise glass to brighten your home and improve atmosphere.

Bathrooms:

There is nothing worse than a dark, dingy bathroom that just doesn’t utilise natural light. Even if you love dark tiles and fittings, you need to have enough light in the room to really make it work. So how can it be achieved? Windows and skylights are the obvious solution. A well placed skylight or a larger window will capture as much natural light as possible.

You also want your bathroom to be a haven - a place where you can relax and unwind, but the nature of bathrooms is that privacy is also really important which is where standard glass can sometimes cause problems. So how can you achieve privacy while still having an open space?

Technology has also made glass more exciting than ever before, you can now, with the flip of a switch turn glass walls opaque for privacy. So you can have the solitude you need while in the shower, but then with the flip of a switch, your glass is clear again and your bathroom open and inviting.

Translucent glass and laminates have also come a long way in the last few years so you can achieve a permanently frosted look on your windows while still enjoying excellent light coming through.

Kitchens:

It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home so it’s important that this room feels welcoming as well as being exceptionally practical and comfortable to work in. Glass benchtops are a reasonably new concept and offer a distinctive alternative to the standard granite, laminate or steel benchtops. They are usually made from toughened glass to handle the high amount of use they’ll likely receive and are available in a range of colours and textures. This is a design idea that is definitely not suitable for all kitchens, but is a unique idea to consider.

One of the most common places you’ll see glass being used in kitchens is in stylish splashbacks. They can be clear, opaque or coloured which gives you real creative licence to make them a statement piece in your room. Think bright red behind one section of bench space!

Or of course they’re available in more muted colours so you can gently tie them in with the feel of your whole room or home.

These are just a few of the ways you can use the beauty and flexibility of glass in your next bathroom or kitchen renovation. We’d love to have a chat about other options for you to consider so give us a call on 02 6171 0524.