How Can Glass Be Used to Improve My Dining Room?

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Monday, July 17, 2017)

Dining Room GlassHow Can Glass Be Used to Improve My Dining Room?

Has your dining room seen better days? Do you wish to improve its dated look or worn out feel? Glass may not be the first substance that comes to mind when you think of dining room remodeling, but it can certainly play a powerful role. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities.
  
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5 Easy Shower Upgrades – Which Is Your Favorite?

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Friday, June 16, 2017)

Aromatherapy showerOnce you’ve had a new glass shower door or enclosure installed by ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc., you’ll be enjoying showering in an elegant and refreshing space. There are some easy ways to further enhance this spa-like experience and make your shower enclosure even more inviting. Check out 5 easy shower add-ons that can help you relax.

Upgrade #1: Bring aromatherapy to your shower.

You don’t need to purchase an elaborate system or a new shower head to enjoy aromatherapy as you shower. Simple kits include pods of naturally-scented essential oils as well as a device for diffusion that can be attached to your existing shower head. An ordinary shower becomes extraordinarily refreshing when you’re soothed by calming scents.  

In fact, including an aromatherapy kit in your new glass shower can be part of an effort to engage the senses and thereby achieve greater relaxation: you feel the warm water, you see lovely glass around the shower, and you smell the fragrant oils. Purchasing, installing, and using an aromatherapy kit is an easy shower upgrade that can give a significant boost of luxury to your shower experience.

 
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Give Your Bathroom a Makeover with Glass in 2017

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Monday, June 12, 2017)

Bathroom Glass 2017Is 2017 the year to give your bathroom a makeover? Don’t stop with buying new towels and saying farewell to the toilet rug! Use glass fixtures to really make your bathroom shine. Here are 5 fresh ideas for putting glass to work in your bathroom.

1. Glass Steam Shower Enclosure

What better way to upgrade your space than with a steam shower? Get set to enjoy spa-inspired relaxation in the convenience of your own home. Adding a steam shower or converting your existing shower into a steam unit requires more than just the steam shower apparatus itself, though. The shower enclosure must also be modified so that it: 
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Bathroom Ideas from HouseBeautiful

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Monday, June 05, 2017)

Designing a small bathroomHouseBeautiful - presents 25 ideas for designing a small bathroom. Check out the article highlights below and be inspired to make the most of the available space in your small bathroom

Woven Baskets

A small bathroom often has neither a vanity nor a linen closet. While these may be space saving choices, they can leave you in a bind when it comes to towel storage. Try stashing cute woven storage baskets under the sink as an attractive and inexpensive solution

Corner Sink

Most people are familiar with the concept of a corner shower, but how about a corner sink? A small angled sink can be tucked in a bathroom corner and finished off with a charming cloth skirt behind which you can create hidden storage space.
 
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5 Creative Master Bedroom Upgrades

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Tuesday, May 30, 2017)

Master Bedroom UpgradesIt’s time to explore creative upgrades if your master bedroom is not a cozy retreat but a disorganized catch-all room. Devote a day or two to improving your space, and you might be surprised at what a big difference some relatively small alternations can make.

1. Organize the clutter while decorating the space at the same time.

Common sources of clutter in a master bedroom include clothing on the floor or draped over furniture, piles of bills and papers on a desk, shoes scattered around the room, and miscellaneous belongings covering night tables and dresser tops. 
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4 Ways You Can Refresh a Bathroom with Glass

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Wednesday, May 24, 2017)

Bathroom Glass wallIf you’re experiencing a bathroom design SOS, turn to glass when you need to improve the space without a complete renovation. Visually appealing and functional for bathroom use, glass is a material that can transform the aura of your bathroom and update its style. Let’s take a look at four amazing possibilities.

1. Switch to a clear glass shower door.

If your shower is currently enclosed with an opaque shower curtain or with privacy glass, consider giving clear glass a try. This change will affect the ambiance of both the shower enclosure and the bathroom in general, making both seem larger and more open. 
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Decorate with Mirrors in 2017

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Friday, May 12, 2017)

decorate with mirrors, wall mirrorAs you decorate and improve your home in 2017, keep in mind that adding and replacing mirrors is a great way to enliven your space. Mirrors of many shapes, sizes, and styles are available from ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. along with professional installation and a free consultation. Schedule your in-home meeting with one of our glaziers by dialing 703-257-7150.

Framed Mirrors

A framed mirror is a lovely ornament for a section of bare wall space. Ideal places to hang a framed mirror include over a fireplace, in the entryway, across from a window with a nice view, and behind a powder room vanity.

You have the option of ordering a new mirror with a custom frame, but it may also be possible to have a frame added to a mirror that is already in place on one of your walls. Through its partnership with MirrorMate, ABC offers Ready Frames. These attractive mirror frames can be added to most standard sized mirrors that are affixed to a wall. Ready Frames allow you to quickly transform an ordinary mirror into a more glamorous wall hanging.
 
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3 Shower Door Options for Today’s Homeowner

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Tuesday, May 09, 2017)

Frameless Shower Door
When you decide to upgrade your bathroom with a glass shower door, there are three types of door from which you can choose. Which one is right for your shower enclosure depends on your tastes and the design of your bathroom. Understanding each of the options is helpful in making the right decision. Let’s take a closer look at:

Bypass doors
Frameless sliders
Swinging doors

Bypass Glass Shower Doors

Bypass shower doors have been around for some time, and they remain a popular space-friendly option. A system like this will have two door panels that move by sliding on small rollers in side-by-side metal tracks. This design is appealing for its simplicity, its versatility, and the fact that it takes up no floor space in the bathroom. With regard to construction, bypass door systems always include some aluminum framing. This means that they can be built from slightly thinner glass than frameless enclosures, which in turn means that they typically cost less.

 
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3 Fresh Ideas for Using Glass in Your Master Bathroom

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Wednesday, May 03, 2017)

Bathroom glass wallTurn your master bathroom into a luxurious retreat that fosters relaxation and renewal. Glass can play an important role in this project due to its versatility, innate loveliness, and ability to hold up to moisture. Let’s explore three innovative ways to put glass to work for you in your master bathroom remodel.

Steam Shower Conversion

Often an existing shower stall can be upgraded and transformed into a steam shower. In addition to the steam shower apparatus itself, the right type of glass enclosure is needed. A steam enclosure includes the following features:

 
The glass enclosure seals up completely so that it can entrap the steam generated by the warm shower spray. 
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Glass Options Overview for 2017

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Wednesday, April 05, 2017)

Make sure you know all your options as you add glass to your home in 2017. In the realms of style, safety, and ease of cleaning, a range of choices are offered to customers today. We’ll take a look at some of the most popular items and the possibilities they offer.

Annealed Versus Tempered Glass

What we think of as “standard” glass is technically known as annealed glass. This is used for certain applications such as protective glass tabletops that are added to an existing surface. Tempered glass is glass that has gone through a process of heating and rapid cooling during manufacturing. This glass is about four times stronger than annealed glass. It is utilized in many commercial and residential installations including: 
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