2017 Kitchen Design Trends Can Inspire Your Renovation

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Friday, June 23, 2017)

2017 Kitchen Design TrendsWondering what’s “in” as you plan a kitchen renovation? Apartment Therapy’s Dabney Frake - explores design trends likely to make their mark in 2017.

For starters Frake starters Frake believes that 2017 kitchen surfaces will move toward warmth and subtlety and away from high gloss. This will take the form of appliances with a matte finish, plaster walls, and duller metallics. What does this mean for your kitchen remodel? Opt for surfaces with a richness that adds depth to the room and be cautious about extra-shiny elements. 


What Are this Year’s Trends in Bathroom Design?

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Friday, March 17, 2017)

InteriorZine’s Vania shares with us her thoughts on the bathroom design trends that will dominate 2017-2018. Even if you prefer timeless looks over changing fads, being cognizant of trending looks is helpful as you plan a bathroom remodel. 

For one thing, even if we aren’t ruled by trends they can still subtly impact what we think looks good, so knowing what styles are popular can help ensure that you’ll remain satisfied with your renovated bathroom. Additionally, an awareness of what’s trending can give us direction in decisions that might otherwise be completely random – i.e.
clear versus frosted glass shower enclosure. Finally, keeping your bathroom design up to date is a savvy move just in case you should decide to sell the home. 


Which Home Décor Ideas Will Be “In” and “Out” this Year?

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Thursday, March 16, 2017)

Brie Dyas of House Beautiful - shares designer insights on the home décor ideas that will be in style in 2017 as well as the looks that seem to be on their way out. Use these predictions to inspire your choices as you redecorate this year.

Rooms that Feature One Time Period Are Going Out of Style

If you want an antique or antique style sofa, this no longer means that the rest of the room needs to be adorned with items of the same kind. Period-piece type rooms are on their way out as 2017 trends favor a harmonious meld of furnishings from different eras. This dynamic is true of homes as well, as the idea that the furnishings of a whole house should align with one time period has been left by the wayside.



Why Communication Is Vital for a Successful Home Renovation in 2017

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Wednesday, March 15, 2017)

When you do an internet search for home renovation tips in 2017, you might find ideas about color schemes, trending patterns, and money saving tactics, but nothing about communication. However, good communication skills are vital for most homeowners undertaking a renovation. Why? Well, the breakdown in communication with other household members can lead to not only tension and drama, but costly alterations in the near future. However, even homeowners who live alone will need communication skills in order to clearly impart their wishes to businesses and contractors. So unless you both live on your own and plan to do all the remodeling by yourself, it is important to fine tune your communication techniques to ensure the success of your venture!

Talk to Your Spouse

Before you order a shower door with frosted glass or a vanity mirror in a particular frame, be sure to check in with the person who shares the master bath with you! A faux pas in a large fixture like a shower door is not necessarily easily forgotten or changed. Avoid a headache and expenditure in a few months by making sure you and your spouse are on the same page before you schedule the installation of a new fixture, mirror, or appliance. 


5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

Check out our ideas for 5 of the best ways to upgrade your home in 2017. You want your living space to be an aesthetically appealing area in which it is easy to relax and recharge at the end of a busy day. Which of these 5 tips will be most helpful in achieving this goal?

#1. Make it easier to enjoy your outdoor living space.

Take advantage of all nature offers by making the most of your home’s outdoor living space. For starters, evaluate whether your deck, patio, or yard is easy to access. Do you need a larger patio door? Does your patio door glass need to be replaced due to hazardous cracks? ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. can replace the problematic glass or even install a new energy-efficient patio door with high-performance features like Low-E coatings and argon gas between panes. 


5 Ways Glass Can Refresh Your Home Design in 2017

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Thursday, March 09, 2017)

Keep the New Year bright by improving your home design with glass in 2017! Refresh and beautify various spaces by adding tasteful sheets of mirror or glass. From the bathroom to the living room, glass and mirror offer the sparkling elegance that is needed to update your home's look.

1. Make your morning routine more convenient with a master bath vanity mirror upgrade. 

Is one of your 
New Year's resolutions to get to work on time? Make it easier to prepare for the day efficiently by ensuring that you and your spouse have sufficient vanity mirror space in the master bath. If you have a double vanity, possibilities to consider include: 


Shower Door Myths: Separate Fact from Fiction

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Thursday, January 12, 2017)

Glass shower doors have to be dried after each use, fact or fiction? This is actually a fact in many cases, but it may not have to be. If you order ShowerGuard glass or have your new shower enclosure treated with long-lasting EnduroShield, you may be able to forego drying the glass after each shower. Unless the water in your area is very problematic – high silica content, for instance – you’ll likely be able to get the squeegee out of your bathroom. 

A glass enclosure seals up like an aquarium, fact or fiction? We probably all wish this were true, but it is not. While a quality 
custom shower door will seal up well and provide a trustworthy barrier to water droplets, it is not a big glass aquarium. Always avoid placing shower jets where they will spray at a seam or gap in the enclosure. In fact, correct placement of all shower sprays is one of the many elements necessary for successfully designing a custom shower stall. 


6 Home Décor Mistakes and How to Correct Them

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

home decor mistakesCommon home décor mistakes can drag down the look and feel of your living space, but it’s sometimes easy to correct them without a high cost in time or money. Here are 6 frequent decorating faux pas and ideas for setting them right.

Holding onto a dated look:
Did something you’ve always loved come into style awhile back? Have you inadvertently held onto this color, theme, or design long after it has been replaced by another style?

Obviously, this can be corrected by replacing an item or repainting some walls. 


5 Glass Fixtures Modern Homeowners Will Love

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

5 Glass Fixtures Modern Homeowners Will LoveCheck out these 5 modern glass fixtures that allow today’s homeowners to easily add elegance and charm to any space. If any of these ideas appeal to you, it’s easy to get the information you need to make an informed purchase decision. Just call ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. at 703-257-7150 and speak with an in-house glazier or make an appointment for a consultation and estimate in the comfort of your home.

A Backsplash Made of Dreamwalls Glass
Think beyond traditional choices like tile when considering backsplash options for your renovated kitchen or bathroom. Dreamwalls glass is low iron glass with paint (in your choice of color) applied to the back along with a protective coating. The color in the paint shines vibrantly through the ultra-clear glass leaving you with a surface that melds your selected hue with the unique beauty of glass.

Strips of Dreamwalls glass can be used to create a sleek, smooth backsplash. A seamless or nearly seamless look is possible and sometimes preferred by homeowners. However, you can also add a number of small tile-like pieces of Dreamwalls glass in one or more hues. These can be utilized to create a radiant mosaic.

Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures
Adding a frameless glass shower enclosure to a bathroom is arguably the most effective way to give the space modern charm. Frameless enclosures are made from thick tempered glass, and they are characterized by frame-free glass edges. On a frameless unit glass takes center stage. Very little metal is present – only small clips and hinges – which makes the shower look open and roomy.


Quick Home Improvement Projects for 2017

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Thursday, January 05, 2017)

Quick Home Improvement ProjectsDo you have plenty of home improvement fever but lack the time and funds for a substantial renovation in 2017? Instead, tackle one or more of these quick but rewarding home improvement projects and enjoy more pleasant living space.

1. Paint the front door.
This is quick and inexpensive, but it can drastically change the first impression made by your home. Think carefully about the effect you wish to create before selecting the paint color for your front door. You could make a bold, bright statement with a shade like lime green or sunshine yellow. Alternatively, you could opt for rich elegance with a deep purple or forest green. Finally, even a neutral like black or gray could improve the appearance of the entrance your house.

2. Rearrange the furniture in your main living space.
Move things around to create a fresh look without spending a dime. Some principles to keep in mind as you rearrange are:
   •  Avoid pushing chairs and sofas right up to the wall.
   •  Make sure the arrangement fosters conversation.
   •  Allow traffic to flow smoothly from one area to the next.
   •  Keep things interesting by placing items of various heights in the same room.
   •  Give your favorite pieces the most visibility.
   •  Create focal points with interesting and lovely items and fixtures.



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