Bathroom Design: The Role of Glass

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Tuesday, June 07, 2016)

Modern Bathroom DesignsModern bathroom design emphasizes spa-like functionality, natural materials, and the inclusion of contemporary elements. This means that we’re seeing high-end upgrades like steam showers, soaker tubs, and rain shower heads alongside vertical gardens and vanities made from reclaimed lumber.

Likewise, within a single fixture such as a shower stall, it’s common to find natural stone in one area and sheets of clear heavy glass in another. In fact, glass is being utilized throughout the bathroom by many design-savvy homeowners.

Clear glass, in particular, is used in bathroom design to make a space feel larger and more open. A clear glass shower enclosure visually expands the bathroom and makes both the stall’s interior and the room as a whole feel more spacious.

In fact, glass – whether clear or privacy – is a popular choice for shower enclosures in bathrooms of any size. In comparison to a typical shower curtain, glass offers more reliable water containment as well as enhanced charm and style.

Vanity mirrors have been around for ages, but today’s home decorator sees them as more than practical necessities. These sheets of reflective glass are getting added glam from fancy frames and can even define the style of the entire sink area.

As hiding the commode has become a key factor in successful bathroom design, we are also seeing a rise in the use of glass privacy partitions in residential bathrooms. When a “water closet” is not an option, a sheet of frosted glass will keep the toilet out of sight while adding modern elegance and clean lines to the space.

Dreamwalls back-painted glass is relatively new to the bathroom décor scene, but it gives today’s home improver some unique options for backsplashes and wall hangings. Consisting of ultra-clear glass with paint – in your color choice – on the back, Dreamwalls is versatile, visually striking, and easy to clean. Uses in bathrooms include:

   •    Seamless backsplashes
   •    “Mosaic”’ backsplashes
   •    Modern wall art

Contemporary bathroom design also takes into account the need for storage of towels, toilet paper, soap, and so forth. This can be provided by everything from open shelving to a large sideboard that has been re-purposed as a vanity. Glass shelves are often installed both inside a shower enclosure and on bathroom walls. They provide a convenient storage solution while simultaneously adding their own fresh beauty to the space.

Are you interested in adding some or all of these glass elements to bathrooms in your home? Learn more about specific product options as well as pricing and professional installation by contacting ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. at 703-257-7150!

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