Saturday, 5 December 2020

GHBA Remodelers Council: Glass can have numerous uses in home design


As you look around your home and contemplate remodeling, what can you do to make a difference in the look and feel of your home? Consider using glass.

Glass is one of the most widely used materials in interior design. Glass brings in light naturally to your home and it can be used to obscure, brighten and enhance views in many rooms in your residence.

Glass is, by its nature, very durable, tough and easy to maintain. In a bathroom glass is used for shower doors, enclosures and separating screens. Glass can also be used on shower walls, tub surrounds and even as a backsplash.

Modern bathrooms are all about openness, fluidity and flow. Investing in a frameless glass shower door creates a more open, seamless and contemporary space. There are many choices of textures and patterns for glass that offer unique design opportunities not only in bathrooms, but kitchens, too.

Adding glass to your kitchen area creates a modern, sleek look. Glass countertops for islands are functional, beautiful and stain resistant.

Another trend in home design is using glass or mirrored glass walls/dividers between a bedroom and bathroom.

This creates an illusion of more space. You can even install them as sliding doors.

Glass on stair treads or stairwells opens up the area and provides and unobtrusive yet protective element.

Using textured or patterned glass for windows or doors can really set a room’s mood. For example; rain glass windows in a bathroom are modern, yet earthy. It looks as if rain is pouring down and achieves a spa-like feel.

Mirrors can be wonderful additions to any home, and of course a bathroom wouldn’t be complete without mirrors, which maximize natural and artificial light. For more individualized decor, consider getting custom mirrors made for your home.

Let glass brighten your home. Find an experienced professional to help you create and customize glass and mirror products for all the rooms in your home.

This article was provided by a member of the Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association. The Remodelers Council is dedicated to promoting professionalism and public awareness of the remodeling profession through education, certification and service to the Houston community. To reach the author directly, email For more information on this article, contact Lorraine Hart at To join the council or to find a professional remodeler in your area, visit


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