Improve Your Bathroom with Custom Glass

Looking for your next weekend project this Spring? How about treating yourself to an updated master bathroom! Even the smallest upgrades can make a big difference. Give yourself the bathroom you have always wanted with custom glass. Check out these ways you can use custom glass to upgrade your master bathroom.

Custom Mirrors

Do you currently have a simple mirror hanging over your vanity? If so, try getting creative and updating space with custom glass mirrors. There are so many fun options, you can truly bring out your personality with your design. Opt for a framed mirror, frameless, or quirky designs hanging over both sinks. Check out some of HGTV’s favorite bathroom mirrors.

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Has your shower seen better days? Treat yourself to an upgraded shower. It is something you, hopefully, will get a lot of use out of! Go for a bold look and upgrade to a frameless shower. Not only are they less maintenance, but they look amazing!

 

Skylight

Is your bathroom lacking good lighting? Anyone trying to put on makeup in poor lighting knows the importance of good lighting! Bring in the natural light with a bathroom skylight if your room allows. It will lighten your mood and your room!

Simple upgrades can make your master bathroom look and feel like a million bucks! Plus it will increase your resale value on your home. Talk to your experts at Glass Express to see how they can bring your dream master bathroom to life.

Enhance Your Master with Custom Glass

Did you know that the master bathroom plays one of the most important roles in selling a house? Simply adding custom shower doors, framing a mirror, or deep cleaning can make a big difference! Regardless if you are selling your house or not, the master bathroom proves to be one of the most significant and judged rooms in a home. So take the time to make your dream master bath…it will pay off in the long run!

Small fixes can go a long way in a master bath. Focus on a few changes to make a big difference!

Shower

Your shower should serve as a mini oasis, so make it look like one! A shower can have a big impact on a bathroom, so add some of your personal style to it. Go with a frameless shower door and waterfall showerhead, or a custom glass door and multiple showerheads. There are so many options, so speak with an expert to get the most out of your space.

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Deep-Clean Tile and Grout

Updating a master bathroom can take a lot of work and money, so save where you can. If the tile and grout is still in style, then deep clean it versus replacing it. You will save a lot of money and have a new appreciation for your old tile…it will almost feel as if it’s new.

Lighting

Lighting can serve a big role in a master bathroom…especially when applying makeup! Interior lighting often gets more attention in other rooms, but don’t dismiss the master. Focus most of your bathroom lighting efforts on the vanity, since this is where you will spend the most time getting ready.

Mirrors

One item that often gets put on the back burner of a master bathroom is the mirrors. Every bathroom has one, but they often lack appeal and uniqueness. A mirror is a big focal point of a master bathroom, so have fun with it! Try framing an existing mirror or bring in an expert to create a custom mirror just for your master.

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Don’t wait to create the master bathroom of your dreams. Call your experts at Glass Express to get started today!

Steps to a Timeless Bathroom Remodel

I see them every weekend at big box home improvement stores. There they are roaming the aisles high from one too many episodes of HGTV and DIY network. They want to remodel their bathroom, and they start in the tile aisle, then they move on to cabinets and then to fixtures. It’s a common remodeling mistake that even your most seasoned DIYer is apt to fall into. In order to avoid starting your bathroom remodel with last things first, here are some simple steps to ensure the order of your process leads you to the bathroom you envisioned on day one.

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First, spend a half hour in your space. Go in the bathroom and sit. Not on the throne, sit on the floor and look for light. Natural light is a must for a great bathroom with a timeless design. Where is the window? Does it allow for the flow of natural light through the whole bath? If there isn’t a window is a skylight and option? Never discount the value of natural light and fresh air in a bathroom. It doesn’t matter if the room is large or small, the starting place is looking for the details of air movement and light. Don’t stop at a window for light, always include elements of glass and mirror. Glass shower enclosure or oversize custom mirror might be the linchpin for movement of natural light through your space. Think long term in order to get the most from your remodel, in ten years it won’t matter if you had cute tile in a dark and muggy bathroom. Start with the light.

Next, function is charm! Whether your style is shabby chic, contemporary art deco, or somewhere in the middle with modern farmhouse, the function of user space is charm. Consider space available, sight lines, as well as, family specific user accommodations. A bathroom that functions is cleaner and adds lifestyle value that is a delight!

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Lastly, delve into all the details of how you want to decorate the space. Pick out color schemes, tile patterns, fixtures and knobs. Pick a balance of items that represent your taste and neutral elements that withstand the test of time. The details do matter, but they matter most when they start with good design.

Although bathrooms are small compared to most of the other rooms in your home, they are among the more important. In order to get the most of the time and money you spend updating yours make a good start to your project. A bathroom remodel should look great in the end but homeowners who follow these simple steps will end with a new room that is more than just a pretty powder room. It will be a room that adds exceptional value because it will be airy, light, and will work for the people who live there for years to come.

Custom Glass Mirrors – Decorator’s Dream Tool

Whether you’re the type of homeowner that is aware of every aesthetically pleasing nuance of your home’s space and decorates to the detail or you have a more hands off approach to decorating with a ‘show me what works’ attitude, having mirrors in your space is a must. Custom glass mirrors are a dynamic tool that tends to give much more than they get. A well placed mirror gets lots of attention without us even noticing that it’s there or much less working overtime for our pleasure. A mirror can brighten, elongate, give depth to, or show off any space in need of a little help.

MIRRORS MADE TO LOOK IN

Certain mirrors are made to be looked in. Checking to see how you look is an everyday part of our lives. Having the right mirror in practical spaces of self-reflection defines the room as much as it decorates it. The bathroom, for instance, needs one or two pragmatic mirrors, each with a different purpose for inspection. Do not be afraid to go big. A large custom mirror in a small space works. In this case, the more of yourself you see, the better you’re bound to look.

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If you’ve just spent a good deal on a showcase piece of furniture or even a piece of art, placing a mirror on the opposing wall is an excellent way to reflect the piece giving it even more angles at which to be observed and therefore more importance in the room. Selecting a custom mirror is the best way to ensure all your spatial and aesthetic needs are met.

A well designed custom mirror is one of the best definitions of ‘fashion meets function’ for a home. These versatile masterpieces have the ability to lighten a dark room, broaden a narrow one, or trick the eye into noticing that new piece of art, all the while being art itself. Stop the endless looking for the perfect mirror to go in your home. Contact Glass Express to find out more about creating the mirror that you and your space deserve.

Custom Glass Shower Enclosures– Sustainable Beauty

There are a lot of big decisions in any remodeling project. But bathrooms might take the cake as far as complexity and all the considerations that go into making your space great. Not only does the space need to meet the needs of your family, but it must also have the right combination of materials that will have the greatest impact on the value of your home. From layout, to flooring, to fixtures and tile, the choices might seem endless for this small but mighty room. There is one decision, however, that’s a no-brainer. When it comes to your shower, incorporating a custom shower enclosure is an easy choice that will satisfy you, today’s home buyer, and home buyers for years to come.

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There is a significant difference between what the big box stores are offering and a custom glass shower enclosure. Number one, value. The return on a custom remodeled bath can be as high as 102% recouped at resale. While a big box store shower is new, it’s never as nice as a custom shower door from Glass Express. We’ll work hard to give you the individual attention you deserve to make your space unique, and you’ll have the satisfaction of keeping your hard earned money local.

Bathroom renovations can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000. Still, no matter what your total budget, Glass Express can help you figure out the best shower door for your project. The beauty of a custom shower door is that it can very in shape, size, and style. Whether you’re shower is a double headed European steam room, a modern corner shower, or a tight classic glass, there’s a shower door for every style and need. Sliding enclosures, swing doors, and door and panel enclosures are some of the options offered at Glass Express.

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We know you spent hours pouring over tile until you found that one that was just right for your bath. Don’t cover it up with an ugly shower door! Our custom shower doors won’t have thick metal borders to obscure your view and allow for the maximum amount of light and air to move through your bath. Creating both a more beautiful bath and one which is less likely to have sustained condensation which creates a risk for mold. Whether you choose smooth glass or textured, our enclosures have a timeless appeal and compliment any color scheme and personal style.

Whether you are planning to live in your home for the next thirty years or are planning to put your home on the market sometime soon, a showcase custom shower enclosure is an upgrade you and your guests will love. The professionals at Glass Express work hard to meet every homeowner right where they are. The decision to get a custom shower  is a decision to make your new bathroom your favorite room of the house.

European Glass Showers – Remodeling Your Bathroom?

Are you thinking about remodeling your bathroom?

Have you thought about doing a European glass shower? 

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This is a sleek and clean shower design that will bring a touch of class to your bathroom.

Depending on the design you choose, these glass showers can be trackless, require no and/or minimal hardware, and varies in height, width, and glass style.  

Our clients love the fact that European glass showers are easy to clean, hygienic and environmentally friendly.  

CONSIDERING A EUROPEAN GLASS SHOWER

If you are ready to treat yourself with a glass shower, there are few things to think about before you decide on the design.

First, you need to know the dimensions of your shower. How big and/or small will play a significant role in the design and price of your new shower.

Secondly, you need to think about glass thickness? Glass shower thicknesses can very – 1/2″, 1/4″, 3/8” and 3/16”. The best choice is heavier and thicker glass. Heavier, thicker glass will often slide better.

Finally, you should look into various glass styles. The style of glass will impact your entire design.

European glass showers will give your home a completely new, luxurious look.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Bathroom

Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means, Spring Cleaning! Sometimes spring cleaning can be overwhelming and you may have a hard time determining where to start. Well why not start with the bathroom? Here at Glass Express, we decided to research the best spring cleaning tips for your bathroom. Enjoy!

Tip 1: Clean out the Cupboards
The first step is to clean out your cupboards. Take everything out of your cupboards and get organized. Throw away any expired lotion, sprays, deodorants, hair accessories, etc. Place everything back else in the cupboard, organized by product, then by products most used.

Tip 2: Get to Cleaning
Once you have cleaned the cupboards, it’s time to start cleaning the bathroom. It’s best to start with the bathtub and work your way around. A toothbrush should be used to clean the grout in the shower. Next clean the mirror, shower doors, and countertops.

Tip 3: Make it Fancy
After you have organized your cupboards and cleaned, it is now time to make your bathroom comfortable and relaxing. Start by lighting a candle and place it on the lid of the toilet or on the counter (make sure there are no towels near the flame). Next, add soft lighting. Bathroom lighting should not be extremely bright.

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Done cleaning your bathroom? Why not bring your bathroom to life with new glass fixtures? Call us today and ask about our custom bathroom mirrors, shower enclosures, and other bathroom glass fixtures. 317.845.0482.