Improve the Value of Your Kitchen in These 5 Simple Steps

Styles for kitchens come and go just like any other aspect of a home. What once was considered chic and on trend may no longer hold the same level of worth as before. Follow these 5 simple steps to achieve a kitchen that’s in style while increasing the value of your home.

Step 1 – Consider a replacement tabletop:

Throughout the years, kitchen and dining room tables take a beating. Scratches, dents and spills are bound to happen. So, consider getting a replacement tabletop installed to make your old tabletops look brand new again. Here at Glass Express we specialize in installing replacement tabletops that will withstand everyday wear and tear.

Step 2 – Stainless Steel Appliances:

Stainless steel appliances are easy to clean and can improve the overall look in any kitchen. It can give your kitchen the WOW factor you’ve been looking for and is impressive to buyers.

Step 3 – Decorative Glass Fixtures:

Brighten up your kitchen with colorful glass fixtures! Your decorative glass can either take center stage or serve as an added subtle piece of beauty. Glass express experts can work with you to create a fixture that is unique and reflects the style of your home.

Step 4 – Heated Floors:

One improvement that is often overlooked is the addition of heated floors. Installing heated floors in your kitchen can make your home stand out over others. Having heated floors installed may be considered a luxury to most but it attracts buyers like non other!

Step 5 – Fresh Paint:

The most simple step to improving your kitchen’s value is adding a fresh coat of paint. Opt for a light neutral color to appeal to the majority of buyers. Although it is simple, a new coat of paint can really make a difference in a room!

If you are looking to sell your home or simply increase the value, following these 5 steps will ensure you get what your home’s truly worth! Here at Glass Express it is our goal to assist homeowners in everyday home improvements that are unique to each individual. Call us today for a free quote on your next home project!  

Why You Should Choose Glass Table Tops

If you’re out shopping for your next table then you already know, there are so many different table options making it a challenge to choose the right one. If you’re considering glass table tops check out why they can be the right choice for you.

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If your change your style frequently consider a glass table. They easily match any upgrade you may give to your home. Not to mention, if you have great lighting it will create a beautiful display and highlight any room.

Illusion of More Space

Glass tables create an illusion of more space and make a room appear larger. Glass table tops are especially useful in small spaces to open up the room.

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DIY Table

If you have an old barrel, door, pallet, or table you can make your own table by adding a glass top. This can give any old furniture an immediate upgrade that is sure to wow your guest. Check out these different ways you can add a glass table top to make your own DIY table.

Easy Maintenance

With just a spritz of Windex and a rag your glass table is clean. You won’t need to nag your guest to use a coaster because your glass table won’t leave watermarks or stains.

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Still not convinced a glass table top is for you, call your experts at Glass Express Repair today to see how a glass table top will fit into your home.

Update Your Kitchen with Glass

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For those of us who can’t afford a full kitchen remodel but desire a change, consider these three simple summer updates for your kitchen with glass. Glass is one of the most versatile decorating and design mediums.  No matter whether your style is contemporary, traditional, or somewhere in between, adding glass elements to a kitchen is a budget smart upgrade that will leave any homeowner visually lifted.

Transform your cabinet doors with glass inserts

If you find yourself reaching into a basic grade brown cabinet every day but can’t yet afford new ones, consider adding glass inserts to one or all of your cabinet door fronts. This DIY project will add light and life as well as a more customized look to your kitchen.  After removing the door and carefully measuring the space for the insert, cut the opening to size.  Leave the replacement glass to us. We can custom cut any size glass and help bring your kitchen cabinets from ordinary to a designer’s look.   But what type of glass?

Here’s the flare.  If you’re traditional and just want to add a change to the kitchen that will let light in and add more formal look, pick a set of well placed uppers and put glass inserts in.  You will be able to organize collectables, show off heirlooms, or display a bold accent color.  Either way, the glass cabinet fronts will add a new focal point to the kitchen and upgrade your space.

If, on the other hand, you’re more contemporary in style, glass has other options for you.  Painted glass offers a sleek, contemporary look without showing off what’s behind.  The back side of the glass is painted in the color of your choice (white is a popular choice), all the while the exterior of your cabinet insert is a glossy, smart and sleek style.

Add Glass Shelves

Look around your kitchen.  Chances are there is open wall space and everything from collectables, knick knacks, and sentimental items cluttering up the window sill and counter.  Maybe it’s time for you to update your space by installing glass shelves. Well placed glass shelves can add storage space that will both showcase your stuff and help you clear your countertop.  Or maybe you just need more space for organizing all those coffee cups!  Glass shelving, inside or outside a cabinet, allows for needed organization space that still lets the light shine through.glass-shelf

 

Go For It!  Glass Backsplash.

Come on, you know you want to try it. They make it look so easy on TV, and the truth is, my husband and I did it, and it looks great! Go ahead, install your own glass tile backsplash! There are so many gorgeous glass tile options out there, you can hardly go wrong. Buy two or three small samples. Bring them home and leave them in your space for a week or so to see which one seems to say home. Then commit! Do the prep work. Watch several DIY videos and tile away! You will love the look this glass adds to your kitchen, not to mention how easy it is to clean. If you don’t trust yourself with this DIY, trust me, you want glass tile backsplash! So hire the professionals and enjoy this glass up-grade for years to come.

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Tips

Is Your Kitchen Ready for the Spring?

Spring is finally here. And you know what means… spring cleaning time. Most people only clean the obvious area: bedroom, garage, and bathroom. But what about your kitchen? Is your kitchen ready for the spring? Here at Glass Express Inc. we have decided to bring you tips on how to prepare your kitchen.

  1. Start With the Freezer – You will first want to start by turning your freezer off by unplugging it and letting it defrost. Once it has defrosted, remove all contents of the freezer and start your cleaning. Clean the freezer with a solution of one tablespoon of baking soda per one quart of hot water.
  2. Clean the Stove and Oven – The next step is to get your oven and stove gleaming. Remove all of the burners and knobs and soak them in vinegar. This will loosen all of the dirt and grime that has been building up all winter. Wipe down your entire stove and oven. Then make sure you rinse your burners and knobs off completely before putting them back on.
  3. Make Your Refrigerator Efficient – You will next want to focus on your refrigerator. Try to move it from against the wall in order to be able to to sweep behind it. Next, remove the grill and clean the coils. Doing this will allow you to boost your energy output and allow you to save money in the long run.
  4. Make Your Floors Shine – You will want to finish up with your floors. Make sure you start by sweeping up all of the dust, dirt, and debris. Finish up by mopping with a damp mop and natural floor cleaner.

If you want more tips on how to make sure your kitchen is ready for the spring, click here: Kitchen Spring Cleaning Tips.

Now that you have cleaned your kitchen, it is time to replace your tabletops with our custom glass tabletops. Contact us now for more information. 317.845.0482