Privacy glass is ideal for a making a high-traffic bathroom more functional. While clear glass is favored for master bath shower enclosures, frosted glass is preferable for a guest bath or restroom shared by siblings.
What is frosted glass?
Acid is applied to glass to etch its surface and leave it “frosty.” This frosted glass offers more privacy than alternatives such as patterned or tinted glazing. Moreover, this glass features a timeless and classic look that can coordinate with many types of décor. So whether the bathroom in question is modern, transitional, or traditional, a frosted glass shower door will be able to fit in harmoniously while adding clean lines and subtle elegance.
It’s time to explore creative upgrades if your master bedroom is not a cozy retreat but a disorganized catch-all room. Devote a day or two to improving your space, and you might be surprised at what a big difference some relatively small alternations can make. Continue reading 5 Creative Master Bedroom Upgrades→
Glass shower doors will make your shower feel more elegant and spacious.
Making the switch from an opaque shower curtain to clear glass shower doors will instantly glamorize your shower area. What’s more, the transparent glass will impart a sense of roominess and openness so that the shower stall no longer seems narrow and confining.
There are a number of options from which you can choose to make your shower doors especially charming. These include:
• Frameless design to ensure that the doors are sleek and stylish. • Fancy handles and hinges. • More glass to create an enclosure suitable for a steam shower.
Without a doubt, switching to quality glass shower doors will have a significant impact on your bathroom’s aesthetic appeal. Adding elegance and a feeling of roominess to your shower will make a world of difference.
Today’s bathroom design trends favor giving this once neglected space lots of TLC. If your home’s bathroom is small, you may wonder if it is still possible to make it a glamorous and relaxing retreat. While you may not have the floor space to add a soaker tub or humongous shower enclosure, there are many ways to give a small bathroom a more spacious feel.
It’s a special day and you want everything to be perfect! Except you see streaks on your glass windows, glass table and even glass walls? It’s hard to know which side the streaks are on, and constantly cleaning to have the spot free look is time consuming. For business owners and residents who want to try it themselves, these helpful hints will make your Valentine’s Day a little brighter:
Going in different directions on the front and back of the glass will eliminate those sneaky lines. Side-to-side motions on the front surface and up and down motions for the back surface will show results. Wait for the glass to dry, you’ll see less noticeable streaks.
Remodeling magazine has determined that the mid-range cost to renovate a bathroom nowadays including tile, vanity and toilet is in upwards of $19,000. It all depends on where you live and the local costs of labor and supplies. If you are in New York City, you could pay as much as $25,000 for a bathroom remodel. The magazine keeps track of the cost of home remodels on an annual basis.
If you want to throw in installing extras such as heated floors, or you are interested in moving fixtures, the initial $19,000 can get pushed up to about $60,000, and in the more expensive cities such as New York City, you could pay as much as $72,000.
If you are about to embark on an interior design project, you could find yourself both intimidated and confused. The Decorist and Homepolish sites can assist you with your trek through interior design. There is also Modsy to help you to actually visualize the decorated space, and choose items to inhabit the space. You could also pick up the book: Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration(Rizzoli), to provide you with a classic knowledge of interior design. The following is a brief synopsis from some of our favorite interior designers that may assist you with the process.
To add a layer of luxury to your project, Brad Ford suggests handmade pieces, natural materials such as wood, clay, leather, wool and plant fibers. These items will warm up your area, and if you live in a city, they will help to naturalize the area. If you can’t afford a $24,000 table, you can probably find your hand-made piece at a vintage shop. Continue reading Home Upgrade Secrets from Top 10 Designers→
The idea of moving in together is a heady and exhilarating one. Creating a single household for you and your significant other, however, could be a bit daunting. Deciding on how to combine all of your possessions to create a cohesive and pleasing style can be a big task, and it might be one best handled by an interior decorator.
The type of frameless shower curtain, shield, or door you install can make a big difference in the look of your bathroom.
Here are some traditional options and a couple of unusual ideas you may not have considered:
Vinyl curtains are an inexpensive option. Depending on the design you choose, they can make a conservative, bold, or whimsical statement. Vinyl curtains do have drawbacks though. Many people find them annoying because the shower curtain needs to hang inside the tub to prevent water from escaping. And when the vinyl clings to you it can make you feel claustrophobic.