We all feel the need for a home makeover from time to time, and while glass can be used in virtually any part of a house, there are four rooms where it has special power to make a 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.
With that said, there are avenues available to help you keep the costs of your project down to a more affordable level, and you can do this without forfeiting the style of your room. Continue reading Renovating a Bathroom? Get The Advice You Need from the Experts
Alamo Glass & Mirror has one of the largest decorative framed wall glass mirror showrooms in Dallas and Ft Worth.
Our showroom walls are filled with over 300 mirror frames.
If you can’t find a mirror frame in the size or style that you like, we can make you a custom frame to your specific dimensions and install a mirror in it.
Nothing brightens up a room and adds dimension like a mirror. Many homeowners are turning to decorative framed mirrors to add beauty and intrigue to their homes.
Antique mirrors are no longer a thing of the past! Dallas designers are incorporating this timeless material into more and more projects these days. Alamo Glass has a wide variety of antique mirror to choose from and we also work with glass artisans to assist our customers in creating that special one of a kind piece.
Mirrors aren’t just for indoor decor anymore. Unusual Mirrors are showing up outside, in gardens everywhere, reflecting statuary or a pond, or a profusion of flowers. A mirror is like a magical portal inside your garden.
It makes the perfect addition to all styles of landscaping, from the traditional English garden, to an exotic cactus garden. Unique doors, antique frames, and old windows are being used to showcase the mirror.
A garden mirror makes a great do-it-yourself project. If you enjoy antique shopping you can find the perfect frame for your mirror. Because the mirror will be propped outdoors you will want a distressed wood framework. These picturesque pieces look particularly fitting in quaint flower gardens. Consider scouring garage sales and thrift stores for a latticed window or a rustic door. Continue reading Using Glass & Mirror – Make Your Outdoors Beautiful
Mirrors have become much more than just a reflective piece of glass. Their use has evolved into many areas, and is now at the forefront of interior design. Many leading businesses have taken advantage of and showcased custom cut glass mirrors in their showrooms, offices, and reception areas.
The use of mirrors has grown exponentially out of the restroom. Custom mirror design and installation has become a cornerstone for creative aesthetics and provide an outstanding makeover for an area for very little investment in comparison to other remodel concepts. Continue reading Add Style to Any Room with Custom Glass Mirrors
Mirrors are an inexpensive way to dramatically change the look of any room. Many Dallas
and Ft Worth homeowners have discovered that adding a mirror to a room will brighten the room up and create the illusion that the room is much larger than it actually is. Alamo Glass and Mirror has been a Dallas and Ft Worth leader in custom mirror installations since 1945.
Alamo Glass can cut mirrors to virtually any size or shape that a home owner desires. Mirrors that fill up a space ( meaning fit wall to wall) will really make a difference in the look and feel of your room. Common areas that we install custom plate mirrors in are bathroom vanities, dining room walls, entry ways, wet bars, exercise rooms, and above fire place mantles. Continue reading Custom Mirrors Transform Dallas and Ft Worth Homes
Washington artist and furniture maker Greg Klassen’s does it again with a beautiful custom-made glass tabletop.
In the images below you can see how he was able to custom fit blue glass over two pieces of wood to give the appearance of an ocean view.
So much talent in the world today when it comes to art. You may be surprised to know how easy it is to take this beauty and talent and apply it to your home when it comes to custom glass.
There is very little need to go crazy with large modifications, which tend to over-exaggerate the contours and dimensions of any given room.
Start small and make subtle changes here and there. Continue reading Glass Tabletops & Mirrors Make a Beautiful Home