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The Greenest Room in the House: Designing an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

Eco Friendly Bathroom
Eco Friendly Bathroom

Building and designing a green bathroom has become a popular trend. There is a twofold reason to consider going eco-friendly when you build. One is, to be environmentally responsible and leave a smaller carbon footprint. The other is to lower your utility bills through energy efficient fixtures.

Windows with Superior Insulation
If the bathroom will be built on an exterior wall then this would be the perfect time to install energy efficient windows. Energy efficient windows stop the summer heat from penetrating and keep the winter chill out. The more natural light you let into your bathroom the less artificial light you will need. If your bathroom will not have an exterior wall then consider a skylight which will capture the natural light. Having an opening in the ceiling can also draw heat and moisture upwards. Continue reading The Greenest Room in the House: Designing an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

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Trends in Bathroom Design: Everything is Bigger in Dallas!

Bathroom Upgrades in Dallas, TX
Bathroom Upgrades in Dallas, TX

Are you considering remodeling your bathroom? There are new trends to consider. One is opening up the shower area. Instead of the small utilitarian, framed-in shower most homeowners are familiar with, the new trend is to have a spacious tiled area enclosed by frameless shower doors.

Another, even more minimalist trend, is a walk-in shower with only a single glass partition separating the bather from the rest of the bathroom. Sheets of glass without the usual framing are modern. Here in Dallas our glaziers can custom cut glass to fit any project. Continue reading Trends in Bathroom Design: Everything is Bigger in Dallas!

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Frameless Shower Door Alternatives

Glass Shower Doors
Glass Shower Doors

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

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.

In addition, vinyl curtains are prone to mold and mildew. Continue reading Frameless Shower Door Alternatives

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Custom Glass Shelves for Your Home or Office

Glass Shelves & Cabinet Glass
Glass Shelves & Cabinet Glass

Glass shelves can quickly enhance the beauty of any room by adding that professional look and feel for both home and office environments.

Glass shelves are great for storage, display areas, and adding a clean look to an area. 

Unlike wood shelves, glass shelves allow light to filter through to open up and highlight the areas below the first shelf. Continue reading Custom Glass Shelves for Your Home or Office

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Dallas and Ft. Worth Businesses Are Choosing Glass Furniture Tops For Their Offices!

There are a variety of different types of glass that can be used as protective furniture tops. Call Alamo Glass to find out more

Businesses in the  in DFW are choosing to add glass tops to their desks. Alamo has been  accommodating the glass and mirror needs of  local businesses for years. By adding a glass top to your office desk you are not only benefiting the surface of the desk, but you are instantly adding a more modern look. This helps keep you desk looking polished, even if you have a stacks of paperwork!

Alamo Glass can come to your business and measure your offices to fit a custom piece of glass on every desk. If you need holes in the glass for computer plugs, phone cords, etc- no problem! We have got you covered. Glass will help protect your newly purchased office furniture from scratches, spills and other accidents that may arise, while providing a great writing surface. Continue reading Dallas and Ft. Worth Businesses Are Choosing Glass Furniture Tops For Their Offices!

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Customize your Glass for Maximum Results

custom glassUpdate Your Decor: Consider Stenciling a Mirror or Two

Mirrors have been used as canvasses for signage for centuries. Many a bar or restaurant, displays an antique mirror stenciled with the establishment’s name and the date the business was founded. Antique shops often carry mirrors painted with advertising slogans.

A popular trend in mirrors is a “do-it-yourself stenciling”. Crafters often stencil mirrors with either text or pattern. For a mirror stenciled with text, the crafter will choose an adage or inspirational quote or if the mirror is large enough, and an excerpt from a favorite book. What the mirror will say is not the only important consideration. The font should fit the sentiment displayed. Text stencils can be created with a desktop printer using graphic software applications. Continue reading Customize your Glass for Maximum Results

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Custom Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Glass Shower DoorsWhen you’re prepared to begin the bathroom remodel process, and most consider the glass shower doors a priority, it is paramount to consider prominent patterns and in addition your own particular family’s necessities.

Most importantly, you ought to consider how best to utilize the space you have. Ponder what your family needs most, and afterward figure out whether that platform bathtub, glass shower door, or bigger vanity is worth the speculation.

Next, discover approaches to include more washroom stockpiling. Adding more cupboards and racks to such a little space could be unreliable, however it is frequently vital for putting away towels and excellence supplies. Continue reading Custom Bathroom Remodeling Tips

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Add Style to Any Room with Custom Glass Mirrors

Custom Glass Mirrors

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

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Custom Mirrors Transform Dallas and Ft Worth Homes

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

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