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.
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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→
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.
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.
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!
Update 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→
When 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→
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.
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→