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Home Makeover – 4 Rooms Where Glass Can Create a New Look

Sliding Glass Door
Sliding Glass Door

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.

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3 Reasons to Add Glass Shower Doors to Your Bathroom

Frameless Glass Shower Doors
Frameless Glass Shower Doors

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.

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Create the Illusion of Space in a Small Bathroom

Simple Bathroom

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.

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Renovating a Bathroom? Get The Advice You Need from the Experts

Bathroom Remodeling: Shower Doors
Bathroom Remodeling: Glass Shower Doors

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

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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 Glass Shower Doors Add Enhanced Beauty

Frameless Glass Shower Doors
Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Bathroom Makeover & Shower Doors

Once you decide that your home needs a makeover and you begin to focus on your shower doors, a frameless glass shower door may be the answer you are looking for. Shower doors are rising in popularity exponentially, and a frameless door will make your bathroom area appear larger and expose the beautiful tile within your shower.

Modern Design & Beauty

With a modern design, it will enhance the beauty of your bathroom and won’t have the usual silver looking and stained frame around it.

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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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Sliding vs. Pivot Shower Doors

Frameless Shower Doors
Frameless Shower Doors

Visitors to our Dallas showroom who are in the market for frameless shower doors often ponder this burning question: is a pivoting door or a sliding door the best option?

Here are some helpful facts to help you decide.

Pivot Shower Doors

A pivot door is one in which there are hinges and the door swings out to open. Some larger showers have a double door entrance. A pivoting door obviously requires room for it to open, so if you are working with a small or cramped space then this type of door will probably take up too much precious room.

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Frameless Shower Doors Add Beauty to Dallas Homes

With the downturn in the housing market, Dallas residents are choosing to remodel their existing homes instead of purchasing a new home.  Most remodels generally start with the master bathroom.  These bathrooms are being transformed into a luxurious spa and the center piece of these bathrooms is the frameless shower enclosure.

frameless shower doors
This is just an example of one of the many possibilities for your custom frameless shower enclosure.

Gone are the days of just installing a boring framed shower door that’s only purpose is to keep water in the shower.  Now the shower door can also serve as a beautiful eye catching piece in the master bathroom.  Frameless shower doors are made using 3/8″ or 1/2″ thick glass.  There are many different textured and pattern glass options, but the most common glass used is clear.

The clear glass opens up the bathroom and shows off the customers beautiful tile or marble.   Traditional framed shower doors come in 4 standard finishes, however frameless shower door hardware is available in over 25 different finishes to match any plumbing and light fixtures the homeowner may choose.

Alamo Glass & Mirror has long been the preferred frameless shower door provider of Dallas homeowners.  Our expert staff will be there every step of the way from the design to installation.  Thinking about remodeling your bathroom?  Contact us today for your free in home
frameless shower door consultation 214-821-2886. Continue reading Frameless Shower Doors Add Beauty to Dallas Homes

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Richardson, Tx Home Owners are Crazy About Frameless Shower Enclosures

Frameless Shower DoorsAlamo Glass & Mirror is the preferred frameless glass shower door installer of Richardson, Tx homeowners.  We have taken many average looking bathrooms and turned them into a luxury spa.

Our frameless shower doors can have 3/8″ glass or 1/2″ glass.  There are many different types to choose from.  The most common glass used is clear glass, however some Richardson residents prefer the look of saten glass or rain glass.  Whatever glass you choose, these custom glass shower installations really compliment your bathroom.

If you are remodeling your bathroom or just want a more elegant shower enclosure, please contact Alamo Glass & Mirror.  We offer free in home estimates.  We also have two conveniently located showrooms for Dallas and Ft Worth residents to get a hands on view of our beautiful custom glass and mirror products. Continue reading Richardson, Tx Home Owners are Crazy About Frameless Shower Enclosures

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