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.
Homeowners looking to upgrade the appearance of their home will often have new windows installed. New windows act as a sort of facelift for a house. Besides paint nothing else can so quickly transform the look of your home. The right windows can help to modernize and enhance the architectural design. The same is true for storefront windows.
Glass can have a similar transforming effect on a business building. A storefront of glass is not only sleek and attractive, it welcomes in natural light. Walls of glass let strolling customers window shop with ease. Showcased products will lure customers inside, and the welcoming sunlight filtering into the store will keep customers shopping. Imagine a clothing store with a front of glass. The store owner will have the window space to display their latest seasonal line to advantage.
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
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
Steam showers are the new must-haves when renovating your bathroom. A steam shower turns your bathroom into your own personal spa. For years, most people had to go to a gym, a spa, or a resort to enjoy the luxury of a steam bath. Steam baths offer many healthful benefits from sweating out impurities, to clearing sinuses and easing the symptoms of bronchitis.
The soothing heat of the steam is a perfect antidote to a stressful day at work. It can relax tense muscles and clean the skin of the grit and grime of city air. What makes these modern steam showers unique is the fact that they are no longer separate units from shower stalls. A bather can indulge in a steam session and then shower afterwards without leaving the shower enclosure.
Think a steam bath with benches plus shower-heads. Perhaps because of the spa factor, people equip their steam shower with every available shower head option, from overhead rain units, to body sprays to hand-held sprayers. Continue reading The Ultimate Bathroom Addition: A Steam Shower
In addition, glass makes cleanup a breeze. Spills and messes won’t harm a glass top. Thick, crystal clear glass is often used to keep a prized dining table, desk, or coffee table in tiptop shape. But glass can do more than protect the wood of your table or desk, it can turn your furniture into a conversation piece. It can showcase your favorite items while enhancing the decor.
Many people choose to display pictures, postcards, and favorite poems beneath the glass. For writers and artists, sitting down to a desk and seeing inspirational quotes or beautiful artwork can help spur creativity.
Sandwiching unique liquor labels or novelty postcards between the glass and a bar top, can add interest to your recreation room. Glass tabletops which feature pictures of exotic destinations or fantastical prints can add color to a room. Continue reading Glass Can Do More than Protect Your Tabletop
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.
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
Our new custom glass design center in Dallas, Texas is starting to come together. We have been working hard over the past few months to create a place for our customers to come and view, select and talk about the custom glass products that we offer. Continue reading Brand New Custom Glass Design Center
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