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Keeping Glass in Top Condition: A Guide


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Keeping Glass in Top Condition: A Guide

Hello! My name is Vince. Last year, I learnt a very important lesson - if you do not look after the glass in your home, it will not look after you. You see, I hadn't really inspected, cleaned or carried out any maintenance work on the glass windows and doors in my home. One day, during a storm, the glass in one of my windows shattered. I didn't know what to do. When I called in a glass contractor, he said that the glass had failed due to a hairline crack. He replaced the other pieces of glass in my home and gave me some advice about glass care.

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Reasons To Consider A Frameless Custom Glass Shower

One upgrade that will change the entire look and feel of your bathroom is the installation of a frameless glass shower. These models have minimal hardware interrupting their smooth panes—being without substantial and visible metal edgings. Here are several reasons to consider a frameless shower. 

Expansive Feeling

A frameless glass shower will give your bathroom an expansive, open feeling. The reason for this is that the enclosure and the general room area will visually form one space, as you'll be able to see straight through the transparent panels. On the other hand, heavy framing or shower curtains block off the shower area so the entire bathroom feels smaller. 

Emphasises Other Design Features

A frameless shower, being virtually invisible, will emphasise other features such as beautiful travertine tiles or intricate mosaic ceramic designs. You'll be able to create an elegant or artistic backdrop which won't be overshadowed and disrupted with chunky frames and curtains. 

Brighter Ambience

Glossy glass screens reflect light around a bathroom, preventing a dark and damp impression. They'll increase flattering natural light from windows so you can tone down the artificial lights so they're not too stark or bright. Pale hued wall and floor tiles in creams, fawns or other soft tones will also bounce light around, increasing brightness.

Decorative Glass Options

While crystal-clear glass opens up a bathroom, with a frameless design, you also have other options. For instance, you could install decorative screens that obscure the shower from general view, creating a more private showering experience. Options include frosted glass, in various designs and degrees of transparency, as well as patterned glass. Thus you can create a beautiful decorative feature out of the screens themselves with intricate filigree motifs or modern geometric lines and circles. 

Choose Your Shape And Size

In designing a frameless custom shower, you can plan it around your bathroom's dimensions. In a small room, for instance, you could install a hexagonal enclosure in a corner so you can reclaim back some general floor area that a square design would otherwise take up. Alternatively, in a large bathroom, you can design a more spacious shower in which you can add a tiled bench seat. If you love minimal decors, you might prefer the calm of fixed shower screens that section of a wet-area, without the fussy metal handles and hinges that shower doors add. You'll be able to make the most of space to include a bath, if you have room, with screen creating a shower out of the same area.

Reach out to a professional who provides shower screen services.