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Glass That Provides Privacy

Glass That Provides Privacy

Tired of the standard, transparent glass that your home’s windows have been settling for? If you’ve realized that your house deserves better, you don’t have to subject yourself to those dated windows anymore. The types of windows that provide privacy while simultaneously allowing in light are becoming increasingly popular for both homes and businesses alike. While traditional windows and doors that are made of glass allow high amounts of natural light into your home, the issue with them is that strangers can peer into your home. 

Privacy glass is both an attractive and clever way to hide the view of rooms. The one-way vision from inside the building that privacy glass allows is brilliant, and you won’t have to sacrifice natural light radiating into your room. Best of all, privacy glass can also be used in other parts of your home, such as for your bathroom’s shower doors. 

Translucent Glass

Translucent glass has a frosted appearance and is created by sandblasting or acid-etching clear sheet glass. By creating a marked surface on one side of the pane, the light is diffused and scattered. Images are blurred while still allowing light to pass through. These types of glass windows will enable you to have your much-needed privacy from passerby and neighboring apartments. A frosted glass look can be achieved by applying vinyl film to your translucent glass.

Smoked Glass

Smoked glass is clear, and it doesn’t obscure images, but its darkened color provides people with privacy. One of the many benefits of smoked glass windows is that they can function as a centerpiece in your home. If your home or apartment has black tapware and other black metalwork, then smoked glass windows will complement your home. Additionally, smoked glass windows add a dramatic effect to your abode.  

Textured Glass

Textured glass has a pattern or designs impressed into the pane, adding a decorative touch. To your home’s benefit, textured glass obscures images while allowing light to pass through. This type of glass is versatile in that it comes in a range of patterns, and it will contribute to the character of your home. 

Colored Glass

Just like smoked glass, colored glass is also crystal clear—but since its tinted with color, privacy is increased. The colors on this type of glass serve as a dramatic focal point for your windows, and they throw a range of colored light onto the surfaces. Colored glass is like a modern version of stained-glass windows. 

Switchable Privacy Glass

For those of you who aren’t ready to give up their clear glass, switchable glass is a chic option to consider. Switchable glass is a high-tech product that sounds like a concept straight out of a science fiction film, as it can be switched back and forth between a clear window panel and an opaque one. It has a PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) film that can be electrically switched from an off-state (light-scattering opaque) to an on-state (non-scattering or transparent). This can easily be done with the click of a button.  

Upgrading your home’s glass is an investment that you won’t regret. You’ll only regret not doing it sooner. New Concepts Glass Design offers a wide selection of modern glass shower doors, and some of our options can provide you with the privacy that you need. Our experts specialize in painted glass and other custom options, so give us a call today.  

7 Unique Ways to Use Glass in Your Home

7 Unique Ways To Use Glass In Your Home

Glass has traditionally been used for multiple purposes. The versatility of glass protects your home from nature’s elements, and it also allows light and heat to enter your home. Houses and corporate buildings take advantage of glass and use it as a staple material to make their spaces look luxurious and stylish. If you’re considering renovating your home, then you can’t go wrong with glass.

Glass doesn’t have to be reserved exclusively for your windows anymore. Here are a few ways in which you can incorporate glass into your home. 

1. Glass Table for Your Home’s Entryway

A classic glass table with a clean frame will compliment your home’s entryway. Your entryway is the first part of your home that guests see when they enter your home, so a glass table will impress your guests as soon as they walk in. Entryways are usually cluttered, particularly if you already have a shoe rack or coat rack sitting there. A glass table will add a balanced, elegant look to your entryway. 

2. Glass Dining Table

Wood and metal tables are outdated items of the past. A glass table will add a chic look to your dining room, Not only are glass tables aesthetically pleasing and match any atmosphere, but they also create the illusion of extra space. Kitchens that boast a glass table feel larger and less cluttered. 

3. Cantilevered Glass Extension

Another unique way of sprucing up your kitchen is by adding a glass extension to your kitchen’s island. How many people can you think of that have one of these in their kitchen? A glass extension attached to your island is far better than a solid one made of wood or steel because it is less intrusive. The best part is that a glass extension creates the illusion of your island’s extension floating over the ground. 

4. Adding Interesting Textures to Your Glass

Adding texture to your glass countertops makes them stand out. When texturizing your glass, you have the option to either go for standard textures or exotic textures. Standard glass textures are timeless and the ones people go for the most. The look of melting ice or a sandstorm can be achieved by using standard glass textures. Exotic textures mesh standard textures and colors together. 

5. Glass Railings 

Install glass railings to your home for unobstructed views of your patio’s surroundings. Glass railings provide you with a panoramic view, and they are especially beautiful if your backyard is facing mountains or lakes. 

6. Glass Walls for Your Shower

Taking showers is relaxing. Now imagine the look of glass walls surrounding your shower. Glass shower walls don’t have to be transparent, as you have the option of customizing their color. A stunning glass shower color to consider is aqua. Aqua will give you the feeling of being in front of a calming ocean. 

7. Glass Floors 

You’re probably familiar with glass ceilings, but you’re probably unfamiliar with its counterpart—glass floors. Glass floors are an excellent option for houses that have skylights because this will allow natural light to enter the lower levels of your home. 

Are you ready to add extravagance to your home? Call New Concepts Glass Design today if you’re looking to upgrade parts of your home, such as your shower door or your stairway’s hand railings.