Three Places To Use Glass Blocks In Your Home

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Three Places To Use Glass Blocks In Your Home

11 December 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you've set some money aside for a home remodeling project, it's a good idea to think about what changes you can make that you'll enjoy daily. While adding a home theater or building a loft over your garage can be exciting projects, don't shy away from those that are simpler, too. One option is to hire a professional who has extensive experience working with glass blocks. Typically square and fairly thick, glass blocks can help to make spaces brighter and feel larger. Talk to a remodeling contractor about the various ways that you can use glass blocks throughout your home. Here are three locations that may be of interest to you.

Beside Your Toilet

In larger bathrooms, it's common to have a half wall beside the toilet as a means of providing privacy. This can be effective when two people are using the bathroom at the same time—something that is often the case in the master bathroom. A half wall covered in drywall can be effective, but it can also make the space around the toilet feel very enclosed. Another option is to use glass blocks for the wall. Although clear, they're difficult to fully see through. This means that the person who is using the toilet will get some privacy without the space feeling too enclosed.

On A Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands offer a lot of functionality in your home, both because of the countertop space that they provide and for their storage space below the counter. If you're looking to remodel your kitchen island, having your contractor install glass blocks on one of its sides might be an idea that appeals to you. The addition of the glass blocks can often result in the island not looking as large. In a smaller kitchen, you may welcome this visual change.

Between Two Rooms

There may be an opportunity for your remodeling contractor to install some glass blocks in the wall between two of the rooms in your home—or perhaps even rebuild the entire wall out of glass blocks. This idea can work well if you have one room that gets a lot of natural light and has an adjacent room that doesn't. One example could be your master bedroom and walk-in closet. If you want the walk-in closet area to feel brighter and roomier, glass blocks in the wall that separates it from your bedroom can be a remodeling project to consider.

Contact a company that provides custom remodeling services for more information.