How can you use glass and mirrors to make your galley kitchen larger? While you can’t literally enlarge the area with decorative accents, you can use these building materials to give the illusion of added space. If you have a long, narrow corridor-style kitchen, take a look at what you need to know before you decorate with glass or mirrors.
Add Glass to the Upper Row of Cabinets
Glass can open an area and add a sense of brightness. But this doesn’t mean you should go wild with clear surfaces and replace everything with glass. Before you switch out clunky wooden or board cabinet doors with translucent ones, consider:
Are you designing a home gym or dance/fitness studio? Before you move equipment or flooring into the space, take a look at what you need to know about custom wall mirrors.
Do Home Gyms Need Mirrors?
While mirrors aren’t a requirement for an in-home fitness or dance space, reflective surfaces have benefits for these types of areas. The top reasons to put mirrors in your home gym or fitness studio include:
Are you ready to decorate your child’s bathroom? While you may want to skip the adult-like adornments your own master bath includes, you can still create a highly stylized (yet playful) space. Before you finalize your décor plans, take a look at everything you need to know about using mirrors and glass in your child’s bathroom.
Get Creative With Mirror Shape
Forget about plain, rectangular mirrors. These traditional cut glass pieces may have a classic look — but they may not fit in a creatively designed child’s bathroom. Combine form and function with a playfully cut mirror that has a child-like or eclectic design. Shapes to consider include:
Is frosted glass right for your next home improvement project? If this is your first glass-buying or decorating experience, take a look at the top questions homeowners have about this glass option.
What Is Frosted Glass?
Unlike the clear panes in your windows or the almost invisible seamless shower enclosure you can see through, frosted glass is opaque or semi-opaque. While it will let some light through, it will obscure the view in and out. Additionally, frosted glass has a characteristic cloudy or, as the name implies, frosty appearance.
Does your bathroom mirror have a crack or other serious damage? Before the glass shatters, take a look at what you should do immediately after this type of accident happens.
Step Away From the Mirror
Are you tempted to explore and inspect the damage? If you can see a crack, chips, or other issues from a few feet away, stay where you are. While a glass professional will need to know more about the extent of the damage before they repair or replace the mirror, you do not usually need to provide overly detailed information. Instead, step away from the mirror and wait for expert-level help to arrive.
Even though the crack may seem smooth, the damaged glass could cut your hand. If a few shards are on the floor, these smooth-looking chips could also cut the skin — especially if you have bare feet or are only wearing socks.