FAQs About Frosted Glass
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.
Why Choose Frosted Glass for Your Home?
Privacy is one of the most popular reasons to choose frosted glass in a home. The cloudy or semi-opaque appearance blocks the view into your home, into a room, or into an area (such as a shower stall). Along with privacy, some homeowners use frosted glass as part of a room’s overall décor. Unlike traditional transparent glass, these panes provide an aesthetic upgrade in a decorative way.
Where Can You Use Frosted Glass?
You can use frosted glass in multiple places around your home. The place (or places) you choose to use frosted glass depends on your home, functional needs, and interior décor plans or goals.
With this said, frosted glass is an ideal option for bathroom spaces. Windows inside of bathing areas or over the sink can easily get wet. If your window treatments are constantly damp or covered in mold or mildew, consider a frosted window upgrade. The semi or fully opaque window eliminates the need for blinds, curtains, or other coverings.
While a window is a top choice for frosted glass in the bathroom space, it isn’t the only option. If you want to add extra privacy to your shower, explore the options of a frosted glass door or enclosure; this will protect your privacy and allow natural light into the shower enclose. You can also install frosted glass dividers or decorative panels in the bathroom to create stunning visuals.
Other (non-bathroom) places to use frosted glass in your home include bedroom windows, the kitchen, or living spaces. Frosted glass bedroom windows add a sense of privacy and can also reduce the need for window treatments. If you prefer a clean, minimalist style, a curtain-free frosted glass look is an option to explore.
Even though windows are a common place to find frosted glass, you can also use this opaque option as a home décor accent or in functional ways. A custom glass contractor can create frosted glass shelves, tabletops, kitchen cabinet doors, china cabinet doors, closet door panels, or wall panels.
Who Should Install Frosted Glass?
Whether you choose frosted glass windows, home décor accents, or both, this exterior/interior option requires a professional’s touch — especially if your home improvement project requires a custom cut. An experienced glass expert can help you better understand realistic options, discuss design plans, and create the custom piece of frosted glass you need.
Not only can a glass contractor cut the pane to your specifications and help you to select the just-right window option, they can also professionally install the product. A professional installation reduces the risks of window failure, such as air or water leaks.
If you’re not sure which contractor is the best match for your home’s needs, ask for references. Referrals from friends and family or references from the contractor’s past and current customers can provide a full picture of the professional’s work and abilities. Along with written or verbal references, the contractor should also provide photos of their past frosted glass projects.
Are you ready to add frosted glass to your home? Contact Central Glass Company for more information.