Have you often wondered how to create more space in your home using glass?
When trying to come up with ways to create more space in your home or least give the illusion that rooms throughout the home or apartment are larger than what they appear glass is something that can be easily overlooked. Over the next two parts we will give you six tips on how to get the most out of the space you have in your home by using glass to do so.
One: Glass in the Living Room
Are you living in an older home or apartment that has small living room windows?
This design that was popular in a time when people wanted privacy in their homes but unfortunately it now makes a living room appear dark and small.
If you need the wall space, but want larger windows, you can have a carpenter open up your walls vertically and a glazier can install taller windows.
How tall is up to you. You’ll find taller windows will let more light into the room, but you still have space for a couch and a painting or mirror on your wall.
Speaking of mirrors, a mirror is made of glass and can be a perfect way to make a small space appear larger. The mirror reflects the room interior, giving it the illusion of greater size. A mirror also reflects light and can be a great way to get more natural light into a room.
Two: Glass in the Bedroom
If your bedroom faces your backyard consider replacing your windows with glass doors and creating a small patio outside your bedroom. You can install privacy screens or a fence around your patio for greater privacy, but your bedroom will seem much larger. You’ll love having a private retreat in your bedroom and your bedroom may become your favorite room.
Three: Glass in the Bathroom
You definitely want privacy in your bathroom, but you don’t want your bathroom to feel cramped, either. If your bathroom doesn’t face an open vista, you’ll need to find a way to let natural light in without sacrificing privacy. One way to do this is to install windows higher on the wall. They can be as wide as you like and you won’t have to worry about prying eyes.
When you want light to flood the room with light, but don’t want outsiders to be able to see into the bathroom, you can use glass bricks or frosted glass.
Glass bricks allow natural light into the room, but because they are thick and have a textured surface, no one can see in or out. You can accomplish the same thing with frosted glass windows. Either way (or use both), your bathroom will feel larger and will be filled with natural sunlight.
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