Upgrading Your Bathroom with Glass

Frameless Double Vanity Mirrors in Bathroom

Upgrading a bathroom and glass options can be a very involved project. But once your bathroom upgrade is complete, you will find that a bathroom upgrade delivers a significant increase in resale value for your home.

While you are updating your plumbing, hardware and fixtures, it is the perfect time to consider the beauty and functionality of glass for a unique and stylish look.

Shower Enclosures

Bathroom Glass, due to its versatility in design and style, is ideal for shower enclosures.

If you want a cleaner, more fluid appearance, you should consider a frameless shower enclosure. Combining this style with clear cabinet glass and a framed mirror really gives a bathroom a clean modern look. At Anchor-Ventana Glass, we can custom design your shower enclosure to the size and shape you desire.

Framed showers, on the other hand, can act as a focal point. The shower will draw the eye around the room, meaning visitors won’t have any issues navigating their way around the bathroom. For busy homes, where privacy is not always guaranteed, a digitally printed glass shower or a DecoTherm graphic design on the glass might be the preferred choice. Both are options available at Anchor-Ventana Glass.

Of course, there is also the traditional sliding glass shower enclosure for your tub or shower. There are a number of styles available, so you won’t have any issue finding the right fit for your overall design. Again, the glass allows you to draw focus to other areas of the bathroom in your design.

Glass Countertops

Using glass for your countertops is an excellent way to make your bathroom stand out.

Modern glass is much more durable than most people think. Tempered or toughened glass is strengthened through a thermal process, which makes it much harder to break than non-tempered glass. Due to the reflective properties of glass countertops they are also effective for helping to illuminate and brighten up the bathroom. You can choose clear glass countertops which give the appearance of a larger, cleaner space, or you can opt for colored or patterned glass countertops, if you want to add architectural design elements to your countertops.

Effective Use of Mirrors

There are a number of schools of thought when it comes to bathroom mirrors, however, your choice should depend on how you want your bathroom to look.

If you want a more open space with the illusion of a larger room, frameless mirrors are a better choice. If you want to create distinct sections in the bathroom, framed mirrors can help you achieve your goal. You can also use the style of mirror to create the sense that you are entering a specific era. Choose your mirror style to match your overall theme.

Bathroom Hardware

When remodeling a bathroom the need for new hardware fixtures may come into play. It’s easy to replace towel bars, knobs, hinges, handles, etc. If you are replacing your shower enclosure, it will likely have new hardware with it. Ideally, you will want all of your hardware to match your updated shower enclosure. Anchor-Ventana Glass has a wide variety of shower hardware options.

The most important thing, when upgrading your bathroom with glass, is to take your time and make the right choices. Considering the cost and work involved in upgrading a bathroom, it is not a project you will want to redo because of poor choices or buyer’s remorse. Look at different styles and designs of glass, take measurements for everything you see, use samples to help with visuals, and only use professional glass installers.

Anchor-Ventana Glass has been providing glass shower enclosures, mirrors, hardware and countertops for almost 40 years. Contact us or come by our showroom for more ideas on upgrading your bathroom.