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How to Implement Glass Partition Walls in Commercial Spaces

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

How to Implement Glass Partition Walls in Commercial SpacesIf you’ve ever worked in a corporate office or visited a big commercial building of some sort, you know that it can feel a bit boring and dull if not designed and decorated correctly. Glass partitions are an excellent way to liven up any commercial space. Glass partition walls are frameless glass walls or panels used in a variety of forms, including wall dividers, shower doors, knee-walls, closet partitions, and more. At Giant Glass & Mirror, we use only high-quality tempered glass, which is a strong, durable material that you won’t have to worry about easily breaking or cracking.

 

Commercial Glass Partition Wall Design

 

Glass partition walls for home offices or other rooms are becoming increasingly popular. Because of their versatility, you can truly use a glass partition wall anywhere. The key to beginning a successful commercial design is to formulate a plan for how you want the space to feel. Are you designing a hospital? Then perhaps glass partition walls can help the rooms feel more connected and communicative, rather than cold and isolated. Thinking about redoing your conference room? Try putting glass walls around it, so your coworkers get a sense of what’s going on both in and outside of the room, creating an atmosphere of trust and transparency. Wondering how to use glass partition walls for offices? Instead of predictable cubicles, think glass panels. People will be able to see each other and connect better, creating a sense of teamwork. Giant Glass & Mirror has frosted glass and classic, ultra-clear glass options so that you can decide how transparent you want to be. The options for using glass are endless, and the benefits of using glass in commercial buildings are backed by research.

 

The Theory Behind Glass Partition Design

 

“Le Corbusier stated the glass envelope [in architecture] is the ‘minimum membrane’ between indoors and outdoors. Today, architects are not satisfied by the natural illumination and panorama views which is provided by the glass skins, but they are looking after something more. They want to create the whole building, from the beams and the columns to the ceilings and the roofs from glass.”-Glass Structures, From Theory to Practice

 

Commercial Glass Partition Wall Design

As you can see, using glass in commercial buildings is not foreign to architects and interior designers. They realize that there is something powerful and soothing to mankind about being able to see everything around you through glass, especially when what you’re seeing is a beautiful view of nature. Whether you have an all-glass wall, a small glass panel, or an entire building made of glass, you are choosing to open up your world, your view, and your scope of understanding, both figuratively and literally.

 

“Architects and engineers are inspired to use glass to create not only transparent spaces but also illusion and wonder. The combination of being protected from natural forces as well as maintaining view to the outside is a unique characteristic of the glass which merges exterior and interior. The desire to use the structural capacity of the glass spreads among the architects and engineers, and they started to push the limits in this regard.”-Glass Structures, From Theory to Practice

 

Glass Partition Detail

 

The Theory Behind Glass Partition Design

Now that you know some of the benefits of using glass in commercial buildings, it’s important you know your options. Architects and engineers have pushed limits in the past when building with glass, and it’s taught us that tempered glass is stronger and more durable, and that customizing glass is entirely possible. You may know that you want a glass office partition, but you aren’t sure what you want it to look like. At Giant Glass & Mirror, we have a team of experienced and talented designers who can help you come up with and design a vision that corresponds with your company or brand. Glass allows for all kinds of creative designs, patterns, and styles. Let us help you create the perfect glass wall or glass partition for your commercial space. Once we design it, we’ll also build it using the highest quality materials, and install it with precision.

 

“All in all, the advantages of using the glass structures in domes and roofs of the buildings far outweigh the disadvantages. The glass skin maximizes the natural light, which results in increasing the humankind’s mood and productivity as well as connecting to the environment.”- Glass Structures, From Theory to Practice

 

Contact Giant Glass & Mirror today to discover your options and start improving your commercial space.

How to Take Care of Your Glass Table Top

Monday, July 15th, 2019

How to Take Care of Your Glass Table TopSwitching to a glass table top is a smart choice if you want to accomplish any of the following: 1) make a small space feel bigger 2) add style and formality to any room 3) protect your table from damage 4) save the environment and your wallet. Even if you don’t think a glass table would work with the style of your home, putting a piece of glass over your existing table is a great idea for protecting it from messes, crumbs, water stains, and more. Custom glass table tops can fit any table size and be cut on a sharp angle or made into a curved glass top to be exactly what you need. If you’re worried about keeping your glass piece from slipping and sliding around, small rubber bumpers can be easily applied and later removed to give you more peace of mind. Now that you’ve protected your furniture with a piece of tempered glass cut to size, you’ll need to learn how to take care of the glass properly.

 

Protect Glass

 

The main things you need to protect your glass table tops from are lint and scratches. The tempering process makes glass extra strong, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking under the weight or everyday items. However, like all furniture, it can collect dust and lint, and like all glass, you can scratch it if you are not careful. Especially when wiping glass down, paper towels can leave behind unsightly remains that are hard and frustrating to remove. To easily clean your glass table top, try mixing white vinegar and water, apply it directly to the table top and wipe it off with a piece of newspaper. If you’d rather buy something from the store, the safest products to use are light aerosol foam cleaners. Just one spray and wipe will leave your glass looking brand new. Try to prevent scratching your glass by keeping things off of it and placing dinner mats under dishes. However, if you can’t prevent scratching, you can remove scratches with the following process.

Protect your glass properly

 

Remove scratches

 

First, remember to clean and wipe your glass using the procedures mentioned above before and after trying any of the following. Apply a dab of toothpaste to the scratch and spread it around the glass surface with a damp washcloth. You can also try applying jeweler’s rouge to smooth the scratched surface, found anywhere that jewelry is sold. Another easy solution is to fill scratches with clear nail polish, allow it to dry overnight, and clean it in the morning. For more tips and details on how to repair scratches and keep your glass furniture pieces lasting longer, visit www.modernmom.com.

 

How Safe is Tempered Glass?

 

Tempered glass is about four times stronger than regular, annealed glass. Because of the particular process that tempered glass goes through, it has a smoother edge and a stronger surface. When tempering, the glass is checked for imperfections, heated up, and then quickly cooled. The contracting of the glass during the change in temperature is what makes this glass almost impossible to shatter. If tempered glass does break, it breaks into pieces that are generally not sharp, unlike annealed glass that will shatter into a million sharp pieces. Tempered glass breaks at about 24,000 psi (pounds per square inch), which means it is strong enough to hold up just about everything and safe for your furniture, shower doors, room dividers, and more.

 

Glass Table Tops Near Me

 

Glass Table Tops Near Me

If you live in the Dania Beach area, you have our friendly glass professionals right in your backyard. However, even if Giant Glass & Mirror isn’t near you, we now ship nationwide, offering our custom glass and mirror work to customers all over the United States. We can provide glass table tops cut to the exact sizes you need, or create a glass table top replacement if you need it. Our team of experienced and talented designers will work with you to figure out your vision and needs, create a design that fits your style and home, and then use only the highest quality tempered glass to implement your customized glass pieces. If you live nearby, we can also install your glass for you and ensure that it is done properly the first time. Not only will you have peace of mind knowing that your glass is high quality, tempered glass, you’ll also know that it was customized and installed with exactness and care. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee puts our customers first. We aren’t finished with our job until you are happy. Contact us for a free quote today.

Why Frameless Shower Doors Will Never Go Out of Style

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Why Frameless Shower Doors Will Never Go Out of StyleThere’s a reason why frameless shower doors have surged in popularity in the last decade and aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Some may think that these transparent, clean-lined, glass doors are the epitome of contemporary and modern homes, and while that may be true, glass shower doors are also classic, meaning they can go with any style of home and never look outdated or old fashioned. Because they are so neutral and beautiful, they can adapt to any style you want. Without a frame, these doors are easier to clean and maintain, simple to customize to fit any space and look gorgeous in every home. See how frameless glass shower doors can fit into your favorite style.

 

Zen Spa

 

If you want to walk into your bathroom and breathe a sigh of relief, create a Zen experience. You can accomplish this with natural plants and textures like wood and stone. Bring in aromatherapy diffusers to add to the sensory experience. Light colors and an open and bright space will all add to the Zen feeling. Frameless glass shower doors, or even an outdoor shower, can ease your stress and help you relax.

 

Modern/Contemporary

 

Frameless glass shower doors are the perfect addition to a modern bathroom because they are minimalistic and classy.Think clean, straight lines, and neutral colors. To accomplish a more modern design, you can take some risks, but you do have to adhere to a few rules. Keep things simple, lightweight, and streamlined. Frameless glass shower doors are the perfect addition to a modern bathroom because they are minimalistic and classy. Add some modern shower fixtures and hardware, and you’re off to a great start. If you’re willing to take risks, add in a pop of color, a funky light fixture, and some global style artwork.

 

Rustic Mountain Retreat

 

When people think mountains, do they only ever think of deer heads and antlers? We hope not. Rustic can definitely include some hunting souvenirs, but it doesn’t have to be all animal fur and log cabin walls. For your rustic mountain retreat bathroom, creating a space that feels relaxing and beautiful without bringing in all of the great outdoors can be a challenge. Incorporate the colors and textures you love about the mountains. Earthy tones, stone tile, and a waterfall faucet are all subtle ways of bringing in the best attributes of a mountainous area. Add on a glass shower panel to not only allow people to see into your beautifully designed shower space but also for the classic detail, it provides.

Custom designed frameless shower doors

 

Industrial

 

The industrial style is a bit more masculine, leaning toward raw materials like brick, stone, and metals. Straight lines, lots of texture, and darker colors all contribute to the beauty of an industrial bathroom. Add interest with a custom design on your frameless glass shower panel, as shown here. Because industrial usually equates with minimal, clean, frameless shower doors are the perfect addition.

 

Traditional

 

Speaking of things that never go out of style, the traditional style will always be classic, just like glass shower doors. Traditional usually means more detail, curved lines, classic shapes, and neutral colors. It is safe and comforting with a touch of sophistication. If you want your shower to be as classy as the rest of your bathroom, go with frameless glass shower doors.

 

Kid’s Bathroom

 

Custom designed frameless shower doorsDo glass shower panels work in kids’ bathrooms too? Yes! Glass tub enclosures and shower panels are an excellent option for kid bathrooms. Not only are they easier to clean and maintain, but they also prevent you from having to deal with shower curtains and water getting all over the bathroom floor. Additionally, it’s easier for kids to get in and out of showers that don’t require any sort of lip or step. With frameless glass shower panels or sliding glass shower doors, you don’t have to worry about any of those things.

 

As you can see, frameless glass shower doors can literally and figuratively fit into any space and complement it beautifully. They also make any bathroom look and feel larger and increase its overall value. When you work with Giant Glass & Mirror, you have access to our experienced and talented designers who can bring your glass shower vision to life. We have over 20 years of experience designing, creating, and installing the highest quality glass products in a wide variety of homes. With customization options available for everything from glass thickness to hardware color, you can make sure that your new shower door or glass shower panel complements the rest of your bathroom, and your unique style, perfectly.

Ditch the Shower Curtain and Discover Your Bathtub Door Options

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Ditch the Shower Curtain and Discover Your Bathtub Door OptionsIf you have a bathtub, you probably also have a shower curtain. If you have a shower curtain, you understand the common struggle of trying to take a bath without thinking about how the shower curtain was just sitting inside the bathtub minutes ago, possibly covered in dirt and mildew. If you love to take baths, you have probably gotten pretty good at blocking these and other possibilities from your mind. You’re also doubtlessly quite skilled at moving the shower curtain out of the way, not pulling too hard on it, and trying your hardest not to splash any water onto the floor. However, it’s time to stop torturing yourselves and ditch the shower curtain. There are so many amazing bathtub door options that having a shower curtain just doesn’t make sense anymore. Discover your other options and all the wonderful possibilities available to you.

 

Frameless

 

Having a frameless tub enclosure means having an enclosure around your tub or shower that isn’t surrounded by a metal frame. Instead, hinges and clips support the glass panels. Frameless tub enclosures have surged in popularity because frames often rust and collect mold and mildew. When you choose to go frameless, you only have a panel of glass and some hardware. Frameless enclosures are easier to clean, have no mildew to worry about, and expand your space.  When you are planning to remodel your bathroom, you should think about how you want your bathroom to feel, and if a streamlined glass tub or shower enclosure will add to your end goal.

 

Semi-frameless

 

Bathtub enclosures: semi-frameless or framelessSemi-frameless doors are another alternative to shower curtains. This is when the glass surrounding your tub is framed in metal, but the door itself is not. The frame here provides support and drip control. Some people like the look of a frame because it can tie in with the rest of their bathroom’s hardware. Though any amount of glass can make your space feel bigger, having a frame around the glass will make any bathroom appear a bit smaller. Before you make your final decision, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of a frameless glass shower door and decide what’s most important to you and what will look best with your unique home and style.

 

Trackless Shower Door

 

Typical shower doors have a track that restricts movement in and out of the shower or tub. However, installing a trackless shower door allows for clear, unobstructed access to the tub. There are no tracks on top or bottom to trip over. Without a track, shower doors usually only move on a pivot or hinge. Otherwise, they consist of one or two glass shower panels. With shower panels, you can walk right into your tub or shower without opening any kind of door.

 

Frameless Pivot Tub Door

 

With pivot tub doors, there is usually a pivot hinge secured from the top to the bottom of the door, which allows the door to open and close, or essentially pivot 180 degrees in each direction while staying in place. You may hear others refer to these types of tub and shower doors as swing doors or frameless hinged tub doors. Having two pivot tub doors in front of your tub or shower can create a luxurious French door experience every time you bathe.

 

By-pass Sliding Door Unit

 

By-pass sliding door units for showers are similar to what you would expect from a sliding closet door. Placed on a track and made up of one or two glass panels, this type of shower or tub door can slide open and closed. These door units are easy to use for both children and adults and save you space.

 

Giant Glass & Mirror

 

Giant Glass & Mirror is your one stop shop for bathtub enclosuresWith over 20 years of experience and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can feel confident choosing Giant Glass & Mirror for your shower curtain replacement job. We will discuss your bathroom vision with you, help you design it, create it using only the highest quality glass products, and install it with precision. You will never have to worry about the quality of your bathtub or shower door enclosure, and all your shower curtain woes will be solved. With frameless tub enclosures, your bathroom will feel bigger, cleaner, and gain more value than it currently has with a shower curtain. Additionally, our wide variety of customization options from glass thickness to hardware finish are sure to make your new tub doors feel like they were always a part of your home. Let us be the ones to help you create and implement the look you want.

How to Remodel Your Bathroom and Stay on a Budget

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

How to Remodel Your Bathroom and Stay on a Budget

When you think about remodeling, do you put it off because you assume you can’t afford it? Remodeling your

bathroom doesn’t have to break the bank. When you know where to invest your money and what will make the biggest impact, you can make your bathroom feel completely new without having to rework your budget. The first step is to decide how much you want to spend. Give yourself a small range to work with, so you have a bit of wiggle room. Remember that most remodels take longer than you think they will, so don’t give yourself too small of a timeline either. Now take into account the following updates that will make the most significant impact in your bathroom and decide which is most important to you. Order them from most important to least and then distribute your budget to each item accordingly.

 

Biggest Impact: Paint

 

The number one thing anyone can do to update any space is changing the paint color. This always makes the most substantial impact for the smallest price. Think about your space and decide how you want it to feel. If your bathroom is small and you want it to feel bigger, choose a light, airy color to open it up. If you want a bathroom that is fun and unexpected, choose a big, bold wallpaper to cover the upper half of the walls. Paint and wallpaper are generally easy to apply yourself, inexpensive, and something you can change out easily in the future if you need to.

 

Vanity, Mirror and Fixtures

 

The next biggest impact on your bathroom is the vanity, mirror, and fixtures. Depending on your budget, you can choose one or all three, but no matter which you choose each one will change your bathroom tremendously. Most bathrooms that need updating are stuck with standardized features that don’t offer any character or personality. Switching your vanity out for an old dresser that you repainted or a pre-made vanity with more storage automatically gives your bathroom new life. Look for inexpensive vanities online or at ReStore. Roam yard sales or ask furniture stores for old dressers that you can use. Then all you need to do is cut a hole for the sink. Next, buy, or custom make a new mirror and add a frame to give your bathroom a beautiful focal point instantly. Sinks, faucets, and other fixtures are inexpensive to switch out, and you can usually find them at any home improvement store. You will notice that even just changing out your fixtures adds value to your bathroom.

 

Shower

update with a frameless shower shield

Does your shower still have a metal frame around it? It’s time to open up your bathroom and update it with a frameless shower shield. Frameless shower shields are fixed glass shower panels that look stylish and updated, but still block water from reaching the rest of your bathroom floor. Instead of opening and closing a rusty metal framed door, glass shower shields allow you to walk right into your shower. With Giant Glass & Mirror, you can completely customize your shower from glass style and thickness to size and shape. We will install it to exactness so that you will never have to worry about it again.

 

Hardware

 

Changing your hardware is one of the easiest things you can do! This small element may not make a huge impact on your bathroom as a whole, but it is an inexpensive update that puts a finishing touch on your other projects and can help you stay on budget. Just adding shiny new knobs, or unique new hardware from a place you once visited, adds character and personality to your bathroom. Choose something you love and remember that you can always change it back. If you’re renting, hold on to the old hardware and switch it back out before you move out.

 

Flooring

 

Flooring makes a huge impact as well and does not have to be expensive. Consider DIY-ing your floor by painting it using a stencil, adding a waterproof vinyl or laminate that looks real, or if you have a small bathroom, covering up any unattractive flooring with a big, fluffy rug. Changing the floor of your bathroom can be time-consuming, but it will be so worth it. You can make your flooring big, bright, and exciting, or keep it neutral and grounding. Think about your bathroom as a whole and what feeling you want to create, then go from there.

 

Lighting

 

Improve your vanity with glass mirrors to compliment your frameless shower shield Last but not least, lighting. Lighting makes a huge impact but can be pricey. Try a home improvement store or look online for the most affordable options. Install is often the most expensive part, so see if you can do it yourself. Rather than worry about switching around electrical cords, keep your lighting in the same place and just switch out the style. This will update your bathroom right away and literally brighten it up too.

 

You can accomplish most of these projects yourself; however, the one element you can’t DIY is installing a frameless shower shield. While it will take a little more out of your budget to hire a professional company to install your new shower shield, this update makes a significant impact on the look and feel of your bathroom. When it comes to your bathroom, you want the best quality products and services, and for this, you should only go to Giant Glass & Mirror. We have over 20 years in the glass industry and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Glass Tabletops: Saving Your Furniture, The Environment, and Your Wallet

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Glass Tabletops: Saving Your Furniture, The Environment, and Your WalletDo you ever worry about buying expensive furniture because you know it will just get scratched? Are you waiting to invest in nice things until after your kids grow up? Stop waiting and worrying and add glass table tops to your home instead. Too often, people put what they want on hold for fear of it getting destroyed by kids or grandkids along with the wear and tear of everyday life. Rather than invest in long-lasting furniture that will stand the test of time, help the environment, and become a cherished family memory, more and more people are disposing of and re-buying cheap furniture over and over. Though this may seem to make sense at the moment, it doesn’t do anyone or anything any good in the long run. Read this interior designer’s point of view on how investing in long-lasting furniture can help save the environment while saving you money.

 

How Glass Table Tops Can Help

 

In an ideal world, we would all buy expensive furniture that looks good forever and never have to worry about it or replace it again. However, life happens. The sticky hands, the accidental spills, and the long nights of playing games and eating ice cream happen. All these are wonderful memories that you will cherish forever but will also create wear and tear on your nice dining table. A glass table top can make your life easier by protecting your furniture. Place glass over your dining and coffee tables or have the entire table top made out of glass. Either way, your table will be much easier to clean and will last forever. Invest in a quality glass table top now, and you’ll save money on all the replacement tables you would have had to buy over the years.

 

Benefits of Glass Table Tops

 

Whether you want glass furniture or just a glass top to shield your current furniture, you won’t regret adding glass table tops to your home. They add beautiful style, protection from damage, and are completely customizable so you can easily mix and match them with the rest of your homed decor. Make it yours with your own design, shape, color, and more.

 

Style

 

Glass table tops add style to a room. A transparent surface automatically makes a room feel more open and spacious. This creates a feeling of lots of room to gather and be together. Glass table tops also add a modern, clean look to any room design with their sleek lines and seamless surface. Not just for residential homes, glass table tops instantly add a professional feel in commercial offices or conference rooms. Consider tempered glass with your choice of table top design and base material.Benefits of Glass Table Tops

 

Protection

 

Another benefit of glass table tops is the protection they provide. Any flat surface furniture you purchase will forever be guarded against damage when it has a glass top. Cleanable with a quick wipe down of glass cleaner, you no longer have to worry about how to clean your flat surfaces or how to repair them. You can avoid everyday damage from food, makeup stains, and wet glass rings with a glass top. Glass also protects furniture from harmful sun damage that may age your wood prematurely.

 

 

Customizable

 

Lastly, glass table tops are completely customizable. Choose from a standard seamed edge or beveled edge. For glass shape, pick a square, curved, or round glass table top in any size. Additional shapes that can be created with glass tops are:

  • Oval
  • Kidney
  • Octagon
  • Hexagon
  • Boat Shape

Almost anything you can dream up is an option. Glass table tops cut to size to fit your unique dining room or breakfast nook layout are no problem. You can choose glass thickness, size, type, and color. Most glass can come in the following colors:

  • Green
  • Blue
  • Frosted
  • Clear
  • Bronze
  • Gray

 

Giant Glass & Mirror

 

Glass Tabletops at giant glass and mirrorIf you’re searching the internet for “glass table tops near me,” Giant Glass & Mirror should be one of the first places you look. We offer complete customization and installation with discounts on delivery to Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and the Palm Beaches. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality glass products at the most affordable pricing.

 

“I have nothing but good things to say about Giant Glass & Mirror…Their price was lower than competitors, they delivered and installed a beautiful frameless glass shower door and enclosure, and even came back to fix a minor scratch. I highly recommend them to anyone!!!”

-Laurel Kelley, Google Review

 

Contact us today for all your glass and mirror needs. We do glass table tops, shower doors, bathtub enclosures, glass shelves, mirrors, yachts, and more. Our customers can rely on us to do the job correctly the first time, so they don’t have to worry about future issues. With professionally installed glass table tops, you no longer have to worry about when you’ll need to replace your furniture. Let us help you with a free quote today!

How Installing Glass Shelves Can Change Your Life

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling or designing a commercial space, the question of whether you should install glass shelves may be weighing on your mind. Many people don’t realize the benefits of glass shelves for both residential and commercial areas, or that they can be just as safe as wood shelves. We put together a list of the benefits of glass shelves for kitchen cabinets and floating glass shelves so that you can make the most informed decision about whether you want some form of glass shelves in your space or not.The Benefits of Glass Shelves

 

The Benefits of Glass Shelves

 

One of the major benefits of installing glass shelves in kitchen cabinets or using floating glass shelves is the ability you have to create dramatic lighting. You can achieve a beautiful ambiance when light is shining under and through each of your glass shelves. Additionally, when it’s not night time, the sun coming through the windows in your kitchen will reflect off your glass shelves, creating a beautiful, open, and airy feel. With the right lighting and/or placement near a window, glass shelves can serve as a unique art piece on their own in any room. Read HGTV’s blog for more ideas on how to decorate with floating shelves.

 

Glass Shelves Create Space

 

Glass shelves allow you to see past the shelves to the wall, making spaces feel bigger. Are you wondering if you should do upper cabinets or floating glass shelves? In a smaller kitchen, the floating glass shelves will help your space feel larger than it is. The more transparent something is, the more light can get through. This draws your eye through the glass shelves, rather than stopping it at something solid like wood or metal shelves, creating the illusion that you have more room, storage, and light in any given space.

 

Glass Shelves Look Great in a Bar

 

Do you have a bar area near your kitchen or in your basement? Consider using glass shelves to create the ultimate bar experience inside your home. Turning the lights on at night creates reflections of light from glass shelves to glass bottles and wine glasses. This brings a relaxed feeling and the familiar glow of an actual bar at a fine restaurant. During the day, your space will still feel open and clean, and your collection of drinkware and fine spirits will shine as its own centerpiece.

 

Glass Shelves in Commercial Spaces

 

Glass shelves are definitely not just for residential homes. They look great in any space and can make commercial locations like offices, business headquarters, banks, salons, and more look extremely high end and professional. Glass shelves are an efficient and beautiful way to create storage or appealing displays of products in a way that people can see them. Since glass shelves are clear, they don’t distract from any product or displayed items.

 

Are Glass Shelves Safe?

Are Glass Shelves Safe?Those who have concerns about the safety and strength of glass shelves need not worry. Tempered glass is very strong and durable (about four times stronger than regular glass), and you won’t have to think twice about it not being able to hold up certain items or cracking under pressure. Tempered glass is made to be less prone to cracking than other types of glass through a special kind of thermal control processing. Because of this, the safety of your glass shelves should never be a reason for not installing them.

 

How Do I Design Glass Shelves?

 

In addition to all the incredible benefits we have already listed above, glass shelves are a wonderful investment as they are completely customizable. They are easy to cut, which means they can fit in any small space or corner. You can add custom detail to them for added design and style as well. At Giant Glass & Mirror, you can create glass shelves according to your personal preference, customizing everything from hardware, glass thickness, glass design, and opacity level.How Do I Design Glass Shelves?

 

No matter how you decide to incorporate glass shelves into your home, you will not regret it. Strong, durable, beautiful, and functional, glass shelves can make a huge difference in any space. Consider adding them to your laundry room, closet, dining room, bathroom, spa, workout area, and more. There is no space, residential or commercial, that can’t benefit from the addition of tempered glass shelves. Call Giant Glass & Mirror for more information on how you can start customizing your own. We’ll discuss your vision with you and create a completely customized design to fit your space. Don’t live near Giant Glass & Mirror? We ship nationwide to accommodate all our customers.

Should You Put a Mirror in Every Room of Your Home?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Should You Put a Mirror in Every Room of Your Home?From a design point of view, mirrors can do wonders. Every entry should have a mirror as people like to check how they look when both entering and exiting a home. Small rooms need mirrors to make them feel more spacious. No matter what your style is, mirrors can make a room feel more glam, farmhouse, industrial, or midcentury, just from the look of the frame. Mirrors in bathrooms are a necessity, and in bedrooms, they can create a great space for getting dressed and checking your outfit for the day. The truth is, all designers and homeowners love mirrors because they are so versatile and helpful. You can’t go wrong by adding a mirror to your home, but can you have too many mirrors? Is there anything bad about putting a mirror in every room?

 

Mirrors in Every Room

 

Most interiors designers agree that you can use a mirror in every room, as long as it is serving a purpose. Having more than one mirror in any room could start to feel like too much. You don’t want to make your family or guests uncomfortable by surrounding them with mirrors on every side. The obvious and most functional places for mirrors are bathroom and vanity mirrors. Next most common is the entryway. Lastly, bedrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms. The great thing about mirrors is that they are both functional and beautiful. They can be works of art in and of themselves, offering light, texture, and dimension to any room. At Giant Glass & Mirror, we offer a wide variety of customizable mirrors in any shape, size, and style you want.

 

Custom Bathroom Mirrors

 

Customizing your bathroom mirror automatically makes your bathroom feel more like your own. You can decide how big, what shape, frame style, and more for your bathroom or vanity mirror. However, you should always make sure that your mirror doesn’t exceed the size of your vanity. You want to ensure it is proportionate to your vanity and wall. Place the middle of your mirror at eye level or as close to eye level as possible when hanging it. At Giant Glass & Mirror, we can design, customize, and create your bathroom mirror as well as make sure it is installed correctly.

 

Entryway Mirrors

 

Custom Bathroom Mirrors or bedroom mirrors

Having a wall mirror in your entryway is a smart idea for a lot of reasons. You and your guests can check how you look as you go in and out of the home, your entryway will appear bigger, and your mirror will reflect light from front door windows into the rest of the entry. Additionally, it will add a beautiful decorative aspect to the room, setting the tone and style for the rest of your home. Entryway mirrors should make a statement with a detailed or striking frame. This is a place where you can have some fun by choosing a funky shape, bold color, or multiple mirrors rather than just one. Customize the look and style you want with our professionals at Giant Glass & Mirror.

 

Bedroom Mirrors

 

Decorative wall mirrors are great to have in a bedroom. They make it feel better, add style and texture, and provide a functional area for you to see a full-length reflection of yourself.  Make sure that the kind of bedroom mirror you have reflects your style and adds to the atmosphere you want to create. Your master bedroom should feel like a sanctuary. It should be a place to relax and unwind. We can help you design a mirror that flows with the rest of your home and makes you look forward to returning to your bedroom each night. Prop large, full-length mirrors up against the wall for an elegant, leaning look, or hang them up if you have high ceilings for a regal, formal design. For a more modern look, choose beveled edges and sleek lines.

 

Whether you decide to put a mirror in every room of your home or not, the idea should be to create a home that you love. Not every room will be big or bright or need artwork. That’s where mirrors come in. You can’t go wrong if your number of mirrors is both functional and beautiful. With over 20 years of experience in the glass and mirror industry, Giant Glass & Mirror offers our customers the highest quality products for affordable prices. We can help you design mirrors for any room and as many rooms as you want. Contact us today for a free quote on a custom mirror design for your home.

Beautiful and Functional Ways to Use Glass Partition Walls

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Glass partitions are seen and used in more places than you might think: museums, offices, gyms, and now more often than ever before, residential homes. Though the open feel in homes has been popular for the last decade, people are starting to want more of a private feel without building walls that create barriers and blocked views. Glass partitions are the answer. With companies like Giant Glass & Mirror, you can completely customize your glass partition to the size, shape, style, and thickness you want. Here are some beautiful and functional ways to use glass partitions in your home in order to make it feel brand new.Beautiful and Functional Ways to Use Glass Partition Walls

 

Dining Room

 

Putting glass partition walls in your dining room is an excellent way to make it feel like its own space. It can help make the room feel more formal by creating an actual entry into the room and allowing for more private conversations if needed. It also helps move the focus away from dirty dishes and cooking and makes each meal feel more special. Your dining room should feel cozy and intimate, not like an extension of a messy work area. A simple, customized, glass partition wall design can accomplish that for you.

 

Office

 

Do you want to have a place to work without feeling like your cooped up in a cave? Glass partition walls for office spaces are an excellent solution. They allow you to maintain the peace and quiet you need while still feeling like you have a connection to what’s going on outside of your office. Glass partition walls and glass doors are used all the time for corporate offices to create a sense of community, open communication, and an airy atmosphere. You can accomplish the same thing within the walls of your own home.

 

Sunroom

 

Having a place to be outside without the worry of bugs or wind is something many people don’t realize they need in their lives. A sunroom can be a place to enjoy the outdoors within the comfort of your own home. Some people use it as a place to relax, talk with friends, workout, and enjoy the warmth of the sun or a beautiful view. Read HGTV’s blog on bright and happy sunroom ideas to get inspired and start creating your own dream sunroom.

 

Workout Room

 

Create an outdoor workout room inside by utilizing glass partition wallsWorking out outdoors is always nice, but sometimes the equipment and motivating music you want and need isn’t available on a hike or in a swimming pool. Create an outdoor workout room indoors with glass partition walls that allow you to still use equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights but feel like you’re doing it outside. Make one corner a stretching and yoga area or turn the entire room into a dance studio. With glass partition walls, you can create a room that allows you to feel like you’re exercising outdoors without compromising your favorite things.

 

Wine Cellar

Another way homeowner can use glass partition walls is for wine cellars. If you have a beautiful and expanding wine collection, don’t hide it away in a dark corner. Let your guests see and admire it. Here are some examples of small wine cellars and wine room ideas you can recreate. With a customized glass partition wall design, you can keep your wine temperature-controlled while still being visible to you and your guests.

 

Kitchen

 

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Putting a glass partition wall in your kitchen is another great way to add elegance and an updated feel to your home. Do you want to be able to see your kids playing in the living room, but hear yourself think while in the kitchen? A glass partition detail can not only add style to your kitchen, but also much needed privacy without making you feel inaccessible to your family.

 

No matter where you decide to put your glass partition, or how you choose to design it, something as simple as glass can add a powerful and beautiful touch to your home. The functionality of glass partition walls precedes their beauty, allowing you to have an open feel in your home but still enjoy spaces where you can have alone time, private conversations, or experience the outdoors without compromising comfort. Call Giant Glass & Mirror to find out how much your glass partition wall cost will be and ask us about our ability to ship nationwide.

Add Hydroslide Doors to Your Morning Routine

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Add Hydroslide Doors to Your Morning RoutineDid you know that people who have a morning routine are more productive and successful? When you do the same things in the same order every day, you no longer have to wonder what to do or spend any time making any decisions. Instead, you perform the routine, no questions asked and then move on with your day. While you decide what activities to do, in order to be successful, they need to be goal-based activities, and you have to stay consistent. Here’s an example of an effective morning routine, and how to create your own.

 

Create an Effective Morning Routine

 

  • Wake up at the same time every day
  • Make your bed
  • Drink some water
  • Do some form of exercise for the same amount of time every day
  • Take a shower
  • Plan your day

 

This is just one example of a morning routine that would have a positive impact on the rest of your day. The key is to decide now what you will do every single day, rather than debating at the moment what you should do. Build your own morning routine based on your goals for the future. Do you want to build better self-esteem? Add three daily affirmations to your routine. Would you like to read that book you’ve never had time for? Add five minutes of reading time to your morning routine every day. Make sure that your routine is realistic so you can stick to it for a long time. If you forget or miss a day, don’t beat yourself up. Just get right back to your routine as soon as you can.

 

Add Hydroslide Shower Doors to Your Morning

 

Add Hydroslide Shower Doors to Your MorningThe more you do your routine, the more you’ll realize when things are getting in the way of your success. Dealing with the soggy shower curtain in your tub is one thing that will slow you down and take up your precious morning hours. Consider the time-saving benefits of hydroslide frameless shower doors. They glide open quickly and quietly, allowing you to take a shower or bath without a second thought about getting in and out. Hydroslide doors automatically update any space, giving you a sleek design and a shower that’s easy to maintain.

 

Hydroslide Options

 

Thanks to Giant Glass & Mirror, your options for customizing hydroslide doors are many. You can place fixed glass panels on either end of the shower or both sides at 90 and 180 degrees for a large variety of different designs. As you customize, you can choose the size, style, glass thickness, hardware finish, and sliding or swinging doors. No matter what kind of bathroom you have, we can add hydroslide doors to it. Because they are transparent, they make small bathrooms feel big, and big bathrooms feel even larger. Another benefit to hydroslide frameless shower doors is that they don’t require a ledge or lip that you must step over in order to enter the shower. This makes them the perfect option for aging family members or young children who may be prone to tripping. You may also choose to remove your shower curtain but keep your bathtub. Hydroslide tub enclosures are the perfect, easy-to-clean tub option as well.

 

“We recently remodeled our master bathroom and used Giant Glass & Mirror for the shower enclosure. From our first visit to the office/workshop in early August until the completion of the project, we were treated with professionalism and courtesy. Our options for the enclosure were shown to us, and the differences explained in a knowledgeable and helpful way. After the glass was installed, we required a small adjustment. They responded the very next day, and now the enclosure is perfect. We would highly recommend Giant Glass & Mirror. Our experience with the owner, the office staff, and installers was great all around.” -Gustavo Schmidt, Google Review

 

Improve Your Life

 

Hydroslide shower doors and tub enclosures can help make your morning seamless and stress-free.If you’re wondering how to improve your life and be happier, the answer is to simplify. Simplify your day-to-day tasks and especially your morning routine. Hydroslide shower doors and tub enclosures can help make your morning seamless and stress-free. They can also brighten and update your bathroom, adding value to your home and easy maintenance over the years. Think about what you want to be worried about and thinking about in 5 years, and what you don’t want to have in anywhere in your mind. Then tailor your morning routine to activities that help you achieve that 5-year goal. You may have to do some tweaking as you perfect your routine, but once you’ve figured out what works for you, stay consistent. You will notice a difference, and your mind and body will thank you for it.