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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

 

glass partition wall cost

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.

Why You and Your Bathtub Need Better Privacy

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Privacy is hard to come by these days with phone notifications coming in every 2 minutes, and family members, friends, and co-workers clamoring for your attention. “Buy this, do this, be this!”, the messages from every corner of our lives scream at us. What happened to me-time? Can simply being alone be a recipe for self-care? show that 85% of Americans believe it is important to be able to have time completely alone, away from everyone else. Whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, everyone wants a few moments a day to themselves. Could the answer be as simple as a few moments alone in your bathtub? Here are some positive outcomes you may experience:

 

  • Increases Empathy
  • Makes You More Productive
  • Sparks Creativity
  • Improves Mental Health
  • Decreases Bad Behavior in Kids
  • Allows Time for Planning Your Life
  • Helps You Get to Know Yourself Better

 

Why You and Your Bathtub Need Better Privacy

If you haven’t recently spent any real time alone, with no one else around, it is probably long overdue. Take the time to silence your cell phone, find a quiet corner and a few moments when you know you won’t be needed and just think. Sit or lay down and allow your mind to wander. Meditate if you want to and relish the silence of complete solitude. It may not last long, but it will benefit you greatly.

 

The Bathtub: Your Fortress of Solitude

 

Can’t find a relaxing place to be alone? How about your bathtub? Bathtubs are often a welcoming reprieve from many a hard, long, and loud day. The warm water and sweet smells of soap help you both physically and emotionally. The last thing you should have to think about is your damp, grimy shower curtain before getting in. Many people have frustrations with their shower curtain but don’t know that there is something they can do about it. Getting a door for your shower or tub is possible in almost every bathroom layout and situation. Most bathtub doors are customizable, easy to clean, help keep water out better than shower curtains, and make your bathroom look and feel beautiful.

 

Types of Bathtub Doors

 

It’s easy to figure out the kind of door your bathtub needs. Review the available and think about your bathroom. Imagine the kind of door you think would work best and, in most cases, if you can dream it, it can be done. With so many ways to customize frameless tub doors, you can find one that goes seamlessly with the rest of your bathroom.

 

Frameless Hinged Tub Door

 

This type of door is exactly as it sounds-two glass panels connected by a hinge, without any frame. The hinge between the glass panels allows for the opening and closing of one of the doors. Hardware options include hinges, door handles, and towel racks.

 

Frameless Pivot Tub Door

 

A pivot tub door is similar to a frameless hinged tub door but depending on the pivot hinge applied, has a greater range of motion. Some pivot tub doors can open 180 degrees to either side, allowing you to push or pull the door no matter what side of the tub you are standing on.

 

Half Glass Shower Door for Bathtubs

 

Also known as a glass panel or shower shield, half glass shower doors for bathtubs are usually just one section of glass without hinges or door handles. Since this type of door does not enclose your bathtub, it is a great way to block water from getting out of the tub area while maintaining an open look and feel.

 

Track Shower Door for Tubs

 

Putting your shower doors on a track is a great look and doesn’t require any hinges. Instead, your doors will move smoothly on a track to open and close. This option is easy to use for kids and adults alike.

 

Swing Door

 

Create a French door look with two bathtub doors that swing open, creating a grand entrance every time you feel like taking a soak.

 

By-pass Sliding Door Unit

 

brand-new look for your bathroom with a frameless tub doorThis look is created by allowing both doors to move on a track one in front of the other. This way, you can slide either door without having to worry about which way each is going. This type of sliding unit takes up less space than a door that swings open and closed.

 

There are numerous ways to design your frameless glass doors, whether it is for a bathtub or a shower. With our talented professionals at you can customize your door design, privacy level, glass thickness, hardware finish, and more. We provide glass products and door designs to customers nationwide, along with nationwide shipping. Do yourself a favor; get rid of your shower curtain and create a brand-new look for your bathroom with a frameless tub door by clicking here today.

Create the Ultimate Yacht Experience, Without Ever Leaving Your Boat

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Create the Ultimate Yacht Experience, Without Ever Leaving Your BoatIf you own or rent a yacht, you are familiar with the meaning of luxury. Yachts have many benefits, including providing a retreat, somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just enjoy life’s little pleasures. You can sail and enjoy the open sea and air. Do you dream of traveling? No problem. You can go anywhere you want. The experiences and memories yachts provide are priceless. And that’s just standing out on the deck. Think about how the interior of your yacht adds to the whole experience. The inside of your yacht should feel like a luxurious suite, offering you and your guests the feeling of being somewhere special. Three significant ways to maximize the interior spaces of your yacht and ensure it looks and feels the way it should are making sure it is full of high-quality materials, custom made items, and glass and mirror products. We cover these three tips more below and explain why they are necessary and how they can add to the overall experience of your home away from home.

 

Quality Materials

 

Make sure to fill your yacht with top-notch materials. Any sign of cheap materials or knock-offs diminishes the luxury feel of a yacht. Top of the line wood like oak and mahogany, combined with high-quality marble for countertops and the strongest tempered glass for yachts gives you a rich, textured look. Any technology on board should be the best brands with the fastest speeds, and as many options as possible. While on your yacht, you and your guests should never have to worry about why something isn’t functioning as it should. The higher quality materials and furniture you install, the more luxurious your yacht will be. Guests will be able to see and feel the difference. Additionally, the more custom you can go, the better.

 

Everything Custom

 

Customize your yacht with glass tables and doorsAnother way to make sure your yacht feels high-end is to customize everything. Customizing your materials, cabinet design, furniture composition, and more, all create a unique look that increases your yacht’s personality and value. Custom interior mirrors for yachts are popular because they aren’t seen anywhere else. You can tailor them to your taste, your favorite place to travel or create a mirror that takes up the entire wall. Places that feel fancy feel that way because they look like they were designed for you specifically, not in a generic way that could accommodate any person off the street. Working with a designer and finding people who understand your vision for your yacht is a smart way to get what you want custom-made. Think curtains, headboard, dining room table, desk design, and more.

 

Glass Everywhere

 

Glass is a sign of ultimate luxury. Something about this see-through, yet strong material adds a touch of glam and sophistication to any space. Sliding glass doors for yachts are an excellent way to bring the view of the ocean inside and still protect your interiors from getting wet. Create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathrooms with frameless shower doors. For yachts, glass adds to the floating palace feel. Placing custom-made mirrors throughout a yacht helps it appear more spacious than it already is, making it feel truly like a mansion on the water. Another benefit of glass is that it adds to the safety of your yacht. Glass railings are a beautiful and unique touch that will keep you safe as well as automatically upgrade your yacht. Additionally, laminated safety glass both inside and outside of the yacht protect against sea spray and storms. At Giant Glass & Mirror, we provide all of the products listed above, plus installation for your yacht.

 

Giant Glass and Mirror

 

Giant glass and mirror use the best glass productsFor over 20 years, we have designed and installed glass and mirror products, using only the best and highest quality materials. Our design team is full of experienced professionals who know how to make any vision come to life. They can take what you already have on your yacht and make it even better. We work with you every step of the way to ensure a gorgeous end result. Since we make the glass products ourselves using the highest quality materials, you can rest assured we will not only design a beautiful product for you but create it as well. This prevents communication errors and allows for proper quality control. We further avoid mistakes by doing the installation ourselves. We make sure that all of our custom glass and mirror products are installed with exactness and care the first time, so you don’t ever have to worry about it again. We love working on yachts in the South Florida area, let us take care of you.

The First Steps to Remodeling Your Bathroom

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Renovating your bathroom can feel like an overwhelming task. There is so much to think about and consider, and since you’re investing a chunk of money into it, you want to get everything right. The most important thing you can do before you start anything is to make a plan. In this article, we’ll break down the crucial points and frequently asked questions like, “Can I customize my frameless shower doors?” and “What’s the best lighting to get?”

 

How Do You Want Your Bathroom to Feel?

 

Bathroom remodel including frameless shower doorsThe VERY first thing you want to figure out is the style and feel you’re going for. All of your other decisions will be easier if you know the answer to this first question. Do you want it to be a bright and cheery bathroom, majestic and formal feeling, or spa-like and relaxing? A good place to go to for ideas is the rest of your home! Perhaps you want it to flow with the farmhouse theme you have going, or maybe you want it to be an escape from other areas in your home. Thinking about how you really want it to feel will make decisions about the details, like whether you should get frameless glass shower doors and what type of wallpaper would be best, a little bit easier to make.

 

Who Will Use the Bathroom?

 

A big part of how you want to renovate your bathroom depends on the answer to the question, “who will be using the bathroom?” If it’s a master bathroom, you may want to make plans for a jetted tub, a double shower, an easy to clean frameless glass shower panel, and his and hers vanities. If it’s a kid’s bathroom, on the other hand, think about fun color schemes, water-proof tile, and easy to reach towel hangers. The people using the bathroom affect almost every decision about how you want your bathroom to function.

 

Type of Shower Door

 

Now that you have an idea of the look, feel, and function of your bathroom, you can start to design it. Color schemes and materials are the next things you need to specify. The type of shower or tub door you choose will have the next biggest impact on your space. Frameless shower doors are gaining popularity because they are easy to clean and maintain while looking seamless and modern. There is more than one type of frameless glass door, and we’ve listed the pros and cons of each below.

  • Frameless Glass Shower Panel
    • A glass shower panel, or frameless shower shield, is an excellent option for people who do not necessarily need a door that opens and closes. Some people like the minimal look and open feel of a single glass panel that catches the water from the shower but doesn’t completely close it off. Because less hardware is needed, shower panels convey a clean, seamless look that is both functional and beautiful.
  • Frameless Shower Door
    • Depending on the size of your shower, you can get one or two frameless shower doors. They can be customized to fit the exact width and length of your space while offering a variety of hardware styles that can match the rest of your bathroom’s finishes. Many people choose to put a towel rack on their shower door for ease of access.
  • Frameless Pivot Shower Door
    • These doors have a pivot hinge that is secured from top to bottom of the shower door corner. This allows a door to swing 180 degrees left to right. The benefit of this type of door is that you can choose if you want it to open towards or away from you depending on which side of the shower you are on.
  • Frameless Sliding Shower Doors
    • Frameless sliding shower doors are fixed in place and open and close on a sliding track. This is an easy-to-use option for kids and adults alike. The benefit of a sliding glass door is that it doesn’t take up a lot of space when it opens and closes.

 

There are other framed door options as well, but the very best benefits of any type of frameless door in your bathroom include less risk of mildew and mold buildup around the frame, easier to clean and a more updated look compared to a traditional shower curtain. Additionally, with all the customization techniques available today, you can truly design your bathroom door exactly the way you want it.

 

Tile and Lighting Design

 

Tile and Lighting Design around your frameless shower remodelOnce you’ve selected your door, you can move on to tile and lighting design. Make sure to choose something both practical and aesthetically pleasing. For example, non-slip, waterproof tile that looks great and beautiful lighting that you can do your makeup in. For more information, you can research how to properly light a bathroom or ask a professional at your local home improvement store for advice on how to achieve the look you are going for.

 

All you have to do now is pick out the finishing touches. Hardware, mirrors, storage, and accessories are just as important as the first few steps in renovating your bathroom. Now that we’ve covered those for you, get inspired, enjoy the process, and get to work! For more information on frameless glass shower doors, click here. We now ship nationwide!

Making a Small Space Feel Big with Glass Partition Walls

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Small buildings can feel cramped and crowded if not designed right. Whether it’s a commercial building or a residential home, space planning is extremely important to get the full potential out of a building. One easy way to make a small area feel bigger is with glass partition walls. This solution allows for defined spaces without disrupting the openness of a room. Glass partitions are popular for commercial locations such as offices, restaurants, hotels, and spas. Homeowners often use them in sun rooms, bathrooms, closets, and as a divider in living rooms.

 

Glass Partition WallsGlass partition walls add a fresh and modern look to any space and are long-lasting and  easy to maintain and clean. Many people like to add a glass partition wall design to their home or commercial spaces to divide rooms or allow visibility while still providing privacy. When you work with Giant Glass & Mirror,you can evencustomize your glass partition wall and create a design that is completely your own. Options include frosted glass or ultra-clear panels, which you can have cut any way you want to make sure it fits your space perfectly. Any room or building that uses glass partition detail in their design will feel more open and welcoming.

 

Office Buildings

 

Glass partition walls for office buildings can set up company expectations for openness and honesty, which may improve communication between employers and employees. Being able to see someone inside their office makes it difficult for anything secretive or unethical to occur. It also makes it less intimidating for employees to approach their superiors if they can see them inside their office and their employers can, in turn, see them approaching. Creating a sense of community can occur as those who are outside of the glass doors can still see in and feel like a part of what is going on. This boosts employee morale and trust.Glass partition walls in office buildings also offer a modern design that will always look professional and be easy to maintain.

 

Spas

 

A beautiful addition to any space, glass partition walls can add extra beauty and style to a spa. Whether in a commercial space or your private residence, a spa should feel open and airy and be a place where you can breathe deeply. Glass partition walls create just the right amount of openness while still providing a sense of safety and peacefulness. If you need a way to divide a space without adding a heavy wall or bulky doors, a glass partition wall is an ideal solution.

 

In the Home

 

Glass partition walls for home living can be a great addition.

Glass partition walls for home living can be a great addition. Some homes have living spaces that tend to run together with no beginning or end. If your home has a big, open area, you may want to close off certain spaces to allow for more privacy, or to create a cozy atmosphere. Glass partition walls allow you to section off areas while maintaining an open feel. You can also customize the glass partition wall design so that it is unique to your style and space. This is an excellent opportunity to add a little detail and make the partition feel like it was always a part of your home. There is no reason it can’t be both functional and beautiful.

 

Sun rooms

 

If you’re looking to add a sunroom to your home, glass on the exterior walls will let a lot of light in. Consider also including an interior glass partition design in your sunroom. This will allow light to travel into your home and make things feel warmer and brighter. A sunroom is a great place to feel like you are outdoors without having to worry about bug spray or neighbors.

 

Glass Shower Walls

 

Using a glass partition wall in the bathroom is a great idea instead of a framed shower door or shower curtain. This will add a sense of openness to the room and greatly minimize the buildup of mold and mildew on shower curtains and bulky frames. Though the glass partition wall cost may be more of an initial investment, it will save you money in the long run with it’s easy-to-clean, long-lasting design.

 

About Giant Glass & Mirror

 

Are you thinking about using a glass partition wall in your residential or commercial property?

Are you thinking about using a glass partition wall in your residential or commercial property? Contact Giant Glass & Mirror for more information on how you can completely customize your project, our 100% satisfaction guarantee, and our quality products and services. We are proud to offer the people of South Florida, as well as our nationwide customers, the highest quality customer service. With a team of experienced and skilled glass designers and installers, you can rest assured that we always take the time to understand your vision and implement it exactly the way you want it. For all of your glass and mirror needs, call Giant Glass & Mirror today.