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Benefits of Using Acrylic vs. Glass Blocks for Windows

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Glass Block, Windows

Slider windowsSo, you’ve decided to freshen up your windows with a new look but now the debate is on…should you use acrylic blocks or glass blocks? Innovate Building Solutions is a nationwide supplier of both acrylic and glass block products and we believe that choosing the best product is really based on our customers’ personal needs and expectations. In the sections below, we’ll help you weigh the benefits of both options based on your budget, overall goal for the space, and priorities for function.

Four Famous Glass Floors and Reasons to Get the Look

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Commercial Remodeling & New Construction, Glass Flooring

glass stairwayYou may have seen photos of trendy glass floor designs on the internet or even experienced seeing and walking across a glass floor for yourself while shopping, browsing in a museum or going for a ride on a glass bottom boat tour. The following major tourist attractions not only helped to enhance the reputation of this one-of-kind design feature, but have inspired other commercial and residential buildings across the world to follow their footsteps along the same (glass) path.

Curved Glass Block Office Walls – Advantages and Design Considerations

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Uncategorized

Curved glass block office wall

Moving light through an interior office space can be challenging – and the bar gets much higher if you’d like the glass walls to provide privacy and be curved! Such was the case for Anomatic Inc. (a custom design and manufacturer of anodized aluminum packaging products) when they ventured into building a new facility in the New Albany area of ColumbusOhio.

 

Learn below the advantages Anomatic has realized from choosing a curved glass block wall and the design and installation approaches used by Columbus Glass Block and Ruscilli Inc. to create a nice looking long-lasting installation.

Must-Have Accessories for Your Shower

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, Glass Block

Shower_Remodel_for_Improved_Accessibility_Cleveland_OhioMuch like the right jewelry or shoes can make an outfit pop, or an amazing light fixture paired with beautiful backsplash can take a kitchen from boring to high-end, choosing the right accessories for your bathroom remodeling project can make all the difference. Be sure to add these stylish and functional accessories to the top of your must-have list for your bathroom remodeling project: 

3 Shower Base Options when you don’t want to change your drain location

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, Uncategorized

With the right shower base custom drain locations are no problem

If you’re looking to convert a tub into a shower (or remodel an existing shower) and the drain location has proven to be your enemy when looking for a shower base you’re not alone! While the price points of standard shower bases (which are most frequently made of fiberglass or acrylic) are enticing – the problem is their “standard” (non-changeable) drain locations may not match with where your existing drain hole is located.

In this article I’ll explore 3 high quality shower base options which will eliminate the expensive plumbing costs and hassle associated with moving a drain location to accommodate a standard shower base.

Five Ways to Make a BIG Impact in Your Small Bathroom

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

small bathroomJust because you have a limited amount of space in your bathroom does not mean that you have to sacrifice functionality and style!  The importance of having a bathroom you can relax in should not be understated—in fact, this room plays an essential part in your daily routine and as a result, should be a place that you can comfortably unwind.  It may take a bit of brainstorming, clever organization, and a dash of creativity, but you can make the most of the space you have and create a look you will love, too. Check out these five ways to make a big impact in your bathroom, even when you’re short on space.

Top 3 Choices for Industrial, Factory and Warehouse Window Replacements

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Commercial Remodeling & New Construction, Glass Block

3 Choices Industrial and Factory Windows

Replacing windows in an industrial, factory or warehouse can be a daunting and expensive task. Security, energy efficiency, amount of light and budget can all be key factors in this decision. Below I’ll discuss 3 of the top choices of replacement windows used in the Cleveland and Columbus Ohio markets where weather can certainly vary from season to season.

Why Converting Your Tub to Shower Makes an A+ Upgrade

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

zero threshold shower tub to showerBelieve it or not, the 2014 school year is only a few short weeks away, and as we were thinking about the sometimes mind-boggling mathematics many of our children will soon face in the classroom, we asked ourselves an important question. When it comes to bathroom remodeling, what projects “make the grade” for safety, ROI and overall aesthetic appeal? While there are endless ways to revamp your space, remodeling doesn’t have to be complicated, and by simply converting your tub into a shower, you can have an affordable new look with great benefits! Check out Innovate Building Solutions’ “report” on why bath to shower conversions make an A+ upgrade.

Is a Glass Block Wall Sturdy?

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Glass Block

Glass block wall anchored for stability

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked the question, “Is a glass block wall sturdy?” A glass block shower or partition wall will perform flawlessly when the right products and installation techniques are used. Get the straight scoop from installation and supply experts at the Columbus Glass Block and Cleveland Glass Block divisions of Innovate Building Solutions on how to create a sturdy glass block wall using the top 2 installation and fabrication techniques.

Five Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen this Summer

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Kitchen Remodeling

high gloss backsplash in kitchen

July is a month filled with sunny days, fireworks, fireflies, and even a few pesky mosquitoes—but more than anything, this summer is a great time to get “bitten” by the remodeling bug, especially if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your kitchen! Here are the top five reasons from Innovate Building Solutions to get busy remodeling your kitchen before the summer comes to a close.

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