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5 New Glass Block Wall Ideas to Add Impact to Your House

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

New Glass block Wall Ideas to Add Impact to Your Home | Innovate Building Solutions | #GlassBlock #GlassBlockShower #GlassBlockWallIdeas

Glass block walls are so 80’s.

Glass block walls are a pain in the *** to install.

Glass block walls only fit in art-deco designs.

These comments USED TO BE true. This product has evolved from the clunky, wavy, monotonous 8” x 8” x 4” block stacked on top another. The architectural community is taking notice.

Proof positive of this re-invigoration is a recent article in Architectural Digest titled – Glass Blocks are Cool Again. Here’s Why You Should Take Notice.

If you’re still a sceptic – I get it. You may be asking, “Mike, why should I give a hoot about glass blocks? Why shouldn’t I listen to my builder who says they went out with mullets and big hair in the 80’s?” (BTW – if you think about it, how fashion-forward is your contractor anyway? They may be well versed in their ‘sticks and bricks,’ but I’ll bet money they aren’t hopping out of their mud-infested pickup trucks wearing Gucci loafers either).

In this article we’ll look at 5 glass block wall ideas which will blow the lid off your opinion of this product as a stuck in the mud (‘er mortar) building material. At the end let me know if you think I’m smokin’ something funny out of my glass block pipe – or if I’m on to something. A good debate never hurt anyone.

Adding color with shower wall panels and glass blocks

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

Straight and curved colored glass block walls with blue acrylic shower wall panels

Straight and curved colored glass block walls with blue acrylic shower wall panels

Fun colors are not just for dresses and sports cars anymore! The bathroom – which for many people is the bastion of blandness and functionality – can now be transformed into a vibrant and easy to maintain space with the use of colored wall panels and color glass blocks. Learn more about the benefits, options and installation of these products below.

Four Innovative Ways Glass Blocks Can Rock Your Space

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

Glass Block ShowerFrom practical to extravagant, basic to beautiful, clear to colorful, at home or in the office, glass blocks can significantly change the look and overall feel of a space. Whether you are a commercial builder in Cleveland looking for unique features for client projects or a home owner with a bathroom practically begging for a makeover, glass blocks from Innovate Building Solutions are sure to give you the wow-factor you want.

You may be surprised to know that glass blocks aren’t simply limited to the kind of wall partitions you might see in commercial buildings or hospitals, although this is one of the most popular ways our customers use them.  We provide installation for a wide variety of projects, including these four innovative favorites:

5 Tips to Use Glass Block Sizes, Shapes & Colors for a Unique Window, Shower or Wall Design

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Glass Block

Colored and frosted glass blocks using 4 x 8 and 8 x 8 blocks in a bath window

Colored and frosted glass blocks using 4 x 8 and 8 x 8 blocks in a bath window

When most people think of making a glass block window, shower or wall they envision 8” x 8” units being stacked on top of each other – but why settle for a boring look when you can jazz things up using different sizes, patterns and colors? Learn 5 tips below to add some pop to your next glass block project.

Project Spotlight: Using Art Glass Tile Blocks in a Kitchen Backsplash to add Light, Color, Privacy and Style

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

Art glass tile blocks used in a kitchen backsplash

Kitchen backsplash using art glass tile blocks

Question – how do you get light, privacy, contemporary style and color through a kitchen backsplash area? Answer – by using decorative art glass tile blocks. Learn below how Erin Cornelius of Davis California was able to create a light filled focal point in her kitchen remodeling project by adding an area of artistically designed glass tile blocks in between two rows of cabinetry.

 

Top 5 Glass Block Products for a New Custom or Production Home in 2013

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Glass Block

Frosted glass blocks with color used in a laundry room

Frosted glass blocks with color used in a laundry room

Glass blocks – while they might be seen as an ageless and timeless product – have really come into their own with innovation new additions for 2013. Learn below the top 5 glass block products for windows, walls and shower to use in a custom home or remodeling project in 2013.

Combining Old & New – Glass Block Showers are not just for Modern Homes

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

Curved glass block shower

A curved glass block shower surrounded by a claw foot tub

Old Italian Home with a Satellite Dish

Old Italian Home with a Satellite Dish

Just like this 1850’s Italian home shown above with a satellite dish that I took a picture of during a recent trip abroad combining a modern looking glass block shower into a more traditional, Tuscan or ornate type of architecture can be just the unique element you may be looking for. Here are some unique design ideas for your next shower remodeling project:

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