News from the Block, Innovate Building Solutions Blog
News from the Block, Innovate Building Solutions Blog
Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block
Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block

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

Curved glass block shower
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:

Cool shower colors – Whether you like bold jewel tone color glass blocks or the muted look of frosted glass blocks in the natural kitchen and wine color series combining blocks and style is all the rage.
Turn it, twist it and build it upGlass block corners, shapes and angles can turn an ordinary shower into an extraordinary block design. For a rectangular design use a corner block. For a rounded walk in shower use a radius Arque block from Pittsburgh Corning. If you want an angular or hexagonal design use the Tridron 45 degree block.
Etch a mural or design in the blocks – Perhaps you want to create a design of your favorite landscape, a family picture or a hobby in the glass units. Custom etched glass blocks can truly take on any design that you’d like.
Make it old, make it new – make it cool and unique with a glass block shower design.

•Do you have any tips combining old and new architectural elements? Do you want any assistance with a glass block shower?


If you’re looking for more information about glass block showers and walls visit Columbus Glass Block (614-252-5888), Cleveland Glass Block (216-531-6363) and Mid America Glass Block (513-742-5900) of Cincinnati and Dayton.

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Mike Foti

President of Innovate Building Solutions a nationwide supplier and regional (Cleveland and Columbus) remodeling contractors. Some of our product lines include glass counters, floors, backsplashes, glass blocks and grout free shower and tub wall panels

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