The time has come to experience the reinvigorated glass block shower. No longer are you limited to stacking one 8” x 8” clear unit on top of another! Check out these 5 evolutionary ideas – then don’t be afraid to put your own creative stamp on this timeless product.
Creating a spa like experience in a 5′ x 8′ bathroom using glass tiles, glass blocks and nice cabinetry
When Susanne Nonekowski walked into her old “master bathroom” she knew something had to be done! As Susanne said, “What kind of a master bathroom has a linen closet instead of a shower, no natural light (just dim amber colored lighting from two sconces) and an entry which doesn’t even come off of the master bedroom!”
The design, function and aesthetic just didn’t work for Susanne and Jeffrey Nonekowski. This is where the preparation and inspiration began to convert this 5’ x 8’ half-master bath into a luxurious spa-like experience. Learn below how preparation, inspiration and a bit of improvisation turned this half bathroom (n the Oregon suburb of Toledo Ohio) into a high-style bathroom you might find in a hotel.
When Kelly Persichetti and her husband John looked at their large bathroom picture window they knew something had to be done. The wood frame around the existing window was badly deteriorated and the window (which is on the driveway side) needed to be covered by shutters for privacy. In short the window needed to be replaced with a better alternative.
Learn below how Kelly (in conjunction with the Columbus Glass Block division of Innovate Building Solutions) used a frosted glass block bathroom window with the “protect all” fabrication system to upgrade the space.
Colored & Frosted Glass Block Shower Wall Using Finished End Blocks
Are you looking for more privacy (without having to use blinds or curtains) for a bathroom window (or basement window for that matter)? Do you want to move some colored light from one space to another while having a understated look? If so – frosted glass blocks are an option to consider. Learn below what a frosted glass block is, the various options available and where they can be used to create add privacy, create a cool mood or just provide a decorative look in a residential or commercial space.
Glass block shower wall using 8 x 8 colored glass blocks and 4 x 8 alternating blocks
When you live in Southern California it’s essential to make every inch of a small bathroom count….and that’s exactly what Jeff R. accomplished in his recent bath renovation project. As Jeff said, “The bathroom in our 75 year old home was shot. The tile had hairline cracks, the shower area was dark, the shower pan was failing, and the earthquakes and tremors where part of the cause of the tile falling apart.” It was not possible to change the size or layout of this room – so the challenge would be to make the space nicer and more functional…but how?
Before renovation - old tile shower enclosure was closed in by stud walls
Learn below how Jeff, his wife, an interior designer and their contractor not only used materials like a unique “floating” glass block wall to create a fresh contemporary look – but also embraced a famous tile design element to make their small space sparkle.
Glass block shower wall using colored & frosted glass blocks
Quite frankly – shower windows can be a pain in the back end. What type of window can you use that will be private, add to the looks of your bathroom and shower and will not rot, rust or deteriorate. This is exactly the problem that Todd and Austene faced in their bathroom remodeling project shown on the DIY Home Network Brick Bye Brick show. Here’s how they solved this challenge:
Bathroom window using colored & frosted glass blocks – 8″ x 8″ & 4″ x 8″ sizes
Vinyl framed glass block window using 6″ x 6″, 6″ x 8″ and 12″ x 12″ sizes clear and colored glass blocks
Why settle for a boring glass block bathroom window when you can be unique? Let’s face it most glass block windows look the same – one clear cube of block stacked on top of another. Mix up the sizes, add color or frosted designs – why design “inside the box” when you can design “outside the blocks?” Use these 7 points for a unique glass block design:
Why should you design a kitchen that looks like what everyone else has when you can jazz it up with a contemporary flair of color and style? When most people think about using glass blocks they usually picture them in a bathroom or basement setting, but glass blocks in your kitchen provide a focal point to make the room really pop. Here are 3 ideas to consider for your kitchen.