Important Tips for Choosing Glass Tiles for a Kitchen Backsplash

Important Tips for Choosing Glass Tiles for a Kitchen Backsplash

1. Shine some light on the subject
While any glass is good for small and dark kitchens, you want to give special consideration as to your choice for a small and dark kitchen. Opt for a bright color that will keep the space open, for example, if you prefer earth tones for a kitchen, avoid dark browns and russet reds and choose light tans and even shades of orange and yellow. If you have a modern design in your kitchen, choose a shade like turquoise or sea foam. If you’re unsure of the right shade, opt for bright white, but avoid any dark color for a dark and small kitchen shower glass
It’s also good to choose large tiles and even large sections of glass for the backsplash of a small and dark kitchen. This is because smaller tiles may look too busy in the room whereas large tiles or large sections of glass can make a small wall seem longer or larger Frameless Glass Shower Doors

2. Go mosaic for a DIY route
If you want to install glass for a backsplash yourself, look for mosaic tiles. These are glued to a mesh backing that makes it easy to install large sections at one time. You’ll be less likely to install the tiles crooked or off-center when you choose mosaic tiles for self-installation. Any larger tile section will be easier for the person who wants to do it themselves.
If you don’t want to opt for mosaic, choose large glass sections rather than small individual tiles. You’ll need to cut fewer tiles and it will be easier to ensure they’re level when you install large sections rather than small tiles frameless glass shower

3. Cater to your budget
If you’re on a very tight budget, opt for some cheaper tiles that you work in with the glass. Ceramic is usually more affordable than glass, and you might choose to put one large ceramic tile in the middle of the backsplash and then surround it with glass. This can give you the look of reflective and bright glass while saving money. Contact a glass repair specialist to learn which types of tiles will stay strong while staying cheap Glass Shower Enclosures

7 Tips on Selecting a Decorative Leaded Glass Window

7 Tips on Selecting a Decorative Leaded Glass Window

Tip 1: Identify the benefits you’d like to get from the installation of a leaded glass window. Most people choose to replace existing windows with decorative glass varieties to improve not only the look but also functionality. The most common benefits this window replacement confers are increased privacy, improved energy efficiency and operability, and an enhancement of your home's architectural style Architectural Glass Doors

Tip 2: Select a room. Because leaded glass windows add a stylish touch, you’ll want to use them in a highly visible place. Popular locations include bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, studies or dens, and foyers or entry ways Decorative Glass

Tip 3: Choose a shape. Will you be installing this window in a small or large space? A small oval window might suit a half-bathroom or powder room, while an architectural window would be better suited for the master bathroom. Leaded glass windows are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, including oval, octagonal, rectangular, and square Decorative Glass NYC

Tip 4: Consider fixed or an operable style. If the window is in a hard to reach place you’ll most likely want to choose a fixed (non-operable) style. Fixed windows are less costly while still adding style and increasing privacy (without the need for window treatments). If you desire operability (maybe for a kitchen to let smells out or for a bathroom to increase ventilation) select between a casement window or awning window Decorative Glass Windows

Tip 5: Identify a frame color that compliments other windows. Since these windows are made with an easy to install and maintain vinyl frame you’ll want to select the frame color that matches your other windows. Colors include white, tan, and driftwood  Glass Backsplash Tiles

Tip 6: Add your design. This is where the fun begins. The reason to use a leaded glass window is for the design -- and there a wide variety of architectural styles to choose from including floral, renaissance, craftsman, fluer-de-lis, geometric, and cathedral to name just a few Glass Balustrade

Tip 7: Perform your own installation or hire a replacement window installation contractor. Since these windows are made with vinyl frames they are as easy to install as any other replacement windows (the key will be to create the right sized rough opening to fit the leaded glass window)