How To Incorporate Glass Into Your Home

To some, glass may not be a conducive element to have in the home. It might be because it appears to be more fragile than wood, brick, cement, and stone. However, glass has properties that will transform a home into a place that is more welcoming and airier.

The only thing to note is that if you are looking to place a large piece of glass to substitute a structure in the home, do consult an architect.

However, if you are looking to incorporate it to certain areas in the home that covers a small space of a wall, then speak to our list of interior designers.

If you are looking to revamp your home (and even if you are not, please bookmark this page), we want to give you reasons behind why you should use glass and how you can do it.

  1. Adds aesthetic to the home
  2. Brings in natural light
  3. Opens up small rooms
  4. Creates space
  5. Easy to clean
  6. Makes space less claustrophobic
  7. Makes the home more energy efficient
  8. Gives the home a scenic view

We give you the option of changing from one piece of furniture to tearing off the ceiling. No matter your budget, there is a glass accent for you.

Glass Table Top

Glass dining table
Image credit: 99 Best Decor

It is so easy to do a table upgrade in your home, especially the dining table. If you feel like your tabletop is looking worn or outdated, spruce it up with a glass top of the old table. Glass tops are versatile enough to look amazing on vintage table legs as well as modern ones, especially if you have an interesting looking base.

In the image above, you can see the golden steel weave base is not covered by an opaque top, that would do the beautiful art no justice. Placing a glass top allows light to illuminate the space better whilst showing off interesting features of a piece of furniture. If you have a beautiful rug to display, lay it underneath the table.

Shower Screen

Glass shower screen
Image credit: Cardinal

For most people, after they come home from a long day at work, they prefer to spend a few (long) minutes in the hot shower, melting the stress away. Having good aesthetics in the bathroom plays an important role in elevating one’s mood.

Ditch the shower curtains and plastic sliding doors. Replace them with a shower screen instead. If you are moving into a BTO HDB, you will need to get people in to install a kerb before installing your glass shower screen (psst, we’ve got the details below).

Out of many shower screen designs, one stood out among the rest, and it is the grid-framed screen. It is classic and practical as it makes the panel sturdier. This type of renovation will set you back SGD700, but we think it is so worth it!

Stained Glass Windows

Stained glass windows
Image credit: Hoom Design

Stained glass windows are not copyrighted by churches and hence, you should introduce it to your home.

For a modern take on stained glass, skip the ornate designs and just replace panels that are already there. Pick colours that reflect the theme of your home. They can range from frosted coloured glass to clear ones.

You can also chat with one of our many interior designers to enquire about the colour mix that will suit your home. Ideally, you would not want to make your space feel dark and gloomy but bring an extra touch of colour into your home (forgoing a new coat of paint).

Balcony Beams

Glass balcony beams
Image credit: The Cut

While we may not advise you to have glass front doors, we are totally supportive of glass doors within the home. Actually, it should be encouraged as one of the ‘must-haves’!

Glass opens the interior of the home to the outside. Being transparent, it blurs the lines of the outside and inside without interfering with the function of each zone.

The pivot doors above are one of the architectural adaptations to introduce to your home as it improves ventilation and enriches views. Of course, there are many ways to design a glass door, just talk to our list of interior designers and they will guide you.

Glass Ceiling

Glass ceiling
Image credit: Loudordesign Studio

If small scale renovations are not your cup of tea, then a total transformation might be the road you’d like to take.  What about replacing part of your ceiling with glass? This is a drastic change of the facade but it will be a showstopper, for sure!

You can see from the townhouse image above that the upper room has been replaced with a vertical glass element to allow natural light into the room.

There are many other ways to use glass in your home. They can be glass with a dark base and placed on the wall to give some reflection, it could be used in furniture, flooring, and more.

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