6 Ways to Transform Your Home with Custom Mirrors

Mirrors aren’t just for looking at your reflection anymore – decorating with custom mirrors is a contemporary trend that can spice up your home! The right mirror can change the whole aesthetic of a room. They can make a room look larger, more modern, and more open. There are so many ways to customize them too! You can change up the shape or add a funky frame to create the perfect finishing touch to a room. Here are 6 ways you can use custom mirrors to transform your home!

Double the Space

Have you ever been in a restaurant and realized that a wall of mirrors made you think that the restaurant is double the size than it actually is? Well you can do the same thing in your home! We’re not saying that you have to cover your wall floor to ceiling with mirrors but adding one large mirror to a room can create the illusion of a bigger more open space! Open-concept floorplans have become all the rage over the past few years, but it’s simply not ideal for all homes. You can use this hack to get that open-air feeling without the hassle.oversized mirror

Complete Your Corners

Everyone has that one small, dark corner of a room that they just don’t know what to do with. It would be pointless to put a table there, and it’s too small to put a couch or chair. Well a mirror can be the perfect solution. Put an oversized rectangular mirror there, and voila! Problem solved!  You don’t even have to go through the trouble of mounting it, just lean it against the walls for a chic, industrial look. Not only will you have a nice full-length mirror to look at yourself in, but it will also brighten and expand the room!

More the Merrier

Oversized mirrors are great, but they can get a little pricey. No worries though, small mirrors can be great decorations as well! Group together a few small mirrors and scatter them across a wall to make a flashy statement. You can go modern with multiple variously shaped, frameless mirrors, or go for a more vintage feel and frame your mirrors with different colors and textures. You can even add in some photos and wall art to really complete the look.

mirrorBrighten it Up

If you have a room with few windows and not a lot of natural light, a mirror can work wonders. If you are working with just one window, hang a mirror opposite of the window so the light can reflect off it and spread throughout the room. You can do the same thing if you have a hanging light or chandelier. Place a mirror on the wall right behind the light to maximize its brightness.Chandelier with mirror

Bring in Positive Energy

Mirrors are considered to be the “aspirin of Feng Shui” because they are believed to have many curing abilities and exude good energy. One reason mirrors are a staple of Feng Shui is because they can bring nature into the home. Like we mentioned before they can easily bring in natural light and spread it to places where it usually wouldn’t reach. Another way mirrors can bring nature into the home is by reflecting the beautiful views of nature. If you have a small window or door place a mirror opposite of it so it can reflect the view and be seen in other parts of the room, not just through the window or door.

Make a Statementstatement mirror above fireplace

With the right frame you can transform a simple mirror into a work of art. Hanging a mirror with a beautiful, iron designed frame above a fireplace can create the perfect focal point for a room, while also adding elegance. If a more rustic look is what you’re going for finish your mirror with an exposed wood frame to create a more cozy, natural vibe.

 

 

The ways you can decorate with custom mirrors are endless, and the best part is there is no wrong way to do it! Here at New Angle Glass we can custom make any style mirror you can think of! Just give us a call at (781) 595-5752! Or book an appointment online.

How to Choose the Right Shower Door and Enclosures

When designing a bathroom there are endless options and styles to choose from. Choosing the right shower door and enclosure is something that can make or break the ambiance of your space. Perhaps you want a spacious, glass-walled shower to be the focal point of your bathroom, or maybe you do not have a lot of space to work with and you wish to go with a smaller, but still comfortable shower.  Either option can be a very nice addition to your bathroom if you know how to choose the right shower enclosure.

Research & Plan

The first thing you need to consider is what styles would work best for the amount of space you have. A few of the most popular shower styles are walk-in showers, shower/bathtub combination showers, or a simple shower stall design. If you are going for a modern style bathroom a glass-walled, walk-in shower is a stylish option that will give your bathroom a contemporary and open feel. If practicality is what you’re looking for, a bathtub/shower combination with a sliding door may be your best choice. If space is an issue, a shower stall with a pivot or bifold door is a very practical yet comfortable option.

Your Family’s Needs

Another important factor to consider when designing your shower is who will be using the shower. If you have young children in your family a bathtub/shower enclosure with a simple sliding door is most practical. If you have a large family and overcrowding is an issue a shower on the smaller side with a bifold door is the ultimate space saving option. If children will not be using the shower, and lack of space is not an issue a more elegant steam room style shower could be a great addition to your home. With floor to ceiling glass walls and doors you can transform your shower and bathroom into your own at-home spa.

Choosing Your Glass

One part of showers that is often overlooked is the style of glass in your shower. For bathrooms that are shared between a number of people privacy in the shower is essential. Choosing a patterned or textured glass can ensure privacy and still give you the practicality and elegance of a glass door. If privacy is not a concern and you are going for more of a modern style, clear glass is a classy choice that will let natural light into your shower and give your bathroom an open and airy feeling.

Ask a Professional

With so many different shower enclosure possibilities choosing the right ones can be overwhelming. Asking your local glass company to take a look at your space and getting their opinions and ideas can put you on the right path to building your dream bathroom. Getting a professional’s input can open your eyes to many more styles and ideas that you may not even be aware of and can give you the luxury to customize every part of your shower enclosure.

 

Are you considering getting your shower redone? If so, New Angle Glass Co. is your one stop shop for everything glass! We manage the entire installation process, and ensure your bathroom comes together in a way that exceeds all of your expectations! Get a quote today and get a head start on building the shower of your dreams!

Bathroom and Shower Design Tips

Designing the perfect bathroom for your home can be quite the arduous and overwhelming task, due to how many elements come into play when planning. Your bathroom is a very intimate part of your home, so making sure it is well put together is an integral part of making your house a home! There are a ton of ways to approach redesigning your bathroom, and below New Angle will outline some general tips when it comes to your bathroom design, naturally focusing on the glasswork aspects!

Design Planning is Key

Outlining exactly what you plan on doing with your bathroom is the most important part of rebuilding your bathroom. A common issue we often see when working on bathrooms, is that as soon as you open the door, you see the toilet. Due to the fact bathroom doors are usually left open when unused, it is relatively unappealing to walk bye and have a toilet staring at you. A great focal point of your bathroom is the shower or tub, due to the fact they often give off a spa like feel, especially when the shower or bath are designed with glass and fit the theme of the room. Additionally, one must consider the size of their bathroom, so in addition to selecting the placement of necessities, they must also consider the strategic size of them as well. For example, if you have a smaller bathroom it may be a good idea to get a corner sink coupled with a shower, due to the fact they are less space consuming as traditional sinks and bath tubs.

Shower and Tub Details

Oftentimes, the shower or tub is going to be not only the focal point of your bathroom, but also will take up a good portion of space. It’s always a good idea pre-select your style, shower or tub. Stemming of the importance of planning, you must decide if it’s a better idea to get a narrower shower, calculating where the door will open to or a larger tub. If your shower door is to cover a bathtub as well, you may want to consider a sliding tub door or a custom glass enclosure, which optimizes space and works well with both options. Upon deciding on a shower or tub, it’s time to decide the type of glass that fulfills your needs as well as goes with the design plan you have implemented. If one of your top priorities is having shower or tub glass that allows an abundance of natural light, you may want to select a clearer glass. If privacy is what you prefer then it is important to get a textured glass that inhibits visibility.

Upgrade Your Mirror

The mirror is another vital element of the bathroom, considering they are almost universally found in bathroom’s around the world. If you are looking for a sleek design, then it would be misguided to overlook an item of your bathroom that is by far the most used. Being the center of most of the activities that take place in the bathroom, it is important to select a mirror that fits your design. Getting several smaller mirrors on two or three walls gives an impression of the room being more spacious. A large mirror gives off a grandiose design, but it is worth noting that bigger mirrors get dirty easier, so make sure you are on top of cleaning them!

 

When getting your bathroom designed, it’s important to make sure it has all the amenities you desire, but it’s more important to make sure it realistically fits your style and budget. If you’re working on redesigning your bathroom, don’t hesitate to contact New Angle Glass Co. for your custom glass needs! We do it all – just ask!