Posted by: glassblockblogger | April 29, 2012

Put in a Kitchen Island to Develop an Open Floor Plan

Kitchen Island with Glass Block
New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia

The evolution to Open Floor Plans began in the 1980s for homes, according to Freshome Magazine. Before then, homes were designed with distinct and specialized rooms. The living room, dining room, and kitchen were all distinct areas.

As our desire to mingle socially while cooking, eating, and watching TV, we needed the utilities and furniture to complement each other aesthetically. We also needed light to flow through this open, multi-use, space.

Kitchen Island Bar, Eastern Glass Block

The challenge in our home then became the need for a seemless integration of the different types of furniture and utilities. The look of the stove and dishwasher needed to flow through to the style of the couch and entertainment center. The need for the food preparation and serving  counter tops needed to be placed with access from both the cooking area and the eating area.

Among other things, this gave birth to the concept of the kitchen island.

Whether you are looking to build a unique kitchen island to enhance your open floor plan,Open Plan Kitchen Eastern Glass Block or simply add a design element to your home, Glass Block is an excellent building material choice. The clarity of glass block allows light to flow through, making the room appear larger and more open. Lights added behind the glass block in a kitchen island can also add an additional artistic flare. With the development of glass blocks with angles, corners, and finished ends there is usually no need to use dissimilar materials to finish the sides and tops of your project.

Glass Block is a versatile material that can be used in a variety of ways to brighten your home. With our weekend DIY project modules, we can help you to choose the right materials and provide you with assistance on the design and installation to bring your ideas to life.

Also, you can go to our post Installing Glass Block is Easier Than You May Think. This will help you with the material options. For instance, with Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block, there is mortar or mortar-less options to make your DIY weekend even easier.

Contact Us at Eastern Glass BlockHaving an experienced professional do the installation of your glass block offers you the ability to be in total control of the design of your project without having to worry about the time and tools necessary to complete your glass block project. At Eastern Glass Block, our installation crews are led by the most experienced glass block specialists in the industry. When we install your glass block, you are involved in the total project to the level that you choose. Give us a call at Eastern Glass Block. We love to share our experience. (800-635-1226)


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