Posted by: glassblockblogger | July 30, 2012

Glass Block’s Role in Modern Home Design

Glass Block in Modern Home Design
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The versatility and beauty of Glass Block offers unique alternatives for modern home design, inside and out.

Eastern Glass Block 4 by 4 by 4 for commercial builders

Eastern Glass Block 4 X 4 X 4

Originally, Glass Block was considered for those industrial areas using brick wall construction , but, still needed light to be able to enter the work areas.  This industrial history of glass block has stayed in the minds of some and carried a misconception of the modern use of glass block today

Today, the versatility of Glass Block has opened up great opportunities for modern interior design. With the modern shapes and color alternatives of Glass Block, the unique options for Glass Block in rooms such as Home offices, Home Entertainment Centers, and Open Plan Living Rooms is nearly endless.

An article in Houzz has some great examples of the versatility of Glass called Great Material: Glass Block Grows Up. This article shows how designers are using Glass Block for privacy, pattern and light. Lisa Frederick states that “Updated shapes and textures, coupled with inventive use, give glass block new life in the decorating world.”.

Another example of the unique use of Glass Block is shown below where Lisa states “I love this clever take on front-door sidelights. The peekaboo inserts give the entry a little tongue-in-cheek flourish.”

With the different product choices, a designer has the flexibility to mix-and-match to produce an aesthetically pleasing result. Each product choice uses light in a unique way. No other glass product can use light with the energy efficiency and security of the Glass Brick.

In addition to the aesthetic versatility of Glass Block, there are also the advantages of easy installation, energy efficiency and weather resistance. Glass Block meets Daylighting requirements and can add to LEED ratings

Contact Us at Eastern Glass BlockSo when you are considering changes in your living space, do not overlook the aesthetic versatility of Glass Block. This incredibly practical material will enhance any modern interior design. Eastern Glass Block installs residential and commercial windows. We can work with you to develop a custom solution that meets your needs. Give us a call at 800.635.1226 



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