Posted by: glassblockblogger | September 10, 2012

The American Kitchen has Evolved to the Open Design of Ancient Greece

The Open Kitchen Design of Modern America
New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia

The Kitchen has evolved from being the room that hid the cooking utensils and activities to the, now, open living space where conversations and cooking occur simultaneously.

As the houzz BLOG states: “In Ancient Greek homes, this room was a central open air patio but it was not until around 1800 that the stove, which enclosed fire completely, made cooking indoors possible. As technology advances, so do kitchens’ design and efficiency. The introduction of the kitchen island has lent more flexibility to the positioning of the kitchen cabinets and kitchen sink, and helped make open plan kitchens and dining rooms a reality.”

The Kitchen island can be further enhanced by using glass at its base. The glass encourages visual transition to the different living spaces. Glass Block is an excellent material for this use because it provides a sturdy foundation while making great use of light in the rooms.

Kitchen Island Bar, Eastern Glass Block

If you are interested in a DIY weekend project, you can go to our post Installing Glass Block is Easier Than You May Think. With our weekend DIY project modules, we can help you choose the right materials and provide you with assistance on the design and installation to bring your ideas to life.

Here is a video so you can see the installation steps of a typical ProVantage project.

For details regarding required materials and tools, refer to the ProVantage Assembly Instructions

Call us at Eastern Glass Block to discuss your project. Contact Us at Eastern Glass BlockHaving us 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. You save time while having the pride of designing and managing the project that results in a solution that fits your specific need.


  1. […] light in that space. In Open Floor plans within a Home, Glass Block can used as a material to build Kitchen Islands with a sense of transparency to complement the open feel of the area. Glass Block can also be used […]

  2. […] a kitchen design, glass block assists in the modern open open design that we have rediscovered in America, but was […]

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