Posted by: glassblockblogger | May 22, 2014

Glass Block Ideas for Kitchen Islands and Breakfast Bars in Open Floor Plans

The Kitchen Island and Breakfast Bar design was born from the development of home Open Floor Plans that began in the 1980s. Socially, we no longer wanted the people doing the cooking to be sequestered in a separate room. We wanted to mingle socially while cooking, eating, and watching TV.

This change in culture caused modern home designs to include the kitchen as part of the living area. As a result, the kitchen appliances and living area furniture needed to aesthetically complement each other. The need for the food preparation and serving counter tops needed to have access from both the cooking area and the eating area. We also needed light to flow through this open, multi-use, space.

Kitchen Island, Eastern Glass Block

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.


Eastern Glass Block Wall in Kitchen

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.

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)


  1. […] are placed by doors, in basements, and in the bathrooms. There is also the option of using glass in open floor plans for kitchen islands and glass […]

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