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Ready to Improve Your Forever Home? Start With Custom Glass Projects

Upgrading a starter home is a tough choice to make because you may not earn all your money back from the increase in property value. However, this does not need to apply when you live in your forever home because you can enjoy the improvements that you make for the rest of your life.
If you like most of the main features in your home, you may want to put thought into what you can upgrade. Fortunately, you can make all sorts of changes to your forever home with custom glass projects.

Hallway Mirrors

It is common for long hallways to lack sufficient natural light throughout the day. Even if all the doors along the hallway are open, you may still need to turn on the overhead light. Because it is not realistic to tear down walls to add natural light, you must come up with an alternative. An ideal project is adding hallway mirrors that will help to reflect the light that makes it into the area.

A great spot is at the end of the hall because it will bounce light down the entire hallway. You could also take it a step further by adding several custom mirrors along the walls in between the doors. If you have a narrow hallway, you can prioritize thin mirror frames or skip them to take up less space.

Stair Railing

If you have a staircase in your home, you may not like how it makes the space feel closed off. This can happen when the railing is made of solid wood or metal with a busy design. To make your home feel more open, especially in this area, you should change the stair railing to glass. It will need wood or metal framing, but you can go for a minimal design to maximize the open feeling of the space.

This is where you have flexibility in the thickness of the glass that you choose. It may be worth spending a little more to get thicker glass - this will make sure the staircase is especially safe.

Table Tops

Another way that you can improve your home is through the table tops. For instance, you may have a dining room table, coffee table, side tables and nightstands around the home. While they may be structurally sound, each table top has some noticeable weaknesses. It is easy for heat or water to damage wood tops and leave marks that would require sanding down to remove.

An effective way to avoid this problem is by adding glass to the table tops. This will maximize the life span of these furniture pieces because of minimal wear and tear on the top. It will also make cleaning easier because glass surfaces usually only need a quick spray and wipe down. This will be especially helpful for the dining table where resilient and easy-to-clean features are ideal.

Fireplace Doors

Although you may not feel the need to use a fireplace that often in the Charleston area, you may enjoy the warmth and atmosphere it provides. You can always benefit from making the fireplace more energy efficient, and glass doors are an outstanding option.

All you need to do is keep the glass doors closed when you are not using the fireplace so you can prevent the outside air from coming in. Also, the doors will provide a barrier between the flames. This is an effective safety measure to protect your children and pets from potential harm.
Working on custom glass projects can improve your home in various ways. Contact our experts at Palmetto Glass & Mirror Inc. if you have questions or want to learn more about glass work.