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This is the blog for Glass Castle. Check back here often for news & tips related to bathroom design, glass shower doors, & more!
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How to Find the Best Decorative Wall Mirrors for Your Home

Mirrors can add that special decorative touch to nearly any room in your house. Do you have an empty wall space that you just don’t know what to do with? Consider a mirror that is both stylish and functional. In particular, a mirror can really help in a dark room to help it look bright because mirrors bounce light off of walls in the room. A mirror can also make a small room look much bigger because they help to visually extend walls. Consider the Three “S’s” When choosing a mirror, both the materials and the shape of the frame define the style. These days, mirrors are made of almost any material – wood, glass, metal and even resin. Mirrors also come in nearly any geometric shape you’re looking for – round, oval, square, rectangular and more. Mirrors also come in many styles from simple to ornate or from rustic to...
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Signs You Need to Replace Your Shower Door

At Glass Castle, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality services at a fair price. While we do a lot of window and glass replacement, there’s one item in the home that most homeowners don’t give a second thought to: their glass shower doors. As homeowners, we like to think that once we install our showers, they don’t need anything more than maintenance. Unfortunately, that’s just not true. Design advancements in the past few years have changed a great deal, allowing homeowners to quickly and easily update their bathrooms by swapping their old-fashioned shower doors with modern, streamlined frameless glass doors. The reasons to update that old shower door go beyond improving your home’s style, however. To understand why you need to update your shower glass doors, let's look at how the older doors were designed. Old Shower Door Components Whether they were floor-mounted or mounted from the...
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Popular Types of Glass Used in Commercial Settings

Glass and corporate settings go together like a horse and a carriage. Glass is beautiful. It provides workers with light along with durability and security. There are many different ways glass can be utilized in a commercial setting, whether it is for style, function or even creativity. Allow us to explain some of the most popular and unique types of glass you can buy for a commercial building. Plexiglass Plexiglass is a very respected type of glass in the corporate world, simply because it cannot shatter. Plexiglass can be used for doors, windows and walls throughout the commercial space. In the event of a break-in or a freak accident, instead of breaking into numerous pieces, the glass with either remain intact or fall out in one piece. Plexiglass is crystal clear and see-through, just like normal glass. Plexiglass is also used in aquariums and is made to stop or deflect bullets....
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How to Get Glass Windows Ready for Winter

As the weather gets colder, you want to make sure that you’re ready to brace the frigid temperatures. Unfortunately, windows can make it much harder to provide the right amount of insulation for your home. Simply put, windows are notoriously terrible for protecting the interior of your house from outside temperatures. Although they provide a lot of benefits (i.e., airflow, natural light, aesthetics), they are liabilities when it comes to winter weather. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your glass windows won’t be as much of a problem this year. Here’s what we recommend. Insulation Film Although windows allow you to look out at your surroundings, how often do you take advantage of that fact? Also, consider how easily people outside can peer into your living spaces with an unobstructed view. With insulation film, you can add a thin barrier between your windows and the...
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Popular Types of Mirrors in Modern Bathroom Designs

Bathroom mirrors help you start the day looking your best. But their uses go beyond the practical; mirrors can take your bathroom decor to the next level. Glass Castle explains how to creatively incorporate mirrors into your design scheme to get the look you want. Don't Skimp on Size Oversized mirrors create instant drama. Add visual interest while improving your morning routine. A large bathroom mirror helps ensure that you look perfectly polished -- and your bathroom won't look too shabby, either. See Double Whether placed directly over a set of double sinks or poised dramatically above a single sink, twin mirrors are an attractive addition to any bathroom. There's no more fighting over mirror time in the morning with your bathroom mirrors working double time. And you'll love the eye-pleasing symmetry this decorating trick provides. Make a Statement Mirrors in unique shapes offer an affordable way to express yourself. Give...
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