Focus on the Fireplace

Abode Love Fireplace Mirror

A lot people have fireplaces in their home or apartments that no longer function as such. The mantles are fantastic architectural details however, and it's expensive - or violates property agreements - to do away with them. So below are some ways that designers have used mirrors to add more life to … [Read more...]

Every Room Needs One

Mirrored Dining Room Wall

In an Associate Press article, Melissa Rayworth wrote about some ideas for "Letting the Sunshine In" to your home and interior spaces by interviewing HGTV personality Genevieve Gorder, "Design Star" producer Brian Patrick Flynn, and LA designer Betsy Burnham for their best tips. (To view the full … [Read more...]

Mirrors Make Better Customer Service

Customer Service In The Mirror

Working for a mirror manufacturer has its advantages. I am surrounded by mirrors. Down every hallway and around every corner in our offices, there's likely to be one. When I was new, it was a little unnerving; but now I've become very comfortable with my own reflection. (No one ever has to tell you … [Read more...]

How To Clean Any Glass Shower

Dreamwalls True White Glass Shower Walls with Clear Glass Door

Glass showers are a beauties in the bathroom, but many people still shy away from them. Cleaning the glass is one of the reasons they cite for not jumping on board. This baffles me. No matter if it’s ceramic or a fiberglass surround, ya gotta clean it. Nobody likes to do it, but it must be done. … [Read more...]

Cleaning Your House….

Quickie Mop

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing." ~Phyllis Diller Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966 … [Read more...]

How To Clean a Mirror

Mirror and Frame Degredation from Aggressive Cleaning

Sometimes, you’ll notice mirrors with “black edge”. This is the result of the edges being exposed to moisture, oils, or chemicals that have corrupted the edge and separated either the layers from the glass, or the layers from one another. Does it happen with one brief exposure? Usually it is … [Read more...]

Comparing Counter Tops

Glass counter top with double vanity undermount sinks

Glass is a relatively new option in counter tops. With a wide variety of decorative finishes and custom colors that can be applied to it, glass can certainly be an attractive option. But how does it stack up against other counter top materials? In this post, I’ll compare the pros and cons of … [Read more...]

Stick with Color Glass

Jim Minton installing Dreamwalls Color Glass Wainscotting

So many designers fall in love with Dreamwalls® Color Glass as soon as they understand the benefits of hygiene, care, and custom color that it provides. But the next question is always, "Is it difficult to install?" For a designer, you just need to find a good, quality glass or mirror shop. We've … [Read more...]

Hanging a Frame Mirror 101

In this brief video, I show you some tips and tricks to hanging a framed mirror securely and easily. The video quality isn't the best, but I hope it's informative. Main tips to remember: Use picture hanging hooks that can handle the proper weight of your mirror Hang mirrors directly … [Read more...]

Fireplace Mirrors

Fireplace Mirror

A lot people have fireplaces in their home that no longer function as such. The mantles are fantastic architectural details, however, and it's expensive - or violates rental agreements - to do away with them. So below are some ways that designers have used mirrors to add more life to their unused … [Read more...]