Dreamwalls Color Glass is the building block for a kitchen or bathroom with something more; more colorful, more practical, more chic, and more beautiful. Basically, we make durable glass in any color you specify, any shape you need, in nearly any size; that will last the life of your room. We ship nationwide to industry glaziers and contractors, or we can direct you to a professional near you that can measure, deliver, and install.
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Dreamwalls Color Glass has been busy with backsplashes. Here are just a few of our favorites in the below slideshow. From this you can see glass in lights and glass in brights. You’ll also see rooms that are modern and others that are more traditional. Maybe you’ll find just the inspiration you need to “go glass” for your next project.
This slideshow can also be viewed directly on Flickr. Just click HERE.
Contact us if you have a project – large or small – that would require the benefits that Dreamwalls Color Glass provides.
“The Great Gatsby” is coming out later this year, and I, for one, can not wait. I loved the book, I loved the Robert Redford movie, and I love the fashion of that era. Today’s Fashion Friday inspiration is from Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week. This flapper-style dress is so modern because of the metallics, the bright blue color, and the play of the light in the room. To translate it into a kitchen meant to focus on color and reflection, so I knew immediately to use a mirrored acid-etched glass backsplash, and saturate the cabinets with the royal blue hues.
This is a kitchen installation created by one of our fantastic customers, Anchor Ventana, in Texas. They did the glass installation in this Austin home by Durrett Interests. What strikes me first is how the neutral palette and gauze window treatments soften what could have been a very “hard” design. The Dreamwalls Color Glass backsplash that meets at the same height as the window sash echo the horizontal lines in the drawer detailing and handles.
The repetition of Dreamwalls Color Glass in the cabinets gives an instant feel of high-end custom cabinetry. This would also be an excellent idea for renovation projects, to create an instant sense of unity throughout the space. And notice how the light switch plates and outlet covers make the installation even more cohesive.
On another wall, the wine bar gets extra attention with Dreamwalls Color Glass. What an easy way to serve guests and stage buffets for entertaining!
Dreamwalls Color Glass is terrifically practical behind the hard-working areas of the kitchen. Non-staining, easy to clean, and still beautiful.
These are all wonderful tips for using Dreamwalls Color Glass to create unity within a kitchen. Bravo to Anchor Ventana for doing such an amazing installation and showing their glass expertise.
Read more about this entire house, and some its additional features here. I absolutely love it!
In honor of Canada’s Thanksgiving, I am focusing on glass backsplashes this week. In a frenzy of cooking, a Dreamwalls Color Glass backsplash is a practical way to add beauty to the kitchen. Key benefits of using glass:
- Hygienic - glass is non-porous so it can’t harbor bacteria or mold
- Easy to clean – continuous piece of glass features no grout lines to stain
- Brilliant color – when color is on glass, the metamerism effect is exciting
- Durability – the color doesn’t fade in heat or UV light, and doesn’t need maintenance or sealing
- Opacity – it’s not a piece of glass over paint. It’s a piece of glass that is 100% opaque – which can hide a myriad of problems in difficult kitchens
- Coordination – With glass, you can have the backsplash match the cabinet inserts and match the accent serving bar by using different thicknesses all in the same color. And because we use computerized color matching, you can use Dreamwalls Color Glass to visually tie a room together
Take a look at this quick video to see how a Dreamwalls Color Glass backsplash might help enhance your kitchen.
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is in full swing in Las Vegas this week. I have no doubt there are some amazing designs and innovations that are taking place there. Some may become paradigm shifts to the industry and I’m excited to see them. However, I am dedicating today’s blog to some good basics to consider when designing or remodeling a kitchen. These will make your kitchen more functional, and will stretch your budget a little bit more.
- drawers or pull out shelves in nearly all bottom cabinets. They’re good for multiple generations ergonomically. They’re an efficient use of the space by opening up full accessibility to all the contents. And dog-gone it, I am tired of hefting a stack of plates from the dishwasher up to eye level.
- plan for lighting; and the right kind. You need enough recessed lights in the ceiling. Pendant lights over eating areas. But be extra sure you have under-cabinet lighting anywhere you’ll be cutting or reading a recipe. Otherwise the shadows will make you crazy.
- adding an island with a beautiful top (glass is of course my vote). This creates an eye catching focal point in the room. If you have a limited budget and want an instant bit of impact, consider it. Using less expensive material elsewhere can help your budget. (see my earlier post on comparing countertop materials)
- keep your edgeworks simple. A lot of countertop fabricators can do incredible stuff. They have fanciful names like “triple waterfalls” or “double ogee”, but a regular polished edge is usually a lovely look for a good base price.
- weigh the trends. Do you really need a wine fridge? Is it worth the space you’ll be giving up for something else? Or is it destined to be the bread machine of the future?
What is your best suggestion for value in a kitchen design?
Glass is one of the most practical materials to use for kitchen and bathroom backsplashes. It’s non-porous, non staining, doesn’t need sealing, and even dried-on spaghetti sauce can be removed days later. It’s hygienic, by inhibiting the growth of mildew and can be sanitized completely. Add all that practicality to the fact that we can paint it any color you specify with our computerized intermix system, and then cut it into any custom shape necessary with our water jet cutter,…and you can literally have the backspash of your dreams.
This is one of my favorite backsplash installations. Anchor Ventana out of Round Rock, Texas did it. They are terrific and they did a great job measuring for this job. Love how the cabinet inserts coordinate with the backsplash. And notice the matching outlet covers?
I think this was a phenomenal job, and while it’s a great backsplash installation, I wanted to show that glass is also great for cabinet inserts, wet bars, and the little details like outlet covers and switchplates. These are unique, unifying elements that you can’t accomplish with tile or stone. But also, this project is a counter point to the idea that glass is super-modern or “euro-styled”. It can be a calm, inviting place to enjoy a cup of coffee or fix a family meal.
For more images and ideas like these, visit our Flickr page HERE.