Consider Glass Countertops For Your Bathroom Renovation for Jacksonsille homes
Sunday, January 9, 2011
When it comes to renovating a home, no two rooms do more to increase the value of the property than the kitchen and bathroom. Not only will you maximize your design dollars by making changes in these rooms – as the smallest of changes can affect the largest of transformation – but any renovation to these rooms can make the home a more attractive buy for any house hunter.
In the bathroom, especially, well-spent money can mean the difference between an ordinary bathroom and a spectacular bathroom. When it comes to getting the most for your money in bathroom renovations, nothing goes as long a way as countertops; a material that can easily transform the entire space.
Choosing bathroom countertop material comes down to personal style and budget. The most commonly chosen are stone, ceramic tile, and laminate. But a non-traditional – and beautiful – a choice that is gaining in popularity is that of glass countertops.
The element that must considered whenever there is a change made to the bathroom is water. Steam, humidity, and moisture can wreak havoc on the most durable of materials so it is important to ensure that you have chosen a countertop that can hold up successfully in this very particular environment. Glass – as we know – is impervious to such conditions. It simply can be wiped off and the moisture has disappeared.
In addition to its resilience, glass also offer a unique look for any bathroom. Because they are transparent they add size to any small space; and for anyone who has worked to make a small bathroom feel and look larger, glass can do wonders.
For decorating purposes glass countertops offer a creative way to define the decor of your bathroom. Many owners choose to place flowers, candles, or other decorative objects underneath the glass – instantly creating an interesting showpiece in the bathroom. And because glass is clear it provides a neutral palette on which to build a cohesive design; it will blend seamlessly with any decor or act as the catalyst to further a design plan.
Another advantage of glass is that it never goes out of style. Elegant and timeless, glass will always hold up regardless of the decorative trends that are popular at the moment.
Of course, every material has its disadvantages and there is generally only one that can be said of glass. Glass countertops – because of the nature of its material – can be breakable. But most often, a specially designed glass – one that has an increased thickness – is used for making such countertops so ordinarily breakage is a rare occurrence.
Glass countertops can be found at any large home improvement retailer, bathroom design showplace, and even online. While many come pre-cut to a standard bathroom size, there is the option of having yours custom cut to fit a non-traditional bathroom space. But, ultimately, you will undoubtedly find that glass countertops are a low maintenance, highly resilient, and beautiful feature that completely transforms your bathroom.