Glass is an element that has always been used in a variety of ways in the building industry. Often associated only with doors and windows, nowadays it is back in trend both as a structural element and as a piece of furniture.
Potentially the possibilities of using this material are endless, in fact it is now a must especially for contemporary, minimal and elegant design.
Glass is a material that is only apparently fragile, but is actually ultra-resistant and aesthetically perfect. Technically it is mainly used in construction, furniture and technology fields.
In addition, glass for furnishings, in various formats and finishes, is suitable for making elements such as: doors, internal-internal or internal-external partition walls, shower cubicles, low walls, bathtubs, kitchen tops, tables, coffee tables, accessories.
Why choose glass in the home? The advantages are numerous, both functional and aesthetic.
BENEFITS OF GLASS
First of all, the main reason to choose glass is the spaciousness it creates in all rooms. Being transparent, glass manages to “widen” the vision of spaces, giving depth and breadth.
If you have a small living room, using a partition or glass doors can help you achieve this effect. On the contrary, this material can be a beautiful solution to see to divide the spaces and thus obtain more privacy in the corners of the house where you need it most.
Minimal and elegant, glass helps to give a sense of contemporaneity to the rooms of the house and adds great aesthetic value to the structure.
Modern day glass has a significantly higher strength. In fact, the various manufacturing processes tend to make the material more durable making it useful for a variety of applications. Peace of mind not only in terms of safety of use, but also generated by another factor: in fact, this material Reduces noise levels in the home by limiting the dispersion of sound between rooms. In fact, it is often is also in the office to divide rooms and departments.
On the other hand, it is undeniable that a house with walls of this material, welcomes more light. In fact, for those who dream of rooms flooded with sunlight, this material is ideal.
GLASS AS A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT
Speaking of glass in the furniture, we immediately think of shower boxes and tables.
But first I want to show you how this element can also characterize the structural elements of the house, such as the walls and doors.
We all know the beauty of a crystal wall overlooking the outside, but there is a less ordinary alternative: interior windows.
These “transparent walls” are elegant and perfect for separating the environments of the living area without depriving them of light.
In fact, a very trendy solution are the glass walls with the black steel frame: a detail that delimits the surface giving consistency to transparency.
Furthermore, glass partitions can also be used in the sleeping area, in this case creating modern partitions: an original and excellent solution for studios and small apartments.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
If an entire wall seems too much to you, you can limit the choice of glass on the doors: there are beautiful ones, with a modern and minimal design. In fact, in this case there is a wide choice of hinged or sliding doors in various types of glass: from transparent to frosted to lacquered.
In fact, the more “traditional” use of glass in the home and in the office concerns doors and windows.
Here you need to pay special attention to the type of home decor, to avoid mistakes. Windows with large windows and a minimal frame are great for letting in lots of light, but are limited to contemporary, minimalist designs.
You must then pay attention to the functionality. For a bathroom, a door of this material can be useful, as long as it is opaque. For doors that overlook the garden or a beautiful view, transparency is ideal.
GLASS AS FURNITURE
Embellish a piece of furniture, lighten it and “age” it: glass can characterize some parts of a piece of furniture and has the great advantage of enhancing the materials to which it is combined.
A glass detail makes every room in the house original. Starting from the kitchen, we can choose it for the top, for the internal shelves of the furniture, but also for the doors of the wall units and cabinets.
The showcases in fact, perfect for holding glasses and dishes, they are not just a prerogative of classic or rustic kitchens.
Staying in the living area, there are other elements on which we can appreciate the transparency of this material, among them the table. A large table with a glass top is destined to become the protagonist of the dining room.
Or we can choose the reverse combination: wooden shelf and crystal support. The impalpable element of glass supports the strength and consistency of wood, not only in the tables, but also in the bedroom furniture.
BOOKCASES AND WARDROBES
The glass works well for “bulky” furnishings, which having a certain volume need to be lightened.
So, an excellent idea is to use it in bookcases: not only in shelves and shelves, but also as the only material. The effect is truly innovative and unconventional.
And of course yes to the glass doors for the wardrobes. If you’re not convinced by a transparent cabinet, which lets you see the often inevitably messy interior, you can choose a frosted glass that only lets you catch a glimpse.
As we have ascertained in this article, glass is one of the most revolutionary materials in terms of furniture.
In fact, it can be used both as regards the external structure of your building and as regards the furnishings of your home.
Using glass for your design brings countless benefits, starting from the greater brightness of your rooms up to the greater spatiality perceived by this type of modern design.
The only disadvantage could be, especially in the presence of children or animals, that of having to pay close attention to every corner of your home to avoid that there can be irreparable trouble!
In this case, the advice is to be very careful. But generally these glasses are resistant enough to be protected from unfortunate attacks by the youngest or the most careless adults.
Finally, this material is more and more of trends, especially regarding modern furnishings. In fact, the latter elected him flag material, since it encloses and represents inside all the main features of these temporary styles: essentiality and brightness.
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