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Crystal Clear: A Blog About The Wonderful World Of Glass

I first fell in love with glass when I was ten years old. My mother took me to see a wonderful recital where the pianist was playing a glass piano. I was mesmerised by the way the piano shone and sparkled as it reflected the stage lights. I could never have imagined such a glamorous object. Ever since then, i have been fascinated by different types of glass. From stained glass panels to one-way mirrors, my eyes will always notice the glass fixtures in a room first. Recently, I ate at a restaurant in Japan where the entire floor was made of patterned glass. Needless to say, I was too excited to eat! This blog is for those who are looking for glass items and glass lovers like myself. I hope it gives you a peek into the wonderful world of glass and the options out there. Please tread carefully.


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Reasons to Install a Glass Splashback in Your Kitchen

by Ellen Jokinen

While splashbacks come in diverse materials, an excellent substance that provides an array of possibilities is glass. Here are several reasons to consider a glass splashback. 

Generates a Brighter Space 

It's essential that a kitchen area feels warm and welcoming. One way to achieve this is through maximising light flow. The polished surface of a glass splashback will bounce light around the space and brighten up the counter areas, which makes it easier to prepare food and enjoy an enhanced ambience.

The glass will make the most of both natural and artificial illumination. It's cheaper than enlargening your windows to allow more daylight in. Plus, reflective glass is more efficient than dull materials that absorb light, making the room darker. Over time, you'll save on lighting bills as you rely more on natural light or use lower wattage globes at night. 

Creates a Minimalist Aesthetic 

If you love a clean, smooth minimalist aesthetic, then a glass splashback will help to achieve this look. Only using several large panels, rather than numerous tiles, glass doesn't display fussy detailing such as grout lines. Typically the sections join seamlessly to be barely noticeable. 

Makes Maintenance Easy  

You probably spend hours every week preparing food and cooking, and splashes and spills of your creations inevitably will end up on the counter and splashback. Thus it's crucial for such surfaces that they're easy to clean. Glass provides a flat area without grooves and fissures that collect waste, making it simple to wipe over with a recommended cleaner. You can say goodbye to scrubbing grout lines. 

Comes in a Variety of Colours and Patterns 

When renovating, you need plenty of options so you can coordinate all the kitchen components such as cabinetry, counters and flooring. The more design alternatives that you have with your splashback, the easier it is to harmonise with everything else. Glass splashbacks come in a vast array of hues, including white, chartreuse, bold blue, deep red and other shades. Similarly to wall paint colours, you'll have a chart of tones with which to cover the panels, so planning your design project should be that much easier. 

You can also print images on the glass and so add patterns. You can choose a beach scene, a picturesque babbling brook, or abstract motifs. You could consider a design that emulates wallpaper, or one that mimics a brick or tile wall. You'll then have texture on your splashback without all the cleaning hassles.