When the Mills family starting thinking about a creating a unique and functional pool house bathroom they were looking for construction products with style and substance. Working together with Larry Harp and Jon Innis of L & J Contractors of Cookville Tennessee (a high end builder and remodeler) the Mills family identified products to make a one of kind bathroom design that were also “smart” (meaning they provided long term ease of maintenance and kept costs down over the long run). Learn more below about the products used in this 1,800 square foot room addition project.
Posts Tagged ‘glass block shower’
Project Spotlight: Pool House Bathroom with a Serpentine S Shaped Glass Block Shower Wall and Base DesignFriday, September 30th, 2011
How to create a light transmitting glass block subway tile design for a kitchen, bathroom or commercial wallSaturday, August 27th, 2011
Looking for a cool way to add a subway tile design and have a light transmitting wall, backsplash or window? With the introduction of the newest size of glass blocks – the 4” x 4” x 4” – it is now possible to create a design that not only has the subway tile/running bond look but also one that can serve the dual purpose of being a window, shower or commercial wall. Learn more about the new block manufactured by Pittsburgh Corning, where it can be used and how it can create a unique residential or architecturally inspired space below.
With many different glass block shower wall installation approaches available choosing the best method for your project can be tough. Watch the video below (and read these 5 1/2 tips) to learn how to make this shower installation easier to do using modular prefabricated wall sections.
Continue reading “5 1/2 Tips on How to Install a Glass Block Shower Wall or Enclosure” »
Designing a glass block shower may seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? How big can the shower enclosure or stall be? How can you waterproof the area? What styles, shapes and colors do the blocks come in? Watch the video below and read these steps to learn more
Maybe you’ve been told by a realtor, friend or relative – don’t get rid of your tub you’ll kill your resale value. While I’m sure these people are well meaning I’m not sure they are in touch with how most people live and use their bathrooms and shower/tubs areas today. Here’s 5 reasons you can feel confident a tub replacement will add value to your home: Continue reading “5 Reasons you Don’t Need to be Afraid to Convert your Tub into a Shower Enclosure” »
Being able to be cool, innovative and create a functional design is now possible for your next glass block shower, wall or window project. You might ask how – we’ll if you haven’t seen fused glass tile blocks you’re in for a treat. Decorative, stylish and one of a kind would be correct ways to describe these art glass tile blocks.
Fused glass tile blocks are simply hand crafted tiles made by fusing layers of colored and clear glass together in a kiln. These tiles come in various sizes, 73 transparent & 46 opaque colors, and are fused to glass blocks. Here are 5 popular places to use these tile blocks: Continue reading “5 Places to Use Decorative Art Glass Tile Blocks” »
Is your bathroom ugly, outdated or just doesn’t work for you? Do you think climbing over the bathtub and stepping over the shower enclosure is an accident waiting to happen? Here’s a way to add a sleek contemporary bathroom with a high level of safety – add a European design inspired wet room walk in shower. Using an open design this system combines a shower pan which is set below the surrounding floor. Since the base is below the floor you end up with a curbless roll in or walk in fully accessible design. Here’s 5 steps to turn this concept into reality Continue reading “5 Steps to Design an Accessible Wet Room Walk In or Roll In Shower for Style, Safety & Resale Value” »
Get rid of old dated colors in your 1960’s small bathroom – 2 Options to dress up your space without breaking the bankFriday, October 29th, 2010
Are you just sick and tired of an old outdated color scheme in your 1960’s bathroom? Are you tiles cracked, or are the walls and grout joints deteriorated? Let’s face it – the 60’s color schemes are over and some of the materials used are not good enough to eliminate mold and mildew from your shower and bathroom space. How can you turn this eyesore into a shower or bathtub space that is functional, cool, and easy to maintain? Here’s 2 options to consider: Continue reading “Get rid of old dated colors in your 1960’s small bathroom – 2 Options to dress up your space without breaking the bank” »
Let’s face it – the #1 place tile or glass block showers fail is in the grout joints. So you need to use the right material the first time around (and save the expensive cost of re-grouting). Follow these tips to save money, time and problems with a shower enclosure. Continue reading “6 Tips to Use Urethane or Sanded Grout for a Tile or Glass Block Shower” »
In the 2000’s it was the bigger the better in bathroom remodeling projects – large soaking tubs, bathrooms the size of master bedrooms were all the rage. Well those days are long gone. We have a new economic reality in the United States and as we’re all discovering you’ve got to learn how to do more with less. Fortunately cool and functional does not have to be related to size when it comes to small bathroom remodeling project. Learn these 5 ½ steps to make your small bath project shine: Continue reading “Small Bath Remodeling – Size Doesn’t Matter” »