We feel your frustration. You want to remodel your bathroom to look and feel like some of the glorious bathroom design images you see around the web. You know the ones: spacious places of bespoke luxury. Places of opulence that affirm you’re worth hours of self care luxuriating in your enormous bathtub.
But what if you only have a tiny space that barely has room for a toilet, small sink and a shower? What do you do then? We propose that you can still achieve the feeling of luxury in a small bathroom — and a lot of it comes down to light. When every inch counts, brightening every corner and eliminating barriers will provide the foundation for a spacious, luxurious feel. Glass block is the very best material to allow light to flow without sacrificing privacy. Read on to find out how a glass block bathroom can make your current dingy and small bathroom into a luxurious space for self pampering.
Let the Light In With a Glass Block Bathroom Window
The first step is to let as much light as possible into your small bathroom space. A glass block bathroom window allows you to do this without sacrificing privacy — and without the need for curtains or blinds! Even if somebody outside puts their face right up against the glass block bathroom window, they will only see vague shapes inside. It has become quite trendy to have a large glass block window or wall right near a tub or shower so you can bathe or shower in light as well as water. It adds a fresh clarity and natural openness to a space that enhances well-being — and that, after all, is one of the prime goals of a luxurious bathroom.
We recommend using a loose glass block from out thinline series for privacy. You can also install a preassembled window with or without ventilation. Simply replacing an existing window with a glass block one can be a DIY job, however, if you want to increase the window’s size — and we think the more light the better — it is best to hire a professional.
Let The Light Flow Throughout the Space With a Glass Block Shower
A heavily partitioned shower stall will make a small space feel claustrophobic — the exact opposite of the loving, nurturing space you are probably going for. Allow the light to flow through the space with a glass block shower partitioning wall, doing away with the confining, dark shower curtain. A sense of openness can be further increased by having a doorless shower, if you have the room.
Glass block comes in a variety of patterns and colors, so you can go wild designing a glass block shower partition that both fits the room and your unique personality while keeping the light flowing. A luxurious space does not have to be boring!
As well, glass block showers are durable and secure. They won’t crack or break if you happen to slip and bang into it as a flimsy glass wall might do. Their solidity adds to the feeling of enduring quality of the space.
Glass block showers are also incredibly easy to clean. Not only does their pattern hide water spots, you can easily clean them with a simple wipe down with a cloth. Clean is beautiful!
We offer both a straight wall kit and corner glass block shower kits. You even have the option of creating a curved shower space if that fits your room. Glass block showers are easy to install with a few considerations such as making sure they won’t be bearing any weight.
Other Tips For Small Bathrooms
Increasing light lays the foundation, but here’s a few other basic tips that can enhance the feeling of space and luxury in a small bathroom:
- Large mirrors can magically increase the sense of openness and light.
- Geometric tiling on the floor can increase the sense of space.
- Horizontal stripes will make a room appear wider, wainscotting and vertical lines will draw the eye upwards
- Try our Basic and Pegasus lines of glass block since they are smaller (3″ thick instead of the standard 4″ line)
Considering a Glass Block Bathroom?
Glass block can be used in small bathrooms to increase the light and feeling of openness transforming it into a fresh, clean space for luxurious pampering. It starts by letting the light in with an unimpeded glass block bathroom window and it continues by allowing the light to flow freely throughout your small space with glass block shower partitions.
Feeling inspired? Don’t hesitate to consult our glass block experts. We can help you determine exactly what you need to make your vision come true.