Home Lighting – Use Glass Block to decorate and reflect light

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Glass block is an unusual material – use it to decorate your home, reflect light and more.

Have you ever considered using Glass block draw light into your home?  Many years ago, glass block was used in factory buildings and basements to allow light flowing into the area but still provided some security and privacy.

Glass block has been used in showers and windows for bathrooms in higher priced housing.  Homeowners are only limited by their imagination when considering this durable material.

I’ve seen glass block used to create furniture such as desks and tables.  Other suggestions for its use are for kitchen counters and divider walls.  Since the blocks are not opaque, they blur and dim images while still allowing the flow of light.

Glass has many additional benefits – durability and resistance to weather.

Glass block is sealed with mortar on the exterior of your home.  Since it is sealed this way, you eliminate leaks that allow outside air to enter your home. This in itself will help reduce your utilities.  Glass block reflects light by refracting rays around the room.  Glass alone allows light to pour into a room and perhaps fade carpets and furniture.

If you are interested in using this material, check out the material with a professional.  Installing this product requires knowledge and experience.  I’m planning to use glass block to enhance my home design and interior lighting.



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