Guest Blogger #706, Entry #1648, September 26, 2012
Why block off your beautiful garden, ocean or mountain views with walls? We may live in a box-shaped home, but why live in a box when we can have glass walls which open our views and make us feel less boxed-in? Glass walls can be used in very modern homes, all the way to beach front cottage style homes. They add to a home’s value and aesthetic AND add to the personal enjoyment of your home and surrounding landscapes.
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Here are some ideas to use glass walls in your home:
Assess your personal view and landscape:
Look around your home and yard. Is there a landscape feature that you would like to see while you sip coffee in the morning? Or is there a beautiful tree outside your bedroom window that you would like to see when you wake up each morning? Whether you have a mountain, ocean or beautiful garden – glass walls can open up your home to these vistas. Frameless Glass Curtains are a beautiful way to open up the outdoors to the interiors and vice versa.
So walk around your home and yard, looking at the views that you would like to see and note which walls are blocking these views – these are the walls that you will want to replace with glass.
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Folding glass walls:
Now that you have decided where the glass walls should go, you will need to decide which style of glass wall meets those needs. Folding glass walls are very popular right now. They act essentially as moving walls! Opening up your home completely to nature, and then closing when no longer in use or when the nights get chilly. Folding walls or doors run on a track-style system and can fold in upon themselves and out of the way very easily, bringing the outdoors in. Whether you need a large expanse of wall replaced with glass or you have a small bedroom wall that you would like to open up – folding glass walls can meet your particular needs, big or small.
Enjoy opening up your rooms to fresh air, and beautiful vistas by adding glass walls everywhere and anywhere in your home.
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