Glass can open up a small space

Glass can open up a small space

Glass can open up a small space

Competing priorities are making some big demands on designers. On one hand, people want to have enough space to move, work, relax and feel comfortable. On the other hand, people are becoming exceptionally aware of the true cost of sprawl. The desire to minimize one’s footprint – whether being driven by space, energy consumption, or some other factor – is also impacting design. So, do you design “big,” or do you aim for small? With glass, designers can actually do both!

Glass is a great medium for opening up a small space. Used in the context of a window, glass can either literally or figuratively open up a small space. Operable windows provide the benefit of light and air circulation, but glass has the disadvantage of increasing energy consumption via loss.

Windows aren’t the only application for glass, though. Used as walls or dividers in an interior space, glass can be just as effective at opening up a space. Used in interior applications, glass has the benefit of adding sound insulation, and can help transmit natural light. It can also create the impression of space.

The variety of glass on the market means that designers have a lot of options when working with glass in interior design. Patterned, frosted or painted glass can add privacy in certain areas, without sacrificing the transmission of light – which is what can make a small space look big.

Painted glass also has the advantage of being able to coordinate with the color palette of the interior design. A product like Glassprimer™ glass paint can be tinted to match the paint palette of virtually every major paint manufacturer, and can provide light and heat control as needed.

Glassprimer™ glass paint is a specialized glass coating that bonds permanently to glass surfaces. GlassPrimer also makes a glass surface molecular activator that is designed to work with UV-inkjet glass printing processes. Glassprimer™ glass paint can be used in both interior and exterior applications and can help reduce solar heat gain in some applications. For more information about Glassprimer™ glass paint, please visit the rest of our site. If you’d like to purchase Glassprimer™ glass paint, please visit our online store .

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