How can you add space to your home without it costing big bucks? Maybe you’ve got a family member moving in or a teenager that “needs more space,” or maybe you need an additional bathroom or a home office. If an addition is out of the question, you may want to look right below your feet and remodel your basement. Here are five tips to lead you through the basement remodeling process.
Mike Foti is President of Innovate Building Solutions – including Columbus Glass Block, Cleveland Glass Block, Mid America Glass Block, West Side Glass Block, Bath Doctor, Cleveland Design and Remodeling, and Cincinnati Design and Remodeling. Mike purchased the business from his father Joe in 1989 and set upon an aggressive growth path to expand the company both geographically and with new products and services that can add value to our customers’ properties. Mike has authored over 70 articles on glass blocks, windows, doors, bathtub and shower liners, and remodeling. In addition Mike is the author of “News from the Block” -- a remodeling blog with tips and ideas for the nicest home or business on the block.
Glass block windows may seem like too heavy a product for residential use. However, 2” thick glass blocks that are built inside vinyl frames have come on the market, and these windows are not only strong (because they are constructed with vinyl spacers between the blocks) but also come in a wide variety of colors and frosted and etched patterns and are easy to install. Here are seven projects that feature glass block windows, which are increasingly popular in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.
Leaded glass windows can enhance the architectural impact of many different homes and are characteristic of several schools of design including Victorian, Prairie School, and Art Deco. We provide seven tips to help you select the right decorative leaded glass window for virtually any room of your house.
Decorative art glass tiles are simply hand-crafted tiles made by fusing layers of colored and clear glass together in a kiln. These tiles come in various sizes, in a spectrum of transparent and opaque colors, and can be fused to glass blocks. Five popular places to use this decorative glass element in your home include the bathroom, kitchen, entryway, den, and accent walls.