Glass Walls in Your Home: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Adding glass walls to your home has its pros and cons. If you’re thinking of decorating with some glass walls, learn about what it entails. Glass walls may or may not be the right fit for you. Consider the design, the style, the upkeep, and everything a glass wall (or multiple glass walls) would mean for your home.

More Natural Light

One of the best properties of glass is its transparency. With glass walls, natural light can easily penetrate and reflect into your house. Natural lighting is not only beautiful, but it can be cost effective as well. Save on your energy costs as you use more natural lighting and less electrical lights. Natural light can make spaces feel bright and airy. If your home is located in an area with a great view, having glass walls could mean letting in natural light and natural sights. Beach house? A glass wall could mean watching the sunrise from the comfort of your living room.

More Open Floor Plan

Though you may not actually have more space, glass walls give the illusion of more space. With transparent walls, you can feel like you are in a bigger area than you are. As space is more visible, it feels bigger. The light feeling of glass will certainly give your home an inviting and open sort of feeling.

Very Versatile

Glass is a very versatile material. Whether you have a more standard glass wall or a textured one, glass goes with basically any other material or style. Pair the glass with some whites for a clean monochromatic look or try some textured glass with some dark hues for a different feel. With glass, the options are really endless.

Less Privacy

The big downside to glass walls—the lack of privacy. Obviously, the transparent nature of glass would not allow for much privacy. However, this problem can be avoided with some strategic placement, or with a fogged or textured glass. You can use glass walls in rooms where privacy is not as needed, such as a master bed or bath, or if you live in a more secluded area, privacy may not be needed as much. If your glass is in an area where you would like more privacy, use a flogged glass or a textured glass that is less transparent.

Must Be Kept Clean

With the clean and transparent look of glass, any smudges or marks show up very easily. Glass walls do need to be kept clean for their light and bright style to really work. You may need to be a little more careful about the care for these walls and you may need to clean them more regularly. The good news—glass walls are pretty easy to clean! A quick wipe down with some glass cleaner and they are good as new. If you do have glass walls, you may want to keep some cleaner and cloth nearby to wipe away any markings as they happen.

If you’re interested in installing glass walls in your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are always happy to help!