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9 different types of glass we can have at home

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The advancement in technology that has made glass from delicate to tough, modern architects and designers have perfected the concept of using glass in various aspect of home design. In fact glass has become a popular option among the homeowners with modernistic tastes who wish to permeate transparency, fluidity and elegance into the interior and exterior of their home. The beauty of glass lies in its versatility. It comes in different types, texture, colour and clarity which can be used for it functionality and decorative quality in your home. However, before installing glass in your home, get some knowledge about it so that you can choose the perfect one that will fit and assimilate well in the right place to brighten up the space. Have a look!

​1. Reflection of the reflecting glass

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Due to the reflective quality of this type of glass it is best suited in the exterior of the house, adorning the façade of the house. It’s like mirror. This special glass reflects the light thus keeping the house cool too. Multi-coating on the glass doesn’t allow the view of inside during the daytime when light outside is brighter than inside whereas from inside the view of outer world is clear. However, during night it is reversed. So you need thick curtains to block the view. What to say about the view of it from outside… it is amazing when environment and surrounding sways with the wind reflecting on its surface.

Reflective glass in home interior

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In modern days, reflective glass has become quite popular as covering on bedroom cabinets. 

​2. Toughness of toughened glass

Cover the balcony with toughened glass to add grace into the space and welcome sun and wind interrupted into the home. Usually it is used to cover large portion for seamless finishing. The glass comes in large size and cut to order to fit into the space. If it is being used in the frameless doors, then holes are drilled during manufacturing itself. So if you are planning to have it installed in the doors, get the proper measurement done before you place the order as no modification is possible once it is manufactured. Weather prove, scratch resistant and tough to break, if in case it breaks down, it breaks in shards and small pieces instead of large pointed chunks thus avoiding any major accident.

​3. Colour of the tinted glass

This is a popular type of glass to control the light entering and adding colour into the space. It also blocks the view from outside and hence is widely used for privacy protection in the façade, doors, and windows. This glass also filters UV rays and protects the house from solar heat and is effective in keeping the inside temperature low during harsh Indian summers. Since it filters the UV light, it protects the curtains and upholstery from discolouration. Selected metal oxides are added into the mixture while manufacturing the glass and hence the colour of the glass depends on it. It is available in blue, green, brown and grey.

Tainted glass to protect your privacy in bathroom

​4. Clarity of clear glass

As the name suggest, this type of glass allows all the light to pass through it to give the space a clean and clear look. This is most commonly used in showcases where we want to keep an eye to it. The hundred percent visibilities make it comfortable to use in places where we keep everyday use items, crockery, books, etc. Modern homes have also incorporated it in staircase and glass doors inside the home to bring transparency into the space.

Clear glass adorning the staircase

​5. Texture of the textured glass

Most used as privacy or decorative screen, textured glass is sought after for the beautiful texture and style it brings into the space. Patterns or texture are imprinted in the molten glass to achieve the desired effect. Use it in partition, table top, kitchen cabinet doors or as privacy screen in bathroom; choice is yours.

​6. Frosting on the frosted glass

Frosted glass gets its frosting from the sand blasting or acid wash during its manufacture. It blocks the direct view and hence is used in places where you wish to have glass for decorative purpose but want to hide behind it. The innovative technology has made it possible to design patterns on the frosted glass making it possible to adorn your living room or partitioning social area of the home. It can also be used as shower door, kitchen cabinet doors, doors or windows of the house.

​7. Design of the stained glass

This must be the oldest way to decorate the space using glass. Popularized by its extensive use in Churches, it is used in homes mainly as decorative pieces in windows, doors or even in the partition. This looks classy and brings in elegance into the space.

As partition in the kitchen

​8. Bold statement of lacquered glass

This is the latest innovation in glass technology, lacquered glass, the mere presence of which makes a bold statement. It is opaque and available in many attractive shades. Easy to clean and moisture-resistant, it is fast gaining popularity as kitchen backsplash and in bathrooms. For its attractiveness it is being used in the living room to enhance the beauty of the room and make it looks fashionably sophisticated. Highly durable, the colour of the glass doesn’t fade easily since it is applied on the rear side of the glass.

Bold and beautiful as kitchen backsplash

​9. Cutting on the cut glass

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Outside Entrance


Cut work on glass! Sounds strange but once installed and incorporated in home décor it looks great. The glass is cut by experts in different designs as per the wish of the buyer. It can look amazingly good anywhere in the home and will surely enhance the beauty of the space. Or you can even have it in the main door of the house and make the neighbours envious of it.

Get ideas of main doors for your modern home from here: 10 traditional and modern doors for Indian homes

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