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Bathroom Remodeling Projects Are at the Top of America’s List

There are lots of different ways you can incorporate frameless glass railings and panels into the décor of your home. The most popular, by far, however is in the bathroom where a clear glass shower enclosure can help to create just the look and feel you are going for. 

In fact, we think that the popularity – and the beauty – of frameless glass shower enclosures is part of what is driving a trend that the folks over at Home Advisor have identified.  

The State of Home Spending Report

Every year, Home Advisor puts together a report that looks at the money we are spending remodeling, maintaining, fixing and upgrading our homes. Among the highlights from the most recent State of Home Spending report is that bathroom remodeling projects are the most popular home improvement project.

The report was published in June of 2019. That means it reflects a world where no one had ever heard of Covid-19. Home Advisor hasn’t put out a report in 2020 – at least not yet. It’s not surprising, given the current situation. We will definitely be looking forward to their future reporting, though. With all of us spending so much more time at home this year, we’re guessing that the interest in home renovation and repair projects has been on the rise. 

“The spending patterns that characterize how we service and customize our homes represent a distinct and valuable area of the economy. Our homes are typically our biggest purchases, our most valuable assets, and our largest source of savings. At the same time, homes are deeply intimate places in a non-economic sense. They’re where we spend most of our time — where we grow our families, raise kids, age, retire, study and recreate,” Home Advisor’s report says.

Kitchen remodeling traditionally reigned supreme, it is only recently that bathroom remodeling has risen to the top of homeowners’ wish list. If it is at the top of your list and you are interested in including a clear glass shower enclosure or frameless glass shower doors one of the highlights of your new bathroom, we hope you will contact us!

Lighten Up with Glass Railings

It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about residential, office or commercial space – one of the features that almost always features at the top of everyone’s wish list is natural light. Seamless glass railings are a great way to let more natural light into your space. Even glass shower panels can help more light shine through. 

The desire for natural light isn’t just a design trend. Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors (especially these days!). That leaves our bodies craving sunlight. 

The Benefits of Natural Light

The sustainability experts at North Carolina State University Shine Light on What Natural Light Does For Your Body.  “Of course using natural light instead of artificial light reduces energy consumption and lowers your electricity bill,” they say. “But did you know how important natural light is important to your productivity and overall health?” 

Among other things, they say that natural light can:

  • Aid your body’s ability to store vitamin D 
  • Enhance productivity
  • Ease eye strain
  • Help you get a good night’s sleep
  • Give your mood a boost

Maximizing Natural Light

In discussing The Health Benefits of Natural Light, the experts at Healthline recommended a few things you can do to help shine more natural light in your space, including: 

  • Install mirrors. “Help light bounce around a room with a mirror …or two …or more,” they say. “Sunlight from the window can reflect against a mirror, casting more brightness between four walls.”
  • Do without drapes. As Healthline points out, “Removing heavy curtains is an easy step to allowing more sun in your space.”
  • Choose reflective colors. “White is the most reflective color,” they say, but emphasize that you don’t have to limit yourself.  

When it comes to design trends, frameless glass balcony railings, glass stair railings and frameless glass shower doors are all very popular right now. They are also very practical. If you would like more information on how we can help more natural light shine in your life, please contact us and request a free estimate.