Remodeling can be an exceptional challenge for designers. Working in a space that’s already been designed can sometimes limit what you can do. For example, building interiors in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s featured a lot of dark, heavy materials. Those buildings are dated, and many of them are due for major rehab work.
Contemporary designs are visually light. They try to make the most of natural lighting and favor open floor plans. Dark woods, stone and granite don’t do a good job of transmitting natural light, so designers look for substitute materials that can transform the space and create a more contemporary look.
Designers are turning to lighter colored marbles and composites to replace dark marble, dark wood and granite. They’re opening floor plans by removing interior walls and replacing them with glass dividers.
Retail redesigns are taking significant inspiration from the latest Apple store design. The new Apple footprint features soaring glass doors that open the entire retail space. This approach blurs the distinction between indoor and outdoor, and welcomes buyers into a unique retail space.
Another new innovation that will quickly make its appearance in redesigns is “invisible” glass. The term is a bit shocking – considering that glass is the ultimate transparent material – but so-called invisible glass is ultraclear, ultra white and looks fantastic in any application.
Another indispensable decorating tool for glass surfaces is Glassprimer™ glass paint. Glassprimer™ glass paint is specially formulated to bond to glass and other impervious surfaces. It can be color-matched to virtually any color available from any major paint manufacturer, so it can be integrated easily into virtually any decorating plan. Because Glassprimer™ glass paint is highly UV resistant, you can be confident that your glass paint project will look great year after year, even when the paint is exposed to direct sunlight.
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