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Create a Bold Feature with a Glass Staircase

November 11th, 2015

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A staircase is an important part of your home, but can often be an afterthought. Your staircase can be the focal point of your home and you can take the design in many different directions, but incorporating glass can bring a spacious, airy and modern look to your home. When most people think of a glass staircase, they become concerned with the durability and safety. With the right design and a professional installation, glass railings and staircases could be a great option for your home.

Whether you include glass in the railing, steps or both, the creative Glass Staircase River Glassdesign is endless.


The transparency of a glass staircase can help to open up the layout of your home, create more visual space and brighten your interior design. Glass blends functionality with design to create a durable and attractive feature in your home. Incorporating glass with other materials in your staircase can create a nice visual balance.

Glass staircases are becoming more and more common nowadays. For both the traditional and modern designer, glass staircases create seamless, flowing elevation. Glass railings and balconies are the perfect design choice when you don’t want to compromise a beautiful view.




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Installing Glass Doors For a Home Gym

October 27th, 2015

glass gym doorsWhen one of our favorite clients, Mr.Darren Easton came to us to install a set of glass doors for his home gym, we were excited to help!

Unfortunately, Mr. Easton did not bring us an easy project. When we went to measure the job we realized that the existing door jam was going to present a problem. The door stop in the opening was placed in such a way that we couldn’t attach the hinges needed to hold the weight of the doors. But we were determined to find a solution, and more importantly, a solution that didn’t involve Mr.Easton having to rip out the door frame. So with a little extra work and some special hinges, voila!

Here’s what Mr. Easton had to say about his new doors:

 “I think of the fabulous folks at River Glass Designs every time I work out. My gym, the equipment and the overall environment is important to me and my motivation to stay healthy. These fantastic doors were the icing on the cake — to take this gym to the next level. I sometimes forget I’m actually working out at HOME — I feel like I should be paying a membership fee. LOL. I’m so glad to have had the help of the River Glass team that didn’t just give up when I had such a difficult opening to work with.”

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3 Reasons Glass Countertops Make Sense

September 29th, 2015

Glass Counter Top, Breakfast BarWith its translucent beauty, glass countertops can be an eye-catching and elegant addition to any room in your home. According to the Wall Street Journal, glass countertops are gaining popularity among designers and homeowners as a unique option, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. These surfaces combine form with functionality and offer a range of design possibilities.

Glass may not be the first material you think of when you decide to upgrade your countertops, but it’s one that has a lot to offer, and here’s why:


Clean, sanitary surface. Glass countertops are a low-maintenance option that offers quick and easy cleanup. Germs and bacteria aren’t able to survive because of the non-porous surface. Unlike many other materials, any chemical or cleaner can be used.

Non-porous surface. High heat tolerance eliminates the potential for your countertops to get scorched, burned or melt. In addition, stains are resistant.

Custom product. Unique choices can be made from the variety of color and shape options. With it’s versatility, homeowners and designers can create a one-of-a-kind, contemporary look.


For information on choosing and installing glass countertops in your home or business, please contact us or visit our showroom.

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A new take on bathroom design

August 5th, 2015

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According to the Review Journal, the quaint comfort that should be associated with a master bathroom is making a comeback. Traveling has become a normalized requirement for those in the workforce; designers and architects have found that practicality and customization are what’s important for a home bathroom.

This feeling can be incorporated into any bathroom, and doesn’t require a complete remodel. A new shower frame that could make the space feel cozier, or a tub enclosure that can speak to personal style, are options that can instantly change the atmosphere from stark and standard to relaxed and personal. Colored glass pieces are another alternative that would make the room stand out from the crowd, and pop with a unique flare.

The possibilities are endless! If you are seeking inspiration, please feel free to visit our showroom, or schedule a free consultation to discuss the potential of your bathroom.

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Using Custom Mirrors in Your Next Project

July 15th, 2015

mirror-aMirrors can be used anywhere in your home. Design magazines often feature custom mirrors in living rooms, kitchens, master bedrooms, foyers, dining rooms and even outdoors. When you are thinking about redesigning a room in your home, it is important to understand that just as area rugs define spaces and add character, personality and color to a room, mirrors also elevate the feel of a room.

They are timeless pieces that you will have in your home for a long time so it is important to choose something you really love. At River Glass Designs, our craftsmen fabricate every mirror to ensure a perfect fit for even the most challenging spaces. Mirrors are available in 1/4-inch or 1/8-inch thickness, with antique finishes, polished or beveled edges. We also offer special mounting and installation options.

If you are interested in learning more about our custom mirror products, call us at 301.977.3020 or visit us today.

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