Glass blocks: Always in, always eye-catching
With glass blocks you can achieve various levels of privacy, play with the light to get different degrees of transparency and go eco-friendly. Glass blocks are semi-transparency and very strong and that makes them ideal for very interesting and very stable structures. They fit equally well into your bathroom, living room and a high-end office, emphasizing the existing characteristics of the space and adding a new dimension to it.
Most probably the first idea that will come to mind will be "Let's cover a part of the wall with glass blocks" but you can go a step further. If you want a lot of light in your interior, instead of pure glass walls you can make a wall using glass blocks. It will give you all the light you desire but with privacy you can't get with clean glass. If you want a touch of unexpected just add a few colored bricks and you're there.
Which leads us to another idea and that would be glass blocks on the floor. As we said, they are sturdy so there's no reason from an architectural point of view not to use them, and there are many benefits. Glass blocks will work brilliantly on your balcony or ceiling to get daylight all around, but they can also work very well inside the house if you put them above your cellar to get a secluded but vivid space.
While thinking about glass blocks, remember that you can shape them any way you want, there's no rule they should create a rectangular shape. You may use them around your stairs as a safety feature with a great design, for example, but the best environment for them is your bathroom. There you can separate the space into different functional places and still have one big and connected bathroom. This is a luxury you will have hard time to achieve with other materials.
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