There are several different interior décor styles that you can use to decorate your home. However, modern interiors are the ones that are the most dominated by the use of glass in all of its varying forms. While there are several types of tempered glass in Pakistan, the difference does not end there. When you’re buying glass panels for your windows, cabinets, or doors, you also have the option of choosing textured glass panels. Below, we’ve covered both the benefits and the uses of textured glass panels that will help you decide whether you want to add to your home’s aesthetics with textured glass.
Benefits of Using Textured Glass Panels
Textured glass panes are available in a range of designs. Also known as patterned glass or decorative glass panes, this type of glass is usually made by placing a smooth sheet of glass over a textured mould and heating the glass at high temperatures in a kiln. The heat melts the sheet of glass onto the mould and once cooled, the glass has a textured surface on one side.
Common textured glass patterns include a reed-like glass texture, which shows up as horizontal or vertical lines of varying widths, grass patterns, rain textures, cube patterns, wave patterns, cracked designs, bubble textured glass, and more.
Ultimately, the use of textured glass at home provides three core benefits:
- Better Privacy
- Optimum Use of Daylight
- Stylish Interior
Let’s cover all three benefits of using textured glass panels in detail below.
Similar to frosted glass, textured glass distorts the view through the glass pane, making it a suitable option for home windows, glass shower cabinets, and even bedroom doors. While the degree of transparency can vary, based on your chosen pattern, this kind of glass is usually selected when you don’t want clear glass panels to destroy your semblance of privacy but would still like to get maximum natural light into the room. However, transparent glass textures are also available in the market as per your requirements.
Optimum Use of Daylight
As mentioned above, textured glass prevents a clear view into the home when your windows or doors are closed but it does not prevent natural light from coming through. Thus, you can make the most of natural daylight by simply closing the windows, which would not be possible if you had to draw the curtains in front of them to ensure your privacy from peeping neighbours.
Texture is one of the seven elements of interior design that you cannot ignore in any space. Smooth glass panels ensure a sleek and glossy finish but adding a textured glass panel to the window, door, or cupboard, in any room can help you step away from perfection and add the rugged appeal that you want to incorporate into the design. Similar to ordinary glass panels, you can also find coloured textured glass in the colour scheme of your choosing. Alternatively, you can even consider painting your panels on your own to add stained glass décor to your home.
Uses of Textured Glass Panels at Home
The main uses of textured glass panels include:
- Framed Glass Windows
- Framed Glass Doors
- Dividers and Partition Screens
- Kitchen Cabinetry
- Glass Shower Cabinets
We’ll discuss these applications of textured glass at home in detail below.
Framed Glass Windows
Whether you have sliding windows, casement windows, or fixed picture windows, textured glass can be used for all the different types of windows in Pakistan to offer the best combination of style, privacy, and natural light.
Textured panes are especially recommended for those windows which have been inconveniently installed directly opposite your neighbour’s windows without due consideration to window placement, making them impossible to open without compromising on your privacy. But just because you have to keep them closed does not mean drawing the curtains against them and blocking out natural light as well. Installation of textured glass ensures that you can make the most of the daylight despite keeping the window closed without worrying about peeping and prying neighbours.
Framed Glass Doors
A transparent pane of glass is a security risk for the front door and compromises privacy if it is installed on any door inside the house. If you want to add a unique touch to your door, opt for glass patterns that will give you a distorted and opaque view with the use of frosted glass and any one of the popular glass textures that are available in the market. Please note that you might also be able to order custom-designed glass panels of the required size and texture by contacting a supplier and browsing through their catalogue of patterns.
Dividers and Partition Screens
Modern homes often use glass walls as room dividers but the divider can double as a privacy screen if you choose a textured glass panel in place of a clear sheet of glass. Partition screens and dividers can also be made more appealing by the use of varying textures and patterns that are etched onto the glass during manufacturing.
Want a crockery cabinet that does not put all of your china on display? Textured glass panels are the perfect fit for your cabinet and cupboard doors if you want to make them appealing but keep the mess hidden from your guests. The textures usually add just the right amount of opaqueness to the pane to make colours and shapes visible if you look too closely without actually offering a crystal clear view into your storage areas.
Glass Shower Cabinets
Of course, the fact that textured glass panels offer plenty of privacy makes them perfect for glass shower cabinets, with one or all of the walls being textured or patterned during the design process. You might also choose a frosted glass shower cabinet with just the shower door having a unique glass pattern to boost the bathroom’s appeal.
Now you know all about the benefits and uses of textured glass panels around the house. Here are some creative ways to use glass in interior décor and how to recycle glass and use it for home decoration. Stay tuned to Zameen Blog for more home décor posts. Send us your comments and feedback at email@example.com.