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Refresh Your Home in 2022: Glazing Tips to Give Your Home a Fresh New Look

23 December 2021

Refresh Your Home in 2022: Glazing Tips to Give Your Home a Fresh New Look

The new year period is often a time of making resolutions and setting goals to improve our lives in the coming year. However, we often overlook our home. It’s not only the place where we spend most of our time, but it’s our sanctuary that we retreat to. So it deserves a bit of love too!

As we kick into 2022, let’s discuss the ways you can refresh your home aesthetics with O’Brien®.

How to improve the look of your home with glass

Glass is used throughout our homes, from splashbacks to showers, windows to doors, and it offers so much potential to give your home a fresh new look. Not only can glass help revitalise and brighten up your living spaces, but the right glazing services can help improve the value of your home, making it more liveable, safe, and aesthetically pleasing for years to come.

8 ways to refresh your home using glass

Here are some of the different ways you can refresh your home with glass:

1. Repair or replace damaged and old window panels

If you’ve got damage or cracks in any of the windows in your home, it’s best to have them repaired before they become more of an issue. The same goes for any windows that may be rattling or loose.
Your local glazing experts at O’Brien® can help you with all your glass repair and replacement needs.

2. Install safety glass

To comply with the latest Australian Safety Standards, safety-rated glass such as toughened or laminated glass should be used in certain areas of your home, such as low windows.

3. Complement your front entrance with textured glass

Textured glass elements can be a creative way to redesign and enhance your entryway. It can also help maintain privacy while increasing the natural light that enters your home.

4. Use glass to present your living room as a larger space

Your living room is where you spend a lot of time relaxing with your family or entertaining guests. As such, it’s important for this space to feel open, inviting and comfortable.
A great way to provide the illusion of a larger space is to install wide or tall windows that help bring the outside world in and increase the natural light in your home.

5. Apply window tinting and film solutions

Window tinting and film solutions can help to cool your home, improve your home’s energy efficiency, protect you from UV rays and reduce the potential for your furniture, curtains or carpet to fade in the sunlight.

6. Revamp your bathrooms with glass shower screens

To improve the look of your bathroom in your home, consider installing modern glass shower screens. Transparent, sleek glass screens can help make your bathroom look bigger and more modern while also being easier to clean and maintain.
If you’re looking for more natural light in your bathroom but still want to ensure your privacy, you can use glass bricks or frosted glass windows as well.

7. Re-style your kitchen with glass cupboards and splashbacks

Glass cupboards can add a touch of style and transparent elegance to your kitchen while also making it easier to find the things you need.
Adding glass splashbacks along your benchtops can also help open up your kitchen, providing the illusion of more space and being easier to clean after cooking up a storm.

8. Add a pet door to your glass door or panel

Give your pets the freedom and convenience of moving from inside to outside and back again without having to bother you.
At O’Brien®, we can install pet doors in glass doors or panels with ease. Pet doors are most suited to low-level glazed panels or lowlight panels and sidelights, and we can also install pet doors in sliding doors where possible. Click here for more information.

So, are you ready to refresh your home in 2022?

At O’Brien®, we can help you improve your home and tick off that new year’s resolution.

Our local glazing experts can provide you with all kinds of quality glass products and glazing services – from emergency replacement and new glass installation to shower screens, window tinting and pet doors.
Contact us today, and we’ll help you prepare, protect and improve your home with quality glazing services for 2022 and beyond.

For more information about our services, call us on 1800 719 738 or send us a message to speak with one of our friendly staff. 

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