Remodeling your home is an exciting process that can help you redefine the aesthetic of your home, raise your property value, and help you get the most out of your house. However, one area many homeowners overlook when remodeling is their windows — specifically, the glass in the windows.
Maintaining one’s privacy versus using the abundant natural light is a constant battle for homeowners in Los Angeles, and one that can be won with the addition of a unique feature — beveled glass. Shutters And More has been one of the top-rated producers of custom wooden shutters and window treatments in the Los Angeles area since the 1960s, and in today’s blog, we’d like to discuss a few of the many benefits that beveled glass windows can add to your home, and why they’re worthy of being part of your next home remodel.
Boost Your Privacy
One of the biggest benefits of beveled glass windows is the way in which they boost the privacy you enjoy in your home. Many Los Angeles homeowners struggle with this very issue on sunny days — how does one enjoy the warm natural light of California through their windows without giving neighbors and potential Peeping Toms a great view of what goes on in their home?
You don’t need to spend as much time striking a balance when you add beveled glass to your home’s windows. Beveled glass is designed in a unique way that captures the natural light from outside and refracts it as it passes into your home. Inside, you’ll enjoy the beautiful colors and patterns of light that the beveled glass refracts. Outside, potential onlookers are denied a view into your private home life, as the beveled glass obscures the view into your home from the outside. The result is a home that enjoys the best of both worlds from its windows — abundant natural light indoors, and greater privacy from the prying eyes in the outside world.
Increase Your Windows’ Durability
You can also potentially increase your home’s resistance to weather-related damage with beveled glass windows. Most beveled glass panes are made with glass of average thickness — about ¼” inch — but some can be produced with greater thickness. You see, beveled glass panes naturally have a variance of thickness in their design — the beveled edges of the glass panes are thinner than the glass at the center of the panes. If you were to choose beveled glass panes that are the standard ¼” thick at their edges, you’d be getting glass panels that are thicker than average at their centers. In this way, by choosing beveled glass windows, you can equip your home with thicker windows, potentially making them more resistant to weather-related damage.
Raise Your Home’s Value
Beveled glass windows and window inserts can add a touch of elegance to any room in your house. Not only can they enhance your home’s aesthetic, but the enhanced appearance and added value can also translate to your home’s value on the market, potentially making it more attractive to prospective buyers.
Choose Beveled Glass Window Shutter Treatments From Shutters And More
With all the benefits that beveled glass can add to one’s home, it’s surprising that you don’t see beveled glass featured in the windows of more homes. However, this design trend is growing increasingly popular in home design, and you too can enjoy the benefits of beveled glass in your home before it becomes commonplace! Call Shutters And More in Los Angeles today to get a quote on beveled glass windows for your home, and visit our showroom for a live look at our custom design work!