Obscure Glass Ideas for Modern Bathrooms | Home Guides

michael jhon

Obscure glass ideas, typically in the form of rolled or etched designs, go well beyond the privacy windows of yesteryear. In modern bathrooms, various glass elements throughout bounce light and can offer low to high translucency levels. Translucent surfaces and surroundings make a space seem less confined or more spacious than opaque or solid ones, producing shadows or silhouettes for a what’s-on-the-other-side effect.

Bold Bathroom Door

For a main bathroom, users may consider an obscure-glass door inappropriate or a bit unnerving, but for a master ensuite, it can be an alluring feature. Rather than the typical hinged door, go with a more modern sliding-door system on overhead tracks or rails. Unlike the pocket door, which disappears inside the wall, a track on the bedroom side of the space keeps a good-looking door visible from this side whether it’s open or closed. Plain or vaguely patterned obscure glass is fine for

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Dreaming of a better work-from-home space? Try a tiny backyard office.

michael jhon

With COVID-19 making working from home the new normal, and as people are realizing that this situation might go on for the foreseeable future, finding enough space and quiet to concentrate and get your work done has become a priority. If setting up your office at the kitchen table isn’t cutting it, and if you have the outdoor space, you might want to consider a backyard office shed.



a man sitting at a table in front of a window: Bob Clarizio, CEO and founder of Bantam Built, sits inside the light-filled INshed on Aug. 3, 2020. Clarizio designed the shed as a way to have a home office on your property. The INshed is about 100 square feet and is made out of standard four-season building materials.


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Bob Clarizio, CEO and founder of Bantam Built, sits inside the light-filled INshed on Aug. 3, 2020. Clarizio designed the shed as a way to have a home office on your property. The INshed is about 100 square feet and is made out of standard four-season building materials.

Tiny house builders and garden shed manufacturers across the country are pivoting to create home office structures that range from compact, prefabricated deluxe sheds to more elaborate

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