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48214832After you get out of the shower, the last thing you want to do is wipe up a bunch of water on the floor. Unfortunately, that is what usually happens to people who have only a curtain to contain the water from the shower. Additionally, shower curtains are notorious for growing mold because they are wet much of the time. Taking a shower is more relaxing when you have shower glass doors installed. They are easier to clean than curtains and contain the water better. These are the most practical reasons to trade in your shower curtain for a real glass door.

Bring Beauty to Your Bathroom

Another common reason for homeowners to choose glass doors for their shower is that they are simply more attractive. You can choose from a variety of patterns and designs, such as etched flowers or colored glass. The glass doors also give your bathroom a more welcoming feel. If you ever sell your home, keep in mind that many buyers consider the bathroom and kitchen more than other rooms in the house. From a buyer's perspective, glass doors make a bathroom more attractive and they won't have to spend money on remodeling.

Safety Concerns

Some people hesitate to install a glass shower door because they are concerned that it could break. This is extremely unlikely, no matter how hard you bump the doors. The shower doors at Hutchinson Glass & Mirror are constructed with tempered glass as required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This ensures that the doors are resistant to breaking.

Get a Quote or Schedule Service

Hutchinson Glass & Mirror offers consultations to all potential customers. We evaluate your current shower situation and make suggestions for a glass door upgrade. We can also show you the numerous styles available to you at that time. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today. There is no cost or obligation.

ab08397eee41d768180d3750de341641134There is no denying that 18th century French craftsmen were at the top of their games. During that time period, they produced amazing, ornate, gilded pieces of furniture and trumeau wall mirrors. Thus, it’s no wonder that so many people consider it to be the country’s Golden Age of Home Furnishings. There’s just one obstacle for those modern day Americans that want to surround themselves in antique furnishings and wall mirrors from 18th century France. Purchasing authentic pieces is cost prohibitive. Good thing buying customized replicas is not.

At Hutchinson Glass & Mirror, we appreciate the beauty and functionality of 18th century French designs. There is just no denying that they were stunning works of art. Plus, we have the skills needed to help create customized trumeau wall mirrors to suit. So the only difference between our trumeau wall mirror replicas and authentic ones will be the amount of flaws. After all, antique mirrors are known to have a lot of them and our replicas are flawless. Some of the most common flaws that you’ll find in existing antique mirrors from the 18th century are chipped frames and bubbles or dark spots on the glass.

If you are not quite sure how to choose or install trumeau wall mirrors, don’t worry. Our fabrication and installation experts are ready to provide complimentary consultations to those that need them. In our experience, many trumeau wall mirrors from the period were long, narrow and rectangular in shape. They characteristically featured great, hand-carved detailing at the top with additional flourishes added to the bottom and sides. Some of the elements often included in those carved sections were scallops, florets, flora, bows, ribbons and images of select fauna.

To learn more about trumeau wall mirrors and how to go about having one made for your home or business, please contact us at Hutchinson Glass & Mirror today. Oh, and by the way, in addition to creating replicas of 18th century wall mirrors, we can help create companion pieces too. Examples include, but don’t end with medicine cabinets, shower panels, glass railings and backpainted glass backsplashes.