Create it by using GLASS!!!

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At Classic Mirror and Glass, we know that Glass offers many benefits. It creates a portal through which one can view the outside world and adds a sense of grandeur to any room. It makes even a small room appear larger while simultaneously giving the eye an escape from the confines of four solid walls. Have you ever noticed how the most beautiful and captivating architecture consist of many glass components? All you see are pretty hues of clear blue and green glass. Let’s focus on hotels; the most beautiful hotels all around the world are built with many glass components. That beautiful sky scraper, what makes it look so tall and endless? It’s not the colored stucco, it’s the glass! Why create a standard wood fence, when you can create a beautiful glass fence? This is called a glass hand railing system. You see many glass fences on houses located right on the beach. People who own houses on the beach don’t want to hide their magnificent view through solid walls or fences. They want to feel and experience the ocean and sand. The same with their houses; we’ve all seen a whole side wall of a beachside house made of glass. It’s gorgeous! Instead of hiding your beautiful garden with a wood fence, it is visibly seen with a glass fence allowing you to appreciate true nature and also looks sophisticated in the same breath. It opens up your interior and exterior view.

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Showers are another example. Have you ever walked into a bathroom and noticed how flawless the shower looks? No more bulk or old school showers, instead; a configuration of long glass panels, seamless from the wall. All you see is an invisible glass box…and this is your shower. It opens up your bathroom, makes it look bigger and opens up your view. You no longer will feel claustrophobic in the shower. You will feel like you’re showering out in the open.

Have you ever noticed a bathroom vanity? The most beautiful ones have green blue glass tops as opposed to common marble or travertine. Have you ever walked into an office and noticed how open the space looks or how luxurious it feels? Corporate buildings have been renovating their interior work space for years by eliminating those unwanted cubicles commonly seen. Today, offices are using glass partition walls to give a sense of hi-tech and a friendly environment. Instead of separating everyone, the office seems more spacious and more beautiful to the eye. Enhancing the aesthetics of any work space, glass frees the mind. It opens up any room and really creates a sense of mesmerizing style!

Classic Mirror and Glass has been here the last 30 years

Classic Mirror and Glass provide all kinds of custom glass works and custom made mirrors. We are a complete service glass shop serving both commercial and residential clients throughout Connecticut. At Classic Mirror and Glass, we will custom cut glass or mirror and professionally install it to your specifications. We create wall designs, store fronts, table tops, window, doors, and frameless shower doors. We have been serving Connecticut for over 30 years.

Bathroom Remodeling

Getting that itch to tear apart your bathroom? We can help. Bathroom remodeling is always challenging if it is the only bathroom in your house. A lot of older homes only have one and it is a very important room to not have the use of. Give us a call and we can discuss options to get the job done on time, within budget and with minimum impact on your household.


A homes bathroom serves some very obvious purposes. It is a necessity for sure, but there has been a lot of renewed interest in turning bathrooms into a mini getaways. Modern bathrooms have become a place to relax in almost spa like settings. We love all the modern materials and the creative ways they are being used in combination with retro styling and reclaimed materials.

Design Your Small Bathroom with a Frameless Shower

Even the smallest bathroom remodel is costly. Because the cash investment in a proper remodel is substantial, you want to get it right the first time. At Classic Mirror and Glass we always design our frameless showers to endure constant use. Pick the wrong company to do the work and you may regret it in 10 years.

Fortunately, many of the modern design trends being used in bathrooms today will save you a lot of space in a small bathroom. Use a large-tile format for the floors, you will be surprised how good it will look even in a tiny room. We always recommend larger-dimension tiles, such as 16 or 24 square inches. This will give you a much more fluid look.

Our frameless glass shower enclosures are undoubtably the slimmest option and can fit very nicely into a small bathroom. At Classic Mirror and Glass we custom build all of our framless showers to fit perfectly into your space. For stability we use a thicker glass for our framless shower doors, a framless shower door panel can weigh 80 to 100 pounds depending on the thickness. A framless shower enclosure will save you from having to put in a bulky bathtub and the sleek, slim design will make the room feel much larger.

When designing a small bathroom you might want to consider a slim or tankless toilet. Removing the back from a toilet can save you as much as eight and a half inches or so. A tankless toilet does not rely on a tank of water to clear the bowl, instead they get their water from a separate line at a high enough pressure to wash down any waste in a single flush.

Of course let’s not forget the bathroom sink! Often in a small bathroom, the smallest sink is the best choice. Corner sinks, wall-hung or pedestals are the ideal choice. There are a number of designs out there that are perfect for small spaces and offer a sharp contemporary design.

Lastly, the mirror that you place in a small bathroom can really tie the room together. The bathroom mirror is the kind of decorating detail that should receive far more attention than it does. After all, you look at it every day. It provides a critical function for daily grooming but is also a relatively easy way to inject a dose of personality and style into even the most clinically stark bathroom. Typically you want your bathroom mirror to be long enough for everyone to see themselves while not being wider than the sink or vanity it hangs above. Hanging a mirror is more like an art and Classic Mirror and Glass specializes in custom fit mirrors that will work perfectly in a bathroom of any size.

We hope these tips for designing your small bathroom will come in handy. For a free consultation or to see our showroom, contact us today!

4 Bathroom Design Trends

When you’re ready to create the bathroom of your dreams, it’s no time to chase fads. You want design trends with enduring appeal, concepts that blend luxury, beauty, sensibility and eco-friendliness. Striking the perfect balance between indulgence and practicality can result in a bathroom where you’ll happily spend time getting ready to face the world or decompressing after a busy day.

As you’re planning your bathroom remodel, here are four 2017 bathroom design trends that are as smart as they are luxurious and lovely:

Rediscover Cork

cork flooring

Chances are, if cork is already present in your home, it’s part of a bulletin board or nestled in the neck of your favorite bottle of wine. However, cork has many advantages as a design material, and it’s especially appealing in modern bathrooms.

Cork is a beautiful natural material. With a wide variety of colors, grains and textures, each piece of cork is a unique work of natural art. It’s naturally water resistant (although not water proof) and anti-microbial, so it combats mold and mildew in bathrooms. As a flooring material, it’s soft, warm texture is friendly to bare feet.

Finally, cork is exceptionally sustainable; it’s renewable, recyclable and biodegradable, and cork trees need not be cut down in order to harvest the material.

Wall-mount Toilets

wall mounted toiletAlready widely found in European homes, wall-mount toilets are gaining in popularity in the U.S. Wall-mount toilets offer many design advantages that are both beautiful and practical. Mounting a toilet on the wall allows greater design flexibility, and makes cleaning beneath and around the fixture easy. Great in any size bathroom, wall-mount toilets work particularly well in smaller spaces to create an uncluttered and open visual effect.


natural daylightingDaylighting uses natural light from multiple sources to illuminate a space. It has been around for a while, and this is the year to welcome the trend into your bathroom. Incorporating natural light into a bathroom can help reduce electricity consumption, improve visibility, positively affect your mood, balance your internal clock and increase your home’s resale value.

Windows are the most common way to bring sunlight into a room. If your bathroom has an exterior wall that’s lacking a window, consider adding one. Windows with glass blocks or simple frosting on panes can allow you to enjoy sunlight while retaining privacy.

Skylights and tubular skylights are another tactic for bringing daylight into a bathroom. For rooms with direct roof access, professional skylight installation can be a cost-effective way to daylight the room. For ground-floor powder rooms and second-floor bathrooms with an attic above them, tubular skylights use reflective tubes and mirrors to transmit sunlight from the roof into the room.

Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless Glass Shower EnclosureFrameless shower doors have been trending toward larger and luxurious for some time now on the bathroom design scene. For a shower that truly stands out in terms of visual impact and luxurious experience, consider going frameless. Another bathroom design concept that’s popular abroad, modern shower doors eliminate the metal frame, enhance accessibility, make cleaning easier and create a more expansive shower experience.

The average mid-range bathroom remodel recoups more than 65 percent of its value upon resale, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report. By choosing design trends that combine good sense with luxurious style, you can create a bathroom that will enhance your enjoyment of your home while increasing your home’s value.

Frameless Glass Shower Door Photos

bathroom options

The great things in home improvement are the almost unlimited options and types of products that can be used in your bathroom remodeling project. Creativity is at an all time high when it comes to transforming your home into the home of your dreams. The downside is that all of these options make it hard to choose what is right for your project. That is where we can help.

When it comes to frameless glass shower doors, we are an expert. Classic Mirror and Glass has been in business for over 30 years and we would love to help you choose what will not only work best for your bathroom, but what will also look best to you.

We have a glass showroom located in North Haven CT, and you can also view our photo gallery on our website at

Besides our website, there are many other on-line viewing options for you to get inspired. Check out these photos on Houzz for more ideas on what can be dome to your bathroom.

Feel free to stop in, call or email us to get started on your bathroom transformation or just to ask some questions.

Bath Crashers

As contractors, we always want the public to hire us to do the job the right way. Safe, up to code and built to last using quality products. We do however enjoy an occasional DYI show or two. DYI shows inspire people to want to have work done to their homes. Sure it sometimes educates you enough to do it yourself, taking us out of the equation but it also helps the phone ring on our end. It’s never as easy as it looks on TV and sometimes doing it yourself cost more money in the long run, especially if mistakes were made or the wrong product was used.

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We love Bath Crashers on the DIY Network. Check out their website here.