GLASS BLOCKS

A practical and durable partition option.

PISO-SANT-ANTONI-ALEX-GASCA-HELENE-SILVYLELIGOIS-9 PISO-SANT-ANTONI-ALEX-GASCA-HELENE-SILVYLELIGOIS-10 Bathroom in glass blocks by Hélène Silvy-Leligois

Our bathroom will unfortunately have to be placed between two bedrooms in an area where there is no natural light. Using beveled tiles and overhead lighting will hopefully help us brighten up an otherwise dark bathroom and we need as much of that light to come into the shower as possible.

While I love the look of factory windows used as shower partitions, it seems like they would be really hard to clean (and kinda dangerous too). So we’ve tentatively decided to use glass blocks to divide the shower space.

I love the above bathroom by architect Hélène Silvy-Leligois. This is the style of glass and grout we would go for. Click here to see more images of this amazing small studio apartment in Barcelona.

What’s neat about glass blocks is that they are relatively cheap, easy to install and easy to clean. In addition, there are a ton of options on how to finish the edges. Many block systems have components with rounded or finished edges or you can use tile, concrete, wood or special caps to complete them.

blocksCorner pieces in clear and color by Seves Glass Blocks

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