Customer Submission: Wooden Cigar Box Custom Glass Table Top



Customer Submission: Wooden Cigar Box Custom Glass Table Top

A Dulles Glass and Mirror costumer with a little bit of DIY prowess, crafted this custom table top, and was nice enough to send in the pictures.
Here is their original Wooden Cigar Box Custom Glass Table Top. The glass table top is from Dulles Glass and Mirror, and the base is created from Arturo Fuente’s Signature Hemingway Wooden Cigar Boxes–made of natural wood, beveled corners, brass hinges, and velvet lined bottoms. Amazing job!

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Customer Submission: Dulles Glass Pool Deck Railings

Customer Submission: Dulles Glass Pool Deck Railings

Thank you to our customer Mr. Denby for allowing us to share these stunning pictures of the pool deck glass hand railings he installed at his residence. Here are Denby’s own words on the project:

I wish to thank you and your colleagues at Dulles Glass & Mirror for providing me excellent service in the design, fabrication and delivery of my Tempered Glass Panels for Stainless Steel Handrail to be a part of my newly composed infinity pool and deck project. Attached you will find a series of photo images showing my application of your product and the overall finished project. […] I hope you enjoy the photos. Thanks again for all of your assistance up to present.

Mr. Denby, Project Manager

For more information on our Glass Hand Rails, please visit our residential page.

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The Future of Water-Saving Showers Is Now!


The Future of Water-Saving Showers Is Now!

This technology is in the lab “now,” and hopefully in our bathrooms in “the very near future!” We here at Dulles Glass and Mirror pride ourselves on being eco-friendly.

Did you know glass is virtually infinitely recyclable? We sell a product that can be repeatedly recycled, unlike cardboard which has a very finite number of times it can be recycled. So when we saw this technology coming out of Sweden called  the OrbSys Shower, we were amazed. Imagine cutting down on your water consumption by 30 times–that is exactly what this technology can do.
In layman’s terms, the way the technology works is, as the shower-water drains, it is instantly purified into drinking water quality, and then pumped back up and out of the shower head. This means the water is being constantly recycled… hence cutting down on one’s water consumption. Watch this CNN feature on the ground-breaking OrbSys technology. You will be amazed.  And if you coupled that with a beautiful shower enclosure from Dulles Glass and Mirror, what could be better for your eco-friendly, in-home aquatic oasis?

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Customer Submission: Custom Icebox Cabinet with Dulles Glass and Mirror Glass [PHOTOS]


Customer Submission: Custom Icebox Cabinet with Dulles Glass and Mirror Glass [PHOTOS]

Thanks to our customer Nolan, for sending us these great pictures of his unique, one-of-a-kind custom icebox cabinet.

We love what he did with the glass and amazing woodwork. And he was kind enough to allow us to share these pictures with you.

More pix after the jump…

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Stunning Custom Stair Glass Handrails By Dulles Glass and Mirror (PHOTOS)

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Glass Handrails
Stunning Custom Stair Glass Handrails By Dulles Glass and Mirror (PHOTOS)

These pictures showcase glass railings Dulles Glass and Mirror recently installed in a private residence in Northern Virginia. These glass handrails were customized to perfectly accompany the home’s staircase. You will notice the sleek glass handrails do not impede any light and give the stairs an “airy feel.” No more stumbling up a dark flight of steps.

Glass hand railings offer modern styling and structural soundness, and combine safety with durability. They have long been the most popular choice in commercial applications (for example, see any Apple Store’s architecture), but are now also showing up in residential designs thanks to many design-savvy homeowners. Some of the most popular applications aside from staircases include pools, gymnasiums, catwalks, and patios.  Find out more about our residential glass hand rails here.

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Dulles Glass & Mirror’s $799 Shower Door Sale: While Supplies Last!

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Dulles Glass & Mirror’s $799 Shower Door Sale: While Supplies Last!

Dulles Glass and Mirror’s line of elegant frameless Single Shower Doors are on sale now, for only $799.99! This includes hardware, measurement, and complete installation. Offer valid while supplies last. 

Limited Time Offer: Frameless Single Shower Doors

• Fully measured and installed

• 72″ tall and up to 36″ wide†

• 3/8″ thick tempered glass

• Choice of brushed nickel, chrome, or brass hardware finish

• Includes 3 year warranty on product, installation and labor††

SAVE TODAY!

*Limit one per customer. Not to be combined with any other offers. Washington DC region only.
Restrictions: Offer includes a single glass door    †72 inches in height; 36 inches in width; 3/8th inch thick glass, with chrome, brass, or brushed nickel hardware finish.
Customization options: Heights other than 72″ (up to 78″): add $150. Changes to hardware finish and type may impact price.    ††Includes 3-year-warranty on product, installation and labor–excluding plastic sweeps. All Dulles Glass and Mirror terms and conditions apply. Offer valid while supplies last.

Customer Submission: Custom DIY Glass Table (PHOTO)


Customer Submission: Custom DIY Glass Table (PHOTO)

From: Harold F.
Date: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: Your Dulles Glass and Mirror order has been shipped.
To: “dullesglassandmirror.com”

Hi,

I wanted to let you know that I received my custom glass order two days ago and unpacked it yesterday. It was masterfully packed in two large packages. I used the glass to build a table to put behind my sofa and it came out beautifully. My wife and I love it. It really adds to our living area. I used eight polished nickel shower glass brackets to hold the four pieces of glass together to form the base of the table. The top is 15″ wide and 60″ long. I’ve attached a picture.

Thanks for a great job.

Harold F.

Thanks to Harold for showing us how things are done as far as a truly custom and truly inventive DIY glass table. It really shows the versatility and utility of glass in one’s home. While not everyone has the same DIY prowess as Harold, just simply getting a glass table top as a protective topping surface on one’s existing table, is also an affordable way to add something new to one’s home decor. We will help you customize the glass, or offer you our selection of in-stock sizes. Really, the options are endless… just be sure to choose Dulles Glass and Mirror!

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Walk-in Closet with Glass


5 Ways to Enhance Your Walk-in Closet with Glass

Ask people who are serious about their wardrobes and they’ll tell you their ideal walk-in closet design is more like a dressing room than a closet. Treating your closet like a room opens the door to all kinds of exciting features and materials, with decorative glass being at the top of the list.

There are many ways to incorporate mirror and decorative glass into your walk-in closet. We’ve seen some fantastic elements in our work with custom walk-in closets and these are our top five:

  1. Wall backing. Large mirrors create a dramatic effect as a wall backing behind closet organization units. This is especially helpful as a beautiful way to bring in more light into your closet.
  2. Cabinet doors and door inserts. Adding glass inserts to closet cabinetry doors both protects fine-quality items and adds a decorative focal point. We love reeded glass for its timeless appeal. Also, amber crackle glass has a rich, opulent effect for high style master closets and dressing rooms. Another option is modern-looking glass doors with beveled or polished edges.
  3. Shoe and handbag shelves. Glass shelves have taken off in bathrooms, entertainment rooms and kitchens. It’s time to bring them into your closet! Good-quality tempered glass shelves provide a display opportunity for fine shoes, handbags and jewelry; they are a very popular trend in modern closet design. Because they are transparent, glass shelves seem to “float” within the closet and help keep the look clean and sophisticated.
  4. Vanity mirror. Mirrors are most often used in their traditional function as a tool for getting dressed. Closet systems that have a built-in dresser or bank of drawers offer the perfect spot for a display area that is topped with a simple or a beveled mirror. But don’t limit yourself to one area; you can use a wall near a doorway or in another narrow space that doesn’t fit cabinetry and create a dramatic full-length mirror.
  5. Countertop surfacing. Glass is the top pick for incredible-looking countertop and work surfaces in today’s stylish homes. Choose from a huge variety of colors and textures to enhance a vanity top or an island. Another option is to create a design with a glass inlay, combining glass with wood, Formica, RTF or other materials.

What Glass Adds to a Closet

Although a closet functions perfectly well without all of the extras if it’s designed properly, incorporating glass can be a smart decision and here’s why:

  • Glass offers a transparent (or semi-transparent) protection for your wardrobe;
  • A wide range of glass options, such as colored, frosted, sandblasted and textured, allows a stylish integration with other design elements in the home;
  • Glass shelves, door inserts and mirrors allow more light into the closet;
  • A little bit of glass goes a long way; use it in touches to accent only your very finest things

Take cues from your home and carry them through to your closet. Do you own a treasured Mission-style sideboard with reeded glass cabinet door inserts? Add similar cabinet doors in your master walk-in closet. Is your master bathroom outfitted with sculptural glass vessel sinks? Consider a modern touch of glass for your shoe shelves or one eye-catching double-door cabinet with an urban frosted glass insert.

The useful and aesthetic qualities of glass within a closet design are hard to overestimate. Dollar for dollar, glass is an affordable enhancement for your closet that you will enjoy morning after morning, day after day.

BY ERIKA KOTITE, CONTENT DIRECTOR, CLOSET FACTORY

Erika Kotite joined Closet Factory, a national custom closet company founded in 1983, after spending many years in consumer magazine editorial. As national content director, Erika shares Closet Factory’s expertise in designing innovative organizational systems through articles and video. Formerly senior editor of Entrepreneur, Erika moved to interior design to become editor-in-chief of Romantic Homes and Victorian Homes. Her writing has appeared in Cottages & Bungalows, Old House Interiors, Orange Coast, Food52, Romantic Country, San Francisco Business Journal and Yum for Kids. She is fascinated by the many ways to “boutique” your closet; but that’s another story.

Customer Submission: Custom Bathroom Mirror (PHOTO)


Customer Submission: Custom Bathroom Mirror (PHOTO)

From: John C.
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2013 1:20 PM
To: dullesglassandmirror.com
Subject: Thanks for a job well done!

Hi,

I just wanted to pass on a picture of the custom mirror you delivered and installed on Friday. It worked out perfectly!

Please recognize the installer crew (Alex and Victor) for a job well done!

Also, I forget the name of the gentleman who measured, but he must have done a good job of measuring to achieve such a good fit.

Thanks again,

John C.

Thanks for the kind words, from our happy customer John C. To order a custom bathroom mirror, visit our mirrors page. Dulles Glass and Mirror is proud to provide custom bathroom mirror installation services throughout the greater Washington DC Metro Area. For the complete list of cities, please visit our service area page.

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Dulles Glass and Mirror’s Glass Handrails Featured on NBC4 Washington (VIDEO)

Dulles Glass and Mirror's Glass Handrails Featured on NBC4 Washington (VIDEO)
Dulles Glass and Mirror’s Glass Handrails Featured on NBC4 Washington (VIDEO)

Today is the first day of school, and we are happy to announce that Dulles Glass and Mirror was granted a chance to play a role in the installation of glass handrails at the brand new Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. This newly opened high school boasts a lot of architectural glass for added light and spaciousness, and even glass solar panels for energy efficiency. We wanted to take this opportunity to wish the best of luck to local school children starting off the school year; while sharing with you the Dulles Glass and Mirror glass handrails as seen in this NBC4 news segment:
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