Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Glass Shelves

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Glass shelves blend with any decor and make a great accent for virtually any room in our homes and offices. NEW YORK GLASS COMPANY specializes in the manufacture and installation of custom-glass shelving.


Glass shelves make a wonderful addition to a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, bar, or office. Whether you want to add new bookshelves or shelf space inside a kitchen cabinet, glass shelves bring a touch of elegance to any room without crowding it - they even lend an illusion of increased size and depth to a space.


Glass shelves are less intrusive than wood or metal shelves. They allow light to pass through, leaving a glow on the translucent material. To magnify this effect, you can use special lighting from above or below the space depending on the look you are trying to achieve.




When ordering glass shelves, the following criteria are important to keep in mind:

Size of the glass shelf. The ability to cut glass into any size and shape truly opens the doors of design. Although your imagination and available space should dictate this criterion, there are some limitations which may depend on the support available for the shelf. For most glass shelves the size does not have to be millimeter perfect; in these instances you can measure the size, call it in for a quote, and place your order for pick up or delivery.

Thickness of the glass shelf. Thinner glass is used for smaller applications, whereas thicker glass is used for larger applications. The typical thickness of glass shelves ranges from 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4".

Shape of the glass shelf. Depending on the size of your space, you can choose square, rectangle, oval or round. Just keep in mind that there is a limit to how far the glass shelves may extend from a supporting wall.


Edges of the glass shelves. Choose a simple, polished edge for a more traditional, elegant look, or a beveled edge for a more modern, futuristic style.


Tempered or not. In most instances glass shelves are made of flat sheets of glass; however, depending on the size and location of the glass shelf, safety can be an issue. In these cases, we can use tempered glass shelves.



Type of the glass shelves. Options include clear glass, frosted glass, rain glass, tinted glass, patterned glass, ultra-clear glass, bronze glass, gray glass, and more.



Hardware to hold the glass shelves. Hardware finishes to consider include chrome, brushed nickel, black, white, satin chrome, brass, and many more. 

Choosing the right finish is essential in ensuring coordination of the glass shelves with the rest of the space.

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