Why Smart Glass Is The Perfect Solution For Home Privacy
Glass is one of the most essential materials for any building. As living spaces get smaller, the number of windows and glass walls is increasing. Most condos feature floor to ceiling windows to make spaces feel bigger and brighter and highlight views. While this is a great way to flood your home with natural light and enjoy an open, connected living space, designing with glass does come with some challenges with privacy being at the top of the list.
Fortunately, there are plenty of solutions to enhance your home privacy. Especially with smart glass that goes from clear to frosted when powered on and off.
Here are four ways smart glass enhances home privacy:
Smart Glass Windows
Why bother with curtains and blinds that go in and out of fashion and are difficult to clean? Nowadays you can instantly achieve privacy with switchable glass products. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional window treatments that is modern and minimalistic, then privacy glass is the perfect solution for you.
There are two options: smart glass and smart film. Smart glass contains the switchable PDLC layer sandwiched between two pieces of glass and is installed just like regular glass. Smart film is applied to the surface of existing glass, transforming it into switchable glass. So regardless of whether or not you already have glass installed, switchable glass is always an option.
Switchable Glass In Bathrooms
Bathrooms are typically one of the smaller, if not the smallest, rooms in our homes. This makes glass a desirable option for bathrooms because it extends the eye and makes spaces look bigger and brighter. Plus, most people prefer to get ready in natural light because it is more even and artificial light can create shadows.
The problem with installing ordinary glass in bathrooms is privacy. Covering windows and glass walls in bathrooms can be a challenge in bathrooms because of the moisture. Traditional fabrics may get moldy or damaged and plastic curtains are inelegant. As a result, many people opt for frosted, etched or otherwise obscured glass in bathrooms, but this defeats the purpose of having glass in the first place. Don’t deny yourself of the main reason windows and glass are used (the transparency). You can enjoy the best of both worlds with privacy on demand.
Smart glass can even be controlled contactlessly via voice command with Siri or Alexa, making it easy to switch the glass to clear once you’ve hopped into a jacuzzi and you can switch it to frosted when you’re ready to get out.
Interior Glass Walls
No smart home is complete without smart glass. While most people only think of windows when incorporating glass into their home, glass walls and partitions are a great way to open up your living space while maintaining private areas. Many people opt to use switchable glass walls for master bathrooms, home offices and glass partitions in common areas.
Give your home an open concept look and simply switch the glass to opaque whenever privacy is needed. Smart glass is the perfect way to create multifunctional spaces.
Glass doors are an elegant addition to any home, but come with obvious privacy and security concerns. Conventional window treatments are ill-suited to doors as blinds create noise and curtains are easily damaged. Most people don’t realize that privacy glass can be installed on just about any door or operable glass wall. Smart Glass Country has all kinds of innovative wiring solutions for sliding doors, retractable glass walls, swing doors, bifold doors and just about any other type of glass door.
In addition to providing privacy, smart glass enhances home security. Smart glass is laminated and tempered safety glass that acts as a barrier against forced entry. By instantly switching from clear to frosted, smart glass provides invaluable security value and can be integrated with home security systems.
Every Order Is Custom Made
Are you wondering how smart glass will work in your situation, how much it costs or how it can be installed? Contact us today and we will advise you on the best solution, give you a free estimate and ensure your switchable glass project is a success.
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