Glass block is perfect for a combination of privacy and translucence. These brick-like glass squares have a textured surface which distorts the view, so you can create a window that others can’t look through, or you can obscure an unsightly view. They are popular for bathroom remodeling projects, but they can be used anywhere in the house.
Bathroom Windows: The most conventional use for glass block is to provide privacy in a bathroom window, particularly over a bathtub. You can enjoy natural light while you bathe without sacrificing privacy. While you can install your own, you don’t necessarily need to mess with mortar and heavy blocks. Some companies make acrylic blocks which are lighter and are pre-fabricated into custom-made windows that are ready to install
Elsewhere in the Bathroom: The window isn’t the only place to use glass block. It can create a unique, modern-looking, and brightly lit shower stall for your bathroom remodeling project. They are low maintenance and easy to clean, so they’re perfect for the bathroom. You can design a stall in any size and shape, even curved walls. Or you can use the blocks to build a half wall separating the toilet area from the shower and sinks. Many homeowners also like to them as decorative accents on floors or walls.
Room Dividers: In a remodeled bathroom, glass block makes a perfect privacy nook for the toilet. You can also use it to separate out a dressing area.
Energy Saving: Glass blocks are hollow so the air inside the blocks acts as a buffer from outside temperatures. This extra insulation helps save energy in heating or cooling your home.
Endless Decorating Choices: Most people tend to think of glass blocks as being a traditional size and clear in color. However, it now comes in a wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures, which makes them a popular decorating choice. You can create just about any effect you want, even stained glass.