Live Like No One’s Watching.Published on 28th February 2014
At Apropos glass is, as you might guess, very much our thing. Vibrant, glass-fronted, glass-roofed, or fully glazed buildings appeal to us no end. We love natural light, we love the feeling of expansiveness that comes from a room with no visible limits, and we simply adore the playfulness that can be achieved in a liberally glazed building.
Nevertheless, while the concept of open, light-filled living is endlessly appealing, in practise it can have its drawbacks; after all there’s only so many times that you can startle the postman with a dash from the shower to answer the phone before it becomes flirtation! However, glazing isn’t quite as clear-cut as it once was and these days, with a touch of technical trickery, it is possible to have a home abounding with windows, glass doors, glazed curtain walls, steeped in natural light, and still maintain your privacy. Glory-be and hallelujah, it’s all down to the advent of Switch Glass.
Laminated and toughened to deliver a robust thermal performance, Switch Glass adorns any frame with the transparency of your common or garden window, but it has a secret superpower. This Clark Kent of the glazing world doesn’t need a telephone box to don its disguise though; with a flick of a switch it seamlessly transforms from clear to opaque, preserving your privacy while still allowing natural light to bathe the room.ve a home abounding with windows, glass doors, glazed curtain walls, steeped in natural light, and still maintain your privacy. Glory-be and hallelujah, it’s all down to the advent of Switch Glass.
Switch glass is possibly the ultimate glazing solution for overlooked properties and private spaces, where you might welcome the day time view, but find the prospect of the neighbours looking into your open, illuminated night time dwelling less appealing.
Of course, there are other, simpler solutions for areas where light might be wanted, but a view less essential. Traditional Frosted and Satin glass is now toughened for greater thermal efficiency and is still the glazing of choice for most bathrooms. For a more modern look, there is also Ultra White laminated glass, which delivers an almost pearlescent effect, softly diffusing light while ensuring privacy. Ultra White is becoming increasingly popular for partitioning internal areas as well as windows; adding a contemporary twist to the home.
So really, however good your relationship with your postman, don’t let a thing like privacy put you off achieving the home you’ve always dreamed of. Where there’s a will there is usually a way, and Apropos can help you to ‘sing like no one is listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.’
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