Painted Back Glass Backsplash
While you’re flipping through design magazines or scrolling sites like Pinterest or Houzz, odds are you’ve seen the latest trend that’s gracing kitchens all over the world. Sleek glass backsplash is making waves in design, taking kitchens to the next level in beautiful yet modern interior design. Back painted glass backsplash in particular is one of the most functional options of backsplash in the market. A seamless piece of glass can make a contemporary design statement and save you from ever cleaning grout again!
The Glass Shoppe A Division of Builders Glass of Bonita, Inc. is leading the industry in custom glass designs, creation, and installation. It was only two years ago that we became the first company in southwest Florida to offer custom back painted glass for backsplashes and walls. Today, we remain the only company that offers this service.
Glass artisans are flocking to The Glass Shoppe A Division of Builders Glass of Bonita, Inc. to exercise their creative talents and produce seamless works of art that are transforming homes, one kitchen at a time.
How did The Glass Shoppe A Division of Builders Glass of Bonita, Inc. become the only in-house glass company to offer Back Painted Glass?
You never forget the first time you’re introduced to back painted glass. That may sound silly until you experience it for the first time. Over 10 years ago, I was introduced to back painted glass and it took my breath away. At the time, a sales representative brought me a small sample of white back painted glass. It was so sleek, so contemporary — I loved it!
I didn’t need any more convincing! I immediately ordered an entire sheet to cover the walls of one of our office spaces. The installation turned out beautifully and served as a great in-house example that clients and artists could appreciate. It made quite the impression! Once I found out that you could easily wipe away dry erase marker, the wall was covered in dry erase marker with notes and project reminders written directly on it.
Now that was back in 2006. You can only imagine the strides that back painted glass has taken in in recent years. We love our back painted glass backsplash so much that we still keep it in stock, manufactured by Dreamwalls.
Why Painted Glass?
Why not! Painted glass is an elegant alternative to hard-to-clean materials. Painted glass is durable, modern, and can be easily made to fit custom designs. The Glass Shoppe A Division of Builders Glass of Bonita, Inc. has seen a surge in back painted glass requests and it has become the “It” material among designers.
When I began experimenting with painted glass over six years ago, I wish I could say that I predicted the high demand back painted glass would have in coming years, but I did not. My foray in to back painted glass basksplash began in my own home. I loved my kitchen but I was tired of the mosaic tiles that were in style when my home was first built. What once was trendy was now annoying. Taking them out, however, was another hurdle I would rather avoid. Glass was my answer. I knew that glass could be easily installed over those pesky mosaic tiles. My kitchen became a guinea pig of creativity! I experimented with a few different colors, different paints and applications as the years went on. I honed my process and my kitchen still has the end-result of my glass backsplash.
Our process will continue to evolve and adapt to changed in trend and applications. The Glass Shoppe A Division of Builders Glass of Bonita, Inc. has grown with the explosive popularity of back painted glass backsplash. We have wrestled with applications, nurtured new ideas, and today we have installed many pieces, small and large. We knew that larger pieces would be requested. In order to ensure proper installation, we knoew that alongside the fabrication and handling to install, the pieces would need to be heat treated. There’s no issue of size, today! Large pieces of glass are cut, fabricated and polished, before tempering. You want your kitchen to be beautiful while remaining functional! Tempering toughens the glass to ensure it can handle the heat, stress, and weight of the range hood. After tempering, the glass is painted in-house by a trained artisan, with controlled conditions to the finished product is flawless.
When you begin working in a new territory of design, you often find little pieces of the puzzle that make you scratch your head. As we began creating and installing back painted glass, we realized that we didn’t like the disruption of electrical cover plates along our sleek, painted glass. For every project, we recommend planning for glass backsplash ahead of time to integrate your electrical outlets into the base of your cabinets. This creates a seamless, uninterrupted glass backsplash that will make you want to clean your kitchen.
The Glass Shoppe A Division of Builders Glass of Bonita, Inc. understands that integrating your electrical outlets to the base of the cabinets isn’t always an option. For applications that need outlet cutouts, we offer custom created, glass cover plates that match your painted glass. Creating a seamless experience for your kitchen is well worth the effort of custom cutouts.
From design, color matching, fabricating, to painting, everything is done in-house at The Glass Shoppe A Division of Builders Glass of Bonita, Inc..
Our team of glass artisans take pride in every custom backsplash created. Each custom painted glass project becomes a part of our growing showroom display. After each project is finished, we proudly add a 12″ x 12″ piece to the showroom floor collection.
We recommend scheduling an appointment in our showroom to go over your options and discuss our refined process.