May 7, 2024

Custom Glass Wine Cellar Doors & Enclosures for your Home

Homes have become ultra-customizable and homeowners are transforming their spaces into their own personal oasis. Some may enjoy movies, so they decide to build a home theater in their basement. Others may enjoy golf, so they add a golf simulator to their man cave.

And there are many, who enjoy a nice glass (or bottle) of wine and are looking for a beautiful, custom, solution to store and display their incredible collection. And what better way to display that collection with pride, other than with a custom glass wine cellar?

Home Wine Room and Fridge Ideas with Quality Glass

Modern day home design has enhanced the way we live. It is now more common than ever to have specialty appliances and features in our houses, such as a custom wine storage unit, that helps curate a unique space that fits our personal tastes, interests and desires.

Incorporating glass in the design of your at home wine storage solution is the perfect way to make this feature unique and align with modern day, clean and simple, design. We have experience in completing home wine cellar projects in a number of different ways. Below are some ideas regarding how to incorporate glass into the design of your wine storage:

  • Full size glass wine fridge doors 
  • Mini glass wine fridge doors
  • Under-counter glass wine fridge glass doors
  • All glass walk-in wine room
  • Wine room Glass peek-a-boo window

 

Glass Wine Cellar Design and Installation

We work with custom home builders, like Muellner Construction and LDC Homes, as well as work directly with home owners to create the perfect glass wine cellar solution for our clients. Take a look at the photos and videos below for some inspiration!

To discuss further, message us at office@genevaglassworks.com or feel free to call/text us at (630) 232-1200 for a free quote.

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August 1, 2023

Order Custom Glass Products Online from Geneva Glass Works

At Geneva Glass Works, we want to make your custom glass experience as pain-free and simple as possible. Which is why we built an online ordering tool to make purchasing custom glass pieces a breeze! Directly from our website you can order a number of popular glass products, such as table tops, mirrors, shelves and more, specified to your unique needs. 

Simply specify the details of your glass needs such as size, shape, color, edge work, tempered, and quantity and we will do the rest! It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

Ordering glass online has never been easier

  • Glass Table Tops of any shape – Looking to order a glass table top? Whether you’re replacing damaged glass or looking for a piece of glass to add on top of a wood table, through our online ordering tool you can specify exactly what you want and we will custom fabricate the piece of glass to your needs.
  • Custom Mirrors cut to sizeQuality mirrors are the perfect finish to any room. When you order mirrors from our online tool, you can fully customize it to fit your style and taste, from a specific color to a special beveled edge.
  • Custom Glass Shelves for your home or office Glass shelves are the perfect combo of modern design and function, and with our online ordering tool, you can customize them to your exact needs including durability, edge type, etc.
  • Other Insulated Glass products – Our online glass customization capabilities doesn’t stop there. We also offer the ability to custom order other glass products such as picture frames, cabinet glass, windows, insulated glass units and more!


Buy Glass Online from Geneva Glass Works

To make things even more convenient for you, we give you the option to pick-up your custom glass from our shop, located in Geneva, IL, or we can deliver it directly to your Chicagoland home or business! Order online today, or call us at (630) 232-1200 for a free quote.

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June 6, 2023

Considering a Glass Shower Door for a Tub

Have you fallen down the home renovation rabbit hole and can’t seem to get yourself out? With so many options out there and so many design inspirations surrounding us, it can be difficult to focus on some of the more affordable upgrades you can make to enhance your existing space.

How about a bathtub upgrade? One way to help keep costs down is to consider adding a glass shower door or partial panel to your existing tub. Custom tub-shower combos are beginning to trend as they offer functionality and aligns with modern day style.

5 Reasons Why a Glass Door for a Bathtub is a Good Idea

  • Keep your Floors Dry: It is hard to avoid with a shower curtain. Your arm hits the curtain and water falls to the floor or you realize the shower liner is outside the tub and soaking the floor. By adding a glass door to your tub, you have added a sealed layer of protection to block water from escaping.
  • Retain Heat: A glass door helps you enjoy a nicer, warmer, shower or bath by blocking cold air from coming in and preventing warm steamy air from escaping, giving you the ultimate “spa-like” experience.
  • Clean and More Hygienic: Shower curtains are made from soft materials which can retain moisture and ultimately become discolored, worn and moldy. This is something you do not need to consider with a glass shower door.
  • Clean Modern Look: A Simple and contemporary look in a bathroom is the hot thing right now and a glass door or panel can help make even the most traditional spaces feel more modern and fresh.
  • Timeless Investment: Rest easy knowing you made a smart investment into your home. Glass is a timeless design element that will always be in style and a custom glass shower can help raise your property’s value.

Glass Shower Door Installation for a Bathtub

We work with manufactures like C.R. Laurence and Splendor Shower Door, Inc to be able to build your dream shower or shower tub combo. If you have any other questions, feel free to send us a message contact us directly at (630) 232-1200.

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May 2, 2023

How Long Should Windows Last & When Should I Replace Them

Windows are a big part of any home, offering design and function. Like anything nowadays, windows become outdated, which can play a role in your home’s energy efficiency as well as impact your comfort.

You may wonder, “how long do windows last”? Or “When should I replace my windows”? There Is no expiration date, however, depending on the type of window, they could last up to 40 years. Wood windows typically last you at least 15-20 years before you need to consider replacing them. Vinyl and aluminum windows can last between 20-40 years.

That said, there are many reasons why someone may need to consider window glass replacement for a single window or two in their home or business, other than age. Below we have provided a list of items for you to consider, to understand if you need to replace a window.

When Should You Replace Your Windows?

  • Your windows are cracked or shattered – Not only will this impact your home’s energy efficiency but it becomes a safety hazard. Someone can cut themselves or worse, an intruder could enter your home easier.
  • Your windows begin to let outside air into the house – This can make the air inside your home uncomfortable, for example it can become warm and humid or dry and cold.
  • You noticed your utilities are higher and your AC/heating is working harder – With air coming into your home, your HVAC system needs to work overtime in efforts to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
  • Condensation is building up – Condensation can impact the ability to see out your windows as well as introduce mold and water seepage into your home.
  • Looking to add value to your home – Windows, especially nowadays, have become a design element and also can offer extreme energy efficiency.

Window Glass Replacement Experts in the Chicagoland Area

If you are thinking about or in need of window replacement or repair, our experts can guide you to the perfect solution for your home or business. We install quality Insulated glass windows and work with a number of manufacturers so we can offer you the best options. Efficiency and affordability is always our top priority.

We work with Simonton and Casco Industries to be able to provide you with top quality windows. If you have any other questions regarding our window replacement services, feel free to send us a message or contact us directly at (630) 232-1200.

 

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February 4, 2023

What is an IGU (Insulated Glass Unit)

There are a number of different energy efficient window options nowadays, such as Thermopane glass, also known as, IGUs or Insulated Glass Units. An IGU window is constructed with two or more glass panes, separated with space filled with a form of air or gas. The gas layer helps disperses heat, which helps maintain the temperature within your home (or business) more efficiently during those hot summer and cold winter months.

Why IGUs are the Best Windows to Buy 

  • Improved energy efficiency of your home: IGUs act as a thermal barrier, allowing heat to be maintained more efficiently during the cold winter months and keep the air in your home or business cool during the warm winter months.
  • Money saving opportunity: With this improved efficiency, your heating and cooling systems will not have to work as hard, thus saving you money on your energy bill.
  • Dampens noise from getting in: With multiple, thick, layers of glass along with the gas layer between the glass panes, these windows reduce the level of noise from passing through.
  • Enhanced safety: With the airtight sealing in addition to having the multiple glass panes, IGU windows are tougher and harder to break than most other windows, which can provide peace of mind if you are faced with a major storm or even an outsider trying to enter your home.

Window Installation near Chicago

We work with multiple trusted glass supplies, such as Casco, Old Castle, Mid American to be able to offer our clients top quality at an affordable price. To Learn more about our Insulated Glass Unit Installation services, please message us through our website or contact us directly at (630) 232-1200.

 

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January 22, 2023

What is the Best Water Repellent For Glass Shower Doors

We have been in the Glass business for nearly 3 decades, and after all these years, the most asked question we get is “What is the best water repellent for my glass shower doors?”

We use our showers daily (well, some of us do) and they get abused with all the products we use. Shampoo being flung around and foamy soap bubbles begin to collect on the glass panels, sliding down and eventually drying and becoming built up soap scum.

Additionally, everyone’s water is different and depending on your home’s water supply, and that can also impact the longevity of your glass shower. Certain water softeners or wells can develop “hard-water” stains on the glass, making the shower look dirty. No one wants a dirty shower.

An easy way to address this is to purchase a water repellent spray specifically for your glass shower door.

The Best Shower Spray 

In our professional opinion, purchasing a commercial shower spray is the route to go and one the best water repellent sprays is Rain-X for Shower Doors. This product offers an ultra-slick, non-stick, clear barrier to spray over your glass door or panels. This product will repel water for up to a month between applications.

Steps to Keep your Glass Shower Clean and Clean:

  • Ensure the glass is clean and dry
  • Spray a couple squirts onto a microfiber cloth or paper towel
  • Wipe the product, in a circular motion, onto the clean glass surface
  • Let the product dry for up to an hour
  • Wipe thoroughly once more, to ensure any haze is clear
  • Re-apply every month

Glass Shower Experts in the Chicagoland Area

Following this monthly maintenance routine is the easiest way to keep your beautiful glass shower clean and fresh for years to come. If you have any more questions, please let us know! We are happy to provide you with our perspective.

If you have any other questions regarding our glass installation services, feel free to send us a message or contact us directly at (630) 232-1200.

 

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January 5, 2023

How to Protect a Wood Table from Scratches, Water, Heat Marks & More

Who doesn’t appreciate the beauty of a wood table? They bring the natural element of earth into your home and offer long-term functionality as dining tables, coffee tables, cabinets, desks and other pieces of furniture we use on a daily basis. With this constant use, wood tables, and other wood furniture, can begin to wear and become damaged. That said, many clients have asked us “What’s the best way to protect a wood table”? And to that, we say Glass!

Custom Glass Table Tops

We may be biased, but we believe that a custom glass table top is the perfect solution to protect any wood table. At Geneva Glass Works, we can take a piece of glass and cut it to size to fit the exact size and shape of your wood dining table, side table, desk, credenza, etc.

Glass table toppers provide an extra layer of protection that allows your furniture to retain its original beauty longer and extends its overall lifetime by helping protect the wood from elements that can result in:

  • Scratches
  • Water stains
  • Heat marks
  • Wood warping
  • Discoloration

Custom Glass Solutions for the Chicagoland Area

Furniture can oftentimes be an expensive investment. Take pride in your assets and belongings and ensure they are properly maintained. A custom glass top is the best solution to preserve your wood table with minimal maintenance required.

If you have any other questions regarding our glass services, feel free to send us a message at office@genevaglassworks.com or contact us directly at (630) 232-1200 via call or text. We will follow up with you within 24 hours. 

 

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August 23, 2022

Bathtub Upgrade with Glass Shower Doors

Bathroom renovations can become expensive, quick, especially when considering a new custom glass shower. That said, there are ways to achieve that expensive and upgraded modern look without having to break the bank.

One way to keep costs down, is to consider upgrading your existing tub shower doors or curtain  with quality glass enclosures or doors.

Saving Opportunities When Adding Glass Doors or Panels on a Bathtub

Ditching the shower curtain or even the builder-grade glass shower door on your existing bathtub can take your bathroom remodel to the next level, with significantly lower costs compared to replacing the entire shower, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. 

In addition to the cost savings opportunities, another upside to enhancing your current bathtub is that it can drastically decrease your bathroom renovation timeline, which is always a plus. “Time is money” as they often say, and depending on style, this project can be completed in as little as a few hours.

Bathtub Styles & Remodel Options

Going down this route does not limit you, design wise. In fact, there are many style options you can choose from to customize your bathtub and still give that ultra-luxury look. Some styles include: 

  • Swinging glass doors 
  • Sliding glass doors 
  • Hydroslide glass doors
  • Frameless glass doors
  • Frameless glass enclosures
  • Bathtub glass panels

Need some inspiration? Check out the photo gallery below of recent bathtub upgrade projects we have completed for some very happy customers.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Bathtub Upgrade and Receive a FREE Quote

If you have any other questions regarding adding glass doors onto your bathtub, feel free to send us a message at office@genevaglassworks.com or contact us directly at (630) 232-1200 via call or text. We will follow up with you within 24 hours. 

We look forward to partnering with you to bring your vision to life.

 

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August 10, 2022

How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

Custom glass shower doors truly elevate the look and feel of your bathroom. However, you may not have anticipated the maintenance that comes with this modern-day home upgrade. Water, soap, and shampoo splashes on the glass panels which can leave hard water stains and develop soap residue build-up if not properly maintained or treated.

Below you will find a few recommendations on how to keep your beautiful glass shower door and panels crystal clear, like the day they were installed. 

Bathroom Squeegee 

One of the most effective ways to keep your glass shower free of spots, build-up and mildew is to purchase a squeegee for your bathroom. This method does require persistence, as we recommend to squeegee the glass panels after each time you shower. That said, making this part of your routine will guarantee a clean and clear shower for years to come.

You can find some of the best shower squeegees for under $10 on Amazon that come with a hanging hook that suctions to the wall of your shower for ultimate convenience. 

If you’re looking for foolproof preventive maintenance, this is the option for you.

Homemade Shower Spray

Perhaps you are trying to clean already built-up soap scum and hard water stains and prefer to use a natural alternative to store-bought sprays with harsh chemicals, but don’t want to sacrifice the tough stain-fighting power that products such as Rain-X provide. There are a number of natural shower sprays that you can make at home. Below is one of our favorite daily shower spray recipes:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
    • Replace vinegar with isopropyl alcohol for showers with natural stone surfaces**
  • 1 ½ cup filtered water
  • Several drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  • Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle
  • Spray your entire glass shower (including floor)
  • Let the surfaces air dry

This is a wonderful natural and cost effective option that will keep your shower sparkling without the intense fumes that many chemically-filled sprays bring.

Best Shower Spray to Buy

One of the easiest ways to clean your glass shower and prevent stains and grime from building up would be to purchase a commercial shower spray, such as Rain-X for Shower Doors. Products like this offer water repellent coating that can last weeks. The downside to these products are the chemical heavy smells as well as cost, as some sprays can run upwards of $30 per bottle.

Here to Help you Keep your Glass Shower Clean

We love sharing helpful tips to our customers to keep their custom glass showers fresh and like new. We have tested all of these methods and they are proven to clean and prevent hard water stains and help remove soap scum.

If you have any other questions regarding glass maintenance and cleaning, do not hesitate to contact us directly at (630) 232-1200.

 

 

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July 28, 2022

Custom Wall Mirror Installation Company in your area

You spend more time in front of a mirror than you probably realize. When you wake up and get yourself ready for the day, you are likely in front of a mirror. Take a quick peek at yourself in a mirror before walking out the door. Doing reps in front of the mirror at the gym. You are constantly looking at yourself in a mirror throughout the day. 

Custom Mirrors for your Bathroom, Closet, Gym and More!

Mirrors are a great design element to consider for your home or business as they combine form and function and create visual interest, impacting the look and feel of any room or space. 

A custom wall mounted mirror offers higher quality and more design opportunities compared to builder-grade or big-box store options. This gives you the freedom to curate your own unique space. They will certainly enhance your bathroom, but there are other rooms around your house or business that can be elevated with a custom wall mirror. Other ideas include:

Residential:

  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Closet
  • Home Gym
  • Hallway or Foyer
  • Bar or wet bar
  • And more!

Commercial:

  • Gyms
  • Salons
  • Restaurants 
  • Office Spaces
  • Lobbies
  • And more!

Mirror Replacement 

Mirrors, like anything, cycle through style trends, or become damaged and may need to be replaced from time to time. We have provided custom mirror installation services in the Chicagoland area for over 30 years and have been a part of some unique projects that involve different cuts, borders, even colors. We love working with our clients to help determine what works best for them and fits their personal style and taste.

Take a look at our gallery below to help fuel your inspiration. 

Call Geneva Glass Works, your Local Glass and Mirror Shop

Click here to learn more about our Custom Wall Mirror Installation services, feel free to contact us through our website or contact us directly at (630) 232-1200 and ask for Zack or Lauren. We offer FREE quotes and are excited to partner with you in the future.

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