Custom Glass Pieces for Your New Home

If you are building a new home, there are a lot of fixtures and pieces that can go into your residential space. From kitchen cabinets and shower enclosures to handrails and ceiling fans, the list goes on when you are building a house from the ground up. A custom glass feature could be what takes your dream home to the next level. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass examines some custom glass pieces that are perfect for your new home.

Shower Enclosures

Ryan’s all-glass has a variety of shower enclosure options for your new bathroom, including frameless, semi-frameless, and sliding shower doors. Our Dublin frameless series has a wide range of custom options if you want to create the perfect shower enclosure for your bathroom. These shower enclosures are the most elegant and luxurious on the market. We can use our tempered safety glass to build shower doors of all shapes and sizes to accommodate your bathroom.

Back Painted Glass

Back painted glass, otherwise known as a backsplash, is a custom glass feature that is growing in popularity for kitchen and bar areas. Back painted glass provides a splash of color or unique patterns in your kitchen or bar area. At Ryan’s all-glass, our backsplashes come in a variety of different colors and patterns, making this an excellent option for new homes and kitchens. You can design a backsplash that is perfect for the kitchen in your new home, whether you want one that looks like red brick, a beautiful multicolored mosaic, or minimalist tile.


Every home needs a variety of different mirrors. From bathroom mirrors to bedroom mirrors and mirrored walls, the options are endless. At Ryan’s all-glass, we offer a variety of custom glass options for mirrors, with broken mirror replacement if something happens during the moving process. We provide custom cut pieces that give you any number of options for your new home. We will even take the measurements for you and help you find the perfect mirror for your bathroom or bedroom.

If you want to go even further, Ryan’s also provides mirrored walls as a great addition to new homes. Mirrored walls automatically brighten a room while creating the illusion of having more space in a particular area.  

Cabinet Glass

For kitchens, bars, and display areas, cabinet glass plays a vital role in your storage space. There are various ways to utilize custom glass in these applications. If your new home will have a bar, glass cabinets can make for an eye-catching feature. For more traditional applications like kitchen cabinets and shelves, custom glass aligns those features with the overall style of your kitchen.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Custom Glass Solutions Today

If you are looking for custom glass solutions for your new home, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information on what we have to offer, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Custom Cut Glass: Waterjet Cutting

What is Waterjet Cutting?

Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet cutting is fast, simple and reliable. It’s ideal for endless projects, like frameless shower enclosures, mirrors, cut-outs, signs, and more. Advanced software guides the waterjet to design and cut professional, quality glass in no time. Here’s a bit more on waterjet cutting and how it works.

What is Waterjet Cutting?

Waterjet machinery combines high-pressure water flow and an abrasive garnet to pierce through thick glass in a smooth, controlled way. Software technology allows you to design a template for the machine to follow, and in just minutes the glass can be cut into any shape or pattern desired.

Waterjet cutting can be applied to steel, aluminum, granite, or even softer materials such as rubber or foam. This technology is ideal for a wide range of materials because it does not require high temperatures. However, certain limitations apply. Factors such as thickness, treatment and hardness limit what materials can be cut with a waterjet cutter.

How Does it Work?

The initial piercing must have equal parts water and abrasive to prevent cracking, as simply cutting with high-pressure water will crack the glass. To prevent tension that leads to cracks, a design is often implemented to reduce the amount of piercing needed. With one pierce point and a continuous flow until the end, this effective strategy prevents the glass from cracking.

The bottom of the glass must also be supported by a softer material, like plywood. This prevents water from ricocheting back into the glass and frosting the bottom.

What are the Limitations?

Tempered glass is impossible to cut with waterjet cutting, due to the amount of stress already placed on the glass by its treatment. Cutting it will shatter the glass and render it unusable. Also, as mentioned earlier, equal parts abrasive and water must be administered at the initial piercing. Even a millisecond of pure water could risk cracking the glass or material.

You can expect to run through one pound of abrasive per minute, depending on the type and quality of abrasive administered, and the machine itself. Different abrasives can be used for different materials, which could offset the operation costs.

Ryan’s all-glass is the Perfect Addition

Let Ryan’s all-glass help you create the perfect glass additions to your home or business. We offer a wide range of services, from commercial entrances to residential upgrades. Whatever you envision, Ryan’s all-glass can achieve. Contact an expert today for more information, or browse our website for more inspirations on all things glass.