Are Glass Block Windows Going Out Of Style?

If you've been thinking about renovating your windows, then you may want to consider installing glass block windows in your home. Made of dense glass, they're not perfectly clear like the panes you would typically see in a window, according to Window World. A style that's often seen in bathrooms as well as basements, glass block windows will provide your interior space with privacy while still letting light through. Beyond that, thanks to the fact that they're arranged like thick bricks that are stacked on top of each other, glass block windows can also be a safe and secure option. 

Perhaps because of those reasons, as well as the intriguing look of glass block windows, they managed to find their way into the architectural and home décor trends of the 1930s and stayed around into the '40s, per Seves Glass Block Inc. Something that might be seen in an art deco home at the time, they were also used in streamline moderne designs.

However, by the beginning of the 2000s, glass block windows were apparently falling out of favor. While that might leave you wondering if glass block windows are passé or potentially chic once again, it turns out that there's a very clear answer when it comes to the current popularity status of this particular style trend.

Glass block windows are popular again for good reasons

While you might adore the look of glass block windows or currently have a window filled with the distinctive glass in your home, you might be wondering if it's a window treatment that makes your space look outdated. The good news is that despite being considered unfashionable at certain points in the past, glass block windows are a design option that has definitely seen a resurgence in popularity, according to Knock Off Decor.

At the same time, you'll want to use glass block windows in your home in a way that looks contemporary. In order to do just that, Decoist suggests thinking outside of the box — or rather, outside of the windowsill — and prompts you to consider outside glass walls and shower walls made of glass blocks along with room dividers that can add extra details to your room. Of course, that's not to mention using them for your windows. On top of that, take a look at the different sizes of blocks and types of surfaces that they offer, not to mention various colors and patterns.

These days, there are seemingly endless options when it comes to glass block windows, so you'll surely be able to find something that's perfect for your home.