Friday, September 27, 2013

How to: Hanging a Frameless Glass Mirror

Bell Mirror & Glass, Inc.
1702 S. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67213

Frameless mirrors have a very clean and elegant look.  They are often used in bathroom or bedrooms.  Although they look great, they can often can be quite tricky to hang and place in the right spot.  Take a look at this great video that details a step by step process on how to correctly hang your frameless mirror on any wall you want.  Or call Bell Mirror & Glass and we will take care of everything for you! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Decorating with Glass

Bell Mirror & Glass, Inc.
1702 S. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67213

There are many different ways to decorate your home using glass, and fortunately for you, you can call Bell Mirror & Glass for all of your needs.  You can really transform your house into a home using windows, glass art and mirrors.  There are a few things to remember while decorating with glass:
  1. Colors are a very important part to start with.  When decorating with glass you want to first look at what you see out your window, the light that streams in and the curtains or drapes you have around them.  Think of all of these as an extension of the colors you will be decorating with.
  2. Layering adds warmth to a room.  A layer of cloth, will not only add warmth to the material, but will also offer extra layers of images as it reflects off the glass tops.
  3. Never forget that light is color.  Adding lights can bring out color highlights of artwork and other decorations and can also divide a room, creating the illusion of more space. 
  4. Encasing important items in glass draws a lot of attention to them.  Display awards or personal achievements that you are proud of in glass enclosures. 
For more great decorating ideas using mirrors and glass please visit or  Bell Mirror & Glass can fulfill all of your glass decoration needs and more!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wine Events Near Wichita

Bell Mirror & Glass, Inc.
1702 S. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67213

This weekend is the Midwest Beerfest, but wine lovers will also have many options to choose from.  The Wichita area is hosting a few wine events scheduled at various venues.  So if you are looking to try some new wine and have a nice evening with a significant other you may want to take a look at the following events.

  1. Hanger One Steak House-Wine Flight Dinner:  Radio Personalities Brett Harris and Anita Cochran will be among the guests at this dinner.  It is scheduled for 7 pm Wednesday and will feature four courses, each paired with wine.  The main course is beef Wellington with grilled asparagus and potato soufflĂ©.  The cost is $39.99 per person and RSVPs are required at 316-941-4900
  2. Grace Hill Winery's Fall Release Party:  The winery at 6310 S. Grace Hill Road in Whitewater will premiere several wines at its release party from 5:30 to 8 pm on Friday.  Appetizers will also be served, admission is $20 per person and RSVPs are required at 316-799-2511
  3. Mike's Wine Dive - Wine & Cheese Pairing:  This event, scheduled for 6:30pm on September 24,  will serve many high-end cheeses deliciously paired with wine.  Admission is $30 per person, credit card and reservation are required at 
For a more complete list of events please visit

Monday, September 16, 2013

Get Your Glass Railing and Decking with Bell Mirror & Glass

Bell Mirror & Glass, Inc.
1702 S. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67213

A cool and unique glass bannister can really make an entire room pop!  When done correctly we believe that a great bannister can turn an otherwise normal staircase into a work of art.  Modern design would be nothing without glass.  Bell Mirror & Glass offers a variety of custom options for glass stairway railings, dividers, and decking design options.  We can use 1/4" to 1/2" thick tempered safety glass, in a frameless concept, using a metal railing and clips. 

Give us a call at (316) 262-8642 or visit our website

Friday, September 13, 2013

Why You Should Have a Frameless Glass Shower

Bell Mirror & Glass, Inc.
1702 S. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67213

Is it time for some change in your bathroom?  Bell Mirror & Glass can make and install a custom frameless glass shower for you.  Frameless shower doors convey a clean, modern feel and are aesthetically pleasing.  The beauty of a frameless glass shower is complemented by its versatility, they can be placed in almost any part of the bathroom.  Here are a few tips on how to plan a frameless shower for your bathroom.

A frameless shower can be used to divide a bathroom, placing the shower in the center of the room with the vanities on either side.  This keeps the room open and airy.  Try placing the shower where the light is, like against a window.  This will have a great impact on the visual aspect of the space, this will transform a dim clustered space into a bright wide open bathroom, and create the illusion of extra space.  This is also great for showers that have tile along the wall.  There is no visual separation which will show off the tile art and again make the room look bigger.  For more great ideas on how to position and design your frameless shower door please visit

Bell Mirror & Glass can help you create your dream bathroom.  We are proud to provide custom shower enclosures to fit your needs. Shower doors have changed in many ways over the years; we now offer framed, semi-frameless, and completely frameless options in a variety of metal colors and glass patterns. We have a full showroom where it's easy to look at the many options available. Give us a call or stop by to see what we can do for you!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Chiefs Crush the Jaguars

Bell Mirror & Glass, Inc.
1702 S. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67213

The Kansas City Chiefs looked great in their NFL Week 1 opening game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Alex Smith back in the starting Quarterback position lead the Chiefs to a 28-2 victory, throwing for 173 yards and two early touchdowns.  Smith was helped by the defense's pure domination of the Jacksonville offense, not letting up a single point.  The only negative part of the day was Jamaal Charles leaving the game with a quadriceps injury, after rushing for 77 yards and a touchdown.  For more information on all the week 1 games please visit

Bell Mirror & Glass is rooting for the Chiefs and wishes them continued success, and invites all football fans to get a free quote on any of our services like a glass, mirror and shower enclosure estimates. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Kansas State Fair is Turning 100

Bell Mirror & Glass, Inc.
1702 S. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67213

The Kansas State Fair will be even more extravagant this year, celebrating its 100th birthday with balloons, bands, birthday cake (deep fried of course) and all of the usual entertainment.  The fair opens this Friday and runs through September 15th on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  The fair will include many birthday themed activities including free birthday cake at the opening ceremonies, fried birthday cake from the food vendors, and a birthday cake completion in the Domestic Arts building.  It will also include throwback events that have been popular at different points in the Fair's history, like an old-time bingo competition and a mincemeat pie competition.  At 3 pm on Saturday, fair officials will open a time capsule that was sealed in 1973 inside a Sergeant missile displayed near the Information Venter on Grandstand Avenue.  The Fair will continue its permanent attractions that have had people returning year after year, such as the butter sculpture, train rides, giant pumpkins, Ye Old Mill ride, pig rides & much more.  Use the guide on, which features a schedule and more great information to plan your 100th birthday trip to the Kansas State Fair.

I know all of us here at Bell Mirror & Glass will be going to the Kansas State Fair, tell us on Facebook or Twitter if we will see you there?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Creative Ways to Optimize Small Bathroom

Bell Mirror & Glass, Inc.
1702 S. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67213

Do you have a small bathroom off a hallway or even tucked under the stairs?  It may sometimes seem impossible to make it cozy and inviting.  Rest assured, there are many different ways to transform that small clustered bathroom into a thing of beauty.  A houzz decorating article details a few creative ways to optimize the space in a small bathroom. 
  1. Invite the eye with creative paint treatments.  Bold colors are great to change the look of your bathroom, with horizontal stripes or a painted ceiling to draw the eye off the size of the room.  Paint is also a cheap and easy update to make in any room.
  2. An open shower is an idea that has been utilized by Europeans for a very long time.  With some extra waterproofing measures you can eliminate the shower door and fit a shower into the smallest of bathrooms.  It will also give you a different unique look.
  3. Installing great floor tile can shift the rooms focal pint onto the ground.  Drawing the eye to the floor takes away from the cramped space and changes the focus.
  4. Unused wall space can be taken up with built in cabinets or shelves.  This allows you to store toiletries, reading materials or anything else without taking up any floor space.
  5. Mirrors!  Adding a mirror to a small space is the oldest trick in the book, because it works!  This creates an illusion of doubling the space.  When combined with good lighting mirrors can really make a small cramped room feel much larger. 
Bell Mirror & Glass can help create and install any type of mirror or custom glass for your bathroom, or any other room in your house.  Like us on Facebook for plenty of great ideas and tips for your home.