Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Decorate Your Home For Halloween

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

If you like to be artistic and express yourself, Halloween can be the perfect time.  It can be a lot of fun to get into the Halloween spirit and decorate your property for your favorite scary holiday.  Creating an entire spooky scene in front and on your home can be fun and easy if you know what to do.  The right decorations will take a quick trip to the story and making the most of what you already have. 
You can start your decorations on the front lawn, likely the first thing people will see when they approach your house for a trick-or-treat.  You can use what is already all around you to begin, leaves!  The more crunchy brown leaves the better, you can make a pile and have some boots coming out from under.  You can cover your trees, bushes and the whole front of your home in cheep cotton spider webs.  You can then move on to your front porch or steps, adding some more spider webs and a few cheap decorations.  Make a tradition out of carving pumpkins.  Adding some fog light that point toward your home and a fog machine can really up the scare factor.  The more creative you are willing to be the better your house can look for Halloween.  For a complete list of decorations, instructions and helpful pictures please visit

Bell Mirror & Glass wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

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

With forecasts for unsettled weather rolling in across the nation, residents of the Northeast are reminded of the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.  Sandy made landfall on October 29th , 2012, wiping out neighborhood s and causing billions of dollars in damage along the east coast.  More than 100 people died as a result.  Homeowners and communities continue to pick up the pieces and rebuild, a year later.  This is a good time to remember that everyone should be ready and prepared for the next big storm.  Learn more about how you can prepare and what supplies you should have here:
Although Sandy did not reach Kansas or directly around it, it is still a huge reminder of just how powerful mother nature can be at any moment.  It is important to prepare our homes for any storm that could hit.  Storm doors and windows are a great place to begin.  Bell Mirror & Glass can install or repair your glass windows and doors.  Make sure your home is ready for the next big storm, because preparing now can save you the tragedy later.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Protect your home during Hurricane Season

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

As the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, it is a good time to remember the tragedy and remind ourselves that we can never be to careful.  No matter where you live it can never hurt to prepare your home to withstand storms.  A good place to start is with your windows and doors.  Bell Mirror & Glass provides storm safe windows and doors, we can install on any home.  We also provide a variety of safety glass including tempered glass, laminated glass, and wire glass. 

Protect your home this hurricane season call Bell Mirror & Glass at 316-262-8642. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How to Decorate your Windows for Halloween

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

Halloween is almost here, one of the best ways to celebrate the season is to decorate your home.  Most people stick to the outdoors and create scenes or just simple decorations in their front yard.  Another creative way to decorate your home is to take to your windows.   It can be very easy and very affordable to decorate your windows.  Here are a few tips to get you started:
  • Back-Lit Posters - There are many available sizes and styles to specifically fit windows and others can be cut to fit your particular window.  These posters can be hung easily and most can be reused next Halloween.
  • Crime Scene - Crime scene tape is very easy to find around Halloween and usually costs around $5 for a big roll.  You can get creative and tape off your own crime scene.
  • Haunted House -  The best way to make your home look haunted is to start at the windows.  It will give people outside a look into a creepy living room by hanging cobwebs and spiders. 
Bell Mirror & Glass wont decorate your windows but we will replace or repair them!  Call 316-262-8642.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Decorating your Home with Mirrors

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

Mirrors can brighten up and accessorize your space.  Knowing how to incorporate them into your home can make all the difference.  Here are a few tips on how to use your mirrors and where to put them. 
  1. Adding Light and Depth - Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes.  Mirrors can create the illusion of more space while reflecting light around the entire room.
  2. Focal Point - Mirrors can be a great focal point for a room.  Placing a mirror above a couch or bed immediately draws the eye and makes it the main focus in the room.
  3. Full Size Mirror In Small Space - Your rarely see a large mirror in a small room, but decorating with a full size mirror can make a grand statement.
  4. Modernize - Choosing mirrors with black, sleek frames can often create a very modern look to any room. 
  5. Entry Way -  The entry way of you house should be accented by a beautiful mirror to make your guests feel at home.
For a full list of tips and suggestions on where and how to hang mirrors in your home, please visit

However you decide to decorate your home with mirrors, Bell Mirror & Glass can provide you with whatever you need.  Call (316) 262-8642.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mirror Mirror on The Wall

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

Some people like the happy trick or treating side of Halloween, while others enjoy the spooky, creepy side.  Decorating your home to add the spooky Halloween feel can be easier than you think.  Here is how to make your mirror appear to have a ghost living inside of it.  First you are going to need a mirror with an old looking frame, an old book, a razorblade for scraping and glossy black spray paint.  Here are some quick steps:
  1. Take apart the mirror
  2. Find an old picture from your book and cut it out to fit the mirror frame.
  3. Scrape off the coating on the back of the mirror, try not to scrape off too much.
  4. Tape the picture to the back of the mirror.
  5. Spraypaint your mirror frame black.
Now you have yourself a transparent face in your mirror, to spook some guests.  For more images and instructions please visit

Need the perfect mirror to get started with this project?  Call Bell Mirror & Glass at (316) 262-8642, we can provided you with a mirror in any shape or size!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

How Replacing Your Windows Can Pay You Back

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

Purchasing replacement windows for your home can be one of the smartest investments you can make as a homeowner.  The process can sometimes be confusing on where to go an what type of windows you should get for your home.  Will your replacement windows eventually pay for themselves?  If done correctly, yes they will return their value. 

There are two main reasons that your windows will pay you back.  First of all they will give you energy savings.  The better insulation will help you save on heating and cooling costs, which will eventually pay themselves off.  Replacement windows will also pay themselves off if you plan to sell your home.  New windows will increase the resale value of your home by thousands of dollars.

If you are in need of replacement windows in  your home please call Bell Mirror & Glass at
(316) 262-8642.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Get Your Custom Glass Bar Countertop

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

Bell Mirror & Glass provides a quality service at a reasonable price.  Glass bar counter tops have recently become very popular.  We think that when a glass bar top is done correctly it can really add a great pop to any room.  They work very well in kitchens or even in your man-cave as a place to serve your friends some drinks.  Get a quote for your sleek stylish glass bar top today!  Call us at (316) 262-8642 or visit

Friday, October 4, 2013

Government Shutdown: What is closed in Kansas

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

The United States Government shutdown late last Monday and has yet to re-open its doors.  Congress failed to pas a funding bill that would prevent the disruption of government services.  Although the government agencies were ordered to "execute plans for an orderly shutdown," the most essential government services will continue their operations as usual while the lack of funding will cause other services to cease their operations completely. has put together a list of what will be open and what will be closed in Kansas, including:
  • Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site is closed.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene is closed.
  • Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and Fort Larned are also closed.
  • 700 Kansas National Guard personnel were sent home.
  • The lack of resolution to the federal budget means thousands of employees at the Army's Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth will be furloughed until further notice. 
  • In Wichita, more than 300 civilian employees are going to be out of work at McConnell Air Force Base.
The entire country is feeling the effects of our Government's shutdown.  For a more complete list of closed establishments please visit  Hopefully the budget crisis will be resolved as soon as possible!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Repair or Replace Your Old Windows?

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

One of our most frequently asked questions, is whether you should repair or replace your old windows.  Each case is different, but we would like to help our customers explore their options for their particular situation.  Sometimes it can be very hard to judge whether a window should be saved or thrown away.  The easiest way is to get a quote from Bell Mirror & Glass, one of our professionals can advise you on your best option for your windows. 

New windows are often very tempting because they have so much to offer.  Smoother operation, lower maintenance, energy savings, fewer drafts and easier cleaning.  If you want to keep your old windows you should consider how much you would benefit from new windows.  Consider:
  • Ease of operation- do they lift, swing or slide easily.
  • Scraping and painting- Painted windows require regular maintenance, otherwise they will rot and fall apart.  New windows use aluminum or vinyl to eliminate this chore.
  • Condensation- Do your windows often fog-up or collect condensation that clouds your view?  Higher-efficiency glass in new windows can significantly reduce this problem. 
  • Cleaning- Some windows are so difficult to clean that we avoid it all together.  Some new windows are specifically designed to make cleaning simple.
  • Comfort- Single-pane windows can leave rooms feeling chilly and dry in cold weather and overheated in warm weather.  Double-pane greatly increase comfort and temperature control in your home.
For more information about your options please read this helpful article
No matter whether you decide to replace or repair your windows, you can trust that Bell Mirror & Glass will provide the quality workmanship that we have been offering for over 50 years!  Visit our website to request a quote or Call us at (316) 262-8642.