Few materials can match glass in terms of its versatility when used in interior design. That’s why glass features complement whatever room you place them in, whether that be a bathroom, kitchen or living room. Remember, all glass work is to comply to AS1288-2006 unless otherwise specified by an engineer.
By incorporating a glass balustrade into your staircase design, you open up a completely new spectrum of design options. With the addition of a glass balustrade, the interior of your home gains the following design benefits.
Keep the focus on beautiful staircases
Because of the unmatched clarity that glass balustrades offer, they allow an already stunning staircase to take centre stage. If you’d like your timber or stone stair risers to be visible from all angles, a glass balustrade can help you achieve this aim.
Or if you plan to incorporate stair riser decals into your staircase design, a glass balustrade will heighten their effect on your living space.
Help to enlarge small spaces
Bulkier balustrades, such as a wooden one supported by wooden balusters, can cause already small spaces to appear even smaller. This is okay if you want a cosy feel to your interior. But when you want to maximise limited living space, the best way to do that is by installing a glass balustrade. For instance, a frameless glass balustrade provides the illusion of space with its unobstructed view.
Serve to brighten up murky areas
A further disadvantage of more solid balustrade designs is that they make light-starved spaces even murkier. In a house with young children, a gloomy staircase might not be the best option for obvious reasons. Solid balusters cast shadows and block lighting effects from all angles.
Naturally, glass enhances the effect of your lighting and allows it to reach every corner of a staircase and the surrounding area. This is ideal if you plan to use lighting to enhance the visual appeal of your stair risers or the wall above your staircase, as will be demonstrated by the next point.
Pair with LED lighting for a magical effect
Glass balustrades combine seamlessly with lighting effects. In fact, you can only achieve a magical and modern effect by combining glass and LED lighting. Wood or stainless steel, for instance, don’t have the quality of luminance that glass has. This explains why lightbulbs are glass. A glass balustrade will work with whatever lighting you choose to incorporate into your staircase.
LED lighting works well with glass balustrades. Whether you choose to go with LED light fixtures or LED strips, you can change the colour of your glass balustrade with the flick of a switch or the touch of a button if you choose a Smart LED strip. According to research, red light helps get you in the mood for sleep. A red, glass balustrade might help you settle down for the night then.
Complement all styles of interior design
Because glass is transparent, it goes well with all styles of interior design. But some glass balustrade designs lean more toward modern interiors, such as balustrades that incorporate stainless steel. You can tweak your glass balustrade to complement your home’s interior design. For instance, one way to do this is by going with a frameless glass balustrade in a home with a cosy or rustic interior.
Cause staircase to appear to float
And, another benefit of a frameless glass balustrade is the floating effect it can give a staircase when used cleverly. In a home that is well-lit and spacious, a floating staircase is a great feature to have.
A glass balustrade can bring your home’s interior to life in various ways. If you’d like to incorporate a glass balustrade into your home’s interior design, contact South Melbourne Glass today. With your vision and our expertise, we can create a custom glass balustrade that complements your home’s existing interior design perfectly.