Whether you have lived in the same home for years or just purchased a new property, you want that house to look its best. Sometimes, even a few small improvements, such as upgrades to your glass, can give your home an entirely new look that makes it feel modern and fresh.
But where should you start?
Read through our guide below to see how you can enhance your home with glass.
Replace the Windows
Cracked, old or otherwise damaged windows can make your home look less appealing—and less energy-efficient. Window replacement allows you to not only eliminate damage but also help your home look more charming. And, of course, new windows make your home more efficient by lowering your energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Swap Out the Stairs
Looking for a one-of-a-kind design for your home? Want to make your smaller house look larger? Replace your current staircase with a glass alternative. Glass stair treads can be set within a metal frame, which opens up the area.
If you’re worried about having glass stairs in your home, keep the timber treads and install a glass balustrade instead. This way, you still get the benefit of glass opening the space combined with the natural beauty of wood.
Please note that all of these changes are subject to an engineer’s report. Speak to your glass company about how you ensure that your stairs are a good option for the changes you want to make.
Decorate With Mirrors
Mirrors are another glass feature that can enhance your home’s visual appeal. You can hang as many mirrors in as many rooms as you like to achieve your perfect look.
For example, if you want to make your living room look bigger and brighter, hang mirrors next to or across from your windows. This arrangement allows the mirrors to reflect sunlight across your house, making it feel brighter and airier.
You can also create a collage of different sized mirrors to fill empty wall space and still achieve a lighter and larger living space.
Also, you don’t always have to mount mirrors to your walls to get the look you want. You can lean a large mirror along a wall to include something decorative and functional in your home. This component lets you create a focal point that, again, brings more light in and ties the space together. You can also use the mirror to check your appearance before leaving for work or a night out.
Accent With Unique Glass Fixtures
You can even give your home more of a unique look and feel by using glass. Try any of the following applications.
Sometimes, wallpaper or paint just does not give your kitchen the right look. But with a glass splashback, you can elevate your kitchen’s appearance and make the design truly your own. And with coloured glass tiles, you have the power to create any design that suits your tastes.
If your home has an open floor plan and you’d like to separate the space a little, opt for glass dividers. These structures can be framed or frameless depending on your needs, and you can add them anywhere in your home. Install a glass divider in your open living room to create a formal dining area.
Do you need a hand getting started with your glass upgrades? Call the team at South Melbourne Glass. Our professionals have decades of experience working with glass to help you make the most of it in your home. We look forward to meeting you with you to discuss your glass needs for your home. We are always happy to answer any of your questions.