More and more homeowners are switching out their old wooden staircase components for glass ones and if you’re looking to modernize and brighten up your hallway, following suit is one of the best ways to go about it.
There are many ways in which you can benefit from incorporating glass into your staircase design, here are just a few of them.
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They’re light and airy
Conventional wooden balustrades can sometimes look rather heavy and intrusive – blocking the flow of light through your living space and making rooms throughout your home seem small and cramped.
Glass staircases, however, help create a fresh and airy effect by allowing more light to flow effortlessly through your home.
The lack of visual obstruction gives the impression of a much larger space and helps make it much more inviting.
If you’re strapped for space and want to make your dwellings appear roomier, a glass balustrade will be perfect.
When considering glass staircase parts for their home, many people are concerned that they won’t be as safe as their wooden or metal counterparts.
However, professionally designed and manufactured glass staircase parts are incredibly safe.
Glass staircase parts on the market today are made from toughened and laminated glass safety panels – which are much stronger than your typical, everyday glass.
For extra peace of mind, every glass panel should be marked with something called a ‘Kitemark’ – a symbol of quality established in 1903 to help identify glazing solutions that were in fact at the pinnacle of safety and reliability.
This means, that despite its less intrusive appearance, glass stair parts are remarkably strong, and they can withstand all kinds of daily wear-and-tear.
When compared to other materials, a glass staircase can actually save you money over the years.
Unlike wood or metal, glass doesn’t rot or rust, and it’s still extremely hardwearing and shouldn’t need to be replaced for some time – 20 years, at the least!
Another bonus is that, if the time comes for you to sell your home, a glass balustrade can actually increase the value of your property.
They’re easy to maintain
The ease of cleaning will save you heaps of time and effort, too – and you no longer have to give up your Sunday afternoons for scrubbing and polishing your balustrades.
Simply use warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth to loosen and lift any stains – adding a touch of lemon juice or vinegar if there’s a particularly tough stain – and buff dry with a separate towel and watch your staircase gleam.
Generic glass cleaning sprays and abrasive scrubbing tools can sometimes leave streaks and scratches behind, so using this method will achieve the best results.
You should give your glass staircase parts a good wipe down at least once a week.
Ready to invest in a glass staircase?
With all the benefits they offer, it’s safe to say that glass staircases are a worthy investment.
No matter your décor, a glass staircase is sure to fit right in, and it’s the perfect addition to your hallway if you want to make the most of your space.