Glass barriers have been a chic addition to contemporary homes for a number of years now – but an increasing number of homeowners and architects are incorporating them into their interior designs. It’s easy to see why – as these stylish, versatile features are functional and practical as well as being easy on the eye. Here we explore just a few types of glass barrier installations, and find out how they can improve the home environment in more ways than one.
Mezzanines and staircases
Many homes are now looking for a modern replacement for dated wooden bannisters and balustrades lining staircases or partitioning mezzanine floors. Glass barriers provide the perfect solution – as they are versatile and contemporary simultaneously, designed to fit in with a wide range of interior designs and decor. Light pours through the glass – and this can easily transform a dark and dingy stairway into a light, bright, airy space. From a design perspective glass barriers are slick and clean as well as welcoming. Toughened glass is safe and can be made to measure based on your requirements.
Balconies and balconettes
It doesn’t get better than sitting on your balcony and enjoying the morning sun with a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine in the evening under the stars. Or does it? Introducing glass barriers for your balcony or balconette can make a significant difference to the way you enjoy your elevated outdoor space. Sturdy, tough and safe – and strong enough to stand the elements, it’s a practical addition. Yet it’s also wonderfully stylish both for those looking at the house, and for you as you sit back and relax on your balcony. The glass is of course completely transparent – so you can enjoy an interrupted view.
Stylish exterior partitions
Glass barriers are strong, sturdy and weather-proof – so they stand everyday wear and tear outside as well as indoors. For anyone with an outdoor seating or decking area they are a fantastic solution to wooden fencing or brick walling – both of which can be weathered considerably by the elements over time. This works especially well in smaller gardens, as glass opens up the space and gives the illusion of a much larger area. Glass for external use will be toughened and shatterproof – and can also be self-cleaning or tinted depending on your requirements.
Thinking of making improvements to your commercial or residential property? Give SRL a call today to discuss your options with experts in the design and installation of quality glass and aluminium products.