While good old glass has been with us for a very long time, there are some innovative ways that you can use glass when making home improvements, some of which we will examine in this article. There have been some great developments in toughened safety glass, which means that glass is not as dangerous as it once was, and with expert cutting and polishing, there’s very little that cannot be achieved with glass. Here are just a few popular home improvements that make the very best use of glass.
- Seamless Glass Balustrade – The ultimate for the sleek and modern looking home, take a look at some of the amazing Perth balustrades when you are out and about and you will see some fine examples of what can be done. Glass is ideal for a balustrade as it is transparent and does not clog up the look of a room by adding another colour and layer, and combined with stainless-steel, you have a very classy support for your staircase. Outdoor walkways and balconies are ideal for glass balustrades, and having the transparency takes nothing away from the view. Toughened safety glass is used as standard when building a glass balustrade, and with seamless options, the barrier blends with its surrounds, adding a touch of elegance.
- Frameless Shower Screens – While you can by these in ready-made sizes, you are advised to approach a local glazier who can but the panels to precise measurements. Coloured glass and a range of patterns give you many options, and you can order the screens in kit form or have the units installed by a team of professionals. There are framed and semi-framed designs, so you should examine all the options prior to making a decision, and if you don’t fancy the installation, the supplier can handle that in a few hours.
- Pool Fencing – As you are probably aware, every swimming pool in Australia must comply with the state requirements, and when safety is an issue, glass is the perfect material because it is transparent. When you ask the supplier to come and look at the pool, he will already know the pool compliance requirements and would ensure that the glass fencing complies in every way. There must not be any gaps of more than 100mm anywhere on the fencing, including the very bottom, and as you are having the panels custom made, you get to choose the gaps and the method of fixing.
- Glass Tables – For the modern kitchen, a stainless-steel frame and a glass table top is ideal; it is easy to clean and with polished edges the table top is safe. Smoked glass is attractive and very popular among Perth homeowners, so talk to the glazier about the designs and finishes.
Any modern home can greatly benefit from glass features, and the modern day glazier is very skilled and there isn’t much they cannot accomplish using glass in many forms. Glass provides you with a clean and safe surface that never requires maintenance, which is why glass is being used in the home more now than at any other time.