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How to use glass about the home

How to use glass about the home

Glass has long been applauded in the design world for its many attractive and beneficial qualities. From its ability to extend the look and feel of living space and maximise natural light, to creating unusual decorative features.

Often the material of choice for contemporary (and expensive!) properties, glass can be regarded as the ‘designer’ option. But this is a common misconception. Anyone can make use of glass and, more excitingly, use it to effortlessly transform the look and feel of their living space.

In today’s blog, we’re going to take a look at just some of the many ways you can use glass effectively about the home – without blowing your budget! So let’s get started…

Where can I use glass in the home?

Ideal locations to use glass include:

  • Stairs and landings – using glass balustrades is perhaps one the easiest but most effective ways to use glass within your home. Removing dated wooden spindles and replacing them with glass balustrades allows light to flow freely, connecting your upstairs space with the rest of your living area and promoting a modern open plan feel.
  • Balconies – whether as a standard balcony or Juliet, using glass allows you to really maximise the space available. Juliet balconies are often used where room is limited and full-sized balconies aren’t an option. And, by using glass, you can enjoy a completely uninterrupted view, creating a real feeling of space – even if there isn’t any!
  • In the garden – good news, glass isn’t just for indoor home improvements! Glass balustrades are also suitable for outdoor use too. They make a fantastic alternative to traditional garden fencing options, allowing you to separate off areas without restricting your view. And, if you own a pool (lucky you!), they also make an attractive way to secure the poolside without spoiling the look.
  • Canopies – discreetly extend your living space with a glass canopy and you can enjoy your outside space all year round, regardless of the weather. Take a look at our recent blog – 5 reasons why you need a glass canopy – to discover great uses.

What are the benefits of using glass?

Glass is a versatile material to work with. It offers many appealing qualities, not least its ‘barely there’ appearance and its ability to open up space and create a more luxurious, fluid feel in your home.

A key reason for its popularity amongst architects and designers, is its power to extend the appearance of living space and allow natural light to flow freely.

Is using glass in the home safe?

Whether you live on your own or have a tribe of young children to consider, safety should always be a primary concern when it comes to using glass in the home.

Here a Square 1, as leading glass balustrade suppliers and fitters, safety is our number one priority. All glass supplied by us conforms to the highest safety standards and we offer a choice of both toughened or toughened and laminated glass. Both of which provide up to five times the strength and protection of regular glass.

How much does it cost?

Using glass about the home is an extremely cost-effective option. Not only does it look great, it also requires minimal maintenance and will stay looking great for many years to come.

From contemporary to classic designs, whatever your individual style, taste, or budget, we are confident we can help. From a small Juliet balcony to a full balustrade system for a complete refurb of your stairs and landing, at Square 1 Balustrades, we build everything around you. And you can be confident that we always offer fair and competitive pricing.

So, whether it’s for your staircase or your garden, why not take a closer look at the range of glass balustrade system we offer? If you have any queries or would like to discuss the options for using glass around your home in more detail, get in touch with one of our experts. You can call us on 01489 583 371, email or complete our online form and we will call you back.


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