When thinking about remodeling projects, homeowners often focus on changing the layout but don’t realize the effect that other types of modifications can have. For instance, stair railings can have a significant impact on a house’s appearance, as well as safety.
Glass Railings Can Make Your House Seem Larger and More Open
If you want your house to appear more spacious, but you don’t want to modify the floorplan, installing glass railings may be the solution. Solid railings made of wood or metal create a visual barrier between a staircase and the rest of the house. With glass railings, there is no visual dividing line. That can make the area around the staircase seem larger than it actually is and make the entire house feel more spacious.
Glass Railings Are Safe
With stair railings made of wood or metal, there are spaces between the balusters, which can be a safety issue. Young children have been known to slip their heads between balusters and get stuck. Also, if a baluster gets damaged or comes loose, someone may be able to fall from the stairs.
You won’t have to worry about those issues with glass railings. Since they’re made with large sheets of glass, there won’t be any gaps that a person can get stuck between or fall through. You also won’t have to be concerned about a young child climbing since glass panels are smooth and don’t have footholds.
Glass railings are made with tempered glass. It’s stronger than standard glass and much less likely to break. If tempered glass does break, the pieces are small and round, which makes them unlikely to injure people or pets.
Glass Railings Are Easy to Maintain
Before undertaking any type of home improvement project, you should think about maintenance. Glass railings require very little care to keep them clean and sparkling. All you have to do is wash the railings periodically with a solution of dish soap and water. Since glass panels are flat and smooth, you won’t have to worry about removing dirt and dust from nooks and crannies.
Get an Estimate for Glass Railings
US Glass Fence has installed glass railings in houses with a wide range of architectural styles. Homeowners appreciate the beauty, safety, and versatility that glass railings offer. If you’re intrigued by the idea of installing glass railings in your house, contact US Glass Fence today. A member of our team can visit your home and provide you with a customized estimate.