Popular Glass Balustrade Trends for 2019

Posted on: 26 July 2019

You only need to look at modern commercial and residential properties to know that glass balustrades are quickly becoming a must-have decorative installation in contemporary living spaces. The advantages range from an uninterrupted view of the surrounding indoor and outdoor environment to creating the illusion of expansive space. Therefore, manufacturers are continually coming up with many different glass balustrade designs such that it is becoming difficult to decide what to go for. Nonetheless, this article looks at unique glass balustrade trends that promise to complement and reflect your style in 2019. 

Frameless Glass Balustrades -- One of the unique trends that you cannot go wrong with is the frameless glass balustrades. As the name suggests, the design doesn't feature a frame around the edges of the glass, thereby giving it an elegant and raw feel that most homeowners are looking for. The main benefit of a frameless glass balustrade is an unhindered view of the surrounding. It is for this reason that frameless glass balustrades are preferred on balconies, terraces, patios, decks at height and verandas. That said, you have to ensure that the balustrade is of the desired height, mainly for safety reasons, especially in spaces that children can access easily. 

Keep it Slim and Sleek -- As with any other installation that is designed to achieve an elegant and chic space, slim and sleek is the design strategy of choice today. Therefore, be sure to look for slim glass balustrades since they will go a long way in helping you to achieve that sleek feel. Rather than feature thick or rounded handrails, slim glass balustrades go well with stainless steel handrails that have an equally slim profile. The overall effect created is a reflection of contemporary design themes and styling that is in line with your desired indoor aesthetic setting. 

Low Maintenance Glass -- keeping glass balustrades clean and free of finger and palm prints is an integral part of proper maintenance. However, you should ask yourself how much time and resources you are willing to invest in glass balustrade maintenance. Clear glass, although considered the most stylish among other types of glasses, is involving to maintain. Therefore, homeowners are veering towards glass balustrades that are both stylish and easy to maintain, such as frosted and etched glass balustrades. The best part is that you can ask your manufacturer to etch or frost a design of your liking on the glass balustrade.


Glass: Function, Form, Beauty and Design

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